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    So I got my scoresheets back today and agree with the scores on all and some great feedback.

    Overall pretty happy to finish closer up the ladder although all by a fluke with my filter roast which not surprising is the drink I have the least.

    Being new to roasting a question I have is how on a behmor can you bring out more sweetness in the beans. That was the overall comment on espresso and milk that it had the lack of sweetness.

    My go to strategy for the behmor is 400g on p2 setting. Hit c on start of rolling first crack, then P3 for 50% power and hit cool around 1 minute to 1.30 left and open the door after 30 seconds in cool cycle.
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    It's always tricky to understand the judges sheets without the coffee in front of you.
    Lack of sweetness might be too green (sour) or too dark (bitter/toasty), have a look on the bottom of the sheet to see which flavour groups they circled (if they did).

    Your profile sounds pretty spot-on though, it's certainly one I would expect to produce a great result and the judges obviously liked it. As a rule, the Behmor typically produces the best body with that sort of profile.

    How long are taking from 1st crack to cool? It's that part of the roast that you can easily start "burning sugars off" and introducing "toasty". Might be worth trying another roast with the same profile and hitting cool a 45-60 seconds earlier. See if you get grassy flavours.

    Maximum sweetness is shortly after the grassy flavours have gone, it then tappers-off as the beans continue to brown and by second crack it's nearly all gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty888 View Post
    So I got my scoresheets back today and agree with the scores on all and some great feedback.

    Overall pretty happy to finish closer up the ladder although all by a fluke with my filter roast which not surprising is the drink I have the least.

    Being new to roasting a question I have is how on a behmor can you bring out more sweetness in the beans. That was the overall comment on espresso and milk that it had the lack of sweetness.

    My go to strategy for the behmor is 400g on p2 setting. Hit c on start of rolling first crack, then P3 for 50% power and hit cool around 1 minute to 1.30 left and open the door after 30 seconds in cool cycle.
    I got similar feedback and was wondering the exact same thing as you. I got 5th in milk and 9th in espresso, the filter was a dud.
    Im also using the behmor. My profile was 1.45 preheat, 400/P1 to the start of FC then P3/D. With the milk roast I went 30 seconds into 2 crack then cooled with the the door open. The espresso roast cooled at the start of 2nd crack. It was about 4 minutes between 1st and 2nd crack. If anything I think I pushed both of these roasts a bit far. The only test roast I did I stopped at the very start of 2nd crack and I reckon it was pretty good.

    Overall I enjoyed the experience even though disappointed with the scores. It's motivated me to experiment with the profiles of my standard KJM roast and see if I can understand how slight changes impact the flavour and therefore make incremental improvements.
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