More Roasts

Since the HotTop arrived, I’ve gone through four roasts. The first roast (which I’ll call roast zero) was a total failure and I was quite bummed. That is, until I realized that in my excitement and haste, I had forgotten to install the rear filter. Without the rear filter, way too much air was drawn into the roasting chamber by the fan, which quickly stalled and then killed the roast. 250g of baked beans went right into the trash.

Once I figured out what I’d done wrong, the next few roasts went swimmingly. Here’s the data for roast of some of Sweet Maria’s Moka Kadir:

Time Temp Heater Fan Notes
0:00 167 100 0  
0:30 168 100 0  
1:00 177 100 0  
1:30 188 100 0  
2:00 201 100 0  
2:30 213 100 75  
3:00 226 100 0  
3:30 240 100 0  
4:00 253 100 0  
4:30 266 100 0  
5:00 278 100 0  
5:30 289 100 0  
6:00 300 100 0  
6:30 309 100 0  
7:00 318 100 0  
7:30 325 100 0  
8:00 334 100 0  
8:30 341 100 0  
9:00 347 100 0  
9:30 354 100 25  
10:00 359 100 25  
10:30 365 80 25  
11:00 370 80 25  
11:30 374 80 25  
12:00 377 80 25  
12:30 381 80 25  
13:00 386 80 25  
13:30 388 60 75  
14:00 392 60 75 First Crack starts
14:30 395 40 100 Rolling First
15:00 397 40 100  
15:30 399 40 100  
16:00 401 40 100  
16:30 401 40 100  
17:00 401 40 100 First Crack finishes
17:30 402 40 100  
18:00 402 40 100  
18:30 402 40 100  
19:00 402 40 100 Second Crack starting
19:30 404 40 100 Second Crack rolling

My second roast was some Ethiopia Organic Sidamo Dry Process Special Selection.

Time Temp Heater Fan Notes
0:00 167 100 0  
0:30 172 100 0  
1:00 181 100 0  
1:30 194 100 0  
2:00 208 100 0  
2:30 221 100 75  
3:00 235 100 0  
3:30 249 100 0  
4:00 262 100 0  
4:30 275 100 0  
5:00 287 100 0  
5:30 298 100 0  
6:00 309 100 0  
6:30 318 100 0  
7:00 327 100 0  
7:30 336 100 0  
8:00 343 100 0  
8:30 350 100 0  
9:00 357 100 0 Slight crackle
9:30 363 100 25  
10:00 368 100 25  
10:30 374 80 25  
11:00 379 80 25  
11:30 383 80 25  
12:00 386 80 25  
12:30 392 80 25 First big pops of FC
13:00 395 80 25  
13:30 399 60 75  
14:00 402 60 75 FC rolling
14:30 406 40 100 FC ends
15:00 408 40 100  
15:30 410 40 100  
15:45 411 40 100 Stop roast. SC just starting

One thought on “More Roasts”

  1. Nice charts ! :-)

    I hope you’re going to be making some of these limited edition Lowery roasts available for purchase. I figure you could easily start a bigcartel sort of site and sell small quantities. I know I’d give it a try.

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