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    Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

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    My 3rd roast in my Corretto setup but my 1st with this bean.

    Previously the 2 roasts with the Brazil Bourbon were very evenly coloured throughout but with this bean they range from CS7-11.

    Hit FC at about 11mins and SC at 17mins. Pulled about 10secs after.

    Is this a characteristic of this bean or has something gone wrong.

    I am still expecting it to taste good. :D


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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Heres a pic of my setup as well


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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Hi shawty, my last Peru roast was almost identical profile to yours, it came out at around CS9 nice and even, tasted a treat day 7-10! ;)

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Dont do what I did and give it away!

    The first time I roasted this bean I thought there was something wrong with my Corretto.
    I "fixed" what I thought was wrong and run some different beans through.
    All good!
    Same again with the Peru; very uneven roast! It looked very similar to yours.
    I let it rest for 5 days and gave it a go. Bloody beautiful! One of my favourites.

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Thanks bassway, maybe this is just the way it is and nothing to be too concerned about.
    A taste tonight will tell.

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    I did 3 "back to back" roasts of this bean today (in a Gene Cafe) and all three came out uneven....will report back in a few days with taste results...
    cheers,

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    It roasts unevenly but cups very nicely. I have done 4 roasts with slightly different profiles and all were uneven. The taste did not seem affected. :)

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Just did my second Peru roast, I musnt have had my glasses on last roast as this one was a bit uneven with the odd lighter coloured bean. If it tastes as good as the last roast I will be happy. I changed the profile this time first crack at 10min 198C just prior to second crack at 14min 199C CS 8ish. Now for the wait!!! :)

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Quote Originally Posted by 647166666D6E626D030 link=1246960328/7#7 date=1247292107
    I changed the profile this time first crack at 10min 198C just prior to second crack at 14min 199C CS 8ish. Now for the wait!!! :)
    Interesting approach greenman - with only 1 degree change in 4 minutes, arent the beans then just baking rather than roasting?

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Quote Originally Posted by 363E31373F6560540 link=1246960328/8#8 date=1247298605
    Interesting approach greenman - with only 1 degree change in 4 minutes, arent the beans then just baking rather than roasting?
    Baking I believe happens at lower temperatures.
    This roast had already reached FC so was well and truly roasted.

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Quote Originally Posted by 434B44424A1015210 link=1246960328/8#8 date=1247298605
    Quote Originally Posted by 647166666D6E626D030 link=1246960328/7#7 date=1247292107
    I changed the profile this time first crack at 10min 198C just prior to second crack at 14min 199C CS 8ish. Now for the wait!!! :)
    Interesting approach greenman - with only 1 degree change in 4 minutes, arent the beans then just baking rather than roasting?
    Doh, should be 217C must have been daydreaming!!! ::) ::)

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Quote Originally Posted by 594C5B5B50535F503E0 link=1246960328/10#10 date=1247354850
    Quote Originally Posted by 434B44424A1015210 link=1246960328/8#8 date=1247298605
    Quote Originally Posted by 647166666D6E626D030 link=1246960328/7#7 date=1247292107
    I changed the profile this time first crack at 10min 198C just prior to second crack at 14min 199C CS 8ish. Now for the wait!!! :)
    Interesting approach greenman - with only 1 degree change in 4 minutes, arent the beans then just baking rather than roasting?


    Doh, should be 217C must have been daydreaming!!! ::) ::)
    Ok smartarse. What I meant was that if you are not increasing the heat then arent the beans becoming exothermic? It has been said many times that if you are not increasing your thermal gradient within the bean mass, then you run the risk of baking the beans rather than roasting them.

    Any way, perhaps TG is right in saying that this only happens before FC. I was only asking for clarification.....

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

    Currently our favorite roast, so easy to roast and so smooth to drink. Like drinking a good Merlot.

    I have done three roasts, two of which were back to back. Pulled them all approx at start of 2nd crack, bean colour is consistent.

    Wont quote temps as mine are only related to my setup but its about 15 deg between 1st C - about 13 min and 17 - 18 mins to second C. Started drinking from 3rd day as I never get time to roast enough beans.

    It is good to slow temp rise after 1st crack but not to stall it, thanks Greenman for your earlier support and advice. ;)

    If you stall temp rise the flavour is destroyed and they taste baked :( . If you rush on to 2nd C the beans sweat badly after a couple of days - but still taste OK.

    By having a 2-3 degree rise in temp per minute between cracks seems to work well for me.

    I am still making minor changes when I roast, but I try to only change one variable if possible. This makes comparisons easier 8-)

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    Re: Peru Ceja de Selva Estate

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    Well....
    Dont care about the unevenness because they tasted great
    Very smooth with a cocoa flavour.
    Cant wait to roast this again. :D



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