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Topic: More on the "Ps" (5 msgs / 100 lines)
1) From: Robert Lasher
While I appreciate the input, as a beginner the info was much in the way of
overload.
I think the finesse that you all are putting into it isn't meant for one who
hasn't topped 10 batches yet.
I bought the book SM suggested and read it and read the manual and the tip
sheets but sometimes I am just stymied by what to punch in..
I will keep winging it I just hate wasting beans.
Most end up well..but not all...and those end up unusable.
Thanks for the advice and anymore to follow.
Robert
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
For me it's really not about the heat curve you apply, especially at 
first. It's about learning to observe the roast, know the sounds and 
smell (and sight, if possible) of first crack, and know when to hit 
the COOL button. On the Behmor, the roast "coasts" a bit after it 
starts cool cycle, so you need to build that into your 
determinations. Bascially I would be waiting until you suspect First 
crack has ended, wait 10-20 seconds, and hit cool. Open the door, if 
possible, for better cooling.
Anyway, I would really start with that, and the results should be 
good, you shouldnt havce to waste any coffee!
Tom
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3) From: Joseph Robertson
Robert,
hang in there. I have made some very good compost starting out before I
could drink my roasts.
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4) From: Frank Parth
Robert,
We all started there. Just feel free to ask questions, even simple ones. I've been roasting for
several years and I still ask simple questions!
Frank
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5) From: John Monteleone
I new to this as well.  I've been roasting for about 6 months with a Fresh
roast 500.  I had a question regarding roasting strategy based on Tom's
note.  Am I trying to extend the time between first and second crack or am I
trying to get there quickly.
John
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