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Freewillow

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  1. Eddie Dove's profile? I already had them. Thank you very much, anyway. I was told to be careful with some since my gene @ 230V is not as powerful as his. Any own expérience? Tried a "US" fast ramp up of Guatemala and, as I expected, I could hear very clearly the first crack ( only when the ramp up is too slow, I do not hear it ). Pre heat @ 150°, @250° until first crack 11:00 minutes, lowered T° to 227. Stopped at 15 minutes but did not hear second crack. First real smoke when I opened the container for Fast Cooling. I guess roast level Full City ( I was shooting for Full City +. Suggestions? Lowered too much the temperature or did not wait long enough. :-).
  2. This is GREAT news MikeHag. Please do so. I am in bad need of reliable info. Please give the reference to this new thread in this one when you post it. Thank YOU
  3. O know you are not :-). I have considered this possibility but I do not believe it will help. Have you a personnal experience with it? I think that the problem with "the french" speaking profiles is that they reach a maximum of 225°. It may be that the first crack is so slow to come (16-18 minutes to start) that it is barely audible. Who has some profiles that are more agressives but leave some acidity to the beans?
  4. I did the "unthinkable" and bought a second hand Gene. For +/- 200 euros, barely used, This was something that I could not refused, considering that a new Behmor was far away. Difficulty with it is to hear the cracks. I can hear the cracks ONLY if I go full heat. If I ramp up slowly, I never hear the first crack. I like my coffee quite acidic, even in expresso, so I prefer light roast. In the "french speaking" forum, most people prefer a slow ramp over the US forum that rather go for a fast high temperature. Any opinion? Help to hear first crack, or recognise by "chaff ejection, color, expansion of the beans?
  5. Got the info from Behmor about new CE version for spring. If it came from Steve or from the US HQ, I do not remember. Sorry, age and cafféine is taking a toll on my brain :-).
  6. The only thing I know is that Behmor had to make some changes to the machine for CE mark reasons. I am not aware that they will be significant changes on the machine. Rather cosmetic/safety changes in order to comply with European regulations. I have been told that the nex model will not be produced before this spring.
  7. Thank you very much , the link was very useful
  8. I am a new member. I am living in Belgium. Happy owner of a Nuovo Simonelli Oscar + Grinta Grinder. I am contemplating buying a home "torrefactor" ( I am not sure that this is an English word, excuse my french mother tongue) May I ask those that have some knowledge in the field, to help me make a choice between the Behmor 1600 and the Gené Café. Could you tell me what the advantages/drawbacks are for both of them? Thank you very much for your help. Regards
  9. Hi, I am a new member. I am living in Belgium. Happy owner of a Nuovo Simonelli Oscar + Grinta Grinder. I am contemplating buying a home "torrefactor" . Therefore I posted a subject on the matter here. Thank for your help.
  10. Hi, I am a new member. I am living in Belgium. Happy owner of a Nuovo Simonelli Oscar + Grinta Grinder. I am contemplating buying a home "torrefactor" ( I am not sure that this is an English word, excuse my french mother tongue) May I ask those that have some knowledge in the field, to help me make a choice between the Behmor 1600 and the Gené Café. Could you tell me what the advantages/drawbacks are for both of them? Thank you very much for your help. Regards
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