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Topic: Dark Spots from Second Crack? (11 msgs / 145 lines)
1) From: Alexandre Enkerli
Hello,
I'm sure this is part of some FAQs but I haven't seen it yet.
I started roasting some Guatemalan (wasn't told the specifics) in a 
Silex Pumper. Although I like the results, I notice that some beans 
have dark spots on them. They look as though a small part had popped 
out of the bean. In fact, during second crack, I notice tiny bits 
coming out of the popper. It doesn't seem to impart a burnt flavour to 
the coffee but, then again, not all beans have these. Should something 
be done to prevent this?
Thanks.
Alex
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2) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Alexandre Enkerli" 
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Oh NO! You busted your beans! Only kidding:-) It's a normal phenomenon with
some darker roasts, little guys commonly called divots. (Not to be confused
with Civets, an entirely different "outcome":-)
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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3) From: Michael Horowitz
At 08:45 AM 1/15/03 -0400, you wrote:
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a small part had popped 
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That happens to me at some distance into second crack.
I've been told that can be prevented if you change your roasting profile to
allow moisture to escape a little more gradually.
- Mike
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4) From: jim gundlach
The little divots are a result of fast roasting.  Hot air poppers often 
do this.  I have yet to produce a divot with the Androck over the fire 
popcorn poppers or in the wok.  You can prevent them by roasting slower.
Jim Gundlach
On Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at 06:45 AM, Alexandre Enkerli wrote:
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5) From: Ed Needham
Gather them all up and glue them back on.
Really, they are usually referred to as 'divots'.  Most of the time they are
noted in relation to air roasting into second crack.  Don't worry about them.
Ed Needhamhttp://www.homeroaster.comed
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6) From: Dave Huddle
One of our list members (Gonzo ?) mentioned saving a bunch of these, a
brewing a cup-o-divots!
Dave
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7) From: Photogal1966
:: guilty look ::
I EAT the divots. They are good.
Andrea

8) From: jim gundlach
On Friday, January 17, 2003, at 07:30 AM, Photogal1966 wrote:
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A reason to go back to hot air roasting.  I haven't had a divot in a 
long time.
Jim Gundlach
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9) From: Angelo
Ance io....
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10) From: Angelo
I was surprised to find them in the Z&D roasts... but, there they are..
Angelo
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11) From: john kangas
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They seem to be a good indicator of roast results, too. And being such 
small, broken pieces of coffee beans, they're sure to go stale quickly. 
Therefore, they should be devoured immediately.
John (mmm, divots)
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