[Homeroast] Gene Cafe Cleaning

Frank Parth 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,
>  too.
>  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.

Frank Parth
Also AKA Opa

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