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    Is it really second crack ?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,

    I have been roasting with a Crazy Popper for a few years (and happy with the batch sizes as I only have one cup per day).

    Im also very happy with what I am getting out, and have settled on a batch size that gets me consistently to second crack in around 10-15 minutes for most beans.

    BUT I do have a question....my second crack is always accompanied by little discs coming off the beans. I understand this is something to do with a too high initial temperature, but I have been watching closely lately and the "cracks" always co-incide with a disc being launched.

    So I am wondering if it really is second crack, or another variation of bean destruction. Any comments??





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    Re: Is it really second crack ?

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    What you are seeing is a definite sign of 2nd crack. Divots are generally a sign of too rapid of a temperature rise going into 2nd crack.


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