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    About Gene Cafe

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Does anyone know whats the lowest temperture that allows the bean get into FC with Gene Cafe? and how long does it heat to FC?

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    Re: About Gene Cafe

    Not exactly--but the info is out there. Unfortunately it differs from bean to bean and for each thermometer (thermostat).

    I just opened my last roast of Malawi and it is one of the best ever. I set Gene to 220. 1st at 13.5 min., 2nd at 21, cool at 22. It was slower than my previous efforts, and despite being almost a minute into 2nd, the colour topped out at CS 9-10, and is very even.

    And what a fabulous taste!

    Greg

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    Re: About Gene Cafe

    The lowest i had gone was 230 but i think tomorrow im going to roast the Malawi i have the same as Greg`s to see what taste i get. Oh the joy of trying new roasts, a great excuse to drink more coffee

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    Re: About Gene Cafe

    Ive played around with a variety of temperatures on my Gene but now I just set it to 235C with a 100C preheat and pull the roast at the first signs of second crack!

    Cheers,

    Pat


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    Re: About Gene Cafe

    Has Anyone got a good roasting profile for png Wahagi or other PNG Beens am having trouble with a bad flavour (reseny type bitter ) not sure if its under roasted or *to much temperatur , seems to be on the acidy side off things but with a almost burnt plastic after tast *. This is After bringing it to 2nd Crack and its definatly not over roasted . >:(
    Have had great sucsess in the past and probably best ever roast with this same been with an imex 100 but ether the beens have gorn bad or something ? *What sort off Temp and *roast times should i be looking for on a high grown been like this (2200meters)
    PLEASE helpppppppppp.
    michael

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    Re: About Gene Cafe

    This WAS FOR A Gene Cafe Which I Have just aquired !

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    Maybe new roaster smell ::)

    Obvious things to look for were there any dags of plastic laying around that got toasted or melted to the drum or any packaging etc? Apart from that what did you have the Gene set to, did you hear first and or second crack (assuming you got that far)?

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    Re: About Gene Cafe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72767C742E2B757E771F0 link=1232794090/4#4 date=1236229301
    Has Anyone got a good roasting profile for png Wahagi or other PNG Beens am having trouble with a bad flavour (reseny type bitter )
    First batch I did was warm the Gene to 100+ then press cool.

    250 gram set the machine to 235 and 20 minutes.
    Beans started to go Tan at 8 min elapsed, mid chocolate at 11 minutes elapsed

    First crack at 13 min, Rolling FC at 13.4-15 minutes and stopped the roast at 17.5 minutes with cool down button

    Tastes fine although not overpowering - might try next one at 225 after first crack, or start at 250 to bring FC forward a bit then slow down after FC to see.

    Ended up with 209 gm = 17% loss (at higher end of loss I aim for)




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