Thread subject: Homeroasters.org :: mods to make Gene hotter
Posted by themikeinbaltimore on 11/14/2011 18:45
My line voltage is 119.7 by the kill a watt. with an empty drum I can get to 482 MAYBE around 15 or 20 minutes but I just stopped it the few times I tried after no movement for a few minutes around 13 minutes in at 470ish.
And that's why I posted my question, because I had read just about every Gene thread on here and my experience doesn't match yours.
Mind you this is with a brand new heater from Tim Skalling.
But here's the odd part. My roasts aren't much different from yours- i get yellow at 6 and first crack at 11m or so, usually pulling at 13 or 14 for city plus and very accelerated- meaning if I am not careful here I have burned em at 15 minutes.
Maybe it's my thermometer that's off. So I've ignored the reading and am getting some decent roasts out of it.
But I just think 11 minutes is long and many times I don't even hear a crack. i think they are cooking so slow that they don't crack. i want to be able to hit first at 8 or 9 sometimes but my hands are tied unless I can get hotter. As it is I need to push it at max just to get to a possible first at 11 or 13 - if I get it to crack. Does that make sense?