[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 105, Issue 8

Lori & Paul lococlayco at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 18:03:40 CDT 2016


For 5 years I have preheated the drum for 3 monutes empty when it's below
60 degrees, then 482 until first crack (time varies 10-13;30), then I turn
it down to 456 until the first of 2nd crack, good rich brown color (no
black), and a little "nose".
By the way, I just had to have both boards replaced in my Gene-the repair
place in Boston had no idea why they went out-over $200!  Paul

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>    1. Re: Gene Cafe question (jcs at burlingtontelecom.net)
>    2. Re: Homeroast Digest, Vol 105, Issue 6
>       (Greeven, John C (Juan Carlos, 3D Printing))
>    3. Re: Gene Cafe question (Dave McCracken)
>    4. Re: Gene Cafe question (Phil Palmintere)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:43:34 -0400
> From: jcs at burlingtontelecom.net
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>         Shaw    <jackson.shaw at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe question
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> I roast 230 gram batches at a fixed 455F setting.  I used to follow
> Tom's recommendation of 482 to 1st crack then drop the temp, but I have
> not found a significant difference in roast, or maybe I'm not too
> particular. I watch the roast through 1st crack, then hit the cooldown
> when I think the beans are almost done (goal for me is to roast just up
> to but not including any 2nd cracks, unless I am doing French roast).
> It typically takes around 15 minutes, but depends on ambient
> temperature.  I love my Gene roaster!
>
> Jonathan
>
> On 08.10.2016 14:01, Jackson Shaw wrote:
> > Hi fellow roasters - I have a Gene Cafe drum roaster that I typically
> > set
> > to 440F and roast anywhere from 20-27 minutes depending on what SW's
> > suggests on the bag of green that I order. I don't roast Expresso so
> > typically I'm doing City to FC+.
> >
> > My question is what other GC users are using as a typical temperature
> > or
> > roast time. I'm asking because the other day I was in a Toronto coffee
> > shop
> > that had roasted some Ethiopian that tasted almost citrus with a splash
> > of
> > coffee. I've roasted tons of Ethiopian but never achieved that bright
> > of an
> > end product. FYI the bean they roasted was Alemu Bukato which I've
> > never
> > roasted.
> >
> > Thoughts or guidance?
> >
> > Tia,
> >
> > Jackson
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> Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:18:03 +0000
> From: "Greeven, John C (Juan Carlos, 3D Printing)"
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 105, Issue 6
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> I too use the GF at full temp setting (482F) for about 14-15 minutes
> depending on the ambient in the room.  And, I am also after those bright
> qualities from east African coffees.
>
> The question I have is how to manage moisture content.  I remember reading
> on the SM website that one needs to consider moisture content in their
> roast.  That is, that the roast should lose about 15% in weight due to
> moisture loss.
>
> Questions:
> 1) Do I have this right?
> 2) If so, how does this play a role in the roasting advice we've been
> discussion on this thread?
>
> I've used this advice as a guide for all my roast processes and this has
> resulted in driving these to be faster and higher temp.  For example, I use
> am iRoast2 for my east African coffee roasting.  I roast small batches
> (140g) in about 7-8 minutes using a 3 temperature profile.  In this way, I
> get the bright results noted above and the weight loss is kept to a minimum.
>
> But, I'm still not sure about all of this so would appreciate some advice.
>
> John
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2016 18:01:39 +0000
> From: Jackson Shaw <jackson.shaw at gmail.com>
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe question
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> Hi fellow roasters - I have a Gene Cafe drum roaster that I typically set
> to 440F and roast anywhere from 20-27 minutes depending on what SW's
> suggests on the bag of green that I order. I don't roast Expresso so
> typically I'm doing City to FC+.
>
> My question is what other GC users are using as a typical temperature or
> roast time. I'm asking because the other day I was in a Toronto coffee shop
> that had roasted some Ethiopian that tasted almost citrus with a splash of
> coffee. I've roasted tons of Ethiopian but never achieved that bright of an
> end product. FYI the bean they roasted was Alemu Bukato which I've never
> roasted.
>
> Thoughts or guidance?
>
> Tia,
>
> Jackson
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:55:52 -0500
> From: Dave McCracken <dcm at mccr.org>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe question
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> On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:20:05 PM you wrote:
> > My GC is usually set to roast at the maximum 482F from start to
> > finish, with roasts taking 14-16 minutes depending upon the degree.  I
> > like them light, husband likes them dark.
>
> I also just set my GC to 482F and let it run, finishing in typically 15-16
> minutes just before second crack.  I generally get first crack around 11-12
> miinutes.
>
> I also seem to recall a discussion on the list several years ago when the
> GC
> first came out (and when I bought mine) where someone claimed that GCs vary
> significantly from machine to machine in how hot they run and what the
> temperature settings get you.  Several of the comments from that time
> seemed
> to bear that out.
>
> Dave McCracken
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:04:18 -0700
> From: "Phil Palmintere" <phil.palmintere at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe question
> Message-ID: <001801d225d0$0a1b6b00$1e524100$@gmail.com>
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> I replaced the heating element in my now-6-ish-year-old GC a couple years
> ago.  It is a pretty easy project.  If anyone is concerned about the heat
> output of their GC, give it a go.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of Dave McCracken
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:56 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe question
>
> On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:20:05 PM you wrote:
> > My GC is usually set to roast at the maximum 482F from start to
> > finish, with roasts taking 14-16 minutes depending upon the degree.  I
> > like them light, husband likes them dark.
>
> I also just set my GC to 482F and let it run, finishing in typically 15-16
> minutes just before second crack.  I generally get first crack around 11-12
> miinutes.
>
> I also seem to recall a discussion on the list several years ago when the
> GC
> first came out (and when I bought mine) where someone claimed that GCs vary
> significantly from machine to machine in how hot they run and what the
> temperature settings get you.  Several of the comments from that time
> seemed
> to bear that out.
>
> Dave McCracken
>
>
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