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    Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

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    Hi guys!

    I just received 2.5kg of Ceja greens and thought I would post my first roasts. So, I really have no idea what I am doing and I wouldnt use this data, but hopefully other people can post their roast times and experiences!

    My first roast didnt mix all that well at the beginning and went really hot really quickly and finished too quickly.

    However, my second roast is as follows:
    Device: Breville Crazy Popper with chimney
    Time: 8:40PM
    Ambient Temperature: 19degC
    Bean Mass: 90g

    1 min: 147
    2 min: 188
    3 min: 202
    4 min: 210
    5 min: 214
    6 min: 218
    7 min: 220
    8 min: 221
    9 min: 222
    10 min: 223
    11 min: 223
    12 min: 223
    13 min:223
    14 min: 223
    15 min: 224

    First Crack: 212degC @ 4:29
    Rolling First: 216degC @ 5:20 (is this where the beans starting popping continuously?)
    End First: 219degC @6:25
    Second Crack: 224degC @ 14:50

    Final Temp: 224degC
    Final Time: 15:30
    Colour: CS9

    This was significantly longer than the first roast due to a decrease in the ambient temperature.
    Next time, I will roast in slightly increased ambient temperatures and take the roast to ~CS10.

    Any pointers would be great!
    Cheers,

    Ben

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Gday Ben,

    That second roast should be pretty darn nice in the cup mate. Wait til youve had a chance to try a brew or three before changing things too much in subsequent roast batches. Not a bad idea to try the old triple roast technique mentioned here... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1239023412/50#66 just to get a handle on what roast depth appeals to you the most, when starting off and for when you are trying out new beans down the track a bit.

    Cheers mate :)
    Mal.

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Great times for a popper roast Ben, when I started on a B&D popper it was all over in 5-6 minutes.
    Enjoy your roasting journey
    gm

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Quote Originally Posted by 7F52565A573B0 link=1239277176/1#1 date=1239292680
    Gday Ben,

    That second roast should be pretty darn nice in the cup mate. Wait til youve had a chance to try a brew or three before changing things too much in subsequent roast batches. Not a bad idea to try the old triple roast technique
    Mal, I did actually try taking it all the way to black, but I had real trouble! I dont know if its the popper or not, because the ambient temperature is pretty constant at around 20degC.
    Any way, had the first cup yesterday and I have no idea how to cup, but it was delicious! The most crema I have ever seen in my life!



    Quote Originally Posted by 5C495E5E55565A553B0 link=1239277176/2#2 date=1239317616
    Great times for a popper roast Ben, when I started on a B&D popper it was all over in 5-6 minutes.
    Enjoy your roasting journey
    gm
    Gm, as I was saying to Mal, Im not sure what Im doing but I know I am getting significantly longer roast times than most people - but I guess its a good thing!!
    Im addicted to roasting already!

    Cheers,
    Ben

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Quote Originally Posted by 49414E48401A1F2B0 link=1239277176/3#3 date=1239612131
    Any way, had the first cup yesterday and I have no idea how to cup, but it was delicious! The most crema I have ever seen in my life!
    Gday Ben,

    Thats great news mate... [smiley=thumbsup.gif] ;D

    Quote Originally Posted by 49414E48401A1F2B0 link=1239277176/3#3 date=1239612131
    Gm, as I was saying to Mal, Im not sure what Im doing but I know I am getting significantly longer roast times than most people - but I guess its a good thing!!
    Too right Ben. If these sorts of roasting times are the norm for your popper setup, then youre laughing. If you ever want to try changing the profile in some way, you can do this really easily by blocking some of the air-flow from the popper, using some kind of baffle - I just used an old piece of hardwood fence paling for mine :P. Varying the batch size will also have an effect, smaller batches will be slower and vice versa for larger ones. A bit of experimenting will show you where the limits are.

    Its all great fun.... ;D

    Quote Originally Posted by 49414E48401A1F2B0 link=1239277176/3#3 date=1239612131
    Im addicted to roasting already!
    Happens to all of us eventually mate. Happy roasting... :)

    Mal.



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