I got tired of ambient temp effecting my roasting profiles, so I moved it to a room with near static ambient temp..
The roasting station went through a complete re-build and the wood burning furnace has been removed. This whole section needs to be replaced with new pictures and descriptions. In the meantime here is a picture of what it looks like now and the new bag graphics...
Lots of changes to the roasting station...
New Bag Graphics
Designed some bag graphics to get in the roasting spirit and keep me at it ...
First pour with the new roast
Sure roasting it is fun.. but drinking it ...
Click on the thumbnails below to get a closer look
Got 20 feet of dryer vent hose from Home Depot and connected it to the Gene Café...
Ran the hose out the top of the roasting area...
Use cable ties and safety wire to hold the hose in place..
Use picture hanger and safety wire to hold the hose to the ceiling..
Mounted it to a piece of masonite cut to fit the inside of the door to the spare wood furnace.
Furnace mount again
Here's a better look at the whole furnace...
A closer look at the house mount..
The metal block fan mounted inside the hose mount housing.
Switch to control the fan ( with designer faceplate ).
Roasting bags, lettered to keep track of roasts..
The roasting menu..
Freshly roasted beans, in bag with check valve for CO2 de-gassing..
A nice close look at a fresh roast, this one is an Espresso blend. Should be ready in 3 to 5 days..