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Topic: Yemen Sharasi (3 msgs / 63 lines)
1) From: John and Emma
Just roasted the Sharasi for the first time. On the Behmor roasted 8 oz
using P1 A 1/2lb ++++ to 13:30 start. First outlier of 1st crack started
with 5:00 left. First Crack really started with 4:10 left. First crack ended
with 2:10 left. Second crack started and went with a bang at 1:40 left. I
hit the cool button. There was no outlier of 2nd that I could hear. I
usually stop a roast 0:30 after first crack ends to get a nice FC.
Result was interesting with everything from City to Vienna based on images
and colour. It appears that most of the beans are at FC+. Is it common for
the Yemens to result in such an uneven roast?
John H.
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2) From: Deward Hastings
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Yes.
It's a really wonderful bean . . . wish I'd bought more before it ran out.
I'd love to have been able to blend it with the Aged Sulawesi Tom had a few
years ago . . . (speaking of which . . . is that ever going to happen again
? ? ? )
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3) From: Ed Needham
Yes.  It's from 'Heirloom Yemen Moka Seedstock' according to Tom's notes. 
That's about as wild as you can get in commercially sold coffees.  I would 
expect variability in this bean.  I would expect lots of odd shaped beans 
and peaberry beans (unless they are milled exceptionally well).
I have not seen this particular coffee, but I've roasted quite a few 
heirloom Yemen beans over the years and almost without exception, there is 
variability in the roast.  Don't be a bit concerned.  It adds complexity in 
the cup.
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