Hey all. I just want to start by saying that I am very excited to be here and to be joining this community full of coffee nerds like myself!
I have just a few questions that I hope someone can help with, and I’ll get into those in just a moment.
I received my Bullet V2 last week. Aside from the seasoning, I have completed only two roasts: one last night, one tonight.
My first roast was a Papua New Guinea. All I did was follow the sample recipe in the manual to the T for this roast, and it turned out pretty delicious! I would post that profile, but I’m only allowed to post one as a newbie. My main issue lie with the second one, anyway. If you would like to see the Papua New Guinea and give feedback, let me know!
For my second roast, I wanted to try something different (probably dumb for a newbie, I know!). I roasted a Monsooned Malabar. I charged 450g. I pretty much followed the same sample recipe, except for the charge weight, and I decided to start at P6, as opposed to P7, just to experiment. It turned out like this:
As you can probably tell… I had some issues with this one. My RoR (I think) definitely seemed to stagnate a bit. Also, I roasted them for near 19 minutes, and I never heard first crack. I imagine this is an issue… I don’t know enough to say for sure, but my guess is this coffee will probably be baked. I’ll try tomorrow and update, if anyone would like.
Here are my questions:
1. I don’t really understand what I’m looking at in Roast Time, to be honest. If anyone would be willing to help me learn on this front, please PM so we don’t clutter up this thread. I would really love some help!
Despite my efforts of studying what I’m seeing (based off of the key in RT), and google, I’m still confused. It’s making me feel stupid.
2. With the Malabar, do you think the issue was the change I made in starting the roast at P6? Or is there something else I could be doing, and in not doing so I’m potentially ruining the roast?
3. Any thoughts on these profiles or roasting with the Bullet in general would be much appreciated!
I apologize for such a long first post! Looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts! Thanks!