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Topic: Roast-level blending (9 msgs / 223 lines)
1) From: MJR
Hi all,
New to this very high volume list. I see things move rather quickly. I've
been roasting for about 7 months now. Always liked coffee, now I'm spoiled
by the taste of fresh roast and proper grinding. I've gotten pretty good
at adjusting roast levels with the only control I have, the timer wheel on
my oh-so-simple Freshroast fluid-bed roaster. I find that for most of the
beans I've tried (more than a dozen of sweetmaria's product from (so far)
4 continents) the best flavor (to my taste) is a mix of the coffee's
individual character and the roast flavors of the darker roasts. I've
found the way to have it both ways is to roast multiple batches of
the same coffee, some batches to a C or C+, and others to FC+. Mixing at a
ratio (L/D) of 1/1 up to 3/1 varies the flavors in just the right ways by
my taste. Do others do this?
Just curious. Great company!
Matthew quine Rapaport
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2) From: Jim Gundlach
Hi,
     You have simply rediscovered a very useful technique.  It is  
sometime called a melange pronounced [may-lahnzh], or for those of us  
who have difficulty with French, a bracketed roast.  One of the nice  
things about heat-gun/dog-bowl or wok roasting is that you can take  
part of a roast out early and make a melange out of a single roast.
    pecan jim
On Jun 23, 2008, at 9:04 PM, MJR wrote:
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I believe the technical term for this is a mélange.  I do it on occasion,
some times on accident :) and some times on purpose

4) From: Eddie Dove
Not to be confused with ménage ...
Eddie
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5) From: raymanowen
I incurred some wrath when I referred to a well-detailed melange roast of a
single origin lot as a "blend." Silly me- I thought the terms "Harsh and
Tyrannical" would fall into disuse when I exited the military hierarchy.
Cheers, Mabuhay, iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
Definitions seem to change with the situation and application- Hell of a
note!
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6) From: jdespres
... Which is strictly a three bean blend
John
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7) From: Allon Stern
On Jun 25, 2008, at 12:26 AM, Eddie Dove wrote:
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8) From: Tom Ulmer
I'm always confused with ménage at my place...
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I missed this the first time through.   Way to funny although I have no idea
how that might happen by accident :)
david


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