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    First Roast

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    Hi all,

    I tried my first roast last night with some beans from the starter kit. I found that it was difficult to hear the FC over the noise of the Bread Machine. In any case, I think that it was at about 16mins. I thought that the heat gun was set a little low at 270C indicated. I bumped the temp up gradually until the indicated temp was 480C. SC was at about 26 mins. I then fumbled a bit to get the beans out and cooled. In any case I think that they may be a bit overdone - they look a bit oily. Any advice on correct roasting temp would be appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Darren.


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    Re: First Roast

    This is a pic of the roast...


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    Re: First Roast

    Hey Darren, nice work! While a little dark, I know Id be champing at the bit to try it out.

    What beans are they?

    oh, and Welcome to CS.

    -ACog

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    Re: First Roast

    Theyre Indian Mysore Nuggets - interesting name for a bean!

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    Re: First Roast

    I had to read that out loud to get it. *sigh* Im a bit slow tonight

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    Re: First Roast

    They do look a bit dark for my liking but wait and see what they taste like.

    Still, Id be aiming for FC around 10 minutes and finishing just at the start of SC around 15-16 minutes.
    This is a good average profile to get the hang of roasting.
    AS you learn about different beans and your own tastes, you will vary those times a litle to suit yourself.

    From what you wrote Im assuming you dont have a temperature probe to measure the bean temp.

    The gun temp is a good starting point but until you learn to relate it to bean temps it might be a bit confusing for you.

    With my old HG which only had two settings I always used HI; around 500 degrees.

    With my new variable one I start off around 100-200C for a few minutes and as the bean temp rises I ramp the gun up to 350C for a while then 500-600C to hit FC and then back off the HG until I reach SC about 5-6 minutes later.

    I did a lot of roasts without a probe so dont worry too much for now.

    Youve got this first roast as your yardstick and can adjust as you go forward.

    By the way, Im completely deaf in one ear and can hear FC and SC over the noise of the BM, HG and fan . It just takes some getting used to.

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    Re: First Roast

    Sounds like you roasted them too slowly for too long. Try 370 deg on that HG dropping about 20 degrees at FC.

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    Re: First Roast

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    I cant wait to hear how they taste as they look nice :) Just last night my wife and i layed in bed making Mysore nugget jokes as im roasting some for my brothers for christmas, cant wait to ask them do the want a coffee made from mysore nuggets :P



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