gene cafe - revision crash course, please !

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gene cafe - revision crash course, please !

Postby fourmations » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:30 am

hi all

its been a long time

i am firing up the gene after a very long absence
and have forgotten the basics...

i used pre-mix and roast a blend
of 3:2:1 or 2:1:1, with brazil santos, sumatra & sidamo IIRC

i seem to remember 192 degree for 19 mins?
does that sound plausible, i did not roast very dark
as i preferred the flavours of the lighter roast

IIRC i used to dump the cycle on the first sign
of the 2nd crack

this is all fuzzy memories
so any advice welcome

rgds

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RE: gene cafe - revision crash course, please !

Postby nickr » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:05 am

My general profile is to allow the machine to ramp up to 220 - this should take between 7 - 8 minutes. If it gets there sooner than this I hold it at 220 - the first roast is always slower than subsequent roasts. I then ramp it up to around 232 - 240 (depending on the beans) until first crack is heard. If this is very active I may reduce the temp by 4-6 deg. I rarely roast until 2nd is heard, because by that time it is too late. I roast in good ambient light and choose to end the roast on the colour of the beans the smell of the smoke and the chaff separation.
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RE: gene cafe - revision crash course, please !

Postby darrensandford » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:27 am

I am finding that starting at 160 and holding it there for a few minutes - until they just start to yellow - then going higher is giving me good results. Not sure where I read it, but it feels right to me.

Not had it long (Thanks again Motoman!) but I am really getting some fine results from it!
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Postby fourmations » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:57 pm

cheers guys

i will proceed with caution!

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