Black and White Roasters - Page 22

Discuss flavors, brew temperatures, blending, and cupping notes.
nameisjoey

#211: Post by nameisjoey »

Ultrafiche wrote:Just received 2lb bags of The Natural and the Birthday Blend. Enjoyed the first 12oz bag of The Natural that I purchased and excited to try the Birthday Blend.

For those of you who order 2lb bags and freeze some of it, do you let the beans rest before you freeze it, or freeze immediately upon receipt?

For example, if I normally use The Natural one week post-roast and I receive it 3 days post-roast, does it make more sense to freeze immediately and let it rest for 4 more days after I pull it out of the freezer later before using, or wait 4 days and then freeze?
I freeze the day I receive them and then use them as I pull them out of the freezer.

Ultrafiche

#212: Post by Ultrafiche » replying to nameisjoey »

Interesting... how do you approximate the equivalent "rest period" using this method, or do you find that it doesn't really matter?

nameisjoey

#213: Post by nameisjoey » replying to Ultrafiche »

Mostly I just don't care lol

cccpu

#214: Post by cccpu »

Got 2# Birthday in on the 11th. Froze half.

On my steel Forte, the touch point is 1D. I did 18g at 1K.

On the BDB I set the group temp to 205F. For the shot, I used manual PI until 25s, pulled 50g total, dropping to 6Bar halfway through the shot with the "slayer" valve mod.

This was only the 3rd attempt at pulling it as espresso - all previous shots were 1:2's. This was MUCH better! Definitely got the bergamot and sweet candy, jolly rancher came to mind. A very nice sweet, floral espresso at higher heat and a longer ratio.

I don't remember my total extraction time unfortunately - my BDB does't show the shot time for very long, nor does it have a way on my particular unit to make the time reappear.

Hope this is helpful.
LMWDP #583

Ultrafiche

#215: Post by Ultrafiche »

nameisjoey wrote:Mostly I just don't care lol
Haha fair enough!
cccpu wrote:Got 2# Birthday in on the 11th. Froze half.

On my steel Forte, the touch point is 1D. I did 18g at 1K.

On the BDB I set the group temp to 205F. For the shot, I used manual PI until 25s, pulled 50g total, dropping to 6Bar halfway through the shot with the "slayer" valve mod.

This was only the 3rd attempt at pulling it as espresso - all previous shots were 1:2's. This was MUCH better! Definitely got the bergamot and sweet candy, jolly rancher came to mind. A very nice sweet, floral espresso at higher heat and a longer ratio.

I don't remember my total extraction time unfortunately - my BDB does't show the shot time for very long, nor does it have a way on my particular unit to make the time reappear.

Hope this is helpful.
Super helpful! Going to break open my bag of Birthday today and give it a shot.

dreadnatty08

#216: Post by dreadnatty08 »

I'm enjoying the Birthday blend on V60. Haven't tried pulling any shots, but my Gaggia can basically only handle comfort blends so I probably won't bother. It's good; maybe not as tropical as the Future but I like all the fruitiness it brings.