For The Darker RoastA more modern approach to the darker flavors without such a dark, hot endpoint is to use the hot Hive Roaster pan to develop a small amount of char on the exterior of the coffee beans without pushing the end temp super high. The way to do this is to follow the directions for a modern, lighter roast, but do not agitate the beans as aggressively as you approach the development period.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Beans
EXPERIMENTATION IS LEARNING
The Hive Roaster for the home makes this pretty easy by learning to calibrate your heat source with the roaster. A key thing to understand is that the smoke incinerating properties of the roaster only work with a certain amount of heat input. This directly corresponds to rate of rise. If your hive is actively incinerating smoke, and you have a full load of one cup of beans, you are likely still progressing.
How to Roast Coffee at Home with the Hive RoasterAn overview of the entire roasting process with the Hive's Cascabel Home Coffee Roaster