alylea Senior Member Joined: 19 Feb 2004 Posts: 10 Location: NY Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Saeco Royal Coffee Bar Grinder: Bunn G-3 Drip: Capresso Coffee Tech Roaster: Coffee-Tech Solar
Posted Thu Jan 13, 2011, 2:31pm Subject: Re: Coffee-Tech Eng SOLAR ... I own one!
I just got a Solar roaster myself, i love it.
I was wondering if you could share some parameters for you different beans. I am trying to roast a Costa Rica, very hard and very good supposedly. I started with min in 155 and high in 178 to be on the safe side, but it was definitely to light. I pumed up a couple of degrees on the final and lowered one on the min, because beans are bit greeny too, so i though a longer roast with lower initial temp would reduce humidity before actual roast, but I am no t sure about anything.
So I set my low temp @ around 161-163 depending on the ambient air temperature. Warmer in the winter cooler in the summer. Start @ 162. When the pre-heat buzzer sound add the beans. I set the Hi Temp @ around 197C. If things get going to quick you can always shut the heaters down by pressing the Set & < button. Press & Hold the Set button and immediatly hit the < key. Listen and watch and then press & hold the Set button along with the button indicated in the readout to go into cooling.
Barcelona eh? You owe me a plate those very slated small green fried peppers that ate when I was in Barcelona 3 years ago. PM me and send me your email address. I have another tip or 2 for you.
magu Senior Member Joined: 13 Jan 2011 Posts: 2 Location: barcelona Expertise: Pro Roaster
Posted Mon Jan 17, 2011, 4:35am Subject: Re: Coffee-Tech Eng SOLAR ... I own one!
I wanted to thank you for letting me know you roasting temps. Encouraged by your input I went and pumped up the initial and end temps more than a few degrees, 160-185, and the coffee came out much better.
Will keep trying with darker roasts.. any input will be very appreciated!!
PS: of course you can count on me for those "pimientos del padron" I love then too! We are also trying to setup a small roastery/coffee bar in the city. We started with a directory site www.coffeebarcelona.com
PS2: I don'y know how to send PMs on this forum, maybe is not possible. My email is congosto at gmail dot com
bambini04 Senior Member Joined: 17 Oct 2013 Posts: 1 Location: los angeles Expertise: Professional
Roaster: Coffee-tec solar
Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 10:49pm Subject: Re: Coffee-Tech Eng SOLAR... Easy To Service
Hi Lyle! Mario here...a fellow Coffee-Tec Solar believer! So much so, I'm out of the certified kitchen, and into a coffee shop on the 4th of Nov. I'm very happy about this. I have a question for you. What do yo believe is the best way to exhaust smoke. Until now, the power of the kitchen fan simply sucked up any smoke whatsoever...quite easily. Inspector never batted an eye. Now, I'm thinking I might attach an exhaust hose and have it go directly outside. With that, do you have any suggestions? Mario
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