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Topic: Gene Cafe Roasters (7 msgs / 353 lines)
1) From: Morris Nelson
I am curious to know what kind of creative roasting patterns are being used
on the Gene Café. I initially set the thermostat at 250c/460f and headed
towards the second roast.  Are you guys able to hear the first roast?  I'm
not certain if I am or not.  Blaming the difficulty on too much rock and
roll and tractors in the field.
Morris
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2) From: John Despres
Hi, Morris.
I'm a Gene Cafe roaster and I love it. Keep playing and you'll progress. =
The GC is one of the most user friendly roasters out there and I'm sure =
you'll be pleased with it.
It took me a few roasts to hear first crack and once you do hear it a =
couple times, you'll not miss after that. I found first crack comes on =
mine at about 455F to 460F. I suggest keeping the roaster to your right =
so the chaff collector is aimed at your right ear. This will help some. =
First crack will sound a bit like popcorn popping while second crack =
will sound more like Rice Krispies in milk.
As to profiles, there are many and I'd be happy to share a few with you =
if you like. I can send over a few profile logs I've saved. There are =
many others here who will offer help as well, so we'll see who else =
pipes up.
My tractor experiences are limited to one year of farm work, but I am =
fortunate and blessed to still have excellent hearing, despite all the =
years of rock & roll which has been replaced by loud opera.
John
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3) From: Morris Nelson
Thanks for the advice, John.  I'll give it a try. =
Morris

4) From: Larry English
Hey Morris,
  John's advice is spot-on.  My standard "profile" is to roast at a 300F
setting for 3 minutes, then raise it to the max 482F until first crack, then
lower to around 465-470F for the remainder of the roast.  I normally finish
the roast in the City+ to Full City range and most roasts hit first crack
around 460F give or take a few degrees, and I'm usually done in 3-4 minutes
from start of first crack, for a total time of 14-18 minutes.  I cool in the
roaster by hitting the red button twice, which stops the roaster when it
gets down to 212F (100C), then cool on a large perforated baking sheet over
a down-draft fan.  This cooling process means that I have to stop the roast
a little before it reaches the desired level, since it takes a couple of
minutes to get down below roasting temps in the roaster.  Oh, and I roast in
my garage at ambient temps from 60F (winter days) to 70F (summer nights);
have been using the Gene Cafe since October '06.
Hope this helps - experiment with it yourself and let us know how it works
for you.
Larry
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5) From: Morris Nelson
Thanks Larry.
I roasted an 8 oz. batch of Sualwesi to French.  I listened just like John
suggested. =
Once you hear what you are looking for, it is easy. The roast took about 12
minutes to a nice shiny surface.
The first crack was not as pronounced as the second crack but I could hear
the difference. I guess it wasn't too much rock and roll and tractors after
all.
Tonight I will roast a Costa Rica to City.
I also roast in the garage here in Mpls.  Weather has been unseasonably cold
this year. First step is that I run a short cycle to warm all the parts.
I'll be roasting next week in Shanghai on a balcony with near too warm
conditions. We'll see how that works.
Also, the voltage in my house is 123v and at my friends is 119v.
Significant difference in the time to roast.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Morris

6) From: Scott Bukofsky
The Gene is a great roaster.  Search the archives here and you'll find all
sorts of good ideas.  I have also started to collect my roasting notes here
if you want to take a look: scottoscoffeeandtea.blogspot.com
-Scott
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7) From: Coffee
Thanks for the link... Good stuff! Perhaps it's an individual thing,  =
but Kona has always been one of my favorite coffees. I find it  =
incredibly unique and distinctive. I can smell a Kona across the room,  =
even when it's in a blend. My roast profile (Gene Café) is similar to  =
yours. My middle rest and final temp are a tad lower than yours. I had  =
just bought a bunch of beans from SM's when I read that the latest  =
Kona will be the last for the year...
-Peter
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