russ5679 Senior Member Joined: 16 Mar 2005 Posts: 27 Location: WI Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Apr 14, 2013, 6:29am Subject: Ideal time between cracks? and Behmor
First, what is the time gap I am measuring, it is the start of 1C to the start of 2C? or is it the time between the end of 1C and the start of 2C?
I think the time gap people are talking about is from the start of 1C to the start of 2C. If so, is there an ideal time gap that people shoot for? I think I read in a few posts that people are often shooting for a 3 minute gap.
The Rosetta Stone concept of the Behmor seems to be saying that you can't really control the gap, but if you use the Rosetta Stone you will at least know where you are in the roast.
I have found the rosetta stone to be accurate, but should I be trying to control the gap (open door trick, or...) or is it best to just let the rosetta stone tell me where the roast is at and stop according to the roast level I'm after?
Posted Sun Apr 14, 2013, 8:05am Subject: Re: Ideal time between cracks? and Behmor
I think, to some extent, it's going to vary with batch size. It's a little easier to stretch out a finish by opening the door with a smaller batch. I've only done 8 and 12 ounce batches and I can stretch the 8 oz ones a little longer. I don't have any great time estimates for you. It also depends on how dark I go but maybe 5 minutes for a 12 oz batch.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with all of my Behmor roasts.
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