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  1. Thanks Mark! Looks awesome. I think I may just get the manual version. Will it handle 250g out per roast including moisture loss? Say start it with 300g, including bigger beans - monsoon malabar? How much was import fees for UK? I have messaged the manufacturer direct & they are very responsive. Happy roasting! P.s the Gene 101 is great! But really want bean temperature and 250g out at least. Just nice really if ever sell some. 4 roasts for a kilo 2 for 500g etc
  2. Hi Mark, I have just done some research on this roaster. Looks really promising! Does it come with the touch screen to monitor/alter the roast? Also if you don't mind how much with shipping & import fee total? Oh & the site you bought it from? Many thanks Jord P.s I'm also new to roasting (started in March with popper now have a gene101) so much to learn isn't there!
  3. Count me in! If it ever goes ahead...
  4. Morning all! This bean cooler is on offer, I bought it in March. Cools beans super fast, very well made super heavy. Chaff net. Works great alongside my popper & gene101 Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/YUCHENGTECH-Coffee-Electric-Roasting-Cooling/dp/B08GYZHC2T/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Bean+cooler&qid=1624261707&sr=8-1
  5. Morning all! I have added an external tube to chaff port to hear cracks (discussed in other thread). Anyways, I like to monitor my roasts as much as possible. I was just wondering do you think an airflow meter at the end of my external tube would work? I would hold it there around the 10 min mark. I know the Gene has a 1 airflow rate but during past roasts before first crack smoke and what I perceive to be increase in flow from the tube on approach to first crack. Or is it just the steam/smoke and not an actual increase in airflow? My thoughts are if I can log the increase in flow from the beans (expansion) my next roasts I can compare it against. If the flow comes slower/faster or the same. As my setup the ambient temp naturally increases. Here is some pics, What do you all think? Haha Thanks all & happy roasting!
  6. I was indecisive about this when I got my Gene 101! I have read up on it for arguments for/against. Many on the Facebook group use emergency stop. I ultimately decided to use it so I can stop the roast when I want and not have the beans 'coasting' to a cool. And it is more so important as the loft ambient temperature can get high. I'm sure it will probably degrade the heater life, but this can be replaced. I did a lot of research online and made the decision to emergency stop. As you see 99% off roasters cool externally not in the roaster itself. Many have been doing es for years with no issues But ultimately each to their own! 😀
  7. Yes, I can hear it very easy now! For weeks it was doing my head in & tried all sorts, stethoscope, sound amplifier etc. I finally came up with a solution. Putting a stainless tube on the chaff port. With a metal filter to prevent chaff coming up. I can now hear cracks and also observe smoke, smell. Just cap it off with my glass when not using it during roast. It is completely reversible so doesn't void warranty. Images attached of it.
  8. Evening all, I'm really enjoying roasting on the Gene 101. I roast in the loft and have kitted it out for the roaster, ducting, insulation etc. I pre-heat my roaster to 70c each time per roast I emergency stop then initiate the cool down procedure. Normally the ambient temp in mild weather is around 14c but after 1 roast it can jump to 18c. Due to how I have insulated around the machine so subsequently my next roast is faster. Not always sure by how much. I can hear cracks and observe bean colour but want an accurate time difference from first roast so I can nail down my consistency instead of having a roast slightly lighter/darker. I was thinking perhaps record external air temp reading a few times of first roast. Say 180 @ 10.20 / 220 at 12 etc then compare to second and subtract time difference? Here is pic of my setup as you can see it naturally gets warmer per-roast due to insulation. Any thoughts/advice much appreciated Sorry about image upside down not sure why lol
  9. Thanks all. @DavecUK I believe you wrote the bella barista guide? It has been very helpful BTW, thanks 😁
  10. Morning all, I have a popcorn popper & gene which I enjoy roasting with. Just wondering if you have any green bean suppliers to share? How much should one expect to pay on average for (sca score) quality kilo of green beans? Thanks all
  11. Yes it does indeed! When it arrived the fan was not spinning correctly. It needed oiling. There is instructions how to do it. I used 3 in 1 oil. Been fine since. Just might need oiling every few months. It is a big fan. Here is vid & pic 20210319_161042-2.mp4
  12. Hey Joe! I have had my Gene Cafe 101 for less than 2 weeks, slowly getting to grips with it. As on the Facebook group most did recommend external cooling. I purchased this on Amazon and would highly recommend it if in budget. YUCHENGTECH 500g Coffee Bean Cooler Electric Coffee Bean Roasting Cooler Home Coffee Bean Cooling Plate Double Layer Filter 220V It is £89.99 UK. Build quality is superb & it is heavy. Think will last for years. (I did need to oil fan but took 2 mins to do) Literally cools the beans in well under a minute & has chaff net.
  13. Evening all, I have just recently got a Gene Cafe, still getting to grips with it. It is 240V unmodified. Anyone have a easy roast profile to share? It is in the celsius. (Least faff with red button) Thanks
  14. Afternoon all, As the title when my Pro gets up to heat it starts buzzing just before the extraction and you can hear like a voltage sound I'd describe then goes quiet. To stop the continued buzzing turning the machine on/off helps. And when it cools down there is no more buzzing. (The buzzing is only heard before extraction when it is up to temp, it didn't happen when I first got machine) Any thoughts what it could be? Many thanks
  15. I'd recommend having a look at the - Barista & Co Core All Grind. I was gonna get the Wilfa but out of stock like you say. Had the Core All Grind for about 2 months and really impressed with it. Here is some links to it: (I got mine for about £93 with a online discount code) Core All Grind Electric Coffee Grinder (UK Plug) (baristaandco.com) Mine in use. I have replaced the container with glass. I would of got the Wilfa but actually really happy with this grinder really consistent definitely filter only though. The reviews are slowly mounting up for it. Was released around November 2020
  16. I actually bought one. I highly recommend it! I bought mine from whittard of chelsea for about £90 with discount code. Definitely not an espresso grinder even struggles with using a pressurized filter basket but a fantastic filter grinder & that's what I bought it for. Currently, I have it on grind size 10 for v60 (bigger batch size 15) & use grind size 7 for aeropress and 25 plus for french press. The grind is consistent and my brews have been spot on (delicious). The retention is not too bad, I tap the top a few times to get more out. The lid includes brush & scoop which is handy. I use the brush between bean change. I just unclip the burrs and black cap to give it a clean takes about 45 secs if that. The coffee container for the grounds that come with it I do not use. I instead use glass I find much better and less static with glass. I would highly recommend anyone to try the cores over the wilfa, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
  17. Your right I just tried grind 35 instead of 22 and it oddly extracted at the same time but was weaker and slightly sour so under-extraction. I might keep pushing finer tomorrow regardless of brew time & see how it goes. 22 at 4.30 was really nice so might just leave it there. Yeah I have seen a few posts online of others saying decaf can be slower. Getting into speciality coffee is certainly a rabbit hole lol.
  18. Evening all, My usual time for v60 is between 2.50 & 3.30 non decaffeinated beans. (15g to 250ml) I'm brewing a decaf and it is a lot slower normally on grind 10 -13 for caffeine beans on 22 for decaf & still 4.30 total. I think anymore might be too coarse to be fair it tastes really good but wondering if any of you had similar slowdown with decaf? I tried it with my hand grinder & still really slow. Thoughts? Happy brewing!
  19. My bad, I wrote it wrong. From website. "For those who grind on weight the removable hopper has been designed with a coffee shut off opening so it can be placed on scales and then put back on to the grinder without any spillage." That's what I was referring to. True it does seem that.
  20. Hi all, I'm enjoying using my barista pro but getting more into filter as well now. Been looking around for best electric filter grinder and come across Wilfa Svart. (Currently using hario hand grinder) In my budget. Been around a while plenty of reviews - ticks all boxes. Went to look but all out of stock I stumbled across this grinder. Barista & Co Core All Grind Electric Coffee Grinder It ticks all the boxes too and can get it delivered for £93. I like the fact you can weigh your beans by taking off hopper with their design. Obviously being very new there is not many reviews - the few are positive. Do I take the gamble? Or wait for the Wilfa to stock back up? I'm edging for the Barista & Co one. I especially like the sound of the hopper been able to be used on scales. Here is two links to it. One is YouTube video actually comparing it to the Wilfa. https://baristaandco.com/collections/coffee-grinders/products/core-electric-coffee-grinder-uk-plug What you guys think?...
  21. I think I may have solved my problem. Pulled 3 consecutive shots this morning timings 25,24,25 I put dual wall basket in and ran it for 40 secs activated the thermojet therefore increasing temperature better than a normal flush. Had single basket at bottom to heat with water from above. Then I thoroughly dried the basket inside & out then put basket in. Single dosed with built in grinder retention is not a problem since I have a air blower on the top of it to purge out remaining grinds. Dosed, WDT, Dis tool then calibrated tamp. Did all that 3 times with good consistency for the 3 pulls. I think the key with the pro is getting up to temp properly otherwise your second pull will be different or increase the chances of that happening and having a nice dry portafilter. Thanks @TomHughes I read your old posts about the thermojet understanding now that a unrestricted flow didn’t activate the true temperature of the machine so my first pull before finding this out the thermojet was never truly activated until I actually pulled the shot with the coffee so I was warming it up with a lower than ideal temp & I imagine those small thermojet pipes don’t retain heat for long. So basically it like this. First shot - (activate thermojet temp with dual wall basket) then purge to stabilise temp and keep temp while doing the prep. Second shot (activate thermojet with the resistance from the coffee) then purge to to stabilise temp while do next prep & so on I noticed with the dual wall after stopping it I could hear the water going back up into the machine which is good for heat but I think that makes the purge more important to do after to remove any possible air locks that could of occurred while using dual wall. I’ll stay single dosing for now it ain’t perfect but if my shot variation keeps like this it’ll do until I get a niche. I feel the hopper way is so wasteful especially for the amount of coffees I do a day I’ll live with that added element of increased inconsistency for now. Thanks all Happy brewing ☕️☕️☕️☕️
  22. Thanks @Rob1 I been browsing the forum & saw a old reply of yours about shot time variation. Basically you say after 10 days rest. You pretty much get same shot time +/- couple of seconds after few weeks usually faster due to bean age. What was your setup for that? More importantly were you single dosing? Or filling the hopper?
  23. Evening all, I have a barista pro and my first pulls are always spot on but if I pull another shot after it is usually slower and occasionally can choke. I believe it is temperature related as my first shots from cold start up are consistent. What is this best way to stabilise with the thermojet technology? I put pressurized basket in first to restrict flow & activate the thermojet ideal brew temperature then purge through a shot to stabilise it. Any thoughts to get next shot similar to first temperature wise as the machine naturally heats after first pull. Not a fan of this thermojet tbh. Thanks all & stay safe.
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