So this itch needed to be scratched,
I’ve wanted to try roasting for ages, but we’ll aware I could quite easily fall flat on my face.
I was thinking the gene but I know they need modding, then the behmor but it put me off really.
Then I found a good deal on a sandbox R1, the sell even included some green beans for me.
Couple days in the post and ups brought me this
With the days of waiting I went in to input mode, watched and read alot, @DavecUK vids are pretty much the only ones that give any info, and the Facebook group is a waste of space.
You can make and edit profiles as well as pay £4 per month to use pre built in profiles, I’ve paid for a month to see what’s what
I painstakingly watched Dave’s vids in super slow mo to replicate his profiles and used them for the first time today.
I’ll start with saying this is the first time I’ve done anything like this,
Here’s my roasting setup
I made a drying tray, pre heated the machine and used the Dave profile for the Brazil, first crack came quite quickly and the roast was a bit fast, I also pre jumped first crack by about 10 second.
Here’s the result of my first ever roast
This is the data
These machines are not kitchen friendly, had I done this in the kitchen the Mrs would have killed me, lucky for me I have my works, compressed air for cleaning and a good work space.
I jumped next into the Burundi coffee, again a Dave profile copy
Quick crack again
So seen as I’d paid for the app, I used the built in Brazil profile and this was a slower roast.
For my first ever go I’m super happy, all three roasts lost around 12% which is around right, I’ve modded the profile for the next roast and ordered Better quality greens.
All three roasts re bagged and resting for a trial.