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allenb
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· 04/02/2020 4:50 AM
Morning Ed, I haven't done any green coffee hoarding yet but am hoping the supplies don't end up like the toilet paper isles!

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· 03/31/2020 2:53 PM
Hey Ed. Thanks. roar

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· 03/31/2020 11:21 AM
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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· 03/25/2020 11:49 AM
New Rochelle in the news. I think of you every time I hear it. ... Please stay safe.

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· 03/21/2020 7:36 AM
Good morning homeroasters morning Everyone is hopefully staying healthy through this. Hang in there and stay safe!

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What happened?!
CharcoalRoaster
Super weird roasting morning...

I pulled out some Tanzania Burka Estate to roast since I'm fresh out of fresh beans and pop them in my GeneCafe. Run the cycle to about FC+, pull out the delightful beans, cool them and store them for degassing.

I decide since the roaster is out already to roast a batch of SM El Competidor Espresso blend. I only put in about 150g or so and the roast turned into a bake with first crack not even reached after a 20min cycle. I assumed the batch size was too small for the GC so I dumped the beans and added the rest of my El Competidor (130g) and some Brazil Carmo de Minas (75g) to make a more full load size.

I'm watching my roast stall out again... about 14 min to yellow and now almost 25min in not even the hint of a first crack.

What happened?!

Same roaster, same circuit, same process and a recently replaced heating coil to boot.
 
CharcoalRoaster
Forgot to include:

- roasting inside
- temp control reads full blast (482*ish) during roast
- I can feel hot air exiting the machine

Merry Christmas everyone christmas tree
 
ginny
sounds like your heating coil is bad again...
 
CharcoalRoaster
I sure hope not that thing has less than 30 roasts on it :-(:thumbdown

Something else to add - when I roast inside I have to have our stove fan on full blast or the smoke alarms go off, and for some reason toddlers don't like that :-). Anyway, when I finally pulled the roast to scrap another 1/2lb of beans I heard a "whirring sound" as if the fan, or rotating mechanism was still going. The drum did not rotate once I "E" stopped the machine but the noise continued until I powered down the unit.
 
CharcoalRoaster
Super weird. I decided to give the ole' GC another go before trying to fix it again. I tossed in about 250g of a maui estate I had laying around and gave it a rip.

After an 18min cycle straight through I was delivered a wonderfully looking FC+ roast.

...no issues...

weird - must've been a circuit issue not getting enough power or something on the last try....

oh well - I'm happy that I've got some homeroast in the hopper again party
 
JackH
Maybe you are using an outlet that has another appliance on the same circuit like the refrigerator?
 
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