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    Quote Originally Posted by 34342022560 link=1210948224/48#48 date=1247605794
    My BM motor has 3 wires: white, black and red. Does anybody know which wire is hot, neutral and ground????
    I have to agree with Linnaens and others comments on this thread. I have some electrical knowledge but I wasnt going to risk it, and it just isnt worth it. Wire colour isnt enough to go by anyway.

    I only modded my BM because it would run through a knead cycle for 12 mins, stop for 5 mins and then resume a normal cycle. Not want you want for roasting coffee.

    If your BM paddle operates continuously, then there really is no need to mod it. The advantage there is that you could revert to making bread with it again (even if the first few loaves are coffee-flavoured ;) )

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    Thanks for the advice!

    Unfortunately my paddle does NOT operate continuously. Thats the sole reason why I want to mod my BM!

    I dont need it for breadmaking anymore (cause Ive got a professional pizza oven in which I also bake bread) so I wont have to revert it.

    I do have electrical knowledge/experience. Just was hoping for a quick answer (cause some of you have been inside the BM and allready did the mod). I guess I will have to take my multimeter and measure it myself!

    Ill post some pics when my corretto is (all dressed up and) finished

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    Wow ! Amazing !

    What kind of camera are you guys using ? The pictures are so clear ... :o

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    [split] [link=http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1262775270][splithere][/link][splithere_end]

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    Quote Originally Posted by 424B4F5C40474049434F402E0 link=1210948224/52#52 date=1262772902
    Wow ! Amazing !

    What kind of camera are you guys using ? The pictures are so clear ... *:o
    Wow, its been months since I last checked in... so sorry for not replying sooner!

    Anyway, camera is Canon 350D with Tamron 17-50 2.8 lens.

    Just checking in to say that after a 6 month break from home roasting, Im back into it again. Change states, change jobs, setting up home, etc. kinda put everything on the back burner.

    Coretto now set up in the basement. Chaff is everywhere!

    Still enjoying my very basic setup - a very old BM, an ozito heat gun going strong (done about 40 roasts), an aldi drill stand, a cheap bucket with a hole cutout and a cheap bunnings exhaust and a large sieve (from those asian supermarkets) as my cooling mechanism. No DMM, no probes, no software, no nothing! Just sight, sound and a whole lot of guessing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5D5A515E515B595E564B573F0 link=1210948224/54#54 date=1274139751
    Quote Originally Posted by 424B4F5C40474049434F402E0 link=1210948224/52#52 date=1262772902
    Wow ! Amazing !

    What kind of camera are you guys using ? The pictures are so clear ... *:o
    Wow, its been months since I last checked in... so sorry for not replying sooner!

    Anyway, camera is Canon 350D with Tamron 17-50 2.8 lens.

    Just checking in to say that after a 6 month break from home roasting, Im back into it again. Change states, change jobs, setting up home, etc. kinda put everything on the back burner.

    Coretto now set up in the basement. Chaff is everywhere!

    Still enjoying my very basic setup - a very old BM, an ozito heat gun going strong (done about 40 roasts), an aldi drill stand, a cheap bucket with a hole cutout and a cheap bunnings exhaust and a large sieve (from those asian supermarkets) as my cooling mechanism. No DMM, no probes, no software, no nothing! Just sight, sound and a whole lot of guessing!
    Great to hear...

    If ya profile is correct - Ya need to drop over on teh 6th - a few mad CSérs and a few into Cameras..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67484143546B47484741434B434852260 link=1210948224/55#55 date=1274146594
    If ya profile is correct - Ya need to drop over on teh 6th - a few mad CSérs and a few into Cameras..
    Drop over where AM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31363D323D3735323A273B530 link=1210948224/56#56 date=1274188227
    Quote Originally Posted by 67484143546B47484741434B434852260 link=1210948224/55#55 date=1274146594
    If ya profile is correct - Ya need to drop over on teh 6th - a few mad CSérs and a few into Cameras..
    Drop over where AM?
    See this thread
    The Brisbane meet up
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1273567885

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6A6D6669666C6E69617C60080 link=1210948224/56#56 date=1274188227
    Quote Originally Posted by 67484143546B47484741434B434852260 link=1210948224/55#55 date=1274146594
    If ya profile is correct - Ya need to drop over on the 6th - a few mad CSérs and a few into Cameras..
    Drop over where AM?
    Qld social snobs on the 6th of June... *Catch up and coffee bragging session at my place :-)

    The map is a bit out... http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-27.413776,153.042222&z=18&t=h&nmd=20100123

    but in photo view is ya look at the houses that the tunnel goes under... and you use the 23 jan map... And look close enough... You can still see a faded CoffeeSnobs cup on my roof and some of the web address.

    If not... Then look for the coffee guy in kent road... Head north and then do a U turn... Drive slow enough and ya will spot my place and the CS logo on my roof.

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1273567885

    Now remember pics of ROASTS will be a requirement..

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    [ftp]Hello all,

    Now that ive built my own corretto thanks to the wonderfully insightful info yall stick up on here, thought it was time to show my final product. Do not have a camera at the moment. Ive fitted a bread machine into an old bain marie table i found for 10 dollars, and attached a heat gun (a cheap rockwell one) onto a retort sby drilling through the handle. Found everything other than heat gun and bread shop in garage sales/junkyards. The niftiest thing is the attachment of the heat gun to the table via a retort stand, that locks at a prescribed height just with the weight of the gun, so changing height and keeping a stable balance s super easy. I have also upgraded the colling system to a fan/mesh style set up that cools them 500g in well under a minute. Can control roast profiles almost to the degree the entire way through. The only issue i have is with the thermocouples - i;m using the ropey looking ones and after a few roasts ive had to replace two already. Am working on a way to attach them better than just tying a knot which seems to damage them. Its just fed through a hole i drilled near the bottom of the grinder.

    Thankyou to the guy (cant remember where i saw the post..) who made the excel sheet for recording profiles. Its so convenient! dont feel i need the datalogger just yet thanks to that.

    Anywho thanks to everyone, particularly corretto, for giving me the inspiration to embark on this journey.

    Now for naming her...






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    Quote Originally Posted by 5D5C4540290 link=1210948224/59#59 date=1286107373
    Am working on a way to attach them better than just tying a knot which seems to damage them.
    - Poke the bead through the hole into the roasting chamber.
    - Drill a second hole nearby to take a screw.
    - Put a washer over the screw.
    - Washer is to hold the wire in place against the outside of the roasting chamber.

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    Ive finally joined the coretto fan club after going through the popcorn maker and FZ-RR 700 baby roaster phase.
    * * * My set up at this stage is very simple. Will make modifications and additions along the way and let you know how they have helped me.
    1. The breadmaker is a Breville BB290 which has a 25 minute continuous kneading cycle so that means i dont have to modify to mix continuously.
    2.Heatgun of choice is the Bosch 630 with 3 fan speeds and variable temperature control between 50-630 deg celcius.
    3. Cooling method currently is a floor standing fan to cool beans as it is transfered from colander to colander (metal)
    Miscellaneous items required were camera for pics, pen and paper to record details, scales to weigh out in my case...500gms beans, wooden spoon in case the breadmaker dies, and a timer.

    Ambient temperature today at time of roasting was 30 deg celcius.
    Gun attached to beadmaker with sticky tape.
    Preheated pan to 180 deg on pre-mix cycle.
    Dumped 500gms of Kenyan beans in, temp on gun changed to 490 deg.
    On the 2nd minute there was light smoke and chaff flying out.
    Heat gun then had a mind of its own and wandered between 440 and 490 deg.
    Yellowing occuring at 5 min.
    Light brown at 7 min.
    First crack at 8 min
    Rolling first crack at 10 min
    Second crack at 13 min
    Dumped beans out at 13.30min onto colanders to cool with fan on.

    Beans looked like C10, looks evenly roasted with nice expanded appearance.A few beans had divots.

    My summary on my first roast is that it was a very fun and enjoyable roast to do tinged with nervousness at the start. Due to the ambient temperature and the gun strapped to the machine which had the nozzle 1 inch inside the pan, i had problems trying to extend the roast even though i changed the settings on the gun. So i guess it was too short for my liking and my intention was to have first crack at 11-12 minutes with second at 15-18.
    * * * * * Will try a lower temperature on the gun next time and extend the roast and taste the difference between todays short roast and hopefully this weekends longer one and give you my feedback.
    * * * * *Have a look at the pics, let me know what you think and offer any advice. Im hooked...again. *:)










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    Going good there gary :) do you run the fan across your HG while its on ( that helps keep it cooler and blows chaff away from the intake )
    Are you going to get a DMM ? ( l really like mine, its great to see what temp your beans are at and is in invaluable for ramping and steading temps between 1st and 2nd cracks too )

    Good to see another happy corretto user on board :)

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    Nice looking first effort Gary, lower temp is the way to go to extend your roast to 11/12 first crack, order a DMM as this will let you see whats happening in the bean mass and magage your roast accordingly ;) ;)
    Lookin good--look forward to more reports :) :) :) :) :)
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    Re: 1st Corretto Roast-Great Fun! Wrng- Lots of Pics

    Thanks kesa and greenman,
    Will definitely order a DMM to go with next months beanbay pick up.
    Will intend to try Thundergods idea of attaching heatgun to fan so that height can be changed. It seems theres a lag after temp settings on the heatgun is changed so i need something that is instantaneously changeable. My fan has a height adjustment knob. Still fiddly i know, but i want to try that option before i get a dedicated stand.
    I had the fan to blow over the top of machine after the 2 minute mark, as i started to be concerned (ie panic :o) about the heat coming out of it, scrambled to plug fan in, start the bugger up, write notes, adjust heatgun temp. push away dog (isnt it always the case when youre trying to do something important the doggy wants to play, or is it perhaps shes trying to tell me the roast is running away from me ::))
    Will definitely bring more feedback on upcoming roasts with extended timing.
    Am also looking forward to further reports from you greenman....after you try to finish off your big batch you roasted haha

    Gary

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    Hey gary, l dont know about everyone else, but l find the variable temp on my HG works well enough to steady the temp when needed and do slow heat increases etc when needed ( l wouldnt be able to do this without having the DMM telling me what the bean mass is doing) ...... rather than having to raise and lower the HG.

    With mine l just made an articulated arm out of scrap 2 x 4s and cable tied the HG to the end, also l drilled a hole in the bottom of the vertical part of the arm and in my bench top and fitted a wooden dowel, this way l can swivel the arm/HG out of the way when l want to get the beans out of the BM......works a treat :)

    lm still a newbie at roasting but am lovin it, and l plan to eventually use a computer to go with the DMM and do a bit more with the BM , such as insulation and chaff extraction etc .

    Cheers ken

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    Cheers Ken,
    After some post roast thoughts about the first attempt today, Ill definitely use the fan as a cooling tool as well as heat gun support.
    I do like your idea about the articulated arm. Reminds me of Razurhead,s articulated robotic arm attached to his bread machine which he simply turns the machine upside down to empty the beans. Saw it on Youtube.
    * * How do you attach the probe to the pan? I want to try and attach it without having to drill holes as my other half would still like to use it for its original purpose *::) Is there a way of clipping or securing part of the probe by some means from the top lip of the pan?
    Looks like us two noobies have fun times ahead ehh?
    DMM and notebook is on my shopping list. Exciting or what??
    Throw up some pics later Ken.

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    Yeah seen that Youtube clip too :)
    Re the probe....l drilled a hole as l bought a cheap BM from kmart ( actually bought 2 they were that cheap I had a laugh )
    You could clip the probe to the pan with anything spring loaded .....even a clothes peg , ld probably wrap it in al foil leaving the last 50mm exposed to go in the bean mass, if you wrapped enough turns around it itd give you some clearance from the wall of the pan ...trial and error until you find what best suits hey.


    Back to work now

    Cheers ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by 677D707163756D6767140 link=1210948224/66#66 date=1288623278
    * * * * * How do you attach the probe to the pan? I want to try and attach it without having to drill holes as my other half would still like to use it for its original purpose *::) Is there a way of clipping or securing part of the probe by some means from the top lip of the pan?
    * * * * * * Looks like us two noobies have fun times ahead ehh?
    DMM and notebook is on my shopping list. Exciting or what??
    * * * * * * Throw up some pics later Ken.

    Gary
    Gary, breadmakers are not for making bread, they are for roasting beans, drill the hole mate--its the best way to get an accurate reading!
    Torre roasts are tasting great in the cup so far, got to consume some of the roasts before I do some more :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 39232E2F3D2B3339394A0 link=1210948224/66#66 date=1288623278
    How do you attach the probe to the pan? I want to try and attach it without having to drill holes as my other half would still like to use it for its original purpose. Eyes Is there a way of clipping or securing part of the probe by some means from the top lip of the pan?
    Before drilling a hole I used to use a clamp that screwed onto the top edge of the pan.
    Any screw type clamp would do unless you can find one with a very strong spring instead.

    My probe was secured to the inside of a wooden spoon bowl to shield it from the direct blast of the heat gun air.
    I placed it in a corner so that there was room for the beans to pass between the spoon and the pan wall for a temp reading (back of spoon facing into the pan).
    The heat gun was pointed into a different corner.


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    That gave me an idea. What about this?
    A pair of kitchen tongs with the probe on the inside of the metal bit which is placed as per corner as yours is. Perhaps saw off the spoon ends of the tong in order for the probe thats in the spoon stem to be in bean mass. Kitchen tong would be secured with a clamp. The cooling tray would have to be close by with this method as i wouldnt want to pull the DMM and damage it when the bread pan is taken out with all that attached paraphenalia. If that doesnt work, ill try your wooden spoon and clamp TG :)

    Greenman, negotiations with other half has not been fruitfull, but im thankful she has relented the breadmaker for roasting duties ;)
    Maybe in time she will soften, and we will get another machine for the purpose.
    If you have problems finishing off the big batches you roasted, how about inviting us WA Csers over for a cuppa? Ill bring my home bakes. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 677D707163756D6767140 link=1210948224/70#70 date=1288668569
    That gave me an idea. What about this?
    A pair of kitchen tongs with the probe on the inside of the metal bit which is placed as per corner as yours is. Perhaps saw off the spoon ends of the tong in order for the probe thats in the spoon stem to be in bean mass. Kitchen tong would be secured with a clamp.
    Sounds OK.
    General concept is the same EXCEPT the reason I used a wooden spoon was so that it wouldnt heat up and possibly throw out the readings as might happen with a metal shield.

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    Hi gary, how do we load pictures to here? ....l tried cut and paste, did a search ( and failed )

    Cheers ken

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    Sigh, you got a point there. Realised metal part of tong that is exposed to heat gun would transmit some of those high temps down to probe, therefore giving a different reading to the true temps of the bean mass.
    Will have further negotiations with other half about drilling the sucker and have the probe as per standard just above the base of pan in bean mass. Whats the recommended distance into the pan for the probe?
    I presume this way i only have to remove the probe when removing pan and not have to worry about wires and clamps etc
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    Hey kesa,
    what i did was put my Kodak folder into Pictures Folder. Then i reduced the pics i want to post into 640 x 480 sizes.
    Then click on "Browse" and select the re-sized pics. If you want to add more, then click on Attachments + on the left.
    Send a pm to Mal so he can direct you to the right thread for posting photos.

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    Thank mate , lve taken some pics , so lll get em on tonight hopefully (on nightshift atm :( ....more coffee needed ! :) )

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    Hi , lll have a go at getting some pics on here







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    Hmmmmm.oh well nearly got it right :)

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    Looks like a good set up there kesa. :)
    The DMM, do you hook it up to a laptop for real time logging or you just observe temps during roast?
    Does that probe stay put during the roast or does it move around?
    Neat looking home made heatgun support.
    And well done on posting pics, i did count 7 pics you posted. Strange, i thought you can only attach maximum of 5 pics. I guess if its less than 5000kb in total, itll do. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7B616C6D7F69717B7B080 link=1210948224/78#78 date=1288764335
    i thought you can only attach maximum of 5 pics
    They arent attached Gary.
    Theyre hosted on Photobucket.

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    I see now. Cheers.

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    Hi gary , yeah , the probes good except it sometimes works its way back out a bit ( over time ) if l dont tape it to the outside of the BM...lm going to get a rubber grommett to put in the exterior *hole to hold it firm ( shouldve drilled the hole a tad smaller.......the hole in the pan is pretty snug though )........otherwise its great, lve got it around 18mm up from the base of the pan.

    l just observe temps during roasts atm as l havent a laptop , l eventually want to get one to do flac *for streaming music to my stereo....so lll be able to double it up to do my roasts as well *:)
    l currently follow a roast profile l found on here that works pretty well for me , lots to learn hey, but lm *hooked as l find it pretty easy and convienent , and its great to drink somthing you have roasted yourself !

    l should paint the HG support , but hey, lm the only one who sees it *;)

    Cheers ken


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    Re: 1st Corretto Roast-Great Fun! Wrng- Lots of Pics

    Hi Snobs,back here after a long hiatus,the popper roasting got to be too much of a pain, and after scoring an Ikon (yeah it isnt a Unico but at least it has a boiler I had a laugh ) and a DiBartoli Tamper and a few unpressurised baskets... the time was ripe to take the first steps at corretto roasting.After reading and rereading the multiple posts on here, watching utube vids, I took the leap.
    I had an old millers choice BM that has faithfully made bread, and after removing the lid,purchasing a cheapy HG from bunnings, and constructing a HG stand (upright lamp base, short piece of timber, and a clamp),and a convair cooler to blow the chaff and cool the HG, set it up and held my breath
    500G af a PNG organic went into the pan after the 5 min pulse cycle that precedes the kneading cycle
    So ...ran the HG at full and hit first crack about 12min 45 sec..no DMM yet but experience with the popper told me to lift the gun a bit after 1st crack , about an inch and a half in the old scale and hit rolling 2nd at 19min 20 sec,, dumped them into my bean cooler
    500 grams cooled in less than a minute
    Results were all I had hoped for and more,quite an even roast and so much easier to control the variables than using the popper.
    Thanks to all of the people that have contributed their experience here, it really is an invaluable resource, and lots of fun too *:D
    The first couple of pics were taken with my phone camera so are very average quality,but will show the basics, when the battteries for my camera charge in the solar charger I will post up a decent photo of the finished roast
    Next step is of course the CS DMM and maybe get a sparky to rewire the BM to bypass the control board,, then maybe a PID.. then maybe a robotic arm to dump the beans ,,, then maybe... hmm it never ends I am glad to say *;D
    Cheers all from Gaz
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    Re: 1st Corretto Roast-Great Fun! Wrng- Lots of Pics

    These pictures just make me want to start roasting myself!

    I have just put a dent in my bank account with an Otto Espresso machine on the way as well as a new Mazzer Mini grinder.. When it (my bank account) recovers I think a roasting set up is next on the agenda.


    In the mean time I will look on at your pictures with excitement!



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    Re: 1st Corretto Roast-Great Fun! Wrng- Lots of Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D6E7D6A6129746D6E6B6D180 link=1210948224/83#83 date=1294817407
    These pictures just make me want to start roasting myself!
    doesnt need to dent your bank account at all.
    Option1.
    2Kg quality roasted beans $40-60/Kg
    total outlay $80-$120

    Option2
    Starter pack from Andy $22 for 2Kg
    Popper from Kmart/BigW/target etc $12 (when on sale)
    Total outlay $34.

    Option3.
    Starter pack from Andy $22 for 2Kg
    Stainless steel bowl $4 (many variety stores, or sometimes even cheaper from Salvation army)
    Cheapo heatgun $30
    total outlay $56

    Which hurts the bank account more?
    Poppers are a great way to start due to the small batch size - opportunity to sample and parctice a wide range of beans/roast styles with low wastage.
    Corettos are great once you have some experience because you can do larger batch sizes and have better control over profiles

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    Re: 1st Corretto Roast-Great Fun! Wrng- Lots of Pics

    Smaller roasts (popper size) are also doable on the corretto or HG/bowel method... if I could I would have not wasted my time with a popper...

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    my first coretto set up and roast

    Hi, after reading all the topics, I make my first coretto, from the salvos I had the bread maker for 5 dollars, and the rest from my garage and camping gear. I had to rewiring the BM. took me 2 days to do it, was my first time to do this, anyway was everything ready to roast, My first roast was Peru ceja de selva, the result I post photos, I used only time and the color of the beans. I m very please* with the result and a lot of fun...Thanks to all of you for make me easy my first roast....Carlos* :D








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    Re: my first coretto set up and roast

    great work carlos. let us know how they tasted. enjoy the quest.

    sd

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    Re: my first coretto set up and roast

    :o You even have a fire extinguisher and a dedicated bean cooler.

    I must say Carlos, good work and great set up.

    Is that the Makita heatgun with the variable heat settings?

    MIne is definitely simpler.
    I use the Bosch 630 variable heat and use sticky tape to hold it in place on the control panel ;D and just use the temp controls.

    Enjoy your work. You did well to scour the forum and took the tips to build your dream.

    The Peru is a great bean.

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    Re: my first coretto set up and roast

    Nice work Carlos, good looking roast also, should produce the goods for you in the cup :) :) :)
    Happy roasting
    gman ;)

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    Re: my first coretto set up and roast

    thanks for your words, Gary the HG is Ryobi two speed is about 6 years old, the rest is part of my camping gear ;).
    Smokeydeck, I eat a few beans and test for me very well cook and nice flavor, I hope when make my long black taste the same. :D




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    Re: my first coretto set up and roast

    Great stuff Carlos.... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Those beans look pretty darn nice mate.... 8-)

    Mal.

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    Re: my first coretto set up and roast

    Thanks Mal, maybe youre right look darn, my next step is to buy temperature control and to hear when start the second crack. With that I will have more control to roast...Carlos ;)

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    First Coretto Roast

    Hi guys,
    * ** ** ** *well its not technically my first coretto roast but its the first one i got around to documenting after playing around for a while with my setup.

    500 grams of PNG Kone Ka Estate AA grade in the bread maker and away we went :)
    first crack at 13-14 mins and what i think was the first snaps of second crack at about 18 mins and i pulled the roast. Not sure if its too light of a roast because i wasnt sure if it was lingering snaps of first crack or beginnings of second but i guess ill just see what its like in the cup after a few days* :D

    Cheers, Rich








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    Gday Rich... :)

    Have to say, from your photos, that that batch looks absolutely superb mate. Beautifully even and done to a tee and looks like it was on the cusp of 2nd-Crack - The perfect end-point for the terrific PNG beans in my opinion.... 8-)

    Let us know how it tastes in the cup ;)

    Mal.

    P.S.
    I reduced the size of your image files a bit mate, they were pretty big. If you can keep them to 100KB size files or less, thatd be perfect.

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    Re: First Coretto Roast

    Hi Mal,
    thanks for the reply, its good to know that im on the right track. now just to wait until i can drink it... mind you Ive still got some Mexico Yeni Navan Typica to tide me over the next few days so the wait shouldnt be too painful. Ill let you know how it is in the cup.

    Sorry about the pictures ill definitely try and keep them 100kb or under :)

    Cheers,
    Rich

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    Re: First Coretto Roast

    what exactly are you using as a stand there?

    ill be getting my correto going again soon, but after moving am looking at new stand options!

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    Re: First Coretto Roast

    Hi Rukudo
    the stand im using is a guitar stand i had lying around which was shortened with a hacksaw. I actually saw it used on another coretto post here on coffeesnobs a while ago :).

    cheers,
    Rich

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    Re: First Coretto Roast

    ah, thats a damned good idea.

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    Re: First Coretto Roast

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    ok 5 days post roast and i have to say im loving this coffee :). Ill admit my palate isnt the greatest so im probably not picking up many of the subtleties from the beans but i know im liking what i taste ;D and theres definitely no need for milk or sugar with my shots these days

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