[Homeroast] Question about a Gene Cafe
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>
> 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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