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Topic: IRoast newbie > Monkey Blend espresso with a bunny (42 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Hi Randy,
First welcome to the List and home roasting, enjoy the Journey.
Second, by my last count there are exactly Zero "set it and forget it" off
the shelf home roasters. The IR isn't even close. Even between IR's how they
behave can be vastly different. Let alone variances in line voltage which
effects any electric appliance.
You need to learn the language of the bean. Especially how it smells at
various stages of the roast and how 1st and 2nd crack sound. It'll take time
to get good and a lifetime to Master but it's worth the effort. 
If shooting for Vienna/Light French try ending the roast around 30 seconds
into 2nd. Manually end the roast by smell, sound and sight of the roast not
when IR stage thinks it's done. If too dark next time go 10 sec or so less
or if too light longer. Take notes, weigh your roast batches. Try to get
your total roast time in 10 to 12min range. With IR type air roasters
smaller batches roast slower, conversely larger batches roast faster.
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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