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    Sumatra Mandheling

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    I took advantage of the cooler weather to roast up some Sumatra Mandheling a few hours ago.

    The roasts were a bit uneven.

    First one went 7:20
    Second one 5:40 despite cooling the Crazy Popper down beforehand.

    There were quite a few very light (for my usual standard) beans.

    Also, first crack was not very prominent or prelific.
    Second crack was clear enough to hear.

    Is this sort of thing usual for this bean?

    To what point do you roast this one?
    I went to about 40 seconds into 2nd in an attempt to brown up the lighter beans but had to stop the roast when a view divots started heading my way.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    I have often found this particular bean to be quite an uneven roaster.
    The end result frequently looks like a mixture of lighter/darker beans.
    The flavour however, is usually very good.

    I wouldnt worry unduely about the look of it.
    See how it tastes in a day or 2. I daresay, it will be fine.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Thanks for the reassurance fatboy.

    Time will tell.
    I was in no hurry to taste them so 2 days for the initial tasting was my plan then probbaly every couple of days depending on the taste.

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    Your roast sounds about right to me Thundergod. They do roast unevenly, but taste great. Mandheling is one of my favourite beans, and they taste great after 4-5 days rest. Next time try roasting some until just the start of second crack, they seem to have more flavour then. :)

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    This was my first experience with roasting directly impacting my coffee. I roasted these just into second crack, and after 4 days rest, was getting some terrible gushers out of my machine!!!

    I did a second roast, which I stopped just prior to second crack, and I am amazed at the difference that it has made. After 2 days rest I am getting a good pour, and some nice flavours.

    When I compare the beans (post-roasting) there is quite a difference - the good lot are very uneven and speckled - while the others where much more even.

    I also found first crack very muted and hard to hear - second crack (when I got there) was much clearer.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Thanks people, nice to know Im not the only one observing this and that my remaining ear is not losing its ability to distinguish 1st crack.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    TG, the Mandelhing that came with my starter pack was one of the first beans I roasted. Little did I know (well, still do, really).

    I looked at the way it came out, and thought, ye Gods, what have I done? Looks like Gallo pinto....

    Tasted good, but.....

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Ill taste mine soon...

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    I too was a bit concerned with the uneveness of this bean. First crack was a bit muted in my IMEX but second crack was heard clearly.

    Only really heard a couple of cracks for the first crack.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Pretty much exact same experience here. First crack was not much of an event, and went about 20 secs into 2nd before rapidly cooling with the air conditioner (works brilliant).

    Give it the taste test tomorrow.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    I roasted 400 grams of this stuff today. It looks so uneven. According to Sweet Marias....it should be like that?

    There are dark beans, brown beans and even light beans :o

    Warm day outside, ambient temp 31 deg.

    Very unsure about 1st crack timings....not evident like PNG Peaberry.

    Start 1st - 17:20
    End 1st - 19:20

    Start 2nd - 22:00
    End roast - mid rolling 2nd - 24:00

    Total roast weight - 333g = 67g lost = 16.8% loss.

    This bean has no chaff either....virtually none.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Mmm, this Mandelhing sounds like a very nice brew, will have to make a purchase of a kilo of these to see for myself after reading this lot :P



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