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    Heat gun experience

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I have just started using the heat gun for roasting, I got myself a Ozito, as after spending 3 weeks visiting various Bunning stores, I simply could not find a XU1 brand!

    I just roasted mysore nuggets (hahaha just cant help it).

    I set it to high, and roasted them from a distance of 1inch or so. I got first crack at 4.30 mins, and second crack at 6.30min.

    Is that too fast?

    I read that most people are roasting to first crack at 10min + and second crack 2-3 mins later. I suppose I could extend the roast time by just varying the heat or the distance of the heat gun.

    My real question is what is the benefit of extending the roast time?

    I roast in a used stainless steel pot which I found at home.

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    Re: Heat gun experience

    Hi Thomas,

    How much did you roast at once? We usually roast 2 cups at a time, but if roasting some for ourselves and someone else we can comfortable do 4 cups at once.

    The Ozito is good, a better choice really when you consider it has a 3 year warranty compared to the XU1s warranty of, I think 3 months. Next one we get when ours dies will be an Ozito just for the difference in warranty, besides its only $15 dearer.


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    Re: Heat gun experience

    Hey Rae?

    You reckon Toms turned into one of those CoffeeSnobs (Geek) yet?...... hehehehe I had a laugh

    You impress me Tom with your enthusiasm. keep it up mate. This is what its all about.

    FB

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    Re: Heat gun experience

    I roasted 150g, not sure how much a cup is. With the heat gun, I could differentiate the first crack from the second, which was really good!

    It really is a more user controllable roasting method. Problem is getting rid of the chaff! With the Yemeni beans, there was chaff intermingled amongst the beans. How do you "filter" the chaff?

    Its interesting, I was just reading a post on the newsgroup about how Mark Prince (coffeegeek site) made a tea out of chaff, and concluded it was tasteless, so the presence of chaff should not affect teh taste of coffee.

    However, I think the presense of chaff would affect the rate of pour and consequetly the taste. Any comments?

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    Pretty Much ;)


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    Re: Heat gun experience

    I have been warned by my wife not to turn the garage into a coffee storage warehouse. I dont think I am a true snob yet. Although I have told her not to use the word "Nescafe".

    I dont have a coffee bean tie, or a coffee bean shirt/cap. I do constantly smell of smoke tho, haahah.

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    That word..........tsk tsk tsk.

    Its really hard not being rude when you visit friends isnt it! Like a cuppa coffee? Yeah sure is it instant, Yep.... Ahh no thanks I have tea. Other one is Yeah sure Ive got a thermouse in the car, made it before I came, its real coffee..........

    Had a shorty at a Café during the weekend, one sip. No more. got up and left. didnt pay for it either. Not being rude but my thought is thast if you have to pay for it you have the right to be critical, and if its not good why should you have to pay for it?
    Often if a cup is excellent I leave a bit extra for the Barrista. Is it that I am rude or is it that one expects quality when one has to pay?

    Chaff............ Tilt the heat gun to one side and hit the beans from a distance so as the chaff blows out....worked for me!

    Just had some of the Yemen I roasted a couple of days ago. Fantastic, especially with a bit of cream, like good french chocolate. (BTW, "I love French Chocolate!!")

    FB


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    Thomas,
    Rich and I dont wear coffee ties, or coffee t-sirts and caps either...we are coffeesnobs, not coffeedorks ;)

    The name coffeesnobs is just tongue in cheek really, most of us are still learning, but we have learnt one thing already, we dont like instant, wed rather drink tea ;) So in that case we might come across a little snobish ;D
    Rae :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeSnobs link=1091492805/0#7 date=1091495956
    So in that case we might come across a little snobish
    Rae, I prefer discerning. ;)

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    Rae, I prefer discerning.
    I had a laugh, Touche :P

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    Re: Heat gun experience

    I just noticed that FB said he ordered coffee, drank it, and didnt pay for it!!

    What happened next?

    Could someone also help me understand what a lengthier roast time contributes to the taste?

    Thanks

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    I refused to pay and told them that as a consumer I expected to get what I paid for and I didnt order Dishwashing water. They appologised and next time I went by they were using a new barrista this one is trained....heheheh

    FB

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    we dont like instant, wed rather drink tea
    This is what I do. As I try to explain it to my friends, its like there is three hot, brown beverages: coffee, tea and instant. Now they may well love instant, and thats fine, but it doesnt taste anything at all like coffee.

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    I dont think you realise how different Instant tastes to real coffee until you are spoilt with real coffee on a daily basis. You just cant go back after that. Thats where we we got the "When instant just doesnt cut it" from. ;D

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    Re: Heat gun experience

    Since we are on the topic, just how is instant coffee made produced? Some manufacturers claim to have 43 beans per cup, others claim to be 100% Arabica beans.

    Perhaps there is a place for instant coffee, instant coffee did see me through university!!

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    It wasnt the Instant that got you through Tom, It was the additives they throw in to make the instant.......

    I heard they use a chemical that evaporates quickly when making instant.

    I went to Cadets last night and had to open a tin of Max#$!!s (Guess) and once I broke the seal I had a smell... Smell... SMell...SMEll... SMELl... SMELL!!!!!!...What smell............... it was sterile, what a joke!!!!, It was a pathetic excuse for the bean, Sacrilege to a good/Great natural product.

    If a Coffee Bean could sue for someone destroying its reputation and or character then this was it. At least if I have to have Instant you can at least smell the coffee in a jar of Mokona. But nothing and I mean Nothing can compare to a freshly Roasted, Freshly brewed Coffee, even low quality Beans taste better than ANY instant.

    Yes Tom there is a place....The place is the Garbage bin :-[. If you had, had access to a fresh brew instead of instant I know which you would choose.

    Well that’s my soap box for the day...I had a laugh ;D

    FB

    BTW Its snowing here and snowed last night too...... :o

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    Re: Heat gun experience

    Hahahaha ;D

    The Passion of the Coffee!!

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    Re: Heat gun experience

    Ive got a very good point though dont I?

    FB :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas_cho link=1091492805/0#14 date=1091574747
    Some manufacturers claim to have 43 beans per cup, others claim to be 100% Arabica beans.
    43 beans per cup??? Doesnt sound like a lot does it? Im sure I grind more than 43 beans for my doubles.

    Anyway I did a search on instant coffee:


    mmmmm, sounds good :P

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    Re: Heat gun experience

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Thanks Ed I still stand by my words though. Its still tastless muck or what ever one wants to call it.

    I hold CoffeeSnobs entirely responsible for my thoughts. I enjoyed my coffee before I joined but now I live for my brew.

    Any body know of a good C.A?

    Coffee Addicts Anonymous........ Thought I might take my Boema along and have a cuppa.....hehehehe

    I think I need help........... Naaaa Just another Coffee

    FB ;D



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