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Topic: Time between first and second crack (3 msgs / 81 lines)
1) From: John monteleone
I have been roasting on a Behmor for the past couple of months. As everyone seems to be suggesting, i'm try to extend the time between first and second crack as long as possible to maximize flavor. My goal is to maximize the time but not go into second crack.  My question is when do you start the timing. After the very first Audible crack.  Sometimes it can 10 or15 seconds before the cracks really start coming. Should I always start the timer at that first crack. With a P4 profile roasting a half pound beans on a one pound setting, I typically get to first crack around 13 minutes and typically roast for another 1:45 ish. With that, I never into 2nd crack. Although I think I'm close.  Any comments on all of that. 
Thanks. 
John
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2) From: Edward Bourgeois
My considerations of start of first slightly varies by the
prep/consistency of the lot. You tend to get more outliers with mixed
varietals and ripenesses. I generally shoot for 3min +- for brewed and
4+- for espresso
On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 12:57 AM, John monteleone
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ne seems to be suggesting, i'm try to extend the time between first and sec=
ond crack as long as possible to maximize flavor. My goal is to maximize th=
e time but not go into second crack.  My question is when do you start th=
e timing. After the very first Audible crack.  Sometimes it can 10 or15 s=
econds before the cracks really start coming. Should I always start the tim=
er at that first crack. With a P4 profile roasting a half pound beans on a =
one pound setting, I typically get to first crack around 13 minutes and typ=
ically roast for another 1:45 ish. With that, I never into 2nd crack. Altho=
ugh I think I'm close.  Any comments on all of that.
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3) From: g paris p
John:
why do you not want to go near/into second crack? try it John.
do you know how wet the beans are? do you know how they were really
processed? how have you stored them?
you may be missing a lot by not entering the #2 zone!!
One of the reasons I gave up my Behmor was because I could not get into a
serious #2 crack.
I was told that you need you hear the rolling first crack before second
happens; sometimes that is true. depends on what you miss.
let it go John, keep the thing going until you hear that #2 crack or smell
something burning.
really you can always pull the plug.
ginny
I have ruined a couple of great machines but only because I walked away for
a few seconds.
let us know.
On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM, John monteleone
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