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    First roast

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    My wife found our old breadmaker that we no longer used. I order some green beans. They arrived, I got excited. Pulled out the breadmaker..... no basket. Couldnt find it anywhere.

    In frustration I looked for something else that would do the trick.... and found a flour shift (the metal can with spinning metal bars)

    I put the handle in a vice and put a heat gun under it. Turned on the heat gun and slowly spun the handle on the shift.
    It worked brilliantly.
    So good I motorised the shift with a 12volt reduction motor I had lying around. Bolted the two to a bit of wood and clamped to a pole. I can adjust the pole height to control the heat from the gun and ineffect the crack times.

    After about 3 goes I got the first crack at about 6mins and the second at about 11mins.

    It works *far too well and is a way too cheap way of roasting for me to think that someone hasnt done this before.
    Any improvement suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Re: First roast

    Very innovative, you should try and extend your roast times with 1st crack around 11-13min and then second crack 5-6 min after that. 6 mins to first crack is a bit quick!!
    Enjoy the wonderful world of home roasting..............cheers gm

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    Re: First roast

    Stretch out your roast times as greenman says.
    What size batch did you do in this.
    Can you post some pics? I dont know that i would build one but you have me intrigued.

    Mal

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    Re: First roast

    I tried using one for a cooler.

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    Re: First roast



    One of these? (not the egg!)

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    Re: First roast

    Hi Runfast
    I was meaning pics in operation etc.

    Mal

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    Re: First roast

    Hi to all, just completed my first roast yesterday, I checked out this site a few weeks a go , and had to have a go at roasting , so I thought trying with a popper to start would be the go.Well shortly after deciding on a popper, I was at the local recycling centre for other stuff and picked up a Black and Decker Hot`N`Pop 1200w for the princely sum of $2.00. Ordered some green columbian beans and did some more googling while waiting.So first roast .. chaff everywhere, amazing smells, and a good looking product, waited 24 hours ( sort of) and let them gas off, ground them in my old Zassenhaus grinder .. and brewed up a cup.. my god now I know what I have been missing .. never again will I buy pre-roasted mud.I am in Port Stephens NSW and it has been pretty cold (ambient temp about 16 C last two days), and I got first crack in about 4 min second crack about 7 .. now I am looking at my breadmaker with crazed eyes and an old dmm with thermocouple, and clamps , and heat guns and .. yeah I guess you all know the story :-) Looking forward to buying some more beans and blending, after reading some of the amazingly interesting posts in this forum.Thanks to all . Cheers Gaz

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    Re: First roast

    Quote Originally Posted by doryanthes link=1224551577/0#6 date=1224723157
    my god now I know what I have been missing
    Hooked another one.



    Oh...by the way...welcome to Coffee Snobs.

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    Re: First roast

    Excellent news Gaz! 8-)

    And likewise, Welcome to CoffeeSnobs.... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Mal.

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    Re: First roast

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Welcome Gaz.
    I would stick to single origin roasts in the short term to better understand the flavours of each and these vary depending on the roast profile and rest time of the roasted beans.

    Good luck with it all and i hope you enjoy the ride.

    Mal



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