[Homeroast] Question about a Gene Cafe

Steven Van Dyke coffee at svandyke.com
Sun May 3 12:42:19 CDT 2015

My Gene kept getting slower and slower on actually reaching temp / 
roasting stage.  I followed the instructions online to open it up and 
clean out the interior, which helped some, but the actual answer 
turned out to be even simpler.
Take the chaff collector apart.  There are two layers of screen 
material on the outlet and he won't *believe* the gunk that's built 
up in between those layers.  Air just isn't getting through.  After I 
cleaned mine it roasts like brand new again.

At 11:13 AM 5/3/2015, you wrote:
>About 5 years ago I got a friend of mine who lives in the British 
>Virgin Islands interesting in coffee roasting. He bought a Gene Cafe 
>and was very happy with it until recently.
>I got this e-mail from him this morning and don't know what advice 
>to offer since I don't use a GC any more myself.
>Hi Frank,
>We have a coffee question for you... and you guys may need to 
>organize an emergency trip down here to answer it.  Our coffee is no 
>longer... "tasty!"  It seems to have lost it's brightness.  Taste 
>more like sludge!  The grind is good.  Still drip filtering it.  In 
>short, doing everything the same!  Could it be that our roaster is 
>just no longer doing the job?  The time and temperature is the 
>same... unless the temperature is not what it says it is!  Give us 
>some thoughts oh mighty coffee connoisseur!
>Can anyone offer advice on what his problem might be?
>If we can't fix it over e-mail,  we'll have to plan a trip down to 
>the BVI to deal with this in person.
>Frank Parth
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