[Homeroast] Gene Cafe Cleaning
fparth at mac.com
Tue Jun 1 09:57:21 CDT 2010
> The roaster parts can certainly withstand temperatures higher than boiling
> water, so mix a solution of Simple Green in your pressure cooker. Soak the
> parts for an extended period at higher temperature in it. Simple Green =
> stronger when hotter Try Ethyl alcohol or Acetone to dissolve the gunk,
> Water is an easy rinse for any of these cleaners and solvents. A swab with
> Simple Green solution after every few roasts would prevent the miasma of
> oils and chaff from building up on the roasting surfaces. Then you won't
> have to excuse the trash buildup as "seasoning."
> Air is maybe 0.9999 of the bean's contact with heat in any roaster, plus
> some IR in a drum. The air and the IR don't "season," so the gunk buildup
> must have its own following. Po' beans.
> Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
> Got Grinder?
Good points, Opa,
I'll try it.
Also AKA Opa
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