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    Help me Blend? big roast day...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    OK- so far I have roasted 400 gram batches of:

    1) PNG Wahgi
    2) Brazil pulped Natural
    3) Honduran Los Blancos

    I have taken then all into 2nd crack to varying degrees and the beans look great. I already mixed the Blancos with Pulped.

    I am planning on adding the PNG wahgi- and then perhaps roasting 200 grams of Indian robusta to add some punch and crema?...

    does this sound like a good blend? Anyone want to tell me what else I should add: I have quite a few beans on hand- more of all of the above- some ugandan masaba, peru caja de selva, yirgacheffe... PNG peaberry... and more.

    I am happy to hear of anyone idea of where I should take this blend.

    should I increase the dose of one of the original three to lengthen the base/ Should I forget about adding the robusta- or add more?

    :-) If I follow your recipe I will send you a small sample and you can judge it for yourself.


    Of course I am just guessing here- and know nothing of the finer arts of blending. I have tended to make them up- or go single origin, but today I want to make a large blend. I am just concerned it may be a little like , mixing paint colours: mix too many things and you end up with muddy brown?

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    Re: Help me Blend? big roast day...

    Maybe a lighter roasted yirg for some acidity and fruit??

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    Re: Help me Blend? big roast day...

    thanks for the idea- when you say lighter roast- how light should I go- before any sign of second crack? I just finished the wahagi and it is a fraction lighter than the first two- but well into second crack.

    I am roasting with the Behmor today- I dont remove the beans for cooling but kill the roast ahead of time and then open the door for a minute or two- a minute after starting the cool cycle- to try and speed up the cool down.

    I have 200 grams of Indian robusta roasting now- would I be mad to throw it in the mix? :-)

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    Re: Help me Blend? big roast day...

    I am too impatient... :-/ so I have kept roasting and blending so far I have:

    400 g Wahgi
    200 g Indian Robusta
    400 g Los Blancos
    400 g Brazil Pulped

    and another 400 g of the yirg- in the roaster now- I am going to make it a lighter one.

    Should I stop now? Have I already gone too far?

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    Re: Help me Blend? big roast day...

    ::) ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Help me Blend? big roast day...

    I am assuming those smiles all add up to "Yum"???

    well the roast looks yum- I am just wondering if I should finish it off with another 400 grams of something/ Perhaps double up on one of the beans already in there to stretch it out into a base?

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    Re: Help me Blend? big roast day...

    Why waste such big batches. Start with an empty grinder and throw a handful of this and a handful of that and see how it turns out. That will give you a rough idea then you can do bigger batches and fine tune them from there. The advantage of doing it that way to is you can try each of the roasts as SO and get a real idea of what each of the roasts taste like so you can use that as a basis for adjusting the profile.

    GL and let us know.



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