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    I bought some Brazil Peaberry from wicked Sunday. Roasted 2 patches. But they are not that good. Does anyone have any idea how to roast this bean?

    My roasting profile is: ~10mins to FC and SC came 5mins after. Stopped @ first snip of SC. After FC the temperature increases 2-3 degrees per mins until SC. The colour ~CS10.

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    You mean the taste is not good? I have only roasted one batch of this quite similar to what you did FC around 11 mins and SC about 16. I let it go into RSC, about 30 sec after first snaps of SC. My roast was also CS10, very even. I only left it for 5 days before drinking and I quite liked it. I tried it as a single origin but I thought it was better in a blend. Ill be roasting some more of this today so I can blend it with some Ethiopian Harrar, Indian Madikery and PNG Wahagi that I roasted yesterday. All the best!

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    Dont know why the finsihing is very unpleasent even i left it for 7 days. I found the body is very full. I cant get much sweet from this bean, maybe i should roast it lighter. I dont get much chocolate as well. Dont know y

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    Id try pulling the roast just at the start of second crack Tony.

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    Id also suggest starting the roast very gently - weve found (a different) Brazil peaberry was very prone to tipping which we found allieviated by starting with a gentler heat. Agree with GM on stopping the roast at the first snaps of second crack, too.

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    First snaps of first crack?? or do u mean SC

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    Oops. Edited original post.

    Ta.

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    Here is the roasting curve


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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    Hmm. Looks good.

    Looks like you turned up the heat at about 2 mins and again at around 5 mins, if Im reading the slight upward shifts correctly. Perhaps slowing the start down would still help? Try letting it hit 100C at about 5 mins and only turning the heat up after that point. Also, try ramping down the heat about 10C below FC temp (say, 185C) so that the roast goes very gently into first crack and remains gentle after that. Aim for 5mins between FC and SC - though this can be hard with peaberries.

    How do the beans look, Tony? Are there burned/blackened/darker brown patches on the ends on the beans? Are there any darker/burned patches on the beans? Do they look evenly roasted through the bean?

    Also, it could be that you just dont like this bean! But peaberries are harder to roast, in my opinion, so it could also be a roasting problem.
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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    It was a very even roast. Dark brown in colour. No tipping at all. I use the same roasting profile for another brazil, but this peaberry appears darker than the other one.

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    When I roasted this bean in my Gene I found that i did have to watch the temp was a bit slower ramping at first . the overal aperance was about the CS9+ ,10 and tryed it 2 days after roast and it tasted burnt .
    5days later tasted a sweeter milder flavour but lacking the depth off chocklety flavours that i would expect .
    Still need to tweek this roast a bit .
    overall 1st imprecions are good though.

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    i roasted another patch today. I roasted it darker. It smells a bit better than the last patch. Ill leave it for 7days & c how it goes

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    OK~~I tried some this morning. It was quite good this time. The body is very full. Low in acid. But I can taste more sweet this time. Its in the front of my tongue. It has a bit of "spicy" after taste which last for quite a while. Still lack of chocolate note.
    Hmmm~~Interesting findings!!!!

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    Re: Have problem of roasting Brazil Peaberry

    Slowly roasted to the beginning of SC. Cupped it yesterday as a SO espresso, surprisingly acidic and clean for a Brazilian... then again its a Peaberry so anything can happen. Quite sweet as well but I thought there wasnt enough body in it to hold it as an espresso blend base especially in milk, May work well work with a fully dried processed Brazilian in a 50:50 ratio.

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    agreed

    I'd take the moderate route to begin, reduce heat and track back to 1st instance ogf second crack, MAX. From my very limited experience, peaberries, whether Tanzanian or Brazilian reportedly roast evenly, but they're small beans, so I go easy with heat and time to start. If I waste a couple hundred grams, experience gained.

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    Why resurrect a nearly 5 year old thread?

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    It's a bit odd but anyway............

    Welcome to CS johns52, .........looking forward to your posts in more active threads. ;-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by johns52 View Post
    I'd take the moderate route to begin, reduce heat and track back to 1st instance ogf second crack, MAX. From my very limited experience, peaberries, whether Tanzanian or Brazilian reportedly roast evenly, but they're small beans, so I go easy with heat and time to start. If I waste a couple hundred grams, experience gained.
    G'Day Johns52, welcome to Coffee Snobs.

    Why not tell us a bit about yourself here http://coffeesnobs.com.au/off-topic/...o-easy-me.html in the off topic forum, not that easy to find for a newcomer.

    Sounds like your already into roasting, include a few details of the gear you have, experience etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy_1999 View Post
    Why resurrect a nearly 5 year old thread?
    Because, assuming this bean is still available, he has relevant information to add to a resource thread (rather than one dealing with a specific problem that's of little use to others)?

    Why not resurrect this particular thread?

    John, welcome to CS
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    Why not? an old thread but a good one. I too have struggled with this particular peaberry. Has anyone else found tipping to be an issue? Corduroy

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    Might be a moot point but this thread is more general and probably the one that could've been resurrected?

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/home-roast...-problems.html

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    While I don't disagree with what has been said in the last few posts, I think we need to keep in mind that as a newcomer John chose this thread to test the water because he felt he could contribute with his first post, full marks to him for that.

    Lets not turn it into an epic.
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    Better to post on topic in an old thread than to start a new one that deals with an issue previously raised/discussed.


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    BZ peaberry one of my bezzie mate beans

    I know this isn't timely, but here goes. BZ peaberry beans are among my top 10. And peaberries overall are my favourite to roast. BZ's are an economical bean from where I buy, and I've found easy to roast. depending on ambient humidity, I may short roast/dry beans until slightly yellowy. Then hi temp-med-hi fan to 1st crack, then back off heat slightly until 2nd crack, then hi fan high heat to 2nd crack for 30 seconds as my peers recommend. Nio grweat mystery here, I'm a shoot from the hip home roaster, I experiment.
    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by johns52 View Post
    I know this isn't timely, but here goes. BZ peaberry beans are among my top 10. And peaberries overall are my favourite to roast. BZ's are an economical bean from where I buy, and I've found easy to roast. depending on ambient humidity, I may short roast/dry beans until slightly yellowy. Then hi temp-med-hi fan to 1st crack, then back off heat slightly until 2nd crack, then hi fan high heat to 2nd crack for 30 seconds as my peers recommend. Nio grweat mystery here, I'm a shoot from the hip home roaster, I experiment.
    Enjoy
    Welcome back johns52.

    Two posts with 30 months between em! take care you don't wear your keyboard out mate.

    Seriously, good to see you again, lets hear more from you.



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