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Topic: Baked a batch of Monkey Blend (2 msgs / 61 lines)
1) From: Jim Gundlach
This is a description of a roast that went bad.  A week ago today I  
roasted about 1-3/4 pounds of Monkey blend in the 1200 watt turbooven- 
stainless steel bowls-bread machine stirrer roaster.  It was rather  
cool, and I failed to preheat the roaster.  The result was that it  
took the roaster about 27 minutes to push the beans up to the start of  
second crack.   At the time I knew I was taking it too long but was in  
a hurry because I had a lot of things to take care of before heading  
up to Memphis so I did not roast a smaller batch.  The results, after  
three days the roast was rather unpleasant, with an almost sour, but  
not quite the sour of under-roasted.  I now know what the baked taste  
is.  While in Memphis from Wednesday through Saturday, the baked roast  
did not improve with resting, so I ended up getting coffee from a  
place called High Point Coffee, while their coffee was not  
exceptional, it was better than what I had brought so I ended up  
drinking coffee there most of the time.  I also tried a funky little  
coffee house in the Cooper-Young neighborhood that advertised the best  
coffee in Memphis, their ad is a lie, my baked Monkey Blend was better.
It has been a long time since I messed up a roast, don't think I have  
done one this badly in over five years.  I just roasted a pound of the  
El Salvador Yellow Bourbon Cultivar.  I preheated the roaster this  
time and had it up to City+ in 14 minutes with a four minute stretch  
at 410 F at the end of first.  It smells so good with a 30 minute rest.
     just sharing lessons learned
     pecan jim
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Great reminder shortcuts seldom pay off! (not pre-heating) At least I
assume, and hate to assume, you've roasted that size batch fine before with
the setup.
BTW, good to see you posting on a regular basis again.
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