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 440°f. One 12min total, 6min from 380°f. The second batch I added 30sec to the ramp time from 400-440°f 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. MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroasthomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
From: "Les & Becky" <Snip> sorry <Snip> what <Snip> 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 415°f. Remember surprisingly good body for such a light roast. MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
From: "Mike McGinness" <Snip> sorry <Snip> what <Snip> I finally found time for a quick batch before heading out. Roasted the Kona Mountain to 420°f rather than my usual 440°f. Used same warmup ramp of 6min to 380°f then slowed from usual ramp of 1min per 10°f to 1:30min, 380-420°f in 6min. (max out 109v development ramp, 50°f ambient) Will try tomorrow morning, unless I try it this evening! MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Mike, I am looking forward to your evaluation. Must go make some tampers! Les
"Tested" the 12min 420°f 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 440°f 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'
<Snip> 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! <Snip> 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 MSN 8 limited-time offer: Join now and get 3 months FREE*. http://www.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/getmsg&HL16hotmailtaglines_newmsn8ishere_3mfhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://join.msn.com/?page=dept/dialup&xAPIDB&PSG575&PIs24&DIt74&SU=http://www.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/getmsg&HL16hotmailtaglines_newmsn8ishere_3mfhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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 Enjoying the last of my Holiday Blend, and looking forward to bringing in the New Year with St. Helena Coffee Ground Estate Peaberry!