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    Today it was
    Honduras Corquin La Lasquinada

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    Whilst only my third roast in the newly acquired KKTO, decided to push the limits and threw in 900 grams being a 60/40 blend of Peru Ceja de Selva and Colombian Volcan Galeras.


    Currently waiting on data logger to arrive so relied on sight, sound, and smell. Roast was taken to the end of FC, is around a CS 7.

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    That's a lovely light roast, @solace.

    Do you have an indoor pic? My outdoor/sunlight pics wash colour out of the beans, and don't give a true representation of the depth.

    For me, I did a kilo of Honduras FTO yesterday in the KKTO, held it to just short of SC. Maybe CS8.

    In a day or 2, I will do a kilo of Ethiopia Harrar FTO. I'll push that to the rolling SC, and if it is like the last batch, it will be beautiful, dark and fruity.

    Almost finished building the second KKTO, and hoping to run them in a stagger (only one cooler).

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    Thanks @Shano592, I usually keep my roasts on the lighter side. Definitely enjoying the larger batch sizes the KKTO allows, have been using a Gene Cafe up to now.

    Heading off for a mini holiday with the kids tomorrow but will try and take an indoor pic of the Peru/Colombian before we head off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shano592 View Post
    Do you have an indoor pic? My outdoor/sunlight pics wash colour out of the beans, and don't give a true representation of the depth.
    I've found that if you take a photo of the beans in open shade (just inside the garage door/under a tree) with no flash, but include something for the phone/camera to get white balance and exposure reading off (I use a submerged white lid or mostly filled saucer) you can get quite accurate roast images…

    Cheers Matt

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    Another 900 grams being a 60/40 blend of Peru Ceja de Selva and Colombian Volcan Galeras in the KKTO.


    Roast was taken to 1:15 past FC, trying to balance out the slight sour notes from last week. Still no data logger so again was relying purely on senses.


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    looks good.

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    Lots of pre-Christmas roasting this week! Some ole fav's and some newies from Andy. All 800g batches… roasted early to try and keep on top of the heat!

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    This new China is super smooth and sweet, and a crema monster. Not a heap of interesting flavours early on, and didn't last long enough to see how it aged…

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    Classic Waghi - I love this bean! Amazing caramel bomb as a F/W, and pretty handy as espresso too…

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    Aceh Danau – thicker, gloopier and more bitey than my usual Sulawesi Blue , but a lovely rich espresso nonetheless.

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    Sidamo Guji - what can I say! Sweet, smooth berries…

    And there was some gambella in there too somewhere! But forgot to stop the log at the end of the roast, so it was an unusual profile to say the least
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    That lot all went quick

    Two more roasts - this time some special holiday offerings.

    Some more Panama Black Honey, 800g and dropped a little lighter around 216į…

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    …plus some uber-special (for me anyway!) Panama Don Pepe Washed. Smells amazing as greens even - some rockmelon/papaya with some liqueur chocolate?

    Roasted here as a faster & lighter 350g batch for filter/aeropress… but I'm sure I'll try as espresso too

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    Nice, did some Panama Black Honey on Sunday and drinking it for the first time this morning. I went slightly too dark this time so it has some hints of ash as espresso but it is beautiful with milk and the honey really shines through. Next time i will drop it a little earlier, but i find this bean needs a really long ramp up before first crack and a gentle guide through to before second with very little heat applied.
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    The slightly ugly, but definitely delicious Kokowagayo-

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post

    …plus some uber-special (for me anyway!) Panama Don Pepe Washed. Smells amazing as greens even - some rockmelon/papaya with some liqueur chocolate?

    Roasted here as a faster & lighter 350g batch for filter/aeropress… but I'm sure I'll try as espresso too

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    Sampled as ristretto this morning through the naked triple. Even with the lighter roast it's super smooth, lovely balanced acidity, sweet and fruity - think fresh nectarines? I can begin to see what the hype is about – this has all the 'best bits' of other coffee in one package
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    Itís been a busy week roasting a few batches to make some Christmas gifts. Iíve roasted some Timor CCT FTO, the Kokowagayo shown above, some Peru San Ignacio and the batch shown below which was pre roast blend of bits and pieces I had left over. Itís roughly 50% Brazil Rose Diamond, 25% Indo Kokowagayo, 13% Nicaragua Jumbo Bourbon and 12% PNG Ulya A. I gave it plenty of development as I wanted it for espresso and stovetop and Iím pretty happy with how itís come out. Definitely darker than what Iíd usually do (at least intentionally anyway) but should be fine for lattes and cappuccinos.

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    Did my Christmas blend earlier in the week:--
    600g PNG Mt Ambra
    600g Ghimbi
    600g Sulawesi Blue -- pre-blended and taken 14C past the start of first crack.
    I was getting low on filter coffee so fired up the roaster yesterday and did 300g of Kenya AAA Bold which is one of my favourite beans, the Biftu Gesha arrived this week and I roasted 300g, I threw some in the grinder straight out of the roaster and was immersed in amazing fruit and berry aromas, ran it through the V60 today which was a treat for the senses.

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    Blend Details...
    India El.Hills 'AA'... 350g
    Indonesia Sumatra 'C'... 250g
    Ethiopia Gambella Naturals... 150g
    Roasted Weight... 647g
    Moisture Loss... 13.73%
    This batch turned out to be a real beauty and even though we're getting to the bottom of the last bag, it is still ticking all the boxes. Going to be experimenting with this profile on other beans for sure...

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    This batch turned out to be a real beauty and even though we're getting to the bottom of the last bag, it is still ticking all the boxes. Going to be experimenting with this profile on other beans for sure...

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    Quite low moisture loss Mal, your obviously stopping well short of second crack! what brewing method are you using now? I'm casting about for an alternative to espresso when we travel, using a French press at the moment.

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    G'day Yelta...

    Yes mate, that was a deliberate outcome. From memory, I think I stopped about 7C before the start of 2nd-Crack.
    Took nearly a week to develop sufficiently but after that, it just gets better and better every day.

    Have you checked out the manual Flair Espresso device? Works an absolute treat and packs away in a very compact little carry case. Very well made and produces real espresso so there's no need to go without... After that, I reckon the AeroPress has everything pretty well beat but I'm sure you've given that a try. I like my coffee rich and full flavoured whether at home or on the road (not that I get out and about anymore) so between the above and a decent little Moka Pot, I'm not sure what else would fill the bill, for travel.

    At home though, the lighter roast works superbly out of the Brazen that Andy gifted us and is impossible to just stop at one brew. A bit large to be carting around the countryside though...

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    India El. Hills 'AA' with Indonesia Aceh DLT and Ethiopia Sidamo Guji

    Time for some more coffee roasting goodness...

    Similar blend to my previous batch as far as origins go but two different components. Mainly just to compare with the previous batch's results in the cup.

    As per previously, the batch was pulled earlier than usual at around 219C this time with an extension to the development time as well. Smelled great after dumping into the cooler. Even had the neighbours hanging over the fence with curiosity...

    Post roast photos attached below as well as the batch blend details.

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    Blend Details...
    India El.Hills 'AA'... 350g
    Indonesia Aceh DLT... 250g
    Ethiopia Sidamo Guji... 150g
    Roasted Weight... 637g
    Moisture Loss... 15.07%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Quite low moisture loss Mal, your obviously stopping well short of second crack! what brewing method are you using now? I'm casting about for an alternative to espresso when we travel, using a French press at the moment.
    Weíre enjoying nice thick rich aeropress brews away at the moment. Not quite espresso but not far off! So quick and easy to make too... and far superior to plunger if youíre a black coffee drinker

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    Weíre enjoying nice thick rich aeropress brews away at the moment. Not quite espresso but not far off! So quick and easy to make too... and far superior to plunger if youíre a black coffee drinker
    I owned an Aeropress for about 12 months, never really cared for the brew it produced, yep! I experimented, just didn't do it for me.

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    Tried roasting the Myanmar Maymyo, to say this bean is a chaff monster is a gross understatement!


    To be honest I really wasn’t sure where to start with this bean so have gone fairly light though have read it is a good base in Italian espresso blends so perhaps darker is better?


    Injected with large amounts heat for a considerable period at the start, backed off just after yellowing, then dumped shortly after FC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    I owned an Aeropress for about 12 months, never really cared for the brew it produced, yep! I experimented, just didn't do it for me.
    I’m surprised... I would have thought that your preference for a lungo would make a ideal match. 18g of coffee, almost espresso grind, 1/2 water, stir and plunge straight away slowly gives me a pretty strong, slightly diluted espresso flavour ...
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    Roasted up a quicky 350g of Honduras Montana de Comayagua on 1lbP3C on the Behmor, was supposed to be for espresso but never tried this one on the P3 profile, so cut about 30s after the end of FC and ended up with weight loss of 13.49%! Yikes, it looked like they were done so hence why I cut it, will see how it tastes as espresso XD. Although now looking back on my records I've had it before at 13.21% weight loss and that was quite nice, was zesty, caramelly and even orangey, shall see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    I owned an Aeropress for about 12 months, never really cared for the brew it produced, yep! I experimented, just didn't do it for me.
    What qualities are you looking for Yelta that the Aeropress couldnít provide? Iíve found the Aeropress to be incredibly versatile, but it does have its limitations. You can go pretty close to replicating many brew styles as well as create a whole heap of variations that are unique to the Aeropress. It wonít however produce espresso, or actually anything really very similar to it in my opinion. You can get a strong, short cup of coffee from it, but itís nothing like espresso. You canít really replicate a moka pot brew either, but of course itís not designed for this.
    Other than that itís very capable, but I fully accept that itís not for everyone. So really to find a coffee maker for travel that isnít the Aeropress we really need to know what you want from it.
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    Blend Details...
    India El.Hills 'AA'... 350g
    Indonesia Aceh DLT... 250g
    Ethiopia Sidamo Guji... 150g
    Roasted Weight... 637g
    Moisture Loss... 15.07%
    Wow!
    This one is really, really nice already, after only two days to degas, etc. Thought I would just check it out...
    Very sweet, huge body, lots of earthy notes, medium acidity and a long, long finish. Very slight fruitiness initially, ripe figs at a pinch, so will be interesting to see how it develops over the coming days.

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    Reckon the extra development time may be the reason that this batch is turning out so nice, so early on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    What qualities are you looking for Yelta that the Aeropress couldnít provide? Iíve found the Aeropress to be incredibly versatile, but it does have its limitations. You can go pretty close to replicating many brew styles as well as create a whole heap of variations that are unique to the Aeropress. It wonít however produce espresso, or actually anything really very similar to it in my opinion. You can get a strong, short cup of coffee from it, but itís nothing like espresso. You canít really replicate a moka pot brew either, but of course itís not designed for this.
    Other than that itís very capable, but I fully accept that itís not for everyone. So really to find a coffee maker for travel that isnít the Aeropress we really need to know what you want from it.
    Not ignoring your question Leroy, have to say you've put me on a spot, need to put my thinking cap on, as a well know actor once said, I'll be back.
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    Not to jump on the overloaded Aeropress bandwagon hehe, but it truly is very versatile... love it. Alot of methods require a certain grind size or timing or temp for things to occur, Aeropress you can just go nuts! So many ways to brew, and you can alter so many variables to suit your palette.. But often keeping it simple can work best. But anyways! Just my couple of pence worth
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    What qualities are you looking for Yelta that the Aeropress couldnít provide? Iíve found the Aeropress to be incredibly versatile, but it does have its limitations. You can go pretty close to replicating many brew styles as well as create a whole heap of variations that are unique to the Aeropress. It wonít however produce espresso, or actually anything really very similar to it in my opinion. You can get a strong, short cup of coffee from it, but itís nothing like espresso. You canít really replicate a moka pot brew either, but of course itís not designed for this.
    Other than that itís very capable, but I fully accept that itís not for everyone. So really to find a coffee maker for travel that isnít the Aeropress we really need to know what you want from it.
    Been thinking about this Leroy, and, to be honest I'm really not interested in getting into a discussion about my preferences.

    Espresso to me is coffee nirvana.

    Suffice to say, I've owned many brewing devices over 40 or so years, including vacuum brewers, french press, stove top espresso devices, ibrik's, Portapresso, percolators, brewed in a billy can over a camp fire, espresso machines and of course the Aeropress.

    I've persevered with all of them endeavoring to achieve the best brew I can from each, however nothing even comes close to espresso, to me the Aropress isn't within a bulls roar.

    My question to Mal was instigated by knowledge that he had recently sold his espresso machine and, noting that his roasting profile appeared to have changed , I wondered what brewing method he had switched to, probably should have asked him in a PM.

    For the time being the French press will be the method of choice on the road (no access to power) until another revolutionary device stimulates my curiosity.

    Thanks to all for your interest.
    PS I'd like a dollar for every time someone has tried to convince me the Aeropress is close to espresso.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Been thinking about this Leroy, and, to be honest I'm really not interested in getting into a discussion about my preferences.

    Espresso to me is coffee nirvana.

    Suffice to say, I've owned many brewing devices over 40 or so years, including vacuum brewers, french press, stove top espresso devices, ibrik's, Portapresso, percolators, brewed in a billy can over a camp fire, espresso machines and of course the Aeropress.

    I've persevered with all of them endeavoring to achieve the best brew I can from each, however nothing even comes close to espresso, to me the Aropress isn't within a bulls roar.

    My question to Mal was instigated by knowledge that he had recently sold his espresso machine and, noting that his roasting profile appeared to have changed , I wondered what brewing method he had switched to, probably should have asked him in a PM.

    For the time being the French press will be the method of choice on the road (no access to power) until another revolutionary device stimulates my curiosity.

    Thanks to all for your interest.
    PS I'd like a dollar for every time someone has tried to convince me the Aeropress is close to espresso.
    Fair enough Yelta, I totally get it. Youíre probably already well aware of all or most of the current options then for portable espresso makers, and as I alluded to above I agree that the Aeropress canít produce espresso. Strong Ďespresso-ishí coffee maybe, but youíll never get the viscosity and mouthfeel that espresso has.
    The one device you may not be aware of is the Newton Espresso. Very similar in functionality to the Flair, but quite different to look at and possibly a little less fiddly. Itís the only thing that comes to mind, but as itís brand new I canít comment at all on its performance. In my opinion a properly used French press makes a perfectly adequate coffee when traveling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    Fair enough Yelta, I totally get it. Youíre probably already well aware of all or most of the current options then for portable espresso makers, and as I alluded to above I agree that the Aeropress canít produce espresso. Strong Ďespresso-ishí coffee maybe, but youíll never get the viscosity and mouthfeel that espresso has.
    The one device you may not be aware of is the Newton Espresso. Very similar in functionality to the Flair, but quite different to look at and possibly a little less fiddly. Itís the only thing that comes to mind, but as itís brand new I canít comment at all on its performance. In my opinion a properly used French press makes a perfectly adequate coffee when traveling.
    Thanks for understanding Leroy, was concerned my reply may have been taken the wrong way.
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    Loving my Flair Espresso...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Loving my Flair Espresso...

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    the flair is the f**king bomb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Roasted up a quicky 350g of Honduras Montana de Comayagua on 1lbP3C on the Behmor, was supposed to be for espresso but never tried this one on the P3 profile, so cut about 30s after the end of FC and ended up with weight loss of 13.49%! Yikes, it looked like they were done so hence why I cut it, will see how it tastes as espresso XD. Although now looking back on my records I've had it before at 13.21% weight loss and that was quite nice, was zesty, caramelly and even orangey, shall see!
    Coooooouldn't wait (gee how often is that said in these roasting threads haha...). Machine needed a chemical backflush and sink shot through it aaaanyway, so what's the harm in pulling another shot! That's my excuse anyway...

    Only 3 and a half days post-roast, looking at the beans in the hopper I really wasn't sure if they'd turned out ok, roast maybe pulled a bit too early, and even the smell of them is a tad grassy/light roast. Nevertheless, we push forward!

    Pulled the post-clean shot, then pulled another shot to drink: 22g in yielded 41 grams out in 28s, looked like a fairly even extraction through the naked too. Maybe looked a little underdosed in the basket, so may up it to 23g.

    Was pleasantly surprised by how it came out! A very slight zingy acidity which rounds and smoothes out, nice body, caramelly flavours. Slight spiciness. Nice sweet lingering aftertaste. Fair bit of crema. Not a great deal of flavour at all yet, very subtle and didn't pop, but nice enough. Definitely drinkable, and flavours will only develop over the next few days. Only a small batch to keep me going until we move house. Live action shots proceed! Thus concludes this story (happy New Year all!)
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    First roast of the new year - Peru San Ignacio. Roasted up fairly light for filter brews. Looks pretty good so hoping itís come up the way I want it.

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    First attempts

    First three goes in my still shiny new Behmor!

    Peru Ceja de Selva AAA Using the P1 profile 200g Used C button when I heard FC Started cooling 1min early as it was looking dark. 24 Hours later it's smelling more like coffee and the surface of the beans is becoming oily.



    Ethiopian Yergacheffe Special Prep. P1 profile 200g Hit cool after 11min 20 sec



    China Dai Muang Lem P1 profile 200g Used C button as soon as FC heard, let roaster finish program



    No idea what I'm doing, but it's fun. If anyone would like to make suggestions or comments I'd be very happy. Also any clues about how to make my imgur images actually appear (not as blue squares haha) I'm currently drinking either french press black or stovetop moka with milk. Planning to buy a Rancilio Silvia/Rocky
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    Two batches of the Myanmar Maymyo in the KKTO today, 1x800g and 1x500g, both taken to the end of rolling FC.


    Given the different batch sizes the roast times were quite different but still managed to achieve volume loss of 15.6% across both roasts!


    Currently have enough Bitfu Gesha to allow the Maymyo to rest for 6 days where, from my last roast with this bean, I found it to be optimal profile wise (as espresso).

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    A Ďmicrolotí coffee that I actually won in a competition. Kenya Kinyari-

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    Some 'Merry Christmas' Costa Rican from my beautiful bride
    San Marco Geisha, 350g batch, pretty standard profile (which I do for all new beans and then adjust if required), dropped just before the start of second crack at 223.5į

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    Looks great DBC, plan to use this mostly for filter or espresso?

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    Wonderful presy Matt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatEverBeansNecessary View Post
    Looks great DBC, plan to use this mostly for filter or espresso?
    Mainly espresso. Tried it this morning through the triple basket. Crema monster! This pic had already settled for 30 seconds In the cup it was thick with nicely balanced acidity. Hard to pick particular flavours at this time but perhaps some leather and aniseed. Might need to try another one soon!

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    Peru Ceja de Selva 'A'

    Been a while since I enjoyed the Peru CdS 'A' as an SO so thought I should put that right...

    Stayed with the shorter profile as this really comes up trumps in the Brazen and very nice with other brew methods as well. Dumped and cooled at 218C with the usual gorgeous aromas coming off the cooler.

    Can't wait...

    Batch details below with Profile and post-roast photos attached.
    The "glitch" at the end of the profile is just some EMR interference from somewhere. Fan was already running, so not that.

    Details...
    Peru CdS 'A'... 750g
    Roasted Weight... 635g
    Moisture Loss... 15.33%
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    First batch of Monsoon Malabar in aaaaages. Roast went well and it looks good so Iím hopeful itíll turn out quite nice. Iíll let you know when I open it in 3 weeks time!

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    Looks very yummy mate....
    Gonna take a lot of willpower to leave this alone for that long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Looks very yummy mate....
    Gonna take a lot of willpower to leave this alone for that long.

    Mal.
    Maybe 2 weeks..... weíll see. From previous experience 2 weeks is probably enough, but no less.
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    Thats one fine looking batch of beans Leroy.
    First tried monsoon shortly after I got into home roasting many years ago. Don't know if it was my lack of experience/knowledge, insufficient resting time or the machine I was using at the time, but I wasn't impressed with the flavour and never got any more.
    Fast forward 10 years and I was given a bag with some roasting and resting advice from Di Bartoli when I updated my Hottop roaster.
    BOOM. What a different experience second time around!
    I was totally blown away by every step, so clean and easy to roast and the pour, wow, not to mention the flavour.
    Everyone who has had a cup or I have given a bag of beans to, has commented.
    It has since been included in every green Beanbay order.
    Looking forward to reading your comments in a couple of weeks

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    @LeroyC - that roast looks incredible! I know what’s going in my satchel next green bean order!

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    Yes I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised by Monsoon Malabar when I tried it last year. I even enjoyed the occasional Aeropress for something a bit different. I fully accept that itís not something everyone will like, but I enjoyed it. From what Iíve read it can vary in quality quite a bit so my supplier has obviously found a good source.

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    First roast of the new year after returning from holidays. Yirgacheffe special prep, Colombian Volcan Galeras, Sulawesi Blue and Aceh Danau Laut Tawar. Left the hatch open so no airflow on the Colombian, so i didn't save the profile (probably turn out to be my best roast yet...)
    Also forgot to take photos of the beans, nor did I measure weight loss. Figured these will be mostly gone before they hit their peak anyway.. will hopefully do another batch tonight or tomorrow depending on how the Xbox is calling.

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    I modded the quest so that the fan now turns off at the zero setting, and ramps up from there (stock the fan runs even at zero). So far the beans are all smelling good, tasting this morning was decent as a soy latte the the columbian and some Yirg and Sulawesi added in.

    Hoping 2018 is a solid year of learning and building roasting (and brewing) skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    First roast of the new year after returning from holidays. Yirgacheffe special prep, Colombian Volcan Galeras, Sulawesi Blue and Aceh Danau Laut Tawar. Left the hatch open so no airflow on the Colombian, so i didn't save the profile (probably turn out to be my best roast yet...)
    Also forgot to take photos of the beans, nor did I measure weight loss. Figured these will be mostly gone before they hit their peak anyway.. will hopefully do another batch tonight or tomorrow depending on how the Xbox is calling.

    20180119-AcehDanau120g.jpg
    20180119-SulawesiBlue120g.jpg
    20180120-YirgSpecPrep120g.jpg

    I modded the quest so that the fan now turns off at the zero setting, and ramps up from there (stock the fan runs even at zero). So far the beans are all smelling good, tasting this morning was decent as a soy latte the the columbian and some Yirg and Sulawesi added in.

    Hoping 2018 is a solid year of learning and building roasting (and brewing) skills.
    Great to have ya back Janus
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