I had this happen to me with my first two seasoning roasts with Brazilian beans. The next two seasoning roasts were with Colombian beans and it didn’t happen. After the seasoning roasts were done I roasted that same Brazilian bean to actually drink and didn’t have an issue.
I haven’t done a deep clean yet b/c I haven’t roasted enough for that to happen. Anyhow @billc shared this info with me on my post regarding that same issue.
From the Bullet manual under: Seasoning the Drum:
• Drum speed should be set to D9 for the first 10 roasts. This is to prevent beans getting stuck and potentially pushing the door open. After about 10 roasts, the surface should have less friction and the drum speed can be lowered.
I wonder if the deep clean is the culprit? Just a thought from a new bullet owner. Good luck and please keep us posted.
Are the coming out thru the door or the vent below the door. Too large of clearance between the drum and faceplate will allow beans to drop out the vent area. The beRing need to sit in the pocket on the back of the faceplate.
Through the vent. Ailio said the same thing but i took the face plate apart again and i couldn’t move the drum to close the gap. I thought I did s tighter job at placing the drum back on and closing the faceplate but it happened again.
Since nobody mentioned it, I will. When you remove the faceplate and then put it back, you’re bound to move the back pulley. Take off the chaff collector and push it forward, hence closing the gap that was created between the drum and the faceplate.
I think this might have fixed it. I didn’t notice that it moved at all, but maybe just enough. I just did 2 small seasoning roasts to recover the face after the cleaning and no beans fell out. About to do a bigger one. Hopefully it’s fully resolved.
If that did it, you’ve marked the wrong post as the solution. It might confuse people into thinking that they shouldn’t clean their bullet properly. Personally, I remove all the dirt, even the dirt that builds up under the drum. The only thing you must never clean is the drum. Everything else, the cleaner it is, the longer it will live.
@braca19452f9m Could clarify what you mean by “ dirt that builds up under the drum” when you’re doing your clean? A picture might be helpful. When I do a clean i follow the instructions from Sweet Maria and they don’t say anything about “under the drum”. TIA.
First of all, I’m not suggesting that anyone else should do it, just saying I’ve done it once in my 2 years with the Bullet. It’s not something that is done often. I don’t have pictures so thousand words is the next best thing. When you remove the faceplate the drum will be a bit loose. What I do is pick it up by holding the shaft where the bearing goes and vacuum under it. Also from the back once the chaff collector is removed. If you want to actually see what I’m talking about, you could try some compressed air under it. It will make a mess since there will be char everywhere, but at least you’ll have a visual confirmation. I think this happens because the Bullet doesn’t have a really snug fit against the faceplate and not everything falls out, but some stuff gets sucked under. It’s important to say that you probably won’t have any problems if you don’t do it, but I accidentally blew some air under it and, when I saw what came out, I simply had to do it.
If you use compressed air please just blow it from the back of the drum after taking off the chaff collector. If you blow from the front it is very easy to damage the mica tube, as this is very thin sheets of mica paper that will separate. So, vacuum from the front, blow air from the back.