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Thread: Imax CR-100 Trouble.

  1. #1
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    Oct 2014

    Imax CR-100 Trouble.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Med after first crack - a.ok. but I increased it to 16 mins to get it to medium roast.

    The timer has 13 mins. Book states dark roast 11-13 minutes.

    Then tried for dark roast - Wahgi & Brazil PNat. beans

    Then 20 mins to get it darker - Same! No different.

    24 mins. Dark but not to second crack. Beans were whirling around fast burning bits off the beans which were stuck in the middle.

    I measured temp with lazer. Highest - 161 deg. which is too low.
    Voltage 228 constant.
    Beans 141g weighed.

    There is just one thing that I must look at and test it again.
    Add maybe a little more beans to make it spin less at start. Although I thought it looked slow enough maybe it wasn't. Boy what a touchy machine it is. But just maybe it's a dud and seller not wanting to change it?!?

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Today I turned out a loverly Dark roast in 9mins.
    With the machine on and the lid off I added more beans at the beginning till they were just turning not spining, which made all the difference.
    Also the Voltage was 247V a little more than previously.

    Problem solved.

    I tried a Medium roast which I roasted 7 days ago on my new Oracle BES 980
    I must say it tasted terrible. Way too bitter. So guess what I have to tweek now.

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