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  1. The Hoff reviews the Boilbrew [video=youtube_share;vntdNXr4Oik]
  2. I have all the trinkets; plastic cage, wire gauze etc. Useful for keeping the heat and beans in the popper as well as adjusting the heat profile. Like I said I think I need to experiment with 120g beans like many others do with the Severin. The hot air is blasting through 100g. Especially when the beans have lost a lot of moisture and they start moving around more. I don't know 100% if the heat protection is kicking in.
  3. On a side note. I'm pretty sure the Prima PCM001 which was sold throughout Europe is the same machine as the West Bend Poppery 2. They've long been out of production but frequently appear on Ebay. I picked up an unused one last week for a tenner. Manufactured in 2000. Hoping this will be better than the popular Severin popper I bought recently. People rave about the Severin for coffee roasting but I've been disappointed with it. Reaches first crack fine (inside, 19C) but pretty much stalls after that. It could be the thermal safety mechanism kicking in. I did try to disable it but it's v
  4. I had exactly the same experience with the Gene. I found the roasts very dull. I gave up home roasting for years, until recently, when I decided to go back to basics and I bought the little Nuvo ceramic roaster. This little thing has given me more enjoyment and better roasts than I could ever achieve in the Gene. Just as importantly you're really in touch with the sounds and smells of the roast and you can make very quick changes as you're literally cooking on gas! Just for a bit more fun I bought the ever popular Severin popcorn popper for £15. A very impressive popper for coffee. For so
  5. If depends how quickly you clean up afterwards. Leave it too long and you have problems. My siphon always comes up perfectly clean.
  6. I find them pretty easy to keep clean really. Usually a drop of washing up liquid and a shake. Bottle brush if needed. Comes up nice and clean.
  7. I know what you mean about the reviews but it's very easy to see the intention of the design and I can't see why it wouldn't work very well. Cleaning would be pretty much like cleaning the bottom glass on a syphon. Fill with water, cover with hand and shake. Very easy. In fact, the designer has a video here showing cleaning. I'll get one and report back!
  8. This is a very interesting and bare bones brewer. It looks well suited to the longer brew times many of us do in the French Press. Boilbrew [video=youtube_share;Mc74bm-xvjE]
  9. Started the Costa Rican this morning. Very nice indeed.
  10. chipbutty

    Storage

    I find those resealed bags fine. I've bought all manner of bean storage equipment over the years and I think they're a waste of money. I'm from Yorkshire though.
  11. Quite refreshing looking at their meet the team page. Not a beard in sight!
  12. First chance to roast today. I did three successive 50g roasts of Brazil Santos from Rave. Very impressed with this little thing. I did start out using the Roasmaster iOS app to try and record bean temp with my new infra red thermometer. To be honest I think that's overkill because you're already so in tune with the roasting process on the Nuvo, you can quickly gage how things are going. I imagine achieving a certain roast level becomes second nature after a while. Also it gets a bit stressful when you're trying to record temps and keep the Nuvo moving. I roasted over the gas hob with th
  13. [intended to post this in the Nuvo thread - will add it there. Apologies] First chance to roast today. I did three successive 50g roasts of Brazil Santos from Rave. Very impressed with this little thing. I did start out using the Roasmaster iOS app to try and record bean temp with my new infra red thermometer. To be honest I think that's overkill because you're already so in tune with the roasting process on the Nuvo, you can quickly gage how things are going. I imagine achieving a certain roast level becomes second nature after a while. Also it gets a bit stressful when you're trying to
  14. I've always had a love/hate relationship with the V60 and relegated it to the back of the cupboard. This 4-6 method has got me using it daily. Every brew is spot on. I use the excellent coffee.cup.guru to guide me through the process (easy to create one for the 4-6 method). I must say I'm intrigued by the Kasuya specific version of the V60.
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