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    Best Way to Use Corretto?

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    Hello. First time poster, long time lurker. I really like you folks so much!

    I use a Corretto roaster, and find myself doubting my technique pretty often. I havent got a "go to thread" yet for this method.

    Would you nice folks please give your general starting point with regards to roasting in the Corretto? I thought I learned from here a couple of years ago that people found great success with 12 minutes to first crack and 6 more to second. I have used this general guideline for a couple of years, and have never done it another way. Please share whatever you can that you think might help our family get the most out of the Corretto. Thank you so much for your time.

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Quote Originally Posted by 370B062E160E0E0225020E0A0F1A630 link=1266629237/0#0 date=1266629237
    Hello. *First time poster, long time lurker. *I really like you folks so much!

    I use a Corretto roaster, and find myself doubting my technique pretty often. *I havent got a "go to thread" yet for this method. *

    Would you nice folks please give your general starting point with regards to roasting in the Corretto? *I thought I learned from here a couple of years ago that people found great success with 12 minutes to first crack and 6 more to second. *I have used this general guideline for a couple of years, and have never done it another way. *Please share whatever you can that you think might help our family get the most out of the Corretto. *Thank you so much for your time.

    Welcome TMF,

    How about http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1210948224/all ?

    2mcm

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Thank you. Do you guys/gals think that there is something wrong with the way I am doing it? e.g.--Is it okay to do 12 mins to 1st crack and 18 to second, or am I doing it poorly? I am trying to find parameters that can be consistently applied so that I can reduce the variables. Does that make sense?

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Id have said 10-12 to first and 5-6 to second.
    As a starting point.

    All beans are different and peoples tastes are different.

    You need to experiment with changing the times and seeing if it improves the taste to your liking or not.

    Youre in the ballpark and it sounds like you can repeat your current times.
    It shouldnt be hard then to aim for something different.
    As an example, Mal here suggested a profile for me to try and I extraoplated some minute by minute temperatures I was going to aim for.
    I distinctly remember aiming for 100C at 7:00 minutes because my son came out to check on me and just as the temperature hit 100C the timer ticked over to 7:00.
    He said " youre an anal bastard". *;D

    Personally I wouldnt fiddle to much with the 6 minutes between 1st and 2nd because well respected roaster I know told me I should aim for that too.
    Not to say that as Ive now moved on in my roasting journey at some stage I wont fiddle with that too but for now it suits my taste with the beans I use.

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Quick question, Ive heard this 5-6 minutes many times as well. Is this from RFC to start SC?

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Dont know.
    Just been told "between FC and SC".
    Personally Id guess anywhere between RFC and end of FC.
    Its not a hard and fast rule.
    Just a guideline.
    Surely you can live with a few seconds here or there?

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Quote Originally Posted by 516D706B616077626A61050 link=1266629237/5#5 date=1266642084
    Surely you can live with a few seconds here or there?
    Haha so true. Sometimes the scientist inside me takes over ::)

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Ok--That is exciting!! Now, what would you say are the limits--as in, dont get to 1st crack before x minutes and dont take longer than x minutes to second?

    I am trying to learn about the drying phase too, if anyone can add information about it.

    Is Corretto one of the most popular types of roasters in, may I call it, Oz?

    Does anyone have the link to the original thread where Corretto came up with it? I really like reading it, but am having trouble finding it.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0F333E162E36363A1D3A363237225B0 link=1266629237/7#7 date=1266814341
    Does anyone have the link to the original thread where Corretto came up with it?I really like reading it, but am having trouble finding it.

    Thanks for the help. *
    Hi TMF, try this link

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1154442377

    and yes the Corretto has quite a strong following here in Oz. I would be believe it is because it is relatively easy to get good/resonable results and the components are just every day household, hardware store items.

    Cheers and welcome, Steve :)

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1F232E063E26262A0D2A262227324B0 link=1266629237/7#7 date=1266814341
    Ok--That is exciting!! *Now, what would you say are the limits--as in, dont get to 1st crack before x minutes and dont take longer than x minutes to second? *

    I am trying to learn about the drying phase too, if anyone can add information about it.

    Is Corretto one of the most popular types of roasters in, may I call it, Oz?

    Does anyone have the link to the original thread where Corretto came up with it? *I really like reading it, but am having trouble finding it.

    Thanks for the help.
    Hello Arkansas from the land of Oz :) :)
    Are you using a datalogger to monitor your temperatures? This is a huge advantage when roasting enabling us to follow a roast profile very closely and get repeatable roast results. Also in the home roasting section is some pretty nifty software and spreadsheets to log roasts and store profiles etc.
    I have been doing lighter roasts lately, taking the beans to first crack between 10-12mins and then slowing it down and going for 4 minutes or so and then pulling the roasts and cooling quickly, this has resulted in some lovely fruity and brighter espressos, some people hate them but Ive been quite partial to them lately.
    Thats the joy of home roasting, experimenting and experiencing all of the amazing flavours that can be extracted out of those little brown beans :D :D :D :D
    Enjoy!!!

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    I am only keeping notes in a notebook. *I need a thermometer too. *I only use time, sight, smell, and sound now. *I want to use the software, but I am embarrassed to say I could not find it. *I found the roasting spreadsheet, or one of them. *I would like to find something I think I saw on videos:
    Yes--here it is. *Take a look at 16 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9JKoRvqtI

    How do I get that? *Can I hook it up to Miss Corretto and it will log for me? *How? *(Do I need a new thread for that?) *

    It would be neat to do that!! *I am amazed by Corretto and KKTO and WSullys setup there. *I am so excited to be here. *:D*Ive been spyin on ya for years!! *
    *8-) (he is a spy) ;D (he is a happy poster that used to be a spy.)


    EDIT: *It only feels like years, I just did the math and it is just under 2 years, sorry. *Anyway, also I found the download, but I am not savvy. *How do I get Corretto to tell my computer what she is doing?
    EDIT: *oops--found that too.

    *OK. *If I wanted to find the USB datalogger in the US, what do I look for? *

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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

    Oh, I just learned that the Datalogger and the Software go together!! Sorry guys/gals!! I thought the Datalogger was a common tool.



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    Re: Best Way to Use Corretto?

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    If you send an email to Andy, he will ship the meter to the US, at least he did for me. Downloaded the software, and connected the meter to my laptop, and I was off and running. Costs about $30 for shipping, if I remember right.

    I know use a PID to control the heater temp when I roast, but I still use the USB meter for monitoring the bean temps. I am using a popcorn popper, but have been thinking about trying the corretto method lately.

    There was a roasting contest recently at home-barista, and the corretto roasts did very well in that contest.

    Good luck with your roasting
    Randy



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