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Not hearing cracks on new Gene Cafe
Clem Lambeth
Hi to all the home roasters. Just joined the group.

I have been roasting for about 18 years using various methods and I have always been able to hear the cracks (albeit sometimes with difficulty depending on the equipment). I have used oven, iRoast, popcorn popper and Behmor in the past. Just completed my first roast on a brand new Gene Cafe today and never heard the cracks although the roaster said the chamber temp was 472 degrees. Ambient temp was 53 degrees at the time.

Is it possible that I am baking my beans or am I just not hearing the cracks? Any advice?

Randy G
Did the beans look like they had reached a City+ or Full City? How long did it take?
Total Roast time?
Time to 1st?

Next roast try standing away from the roaster - say about 6 to 10 feet.

Life's too short to drink bad coffee.
Clem Lambeth
Thanks Randy. I will try standing farther away to see if that helps.

Yes, the beans got plenty dark in about 16.5 minutes (8 0z beans) - don't know time to 1C since I couldn't hear it. I don't know if I have ever "baked" beans so I don't know if they can get dark without cracking.
Randy G
16 minutes is a long roast and I would expect that the taste will be a little lackluster, but should be drinkable. I would advise to do what you can to shorten the roast time. Maybe use a smaller mass of beans or something- I had a Gene a log time ago but can't remember the details of operation. Others here may be more help.

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