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    First Corretto Roast

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Well gradually I have been building up to doing my first corretto roast.

    $15 Tiffany BM from crime converters a week ago.

    Selection of different Green beans from bean bay arrived on Friday

    $40 ozito heat gun today

    hadnt got the stand, fans or temperature logger yet and was going to wait, but....

    I just could`nt. Stood outside holding the HG over the BM. Didnt really hear FC (hard to Know if its the equipment making weird noises, but i will get use to it in time maybe?).

    SC came about 17 minutes in I think, (is this normal, I was roasting Brazil Original Bourbon)

    Around 19 minutes in they looked ok to me, so i stopped and cooled them down, swapping them from cold pan to cold pan.

    The wind was getting rid of the chaff quite well and i am pleased how they look and smell, but as a newbie who has only had shop bought, may be not the highest standard yet.

    Tried them straight away (as i couldnt wait) and again they taste good to me (newbie).

    any tips on where to go from here (i.e whats more essential?)

    I roasted 300g of green to 250g of roasted.

    another question, i pointed the hg to one corner of the bowl inside, is this normal practice and there any blueprints or designs available with specifics?

    Thanks, Please see attached pics of first corretto roast.


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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    i think they are like the image third from the lest on cs members cards. is this CS10?

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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    Congrats on your first roast fullof, looks the goods to me,nice even roast, should taste great in a day or so!!
    :) :)

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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    Hi FOP,

    The roast looks good, nice and even, great work on your first roast :)

    On "my" laptop screen they look to be about CS9.

    Keep up the good work ;)

    Warren.


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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    Excellent first go panache.... 8-)

    Dont forget to come back and let us know what you thought of them in the cup.

    Mal.

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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    Sen - you are on track to some great coffee...well done.

    I think the min sustainable rate of climb (c per min) is dependant on the container shape an size, batch size and heat gun. I have a large drum size, large batch size typically to be controllable, and a powerful heat gun (Makita). The problem I have is that I cannot usually get the sustainable safe climb rate to the depths that Mal does with his - I can get 3-4 degrees per min with my set up as the safe min climb rate between FC and SC but any lower and I risk going into stall of negative territory which worries me. I have tried lowering the actual gun temp, moving the gun away, combo of both but 3-4 is it. That limits me a little in respect of FC to SC but I manage to stretch it long enough to get a nice smooth brew.

    I set a mate up recently with a smaller BM and a Bosch electronic HG and his is much easier to control at the lower climb rate. I wonder too if my house is getting the full 240 volts based on a previous wall reading.

    Cheers and good luck.

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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    thanks for your feedback, anyone know where there are designs available for an optimum corretto setup?

    Thanks

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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F3C2525262F392827282A212C490 link=1251627343/6#6 date=1251761224
    thanks for your feedback, anyone know where there are designs available for an optimum corretto setup?

    Thanks
    Click on the main heading "ROASTERS"
    You will find all the info at the top of the page under " Important Topics"

    Lots of reading to do ;)
    KK

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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    I have noticed some designs use a board to cover the roast, with a hole for the HG. what is the benefit of this over a stand for the HG. what will give better results?

    Thanks

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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    The board covering the roast affects the temp, keeps the heat in longer, handy if you live in a cold climate, or you have a less powerful HG, i live in brissie, so not an option for me, i have heard it helps with temp stability too!

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    Re: First Corretto Roast

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Covering the BM definitely helps with controlling temp and as a result a consistent roast through the batch.
    You can also run the HG at a lower temperature by using this method.
    You will still need to allow for chaff to escape the bread pan.
    I dont cover fully but leave a section for the HG to sit and the chaff to blow out.

    Mal



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