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....
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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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