Cafeneo wrote:I tried charging hotter yesterday thinking along the same lines... but still crashed. Ill share the profile soon. Yes its a dense bean ... by my crude measurements 0.695/0.7 g/ml (-ish).
By my limited knowledge I think prolonging maillard to help drive off moisture would be wise. My theory is that this would limit the high exothermic state that occurs at FC and likely causes the tendency to crash.
I take it that you view the "crash" as the cooling effect from the beans expelling all their moisture at 1C?
I wonder if, when you view the profile, if there is a slight peak before 1C?
I think I've seen advice about reducing power to avoid that hump before 1C (that gets mirrored by a dip after 1C) to even out a declining ROR
In other words, you've lit the fuse for exothermic reaction, so you pull back on the power and let it do its inevitable pop and outgassing without pumping in extra energy (this would be different from lengthening the drying phase)