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    Batch Size

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Heres something that you might find useful or it may be painfully obvious...it took me 6 months to realize. ::)

    Im roasting batch sizes of 357g in my corretto. Thats not a typo...357g.
    Of course you can roast more or less, but roasting same size batches enables consistency with the profile.

    Why 357? Three reasons:
    1) It produces 7 equal batches from our 2.5kg bags.
    2) It produces the exact amount of roasted beans to fill one of the 250g valved bags available in the bean bay.
    3) Its about how much I personally consume a week (at home)...not particularly relevant, I know. Just thought Id share.

    cheers,

    sd

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    Re: Batch Size

    What net weight are you getting from 357g?
    I cant imagine squeezing much more than say 270g into one of those bags because 250g doesnt leave much room.

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    Re: Batch Size

    The last batch was PNG Waghi and I ended up with 293g from 357g. Fits very snuggly.
    (Taken to the very first snaps of SC @ 16min)

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    Must be very snug indeed.

    Ill stick to my 600-620g batches.
    That usually ends up pretty close to 2 x 250g.

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    Re: Batch Size

    I used 400gm for my first corretto as that was the total sum of the bean I had. I will be doing 500gm roasts as I have 500gms bags to fill. :)

    And the wife and I go through 500gms in a week and a bit. 8-)

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    Re: Batch Size

    Quote Originally Posted by Stan link=1214034876/0#4 date=1214045402
    I used 400gm for my first corretto as that was the total sum of the bean I had. *I will be doing 500gm roasts as I have 500gms bags to fill. :)

    And the wife and I go through 500gms in a week and a bit. 8-)

    that makes sense...my wife drinks decaf (mocha java) so I have to do two roasts a week (at least).

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    Re: Batch Size

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    Dont forget youll lose about 15% in weight when roasted.



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