It does look similar. I bet you'll get some fine roasts. From what it sounds like above, try starting at low heat for the first 2 minutes then high for the rest and see how it goes! I too have found washed coffees easier.Pinoybrewer wrote: https://ibb.co/kHKXFL9
I bought this hot air roaster on our version of ali express thinking it was an sr800 knockoff. There wasn't enough information so it was a leap of faith. Boy oh boy...
I hadn't roasted in a few months - actually since that workshop- but I finally put your and IowaBoy's good work into practice. I don't have it mastered yet, for sure, and I haven't tasted the results but this is definitely promising. The cracks of FC were definitely louder and the roast seemed quite uniform. For now I'd say that's the best theory for these things. I'm sure some bean-specific tweaks will come up.hercdeisel wrote:I've been thinking through the Hoos video on fluid bed roasting and trying to think about how to incorporate those insights into the uSR800 (discussions and videos here: Fluid Beds: Keep max loft)
Trying to balance a few things:
So thanks for the good tips! I'll continue to roast and report!