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1) From: John & Carolyn Abbott
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I've been logging 
and tracking the various beans I've roasted.  I've noticed that a city 
roast take the same time on most of them.  Is this chance or immature taste 
buds in my mouth?  I'm using a Freshroast roaster and 3.5 minutes seems to 
work on everything.
 
John - happy and 
lost in Deep Southern Texas

2) From: Ken Mary
Re: + novice question
You are not alone. I found that one minute past the end of first crack (total time 5 to 6 minutes) with my Aromaroast always gives a very good flavor for my taste and brew method. Trying to vary the roast profile does not necessarily make a better brew.
I have been doing some corn popper roasts as a comparison to the Aromaroast. In the six different coffees I have done in the popper, all except a decaf have exactly the same behavior, same elapsed time to beginning and end of first crack within 10 seconds, and all were stopped at 20 seconds past end of first crack with total times of 5 to 5.2 minutes. The decaf tasted "burned" or roasted at too high a temperature. My most successful decaf roast was with a slower profile (in the Aromaroast) ending in 6 minutes at a final bean temp of 200 C.
I can see a problem with your 3.5 minute roasts. You may have only 10 seconds before your city becomes full city.
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Ken Mary - Aromaroast - whirlyblade - decanter
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From: "John  & Carolyn Abbott" <jncabbott>
To: "Homeroast Com" <homeroast>
Subject: + novice question
Date: Wed, Oct 25, 2000, 12:28 PM
I've been logging and tracking the various beans I've roasted.  I've noticed that a city roast take the same time on most of them.  Is this chance or immature taste buds in my mouth?  I'm using a Freshroast roaster and 3.5 minutes seems to work on everything.
 
John - happy and lost in Deep Southern Texas

3) From: John & Carolyn Abbott
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Re: + novice question
Well I 
feel better :O)  Thanks for the confirmation.  And I'm slowly pressing 
my beloved to accepting full city roast.  This seems to be acceptable to us 
both- so I'll leave it there for another month or so - then inch it up a notch 
:O)   I haven't been successful with a decaf roast yet.  I think 
its in my mind more than the bean.
 
John - 
FreshRoast - whirly blade - decanter (for a couple of 
seconds).

4) From: dee
The FreshRoast is much faster than a popper or an Aromaroast.  Tom
reports that three minutes gets him to a french roast.  As near as I can
tell (I'm a newbie, too),  my first roast of the session is at full city
3'30" and my subsequent roasts of the same session are full city at
about 2'45".
This morning I tried to do some espresso roasts, and a subsequent roast
was plenty dark and oily at 4'00".  I'm roasting with the "light"
setting.
Dee
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