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Topic: First Behmor attempt (3 msgs / 120 lines)
1) From: John and Emma
Just brewed the Kenya AA Giakanja Coop that I roasted to FC+ by accident 30+
hours ago. As I said, in an earlier post, I tried to roast this to City+ but
overshot because I misunderstood that the time from first crack to second
crack on the Behmor referred to beginning to first crack and not end of
first crack.
I brewed this like I do all my weekday morning cups using my Yama Vac Pot.
On weekends I start with my Moka Pot. Though the vac pot does remove a lot
of bitterness, based on reviews of this Kenya bean being bitter and
aggressive when roasted to FC+, I didn't have high expectations of this
mornings brew. I thought I would have to use it strictly for lattes. I was
wrong. What a wonderful cup. I get the sweetness and florals that Tom talks
about in the lighter roasts. Though I can not distinguish what type of
fruits etc like Tom. This coffee sits on the palate with enough body to know
you are drinking coffee and not flavored water but definitely was not
aggressive.
I will add that since home roasting my wife can no longer drink coffee that
we don't roast ourselves with out being critical. She used to really like
Tim Horton's. Yesterday she had to buy some for work and had some there. She
came home last night and talked about how nothing compares to home roasted
coffee and how I've spoiled her for life. I mentioned that that was my job
as her husband. "TO SPOIL HER FOR LIFE" :)
All the best.
John H.

2) From: Les
Great Report John!  Remember two things.  First Kenya coffees tend to look
darker than their roast level.  Second, the fan for cooling on the Behmor
kicks in about 30 seconds after the heat goes off.  So add 30 seconds to
that roast time.  My wife is spoiled too.
Les
On 5/30/08, John and Emma  wrote:
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3) From: Matthew Price
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 11:06 AM, John and Emma  wrote:
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That's one of the great downsides to homeroasting.  Even your mistakes
will be far ahead of what's available commercailly.  I can't order
coffee in a restaurant anymore because there's nothing that ruins a
good meal out like a cup of steaming dreck stinking up the table.
Unless you live in an urban center with a cafe that has a stelar
reputation you are now you only source of coffee.
Matthew
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