[Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
derekbradford at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 13:23:15 CST 2009
Quick response... I bought one a few years ago. It roasted well, but
cooled poorly and I ultimately cooled the beans externally. The cooling
cycle was something like 11 minutes long, and the beans were still quite
warm when it finished. I had a couple breakdowns, but the company was
excellent about fixing it.
I wasn't as happy with it mainly because I'd been using a drum roaster over
gas beforehand, and it had a bigger batch size, easier cooling, better roast
control, and definitely a superior roast. But I had to build that myself,
while the GC is off the shelf and works quite well overall. If I were
looking for a roaster like that today, I think I'd look quite closely at a
Behmor instead, simply for the bigger batch size. I brew espresso, so 1/2
pound batches means a lot of roasting.
On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Phil Palmintere <
phil.palmintere at comcast.net> wrote:
> As I read the posts of many of you, I realized that I don't recall anyone
> posting about their Gene Café experiences. Is anyone using it? If not, why
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