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    Hello, and first roast...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,
    This is my firt post here and thought Id share my first roast success that I did yesterday. Up until the other week I was buying brown beans from a reputable seller and was quite happy but have been meaning to roast myself for a little while now so I recently ordered some green Kenya AA. Having read the posts here about Corretto roasters I was halfway there with a breadmaker that was sitting idle in a back cupboard. The missus was only too happy to gain the cupboard space again ;). A quick trip to bunnings and $75 later I walked out with a variable temp ryobi heatgun. I still have to sort a way of holding the gun in place but I managed leaning it onto a step ladder as a temporary solution. Not sure of temperatures so a DMM will probably be the next purchase.
    Yesterday I set it all up and gave it a go. The process took about 22 minutes as I dont think I had the gun hot enough. Second crack went into almost rolling and I pulled them out. Couldnt wait to try it this morning and im impressed with the result. Im sure it will taste better in the next day or two. Ive attached some pics as well and cant wait to roast again next week. Im hoping I chose a good bean to start off with as I only drink double espressos and I make flat whites for the missus.
    Thanks for looking.

    .bil









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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Looks great.

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Nice setup, but I think something is wrong with your shot? The crema doesnt look right...

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Thanks.
    I only just got Miss Silvia a few days ago, upgraded from a 5 year old Gaggia coffee deluxe which was on its way out. Still learning to tame her, shes quite fussy about grind it seems. Sugar was my crema float test ;)

    .bill

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C696B656F7D0E0 link=1243141767/3#3 date=1243144800
    ... Sugar ...
    Like I said, theres something wrong with your crema.

    Kidding aside, Im keen to do this myself. How much did it end up running you?

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    I had the option of the 08 model Silvia for $745 and the new one was $810. Then I got the base for another $150. I went with the 09 Silvia only because I liked the steam wand improvement. Not that Im a milk person but it also had a 2 year warranty. Loving it.

    .bill

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Hey kafeneo
    I have visited many Kafeneos in Greece *;D

    Good first roast result

    KK

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Great first roast and once you master Silvia you wont need sugar in a shot either :)

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Thanks KK,
    Yeah the kafenea in Greece are great. You can just waste a whole day drinking coffee watching the world go by. What a life.
    Next bean im planning to roast is some ethiopian harar which I should have a small amount of next week. Hope the roast turns out as well as this one.

    cheers,
    .bill


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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Welcome kafeneo... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    That looks to be a darn good first roast mate; probably a little darker than I would go for myself but its all about what tastes great to you and thats the really fantastic thing about home roasting - You get to do everything your way... 8-) Nothing wrong with Kenya AA either, a beautiful bean for almost any way you like to drink your coffee,

    Cheers :)
    Mal.


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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Thanks Mal :)
    I think next roast Ill stop at the first signs of SC. By then I may have a DMM temp probe stuck in the side of the roaster to monitor it more closely with the numbers.

    all the best,
    .bill

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F2A28262C3E4D0 link=1243141767/8#8 date=1243147186
    Yeah the kafenea in Greece are great. You can just waste a whole day drinking coffee watching the world go by. What a life.
    My dad could do the same 30 years ago in Marrickville.

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    Re: Hello, and first roast...

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    And many try to do the same here in Oakleigh in Melbourne but when I walk past I see the younger generation sipping a frappe in the midlle of winter. ::)



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