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    First Corretto roast almost a disaster...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi All,

    Well the newly built Corretto had its maiden outing this morning and it worked. :)

    There was almost disaster though as I was roasting in the back yard and just past FC it started to rain... My plan to reduce the heat and extend the time between FC and SC went right out the window. it was a light mist so I threw a cover over the power board, lowered the heat gun and kept on going for as long as I felt could.

    Didnt quite make it to second crack before I called stumps and rushed it all inside. Got to find a better place to roast!

    The roast looks ok. A little paler than Id like but hopefully itll be drinkable. I think I must have been very close to SC when I hauled it all out of there.

    That aside, very pleased with the new setup - even if any thoughts of a scientific approach went out the window in my battle with the elements.

    ~Jeff K

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    Re: First Corretto roast almost a disaster...

    Quote Originally Posted by 4847444449220 link=1249096766/0#0 date=1249096766
    Hi All,

    Well the newly built Corretto had its maiden outing this morning and it worked. *:) *

    There was almost disaster though as I was roasting in the back yard and just past FC it started to rain... My plan to reduce the heat and extend the time between FC and SC went right out the window. *it was a light mist so I threw a cover over the power board, lowered the heat gun and kept on going for as long as I felt could.

    Didnt quite make it to second crack before I called stumps and rushed it all inside. *Got to find a better place to roast!

    The roast looks ok. A little paler than Id like but hopefully itll be drinkable. *I think I must have been very close to SC when I hauled it all out of there.

    That aside, very pleased with the new setup - even if any thoughts of a scientific approach went out the window in my battle with the elements.

    ~Jeff K
    Well done...

    Just remember just like Super glue, Dynamite and the 3M post it notes (glue); many great products and processes were discovered by accident *:o

    Ummm I wonder how coffee was discovered or that they should be roasted *:o

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    Re: First Corretto roast almost a disaster...

    Hi Jeff ,

    What is it with first roasts .... In my first run in the corretto,damn thing got too hot and stopped on me , at the time I didnt know about the BMs inbuilt heat sensor.
    Everything was calm and being monitored to perfection up until that point ..... quickly followed by mayhem and cursing, but you move on, with added confidence with each roast.

    Good luck and hang in there..... from my CS observations most members get hooked....

    till the smoke clears.....
    Cheers
    GB

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    Re: First Corretto roast almost a disaster...

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Yeah, i figure if the first one is a disaster then it can only get better from there. Just did a second roast under the carport this time but there wasnt enough light to really see properly. Took the beans out early because they looked much darker than they actually were.

    Hopefully next time Ill do a roast exactly to plan so I can get some good data from the thermocouple and start figuring out what Im supposed to do with a roast profile once Ive got one...

    Cheers
    Jeff K



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