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Thread: Goodbye XUI, hello GMC

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    Goodbye XUI, hello GMC

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    2 mins into my weekly roasting today my XUI mysteriously stopped working :( after only having it for 6 weeks! >:(.

    Bunnings willingly took it back and I tooked the step of upgrading (slightly) to a GMC HP1600.

    I tried to re-commence my previous roasting but could not manage to get it to either 1st or 2nd crack. Could this be to do with the fact that the roast had already started and was allowed to cool? Ill try another batch tomorrow and see what happens.

    Chris

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    Re: Goodbye XUI, hello GMC

    Chris,

    Its like most other things you cook. You wouldnt be surprised if you part cooked an egg or a piece of fish and then found it wasnt quite the same when you came back to them a day or so later and tried to complete the process. Roasts will sometimes stick if the temperature drops. Letting it go completely cold almost certainly means you have produced something good for the garden and not much else. Providing you were working with a small roast and the beans were not Yemen Ismaili or something even more valuable, you have learned something useful and it probably cost you more in petrol to go back to Bunnings than the beans were worth.

    Cheers,

    Graeme

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    Re: Goodbye XUI, hello GMC

    Speaking of heatguns to avoid, I went through two $34 Ozitos from Bunnings in 2 days. Both failed to restart after their first use (even after a long cooldown). I upgraded to a $50 Ryobi which is still going strong after 2 months.

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    Re: Goodbye XUI, hello GMC

    we are atill going strong on the original XU1 :D
    Rich

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    Re: Goodbye XUI, hello GMC

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Theres been no mention on the instructions for either of my two guns as to how long the gun can be used for continuously. I would have thought, in terms of effort, roasting a few beans for 20 mins would be no problem for a heat gun?

    Chris



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