Sieve.Originally Posted by 73717C71607562100 link=1336981633/0#0 date=1336981633
That looks really good to me! It looks a little light in the photo. But as you say, thats just what happens when you take a photo on a dumbphone.
Your times sound about right. 11-12 minutes for first crack, and then 5 minutes afterwards is about what I aim for. Do you have a temperature logger yet (as cheap as $40!)? These really help.
Not sure about those quakers... Maybe a bit of research will help. But the smoke is normal. Its dependent on the beans, some are smokier than others. Let it rest, and report back once you have cupped it!