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    Not much aroma after Behmor roasting

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    I've been roasting using a Behmor for a while and noticed that after roasting, there isn't much aroma (that beautiful freshly roasted coffee beans smell) coming from the beans, even after a few days of resting. Does that mean I'm doing something wrong or under roasting? I always get to FC and then set the Behmor to 50% heat and then let it continue to roast a further 3-4 minutes (300g of green beans) ... I might not get to second crack and go mainly off colour and time before hitting the cool button. With the Behmor and the long cooling cycle, I'm always a bit scared to wait for a definite SC for fear it will over roast and not cool fast enough. Also I do partially open the door of the Behmor when cooling to try and speed it up.

    Any suggestions or feedback as to what I'm doing wrong would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

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    I think its a sensory thing Jazzy.

    I've been roasting for many years and no longer notice the associated aroma's, whilst others, neighbors included, never fail to comment on the enticing aroma's generated when I'm at it, roasting coffee that is.

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    Reckon you might be on the right track Yelta. I used to work in a print shop. When I first started the smell of the place nearly knocked me over. after a while I hardly noticed. People would often walk in and comment on the smell and I'm like "what smell?". Your brain can often 'switch off' to certain things once you become familiar with them.

    That said I'd still expect to get some fairly distinct aromas if you open a bag of fresh beans a couple of days after roasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcachon View Post

    That said I'd still expect to get some fairly distinct aromas if you open a bag of fresh beans a couple of days after roasting.
    Yep, agree, I still get that.

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    I get the opposite reaction from my son who utterly hates the smell of roasting coffee, can detect it at very low levels and never seems to get used to it.

    Fortunately he likes the result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrebird View Post
    I get the opposite reaction from my son who utterly hates the smell of roasting coffee and can detect it at very low levels.

    Fortunately he likes the result.
    Haha, its like the stench that comes from the brewery. Disgusting smell but I love the outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    I think its a sensory thing Jazzy.

    I've been roasting for many years and no longer notice the associated aroma's, whilst others, neighbors included, never fail to comment on the enticing aroma's generated when I'm at it, roasting coffee that is.

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    I've got bags and jars of roasted beans stashed in the kitchen pantry and we shut the doors at night. Next day the missus pops the doors open and says, 'wow strong aroma from those beans'.

    And me, I smell almost nothing

    But having said that, when opening the one-way valve bags, aroma coming out of those were more obvious than beans in air tight jars.

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    My 2 cents, you may be baking your beans. Try a quicker time to FC, but do the same thing you explain above after FC. Dropping to 200g roasts would help get to FC quicker in the Behmor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrmontboy200 View Post
    My 2 cents, you may be baking your beans. Try a quicker time to FC, but do the same thing you explain above after FC. Dropping to 200g roasts would help get to FC quicker in the Behmor.
    Thanks for that. I will give that a try



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