[Homeroast] First Behmor Chaff Fire - Any Suggestions?

J.W.Bullfrog j.w.bullfrog at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 10:56:17 CST 2009


Probably not. Sharp corner, rough edges are perfect to form hot spotsinthe
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On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 9:13 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the advice, guys.  roasted tonight without incident.  Funny how
> it's always the same corner. :)
>
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:18 AM, John Mac <johnt.mac at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Seth-
> > That's NOTHING compared to the 1/2lb. of Peru I incinerated the other day
> > when I got distracted by the kids fighting while I was roasting. I turned
> > the beans into pure carbon! I'm sure there was a fire but I wasn't there
> to
> > see it :) I spent a couple of hours taking the machine completely apart
> to
> > clean away the terrible burnt smell/residue ( have pictures) and put her
> > back together and away I went  on to roast another four batches. My smoke
> > suppressor coil went out some time ago but since I roast outside I didn't
> > seem to notice/care. It the almost two years I've had the B16 I've done
> > this
> > more than once and it keeps bouncing back. Who ever says a Behmor can't
> > produce dark roasts doesn't know what they are talking about. I also gave
> > up
> > on the cleaning cycle since it's a waste of energy and I'd rather have
> > beans
> > in there when it's on ;-) Hasn't slowed it down a bit.
> >
> > Cheers!
> > John in Nor Cal
> >
> > On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > I was roasting 325 grams of IMV (saved it for Christmas gifts!) on P1
> and
> > > just after I hit cool, I smelled smoke and saw sparks flying inside.
>  It
> > > seemed to die out after about a minute and a half, so I let it continue
> > on
> > > the cooldown cycle.  I'll do a full scrubbing with Simple Green and
> will
> > > run
> > > a cleaning cycle.  Any other suggestions.
> > >
> > > I was worried that it was too big a batch of very chaffy coffee, so I'm
> > not
> > > surprised I got a chaff fire.  I'll dial the batch size down next time.
> > >  I'm
> > > more concerned about anything I should do to ensure the roaster is
> fine.
> > >
> > > Thanks for any help.
> > >
> > > -Seth
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