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My heat source is a bit on the dodgy side, so I've lowered the roast volume down to 300g to better manage.
In general, what I've noticed is that the stage of the roast doesn't always equate with the colour of the bean. I.E. I can burn a bean without it ever hitting second crack if the heat source doesn't get hot enough and the roast goes on long enough.
The strategy of reducing the volume has worked well for the most part and I'm now hitting second crack before the beans burn. Kuda Mas is where it's fallen down tho.
This batch is so uneven it looks like there's two different beans in there - one that plumps up to the full size and another which stays small and scraggly and just burns.
Is there a technique to deal with this, am I now going to fast for Kuda Mas? Should I give the first 8 mins (after the drying cycle) time at a lower temp to allow the bean to develop more slowly?