[Homeroast] Question about a Gene Cafe

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Sun May 3 13:04:27 CDT 2015


I bet that's what it is. That seems to mirror my experience with the Quest

On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 10:42 AM, Steven Van Dyke <coffee at svandyke.com>
wrote:

> 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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>
> Enjoy!
>
> KCSteve :->
>
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