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    Third attempt at HG roasting

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    This weekend saw our third attempt at HG roasting. The first two times we thought we might have fluked it, but were now convinced that HG roasting really IS dead easy, fast and gives consistent results. We now have a choice of Yirgacheffe, Sumatran Menheling, Kenya AA or Brazilian Cerrado roasted ready for our morning coffee, instead of the Lavazza we were formerly hooked on. The Menheling is probably our favourite at the moment, but we still have another four varieties to roast. ;D
    The only piece of equipment we had to buy was the heatgun - $16.95 at Bunnings - and a large metal mesh food cover ($5) to tip the beans into for quick cooling in front of the industrial fan. We have to watch the angle of the food cover so the fan doesnt blow the precious beans out, but Im looking around for a suitably large metal mesh splatter cover to overcome that. Im also starting to look around for a more suitable coffee grinder.

    Morning coffee is now something of an adventure. Thanks for introducing us to CoffeeSnobs, Rae. :)

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    Re: Third attempt at HG roasting

    Hi

    If you can afford it go for a Rancilio Rocky.

    If you are roasting and grinding for friends then get a doserless it makes bag filling a breeze. Just grind straight into the bag.

    The doser IMHO really is only a gimic. The only downside to the doserless is its slightly more messy but a vac soon fixes that.

    Cheers
    Rich

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    Re: Third attempt at HG roasting

    On the topic of roasting beans for friends, what sort of containers do people use to send the ground beans? Ive been doing my best to convince my friends to buy a grinder however they much prefer stale coffee than forking out the dough to buy a rocky doserless :P


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    Re: Third attempt at HG roasting

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Sunbeam do an ok grinder for about $80 will do most domestic cheapie machines :P

    but we use real coffee bags with valves

    Rich



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