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    First Roast

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    New Behmor and would like recommendations for a first roast. Something not too complicated. Have India Elephant Hill beans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australis View Post
    New Behmor and would like recommendations for a first roast. Something not too complicated. Have India Elephant Hill beans
    I'd use one of the preset profiles, for your desired weight. It is often recommended (i.e. in the book I think) to start with a 200g roast, but I reckon 400g give you a bit more margin for error at the end.

    400g, P2, B then hit go.

    When first crack has definitely started (a couple of cracks within a few seconds), you've got about 3 mins 10 seconds to 2nd crack. If you cut the roast about 20 seconds before that, you should have an acceptable roast.
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    There's a previous CS thread on the Indian Elephant Hills bean which may be worth a look - https://coffeesnobs.com.au/cup-tasti...ant-hills.html

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    As a suggestion, make sure you keep good notes on the bean, program selected, weight of beans in and out. If you want to go further , any temp, bean temp etc etc etc …. but as a start ….. I would go to the basics …… anyone feel free to jump in ……

    That way you can keep track of what works for you and your palate and helps in consistency in roasting.

    With the weight in and out …. the weight loss in laymans terms determines the moisture lost. In types of roast profiles this may equate to the following;

    C = 16%
    C+ = 17%
    FC =18%
    FC+ = 19%
    Vienna = 20%

    Hope this helps ……. in any event your journal will help you …….. either by way of program selection, type of bean or palate ……



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