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    I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    im pretty happy to say i have finally made the jump from a popper to a Corretto - so I thought I would share my joy with photos of my first roast today..

    I roasted 600g each batch, 2nd crack was reached around the 18min mark (Peru Ceja) - is that too slow?

    setup:
    - Breville bm 280 (plus lid to keep in the heat)
    - Ryobi EHG (variable heat/fan)
    - HG stand (camera tripod)
    - Bean - Peru Ceja de Selva
    - Cooler, exhaust fan in a bucket - this needs improvement, suggestions?
























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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    One word petar......AWESOME 8-)

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    Some beautiful pics there, Petar. Good set-up and a great looking roast too.

    An 18 min roast is not too slow - pretty good actually, as long as first crack was at about 12 mins. I wouldnt go too much longer though.

    Im trying to work out your bucket cooling system. It looks like you just sit the colander on top of the exhaust fan, is that right? If thats the case then I dont think it would be too effective. If you can get a larger bucket so that the exhaust fan sits way down in it (holes beneath), then get a larger colander or sieve so that it sits snugly on top (creating a good vacuum seal) then that would be better.

    Below is a pic of my vacuum bucket set-up (250mm sieve from Everten, 10 lt bucket from Mitre 10 and old Hoover vacuum cleaner from a garage sale). Its a very tight fit and sucks all the heat out of 500g of beans in less than 2 mins.

    On the bread maker, Ive taken the lid off altogether, but I put alfoil across the top of the pan, leaving about a quarter of it open for the heatgun to go in and the chaff and smoke to come out. Retains more heat inside and therefore requires less intense heat application.

    Ive been using my Corretto for about 2 and a half years and love it. Even though its a bit of a fiddle setting up and taking apart, you cant beat it for the price. ;)

    Enjoy the trip.

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    Also, a DMM and thermoprobe to monitor bean temp would be a good investment. (Would mean drilling through your breadmaker and pan though- but worth it to give you greater control.)

    Oh, and you may want to use a fan to blow the chaff away and cool the heatgun a bit.

    Cheers.

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    I like that last pic.

    Cooler bucket suggestion:

    Find flat mesh bottomed sieve to sit on top.
    Better still, find a bigger bucket so the fan can sit inside it and the sieve sit on top for less chance of spillage.
    [img]
    http://www.foodutensils.com.au/images/277T39308_SS_Seive_with_SS_Mesh.jpg[/img]

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    Quote Originally Posted by 0F332E353F3E293C343F5B0 link=1274702185/4#4 date=1274749205
    I like that last pic.

    Cooler bucket suggestion:

    Find flat mesh bottomed sieve to sit on top.
    Better still, find a bigger bucket so the fan can sit inside it and the sieve sit on top for less chance of spillage.
    [img]
    http://www.foodutensils.com.au/images/277T39308_SS_Seive_with_SS_Mesh.jpg[/img]
    Morning TG, these pics are of my cooler, 20 litre food bucket, 10 inch Bunnings exhaust fan mounted on bottom, medium mesh gem seive on top, allows excellent airflow, fits bucket perfectly, and cools fast, seives should be available from any prospecting store.
    Really is very efficent, small footprint and quiet. :)



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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    Quote Originally Posted by 615D544C59380 link=1274702185/5#5 date=1274750674
    seives should be available from any prospecting store
    Any.....prospecting store? I didnt even know prospecting stores existed ;D

    FWIW, the seives like GregJW pictured above are avail from good specialty kitchen outlets for ~$25 ;)

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    Quote Originally Posted by 6064425B5B5E415659370 link=1274702185/6#6 date=1274755708
    Quote Originally Posted by 615D544C59380 link=1274702185/5#5 date=1274750674
    sieves should be available from any prospecting store
    Any.....prospecting store? I didnt even know prospecting stores existed ;D

    FWIW, the seives like GregJW pictured above are avail from good specialty kitchen outlets for ~$25 ;)
    Ya learn something every day ;D tried both, I prefer the larger mesh of the gem sieve, less restriction of airflow = faster cooling, priced at at around $37 from Miners den Melbourne or Sydney, and one with metal mesh and plastic sides about $13, hot beans may be a problem with the plastic. :)

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    cheers for the feedback guys..

    thermoprobe is def on my list to get..

    bean cooling, yes - my setup really didnt work so have taken note..

    jon.. where can i get a larger mesh sieve?

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    Quote Originally Posted by 1104150013610 link=1274702185/8#8 date=1274757121
    jon.. where can i get a larger mesh sieve? *
    Gday Petar,
    See my last post ;D Miners den (Melbourne and Sydney) have them, cant post a link, if you cant find them PM me.
    Not sure how they are measured, just checked mine, the mesh measures 5mm squares 7mm on the diagonal, seems to be ideal. :)

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    I find the airflow through the sieve is more than adequate and the main point of difference between the prospecting ones and the ones like mine is the price.

    My type are available for between $3 to $5 and the prospecting ones form $25 and up.

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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A4E687171746B7C731D0 link=1274702185/6#6 date=1274755708
    FWIW, the seives like GregJW pictured above are avail from good specialty kitchen outlets for ~$25 ;)
    Or from cheap asian discount stores for ~$5 ;)



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    Re: I love my new Corretto - photos from my first roast..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4B776A717B7A6D78707B1F0 link=1274702185/10#10 date=1274761102
    I find the airflow through the sieve is more than adequate and the main point of difference between the prospecting ones and the ones like mine is the price.

    My type are available for between $3 to $5 and the prospecting ones form $25 and up.
    Great stuff TG, if it does the job thats all that matters and $5 is certainly a lot better than $37. ;)



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