just done my first roast of these with the gene. They are huge beans [smiley=grin.gif]
160 for 5 mins then turned up temp to 240, like you found that the beans saoked up the heat, went to 245 for a couple of mins then backed off after first crack at 13 mins in, stretched the roast to 4 mins after, didnt get second crack.
Lovely colour and a very even roast. I will wait to see what they taste like - maybe!!
And hey Greg - they are huge *[smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=laugh.gif] [smiley=laugh.gif] [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif]