My coffee roasting adventures will never be the same! =D
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This was the first time roasting with the new HotTop Roaster.
I ran it on "auto" just to get familiar with how it works.
I had read the entire manual to try to determine if/when I might need to tweak the roasting, mid-cycle. First and second crack passed while I was watching the color of the beans and the next thing I knew they were being ejected at 428ºF before they were quite to the level of darkness that I wanted.
They were almost as dark as I wanted, but not quite.
I went back to re-read to see how to extend the roast, just a tad.
It turns out 428ºF is the safety cut-off temperature. :-/
I learned that as first-crack started, I should have cut the heat by 50% to allow a more gradual temperature increase between first and second crack. That way, second crack could go off at a lower temperature and allow for the possibility of slightly darker beans with a little oil showing, and without exceeding 428ºF. Who knew!!! ;-)
Always learning. =D
I'll do better the second time. =D
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