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Postby MoreCoffee_Casey » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:46 pm

Anyone have any nice blends they'd like to share with the forum?
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Postby Kinsman » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:52 pm

Well,
I hope somebody does....I have roasted exactly one batch of beans (in a popcorn popper) and I would like to do more. Just need to learn and experiment.
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Postby Homegrown Hops » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:24 pm

I like equal parts Yemen mocca and Indonesian Java aka Mocca Java. Be careful with this stuff though. it gives me the shakes.

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Postby cooldaddybeck » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:39 pm

I can't wait to start roasting and trying out different blends.

When you blend, do you roast the beans together or combine them with the grind? What variances are brought about through combined roasting that you wouldn't see when combining post-roast?
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Postby HomeBrewGuy » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:49 pm

I tasted an excellent blend just yesterday. 75% French Roast and 25% Columbian. Very rich and tasty!
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Postby James201 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:27 am

kewl topic guys :) :)
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Postby mr.so.brewer » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:29 pm

Are those post or pre roast blends?
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Postby Homegrown Hops » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:47 pm

I measure out equal parts pre-roast and combine the beans for storage. I am sure that there is variance in the blend but it all tastes good.

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Postby mr.so.brewer » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:13 am

Oh yea there can be a big difference, but one isnt better than the other. Take Mikes 75/25 blend, French Roast is typically roasted darker and the Colombian is roasted lighter. They will have very different notes post and preblendend.

Yours on the ohter hand will have different but very similar notes b/c they are typically roasted darker.
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Postby Lee Theuriet » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:10 pm

I pretty much do a french roast most of the time with my Z & D roaster....75% Nicaraguan and 25% Mexican Estate.

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Postby swede sd » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:42 am

I have been roasting for some time now. It has been my experience that it is best to roast befor you blend. Different beans roast differently. For example, a columbian will roast to venia in the same amount of time that a kenya takes to roast to city. which might not be the best roasts for eather bean. Roast first, blend befor brew. I dont care for blends, because I like to drink a diffenent coffee each morning. There are too many coffees to settle for just one taste.----------I also have 5 different beers on tap.----------No bad beer, only different beer.--Its the same for coffee and for bbq. No bad, only different.
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Postby cooldaddybeck » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:26 pm

This week/next week I'm drinking a 50/50 blend of light city and full city Mexican Chiapas. I think it's a kickin' blend, with curves in all the right places.

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If I was going to take it one way or the other, I'd probably go with the light city first before going dark all the way. I'm partial to the lighter roasts and their flavors though.
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