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    Uneven Nicaraguan HGB

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I roasted my second batch of this bean (sample pack from 11 months ago). It turned out very uneven. Some beans at CS9 and others at CS5-6. I had trouble with this bean the first time and it tasted awful. I havent cupped it yet this time...too scared.

    Maybe this particular bean is difficult to roast? or this batch was adversely affected somewhere?

    Profile: 150deg (3:45); FC (9:00); Pulled at 14:30 (I think a couple of the beans just hit SC?).

    any thoughts?

    sd

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    Re: Uneven Nicaraguan HGB

    Gday "sd"....

    Fairly typical outcome for SHG and SHB varietals mate, when youre used to roasting lower altitude (softer) beans.

    Best thing to do is to slow the roast down somewhat, probably in the region of 14 minutes to reach Rolling First Crack (RFC), reduce the heat input once RFC is very active so that the thermal gradient of the beans mass is down to 2.5-3C/Minute. This should have you at the start of Second Crack (SC) about 5-6 minutes after the heat adjustment. Its entirely personal but for my palate I pull the roast after Rolling Second Crack (RSC) is starting to get a head of steam up and then immediately dump and cool.

    Have also discovered that (for me) a resting period of 5 days or more really allows the flavours to develop but you may enjoy something a bit different so start tasting after a couple of days and note the changes observed as each day passes. Hope this is helpful "sd"... :)

    All the best,
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    Re: Uneven Nicaraguan HGB

    thanks Mal.

    I think you (or someone else) recommended the same for my Yirg problem. It initially roasted evenly but tasted stale, flat and bitter. A more gentle journey to FC fixed the problem.

    Ill give that a go on the Nicaraguan. Cheers.

    Incidentally, does the same apply to the recent Nicaraguan Ramacafe?

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    Re: Uneven Nicaraguan HGB

    Quote Originally Posted by smokeydeck link=1224622404/0#2 date=1224663982
    Incidentally, does the same apply to the recent Nicaraguan Ramacafe?
    Cant help with that one, Im sorry.... Havent bought any as yet,

    Mal.

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    Re: Uneven Nicaraguan HGB

    I didnt reply to this one as I was waiting to cup my roast of Nicaraguan Rama. *I roasted this one slowly with FC at 18 minutes and pulled it at 21 minutes just on first sign of second crack. *I used a very gentle ramp up to first crack of 6 - 8 deg per minute and then at about 4 deg per minute to SC. *As stated in a previous post it came out at CS 8/9 with caramel malt, with milk chocolate (reminded me of caramelo chocolates) with a hint of citrus (acidic touch). *Good body with a very enjoyable aftertaste.

    I am glad I didnt take it darker as I intended but then again the roast was a lot slower than my normal roasts. Hope this helps. :)

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    Re: Uneven Nicaraguan HGB

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    I had the same issue...used up my 600g sample pack - five roasts, all the same. Tasted ok though, just needed to roast them well, and discarded a few under done.



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