[Homeroast] Gene Cafe Cleaning

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Sun May 30 13:03:55 CDT 2010


Since we roast at 450-ish degrees and boiling is 212* I don't imagine that heat would be a problem... Can't speak to the water though.

-Peter

*At standard pressure

On May 30, 2010, at 9:37 AM, Frank Parth wrote:

> 
> About a year ago my GC was just not heating up properly. I contacted Tom Skaling, and he suggested that the outflow filter was probably clogged. He suggested boiling it in hot water to remove all the gunk that accumulates in there. It worked perfectly.
> 
> Now I'm wondering about the chamber itself. It's gotten pretty gunked up over the hundreds of pounds of coffee I've roasted, and simple cleaning won't work.
> 
> Since it's heat resistant glass (Pyrex?), plastic, and a couple of screws, would it hurt to boil it also? Would that remove the brown crud on the inside?
> 
> Frank Parth
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