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Hey quarantined home roasters! I hope you have great coffee! If they have a run on coffee, I hope you're set with your great home roast! Find me on Facebook! Ed Needham

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Slow Roaster
I have tried to follow recommendations on roasting profiles, but have noticed my roaster never gets even close to the temperature settings, with the exception that it does reach 300 before 5 min. elapsed time. So, I did the "482" test - set the roaster to 482 deg., then timed the period for the roaster to warm up to 482. This was almost 7 minutes - a rather long, but, I guess, acceptable time frame.

My question is this: should I just follow the profile settings that I see posted for various coffees - or should I make adjustments - like add some time for each phase; or use fewer beans in the roast?
John Despres
Hi, fiddleboy.

7 minutes is the low end of acceptable. Are you using an extension cord? If not, do you have access to a tester to tell you what your voltage is at the receptacle you're plugged in to? Sounds like low voltage.

Some more questions -
Do you warm your drum empty for a few minutes before roasting?
What volume of beans are you roasting now?
Are you using a warming stage at the beginning of the roast?
What time does first crack come?
What time does second crack come? (if you go that far)

Answering these will help us help you.

In the meantime, have fun!

Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
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