[Homeroast] Phil-Re Gene Cafe Experiences

Gene Counts genecounts at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 28 19:22:36 CST 2009


I'll echo what John said about sharing roasting profiles.   I have logged 100% of my roasts, but only beginning to do so starting eight months ago.  Struggled before that.  The beautiful thing about the Gene Cafe is you get out of it what you put into it.

If you experiment enough you truly learn to roast.  You don't set and forget anything.  Everything requires adjustment and everything is variable with the GC.  That is one of the attributes attracting me to it.

 

I was thrilled to find out that Eddie Dove dusted off his Gene Cafe a few days ago since he had a temporary prob drum roasting.  He got me started profiling and is very unselfish with his knowledge.

John Despres is a virtual fount of information re profiling with a GC.  A real joy to communicate with.  They have me to the point I feel confident could do anything with a roast and can tweak down to minute fractions of Full City, Full City+, etc.
Thank goodness for sites like Sweet Maria's Homeroast List Digest that we can stay in touch and help each other become better. 

Just yell if you need roast tweaking help.  Its all about having fun!

Thanks,

gene

 

 
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> 1. Re: First Behmor Chaff Fire - Any Suggestions? (John Mac)
> 2. Re: OT Versalab M3 (Doug Hoople)
> 3. Re: Network warnings (Jim Gundlach)
> 4. Re: Network warnings (Tom Ulmer)
> 5. Re: Craftworks Coffee (was Re: Versalab M3) (Mike Chester)
> 6. Re: Network warnings (Starfinder Stanley)
> 7. Re: Network warnings (Bob Hazen)
> 8. Re: Cory Rod in a Yama Vacpot? (Bob Hazen)
> 9. Re: OT Versalab M3 (Bob Hazen)
> 10. Re: Gene Cafe?? (Frank Parth)
> 11. Re: Gene Cafe?? (Bob Glasscock)
> 12. Re: Cory Rod in a Yama Vacpot? (Rich Adams)
> 13. Re: First Behmor Chaff Fire - Any Suggestions? (J.W.Bullfrog)
> 14. Re: Gene Cafe?? (John A C Despres)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 14:05:45 -0800
> From: John Mac <johnt.mac at gmail.com>
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> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] First Behmor Chaff Fire - Any Suggestions?
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> Brad-
> I'll send you the pics to your gmail address. As for cleaning, I used simple
> green clear for the whole thing and it worked very well.
> 
> John in Nor Cal
> 
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Brad Baker <b3jazz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:18 AM, John Mac <johnt.mac at gmail.com> wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > I spent a couple of hours taking the machine completely apart to
> > > clean away the terrible burnt smell/residue ( have pictures)
> > [/snip]
> >
> > I would be interested in seeing those. I asked Behmor tech support.
> > They had no guide to a complete disassembly. I have a victim of a
> > serious bean fire in need of an internal cleaning. My early
> > experiments seem to show that acetone will cut through the dark resin
> > quickly on the bare metal surfaces, mineral spirits on the powder
> > coated surfaces though much more slowly.
> >
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 11:17:52 +1300
> From: Doug Hoople <doughoople at gmail.com>
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> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] OT Versalab M3
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> My family had a 1968 Triumph Spitfire MKII, and it was, far and away the
> worst car we ever had, with the brakes failing every 20,000 miles and the
> clutch failing every 30,000 miles and the floorboards rusting away to open
> road by 60,000 miles and the convertible top practically unusable. And
> fixing it cost twice as much as any domestic car.
> 
> Funny thing is, I loved that car. It was piles of fun.
> 
> Doug
> 
> On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Ken Schillinger <ken at whidbey.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ira" You put it on the counter and let
> > everyone look at it. Reminds me of an old British car or motor cycle.
> >
> > I have to comment on this one.
> > I had a 1969 Triumph TR-6 650cc motorcycle for 17 years. During that time
> > i put approx 250,000 miles on it, and was never stranded once. I did regular
> > maintenence that all machines should have (coffee grinders included) but
> > nothing major.
> > OK, defensive comments finished.
> > Ken.
> >
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:24:08 -0600
> From: Jim Gundlach <pecanjim at bellsouth.net>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Network warnings
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> Well, I received one of the warnings too - I think it has to do with a 
> glitch in the new email system
> pecan jim
> On Dec 27, 2009, at 3:27 PM, Ken B wrote:
> 
> > I got the same warning today Allon. Really strange, because I get 
> > email from all over the world, and it works just fine. I don't know 
> > how many bounces it requires to trigger the warning, but it would 
> > seem that it should try 3 days before cutting you off. The good 
> > news is that the new server sends you a warning, unlike the old one, 
> > and it is easy to stop the disconnect by following a link or 
> > responding to the email. :) That should make the folks at SM happy 
> > as they may not have as many people to turn back on each Monday.
> >
> > Ken B
> >
> >
> > Allon Stern wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> On Dec 27, 2009, at 12:47 PM, Lynne <lynnebiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> It made the list - yesterday - Allon.
> >>>
> >>> I don't know about your email, but gmail doesn't show one's own 
> >>> postings,
> >>> unless it's a reply to something else. Maybe yours does the same..
> >>
> >> Nope. But I did get a warning today telling me that due to 
> >> excessive bounces, my mail was being disabled. Ugh. My friend, who 
> >> is hosting my domain, has been experiencing flakey network 
> >> connectivity, so that could me it. But really, email is DESIGNED to 
> >> deal with flakey connectivity. I wouldn't expect action until at 
> >> least three days of bounces. And even then, there is a reliable MX 
> >> for the domain.
> >>
> >> -
> >> allon
> >>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:37:44 -0500
> From: "Tom Ulmer" <tom at transtate.us>
> To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Network warnings
> Message-ID: <003201ca8745$3504ca40$9f0e5ec0$@us>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> 
> I figured it was a method of weeding out obsolete accounts.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Jim
> Gundlach
> Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 5:24 PM
> To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this list,
> available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Network warnings
> 
> Well, I received one of the warnings too - I think it has to do with a 
> glitch in the new email system
> pecan jim
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 18:04:33 -0500
> From: "Mike Chester" <mchet at charter.net>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Craftworks Coffee (was Re: Versalab M3)
> Message-ID: <DBC2CE3E1F0945AC9B6EC804FAF58D98 at mchet>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
> reply-type=response
> 
> I got the same warning and had to renew my sub, but I got your original 
> messages and don't know of any missed ones. Of course, if I missed them, 
> how would I know that they were missing? :)
> 
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Allon Stern" <allon at radioactive.org>
> 
> >
> > Nope. But I did get a warning today telling me that due to excessive 
> > bounces, my mail was being disabled. Ugh. My friend, who is hosting my 
> > domain, has been experiencing flakey network connectivity, so that could 
> > me it. But really, email is DESIGNED to deal with flakey connectivity. I 
> > wouldn't expect action until at least three days of bounces. And even 
> > then, there is a reliable MX for the domain.
> >
> > -
> > allon
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:14:53 -0800
> From: Starfinder Stanley <coffee at starf.org>
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Network warnings
> Message-ID:
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> I got the warning too, at 3 pm, with the last previous message received at
> 2:30 PM.... confused me too. I doubt any bouncing had actually occured.
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 7
> Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:26:42 -0800
> From: "Bob Hazen" <peatmonster at comcast.net>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Network warnings
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> 
> Here's a big "Me too."
> 
> My "too many bounces" message came in at 12:02 today. No other symptoms 
> except one post a couple of days ago that didn't hit the list. My email 
> seems to be working in general, but then its not always easy to know if 
> something didn't arrive.
> 
> Bob 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:37:33 -0800
> From: "Bob Hazen" <peatmonster at comcast.net>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Cory Rod in a Yama Vacpot?
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> 
> Thanks Doug. Yes I do mean the 5-cup Yama.
> 
> You may recall a post of mine earlier this month about my travails with the 
> vac pot. I found that going finer on the grind brought up the body and 
> flavor from the thin coffee I was experiencing. It was counterintuitive to 
> go finer. I had been using the grind I use for drip thinking that finer 
> would produce a stall. Not so! In fact, it drew down a little quicker. I 
> usually grind for drip at 14 on my Anfim grinder. Espresso is about 9. The 
> most recent vac pot coffee was ground at 11. I think I'll try finer until I 
> produce a stall, or the tell-tale bitterness of over-extraction shows up.
> 
> BTW, for me bitterness is a great way to zero in on grind. I've seen it 
> come and go with just a single increment on a grinder. I've had good luck 
> dialing down the grind until the bitterness shows up and then moving coarser 
> by one notch. It ought to work with the vac pot, methinks.
> 
> Bob
> 
> > I'll leave the question of different models to the experts on Cory rods. 
> > But
> > they should all fit inthe small Yama pot, if by that you mean the Yama
> > 5-cup.
> >
> > Doug
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 9
> Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:42:00 -0800
> From: "Bob Hazen" <peatmonster at comcast.net>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] OT Versalab M3
> Message-ID: <68DB0BA990D340B1996CB5B2F34C9DC9 at D20ZBBF1>
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> reply-type=original
> 
> Many moons ago I almost bought an MGB. Dad was a mechanic and had a quick 
> look. Said "Run, Bob, run!" I figured I dodged a bullet. I have wondered 
> what kind of fun I missed. Instead I bought a '69 GTO. Had a "different" 
> kind of fun with that car.
> 
> Bob
> 
> > My family had a 1968 Triumph Spitfire MKII, and it was, far and away the
> > worst car we ever had, with the brakes failing every 20,000 miles and the
> > clutch failing every 30,000 miles and the floorboards rusting away to open
> > road by 60,000 miles and the convertible top practically unusable. And
> > fixing it cost twice as much as any domestic car.
> >
> > Funny thing is, I loved that car. It was piles of fun.
> >
> > Doug
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 10
> Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 05:54:13 -0800
> From: Frank Parth <fparth at mac.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
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> Bob,
> Like you and others I also dump the roast during 
> the cooling cycle. As you point out, the one 
> downside to the GC isthe slow cooling cycle. 
> Cooling them outside the machine has become so 
> automatic that I didn't even think to mention it 
> when I first responded to Phil's e-mail.
> 
> A couple of years back Eddie Dove did some 
> experimenting with roast profiles. This is one 
> area where the GC excels.At any time I can change 
> the length of the roast or the temperature 
> profile. Beans getting past first crack too fast? 
> Dialthe temperature down. The bean needs a hotter 
> temp? Dial the temp up at any time. The GC offers 
> more control than the other roasters that were 
> available at the time in my price range.
> 
> My basic profile is one that Eddie recommended 
> early on. I spend the first 5-6 minutes with the 
> temp set on 325, the next 5-6 minutes with the 
> temp at 425, crank up the temperature to 482 
> until I get to first crack and then back it down 
> to about 460 to stretch out the ramp to second 
> crack. When it gets close to where I want, I hit 
> the cooling button.
> 
> Frank Parth
> 
> 
> > Hi Phil,
> >
> > Happy New Year to you and everyone else on the list. My roasting experience
> > is pretty limited, having used an iRoast 2 for about 3 years and, when
> > traveling, a Fresh Roast goes with us in the RV. About 2 months ago I
> > purchased the Gene Caf?, and like most others following this thread have
> > been very pleased with it. The reasons I chose the GC over the Behmor or Hot
> > Top were 1)affordability, and 2) it appeared to be as close to
> > "set-it-and-forget-it" as possible (although no home model roaster I have
> > read about should ever operate untended). So far the GC has lived up to my
> > expectations and produces a respectable roast...city to full city...without
> > any finagling. I always dump a newly roasted batch into a metal colander to
> > cool, and cleaning is a breeze...shop vac and compressed air make it about a
> > two minute job. That being said, I am still a neophyte roaster and would
> > really like to hear how GC owners tinker with roasts to get more interesting
> > results. I just don't know how versatile a rig it is for customizing roasts.
> > Anyone?
> >
> > Bob Glasscock
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 11
> Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 08:13:18 -0600
> From: "Bob Glasscock" <bobglass at centurytel.net>
> To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>, "A list to discuss home
> coffee roasting. " <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
> Message-ID: <002a01ca87c7$e86e12d0$6601a8c0 at NOTEBOOK>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
> 
> Good morning Frank,
> 
> Makes sense. I am roasting 8 oz of Aust. Mt. Top today and will try your
> profile. I roasted a Peru FTO this morning...just dial it up to 482 and
> punch it, stopping at around 14 mins. It does the job, but wonder if I'm
> really coaxing the flavors out of these marvelous beans.
> 
> Thanks for the tip.
> 
> -Bob Glasscock
> 
> 
> Bob,
> Like you and others I also dump the roast during 
> the cooling cycle. As you point out, the one 
> downside to the GC isthe slow cooling cycle. 
> Cooling them outside the machine has become so 
> automatic that I didn't even think to mention it 
> when I first responded to Phil's e-mail.
> 
> A couple of years back Eddie Dove did some 
> experimenting with roast profiles. This is one 
> area where the GC excels.At any time I can change 
> the length of the roast or the temperature 
> profile. Beans getting past first crack too fast? 
> Dialthe temperature down. The bean needs a hotter 
> temp? Dial the temp up at any time. The GC offers 
> more control than the other roasters that were 
> available at the time in my price range.
> 
> My basic profile is one that Eddie recommended 
> early on. I spend the first 5-6 minutes with the 
> temp set on 325, the next 5-6 minutes with the 
> temp at 425, crank up the temperature to 482 
> until I get to first crack and then back it down 
> to about 460 to stretch out the ramp to second 
> crack. When it gets close to where I want, I hit 
> the cooling button.
> 
> Frank Parth
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 12
> Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 08:58:11 -0700
> From: "Rich Adams" <roaster at kc.rr.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Cory Rod in a Yama Vacpot?
> Message-ID: <12697970B3EE4A12A30CE6A259431C79 at THUG>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
> reply-type=original
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> > it appears the filter area is rougher than the Cona.
> 
> It is much rougher.
> 
> 
> > I'm thinking I may get a better draw-down with the Cory.
> 
> I tested this,,,I prefer the Cory rod in my Cona Jr. Not only was the Cory 
> rod providing faster draw down, the top half is also longer allowing a 
> easier removal. The Cona rod that came with this Cona Jr model is short and 
> stubby making it difficult to grasp through the smaller funnnel opening.
> 
> A couple of questions for the list:
> >
> > Are there different models of Cory rods?
> 
> Yup, with different patent numbers on them and different names, one is a 
> "Cory Filter Rod" with a round head and another is called "New Cory Rod" 
> with a square head. The one im using with the Cona is patent # 114097, 
> another one stashed in a drawer, "New Cory Rod" is # 1927287.
> 
> 
> > Which models, if any, will fit the small Yama pot?
> 
> The two I mentioned above work in my 8 cup Yama. I *think* they work in the 
> smaller units. Let me know if you want to test one of mine before you buy.
> 
> Rich Adams
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> Message: 13
> Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 10:56:17 -0600
> From: "J.W.Bullfrog" <j.w.bullfrog at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] First Behmor Chaff Fire - Any Suggestions?
> Message-ID:
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> 
> Probably not. Sharp corner, rough edges are perfect to form hot spotsinthe
> metal
> 
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 9:13 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Thanks for the advice, guys. roasted tonight without incident. Funny how
> > it's always the same corner. :)
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:18 AM, John Mac <johnt.mac at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Seth-
> > > That's NOTHING compared to the 1/2lb. of Peru I incinerated the other day
> > > when I got distracted by the kids fighting while I was roasting. I turned
> > > the beans into pure carbon! I'm sure there was a fire but I wasn't there
> > to
> > > see it :) I spent a couple of hours taking the machine completely apart
> > to
> > > clean away the terrible burnt smell/residue ( have pictures) and put her
> > > back together and away I went on to roast another four batches. My smoke
> > > suppressor coil went out some time ago but since I roast outside I didn't
> > > seem to notice/care. It the almost two years I've had the B16 I've done
> > > this
> > > more than once and it keeps bouncing back. Who ever says a Behmor can't
> > > produce dark roasts doesn't know what they are talking about. I also gave
> > > up
> > > on the cleaning cycle since it's a waste of energy and I'd rather have
> > > beans
> > > in there when it's on ;-) Hasn't slowed it down a bit.
> > >
> > > Cheers!
> > > John in Nor Cal
> > >
> > > On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > I was roasting 325 grams of IMV (saved it for Christmas gifts!) on P1
> > and
> > > > just after I hit cool, I smelled smoke and saw sparks flying inside.
> > It
> > > > seemed to die out after about a minute and a half, so I let it continue
> > > on
> > > > the cooldown cycle. I'll do a full scrubbing with Simple Green and
> > will
> > > > run
> > > > a cleaning cycle. Any other suggestions.
> > > >
> > > > I was worried that it was too big a batch of very chaffy coffee, so I'm
> > > not
> > > > surprised I got a chaff fire. I'll dial the batch size down next time.
> > > > I'm
> > > > more concerned about anything I should do to ensure the roaster is
> > fine.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for any help.
> > > >
> > > > -Seth
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> Message: 14
> Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:57:15 -0500
> From: John A C Despres <johndespres at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
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> My Gene Cafe learning curve began here with the aid of other GC roasters.
> Now that I've been with mine for over two years, I have a quite few profiles
> saved which I am happy to share. They are my own, and not the final answer
> to your future roasts. I'll share ideas, profiles or techniques and do what
> I can to help.
> 
> Feel free to send any questions my way and I'll post what I can. Now, a
> little IMV in the S. Florida sun. It's 73 and vacation time!
> 
> John
> 
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Bob Glasscock <bobglass at centurytel.net>wrote:
> 
> > Hi Phil,
> >
> > Happy New Year to you and everyone else on the list. My roasting experience
> > is pretty limited, having used an iRoast 2 for about 3 years and, when
> > traveling, a Fresh Roast goes with us in the RV. About 2 months ago I
> > purchased the Gene Caf?, and like most others following this thread have
> > been very pleased with it. The reasons I chose the GC over the Behmor or
> > Hot
> > Top were 1)affordability, and 2) it appeared to be as close to
> > "set-it-and-forget-it" as possible (although no home model roaster I have
> > read about should ever operate untended). So far the GC has lived up to my
> > expectations and produces a respectable roast...city to full city...without
> > any finagling. I always dump a newly roasted batch into a metal colander to
> > cool, and cleaning is a breeze...shop vac and compressed air make it about
> > a
> > two minute job. That being said, I am still a neophyte roaster and would
> > really like to hear how GC owners tinker with roasts to get more
> > interesting
> > results. I just don't know how versatile a rig it is for customizing
> > roasts.
> > Anyone?
> >
> > Bob Glasscock
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Phil
> > Palmintere
> > Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 9:41 PM
> > To: 'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> > list,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'
> > Subject: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
> >
> > As I read the posts of many of you, I realized that I don't recall anyone
> > posting about their Gene Caf? experiences. Is anyone using it? If not, why
> > not?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Phil
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