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Topic: Initial feedback on ElSalvador Apaneca Illamatepec? (4 msgs / 130 lines)
1) From: Mary Shue
Well, today is the day I can grind some of this roast and try it.  I'm
drinking some Bolivian right now so later on today I will post back again.
These were my details for the first roasting of the ESAI.  I roasted 8oz but
set the roaster for 1lb to be sure I had enough time.  Although now I don't
think that would have been a problem since I used P1 on the Behmor.  I set
it for B so I started out with 20:00.   I roasted in my garage where the
ambient temperature was about 62 degrees.  I definitely like the absence of
the smoke alarm going off.  This may be my preferred spot to roast.  At
10:45-10:30 (15 seconds) I opened the door to slow down the 1st crack a
little (am I thinking right?).  At 9:45-7:45, the first crack occurred.
(9:45 was when the first couple of pops started).  It seemed like first
crack was done by 7:45 and the smell was getting pretty omninus so I hit
cool and opened the door for about 20 seconds to hasten the cooling.  The
beans look "about" the right color.  Is the preheat trick used mostly in the
P3-5?  So the total roast time was 12 minutes 15 secs, which sounds a little
short but I'll know later today.  I think I prefer full city roasts but have
not made a correlation yet between these terms and the tastes. I wonder if
Comet Coffee would do a tasting for me?   Any thoughts at this point (on the
roasting details)?  Mary in A2
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2) From: Peter Louton
Hi Mary,
I can't wait to hear how it tastes.  I still remember my first behmor roast and I put in a pound and used the pound and P2 and B setting and it was a little under done for me, I'm not even sure it was City.  That was when I then have joined this list.  Since then, I have gotten much better and have been pleasantly surprised.  I'm now drinking a Sumatran from SM's that is almost 2 weeks out now and it is really nice.  I wish I was at home in Fort Wayne with my Technivorm, but this Krups seems to work ok so far...  The Sumatra was roasted on 10 oz at 1# setting P4 and the C and then adding some time to bring it to full second crack and then hitting cool button.  
Where I have had some problems is figuring out which beans need a long time or not.  My neighbor with a GS3 likes the Dolce Vita and he gave me some green ones to roast and even using 8oz of beans and 1# setting even getting to second crack is very difficult and so I'll use the 1# P2 setting start and run for 2 minutes, then hit off and then immediately reprogram it and then it seems to work great.  Well back to my Sumatran....
Peter
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On Apr 20, 2010 9:53 AM, Mary Shue <mshue> wrote: 
Well, today is the day I can grind some of this roast and try it.  I'm
drinking some Bolivian right now so later on today I will post back again.
These were my details for the first roasting of the ESAI.  I roasted 8oz but
set the roaster for 1lb to be sure I had enough time.  Although now I don't
think that would have been a problem since I used P1 on the Behmor.  I set
it for B so I started out with 20:00.   I roasted in my garage where the
ambient temperature was about 62 degrees.  I definitely like the absence of
the smoke alarm going off.  This may be my preferred spot to roast.  At
10:45-10:30 (15 seconds) I opened the door to slow down the 1st crack a
little (am I thinking right?).  At 9:45-7:45, the first crack occurred.
(9:45 was when the first couple of pops started).  It seemed like first
crack was done by 7:45 and the smell was getting pretty omninus so I hit
cool and opened the door for about 20 seconds to hasten the cooling.  The
beans look "about" the right color.  Is the preheat trick used mostly in the
P3-5?  So the total roast time was 12 minutes 15 secs, which sounds a little
short but I'll know later today.  I think I prefer full city roasts but have
not made a correlation yet between these terms and the tastes. I wonder if
Comet Coffee would do a tasting for me?   Any thoughts at this point (on the
roasting details)?  Mary in A2
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3) From: Mary Shue
  Reporting back.  My roast turned out really well.  I like it a lot  
(which is what counts, right?).  It has that chocolatey taste on the  
palate but I didn't burn it so what does that count as.. City +?  I  
don't really taste too much of the higher notes (?) that are sometimes  
described as fruity in a lighter roast.
I also received my Clever Coffee Dripper yesterday and tried it today.  
  I didn't weight 22g of coffee.  I just used what I usually use with  
my coffee maker and it was almost too strong.  I think I'll weigh it  
when I make it today just so I can get a visual of what 22g looks like.
Mary in A2
Technivorm Thermo Moccamaster CDT
Behmor 1600
CCD
A couple of french presses and a
   graniteware stovetop coffee pot
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4) From: Ira
At 10:22 AM 4/20/2010, you wrote:
<Snip>
Preheating is also effective on P2 to lengthen the time to the drop time.
Ira
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