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Topic: Cooling, was Indonesian Flores-Bajawa Highlands (4 msgs / 163 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Bill,
I don't think speed of cooling is all that well agreed upon; there
seems to be a broad range of opinion. Les has mentioned that some off
flavors (or perhaps lacking of flavor) is related to cooling that is
too slow, so there is such a thing as cooling too slowly.
On the other hand,it seems that the consensus is that cooling does not
need to be immediate. My understanding is that cooling is not
necessarily so important that a person needs to "ramp" cooling in the
same way that some roasters ramp the roast.
To summarize, there is such a thing as allowing cooling to progress
too slowly, but there is a wide gulf between that state and immediate
cooling, and there doesn't seem to be consensus on a "best" cooling
strategy.
I invite others to correct me if I am incorrectly recalling many
diverse discussions on this list.
Brian
On 4/19/08, Bill Allison  wrote:
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2) From: Bill Allison
Thanks.   I generally speed up the cooling slightly by opening the door of
the Behmor as soon as I press the "cool" button.  One poster on this list (I
don't remember who) commented something to the effect that doing so was not
a good thing (maybe he/she said "not a recognized technique" or something
like that).  Oh well, to each his own.
Bill Allison

3) From: Ed Needham
Although there may be one person that will disagree, who believes cooling 
too fast harms the roast, my experience is that the purpose of cooling 
quickly is simply to stop the roast.  If it is not cooled quickly, roasting 
continues past the point you desire.
It's all about accuracy in roasting.
*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

4) From: raymanowen
"...cooling does not need to be immediate."
If you never set up rapid cooling, you'll never know- you'll have no basis
of comparison.
When we flew through about ten time zones from Hawaii one morning to Clark
the next afternoon, it was great that the pilot hung out the garbage and
stood on the brakes so we could stop when we got on the ground.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
When you get where you're going, Stop. Coasting further gets no Green
Stamps.
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