Yes, I prefer lighter roasts and I don't do French Press. Still, I wonder if the air popper is too hot as there's a slight burnt taste, or if these Guatemala beans aren't as high-quality as some others. I won't know till the Air Fryer rotisserie basket arrives and I try it in there, with a controlled temp of 370°. I just put a big casserole dish under the spout of the air popper and all but a few stray bits of chaff land there. I quickly dumped it out put the hot beans in it to cool. The popcorn measuring cup/lid holds exactly 3oz of beans to that's easy.Wino wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:22 pm I'm still a novice, but that doesn't appear to have made it to second crack and I'd consider a light roast (subjective). I have generally started finish shortly after hearing second crack to about 30 sec. past. The Peaberry I did Saturday went well past second crack and stopped when it hit a machine gun staccato cracking. Degassing the oils have come to the surface and is a dark beauty to behold - looking forward to my first French Press of this batch.
As I've posted, I break my bulk 5 lb. into five separate vac'ed 1lb. batches as shown in photo. Then I measure 2/3rd. to 3/4 cup to air popper - anything less and it blows beans out and more causes popper to over heat - so that's my sweet spot. Again, outdoors cause it blows chaff all over the place. When it hits my desired shade, I dump and cool that batch down rapidly and repeat process until pound finished.
Not to get off topic, BUT I just pulled these sour dough challah loaves out of the oven a short time ago.
And thanks to you et al for all the good advice.
Sour dough challah? Since challah is a sweet egg bread I'm curious (but not repelled) by what it tastes like made with sourdough (which I LOVE!).
Now that it's getting cooler I need to get my sourdough starter back on track, or start over. And I LIKE baking bread but my wife says it's too fattening.
Getting further off-topic, I'm a pretty good cook, but other than baking bread and making coffee, I don't actually enjoy cooking very often. But I like EATING good tasting food a whole lot, so when I was single and money was tight, if I wanted to eat tasty food I had to figure out how to make it. I've not tried a challah yet.