Well like I said yesterday, I'm really starting to try to focus more on my roasting, and this has been bothering me for a long time.
I roast in Behmor in case people didn't already know. Today I roasted a bunch of Sumatras (Blue Batak, Lake Tawar 19+, and Classic Mandheling). I heard about 8 snaps of first on the Lake Tawar, and no snaps on the Blue Batak or Classic Mandheling.
My settings were 115g (about a 1/4 lb) of greens on 1lb (I hate running out of time...); P4; 18:00. So it was a pretty gentle profile, but I did this on purpose.
So what's up? These are some huge beans, I should easily be able to hear the cracks. And it isn't just this one time, I very rarely get a lot of snaps in first when I do hear them, and sometimes I don't hear it at all, just like with the Sumatras.
So am I doing something wrong, or is this sort of normal? Should I be using more aggressive profiles? I'm clueless here. If people need more information let me know. I'm not sure my line voltage, I can tell you that right now.
Thanks for any help everyone
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