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Topic: profile difference in Kona (7 msgs / 217 lines)
1) From: Les & Becky
Mike,
You need to try the profile for the cinnamon roast on that Kona.  I am sorry
that Debi will want to shoot me, but I think you will like it based on what
you shared below.
Les
Mike wrote:
Constant monitoring and adjusting is a pain but the results are great. The
control is great. Les & I were comparing roast notes on a particular Kona.
Yesterday evening I roasted two batches both to 440f. One 12min total, 6min
from 380f. The second batch I added 30sec to the ramp time from 400-440f
for 12:30min total. This morning compared the two. Only 30sec difference yet
resulting cup noticeably different. Not huge, but both Debi & I could taste
the difference. She preferred the slightly smoother slightly less bright
12:30 while I preferred 12min.
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2) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Les & Becky" 
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sorry
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what
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I'll do that. Haven't tried a super light roast since playing with the
Panama Songbird. It worked well with a long development stage. I'd have to
check my notes but seem to recall it was 15min total time and only 415f.
Remember surprisingly good body for such a light roast.
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3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Mike McGinness" 
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sorry
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what
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I finally found time for a quick batch before heading out. Roasted the Kona
Mountain to 420f rather than my usual 440f. Used same warmup ramp of 6min
to 380f then slowed from usual ramp of 1min per 10f to 1:30min, 380-420f
in 6min. (max out 109v development ramp, 50f ambient) Will try tomorrow
morning, unless I try it this evening!
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4) From: Les & Becky
Mike,
I am looking forward to your evaluation.  Must go make some tampers!
Les

5) From: Mike McGinness
"Tested" the 12min 420f City roast Kona Mountain yesterday at 24hrs rest
and again in the evening at 37hrs rest. Again this morning at 48hrs. None
had even the slightest hint of grassy or off taste. All quite the bright
snappy cup with decent body and complexity. Best cup this morning at 48hrs I
think. Have enough for another tomorrow morning at 72hrs. I believe I prefer
it at 12min 440f with a bit more body and still very good acidity. Nice
change of pace though!
More caffeine? It might be my imagination but last nights after dinner cup
seemed to affect me more than usual. Nice 'buzz'. Most what I've read says
darker roasts less caffeine but still don't know for sure if it was
perception of expectation or reality...
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'

6) From: john kangas
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I've also been playing around with profiling, since spring hit the Northwest 
a couple months ago, and cooler temps. Definitely something to be said for 
profiling, it seems to make a big difference. The Loxicha's gone bland by 12 
or 13 minutes, 9 or 10 to 2nd gets that almond/milk chocolate in the 
description. Jordan almonds, almost!
Yemen Raimy's stout stuff at that 9 minute roast, but friendly at 13 
minutes. So much for a "standard" roast!
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That sure seemed like the case when I was roasting in the "chaff cannon" 
(3-4 minute roast) and hauling a thermos-full to work every day. I'd just 
quit the shop's coffee but still expected that all day coffee buzz. The 
darker roasts would run out and leave me yawning at the end of the day, and 
the lighter I couldn't finish in 8 hours.
That's something I don't do anymore, it's just one cup at lunch and odd 
doubles at home. It is a little odd consuming less caffiene than most folks 
who just don't care what kind of coffee they drink. Different reasons, I 
guess.
Anyways, I digress, my guinea pig self-testing seems to agree with your 
theory!
John
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7) From: Les & Becky
Mike,
It is nice to see great minds (?) think alike!  I found it a nice bright
snappy Kona and a great change of pace too.  However I also prefer the
darker roast as my mainstay.  It is nice to know if you want a change you
don't have to change beans!
Les
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the New Year with St. Helena Coffee Ground Estate Peaberry!


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