[Homeroast] Behmor neophyte
peatmonster at comcast.net
Sun Apr 18 12:29:34 CDT 2010
Just dive right in! Experience is the best guide.
I usually use P2 and roast to FC+. Just this morning I roasted some Raisin
Coffee and gently hit 1st (barely audible) and hit "cool" at 2nd. I open
the door when I hit "cool" to halt 2nd crack. The Raisin Coffee is great
with, oh.., a few minutes of rest. This is one of my quirks. I enjoy most
coffees right out of the roaster. It will be less enticing tomorrow, but
the day after it will start developing other interesting flavors.
This morning's roast was 322 g of coffee done on 1lb-P2B. P2's drop in
power occurred about a minute before 1st, although it was mild and hard to
hear. If I wanted to shorten that gap, I'd use less coffee. I would do
this in "pot's worth" increments so I don't run out of a given batch with
less than a "pot's worth" of beans left.
Best of luck to you!
>* *After 3 years of happy home-roasting with various contraptions, I am
> taking the Behmor plunge, thanks to tax refund.
> Is there anywhere I can find a definitive guide to roasting with the
> I have an espresso machine, so I will want to do some roasting into 2nd.
> I felt confident doing this, mostly due to this list and the enthusiasm
> for the Behmor.
> However, I have ignored all the Behmor posts over the years for obvious
> So, does anybody have anything like a "down and dirty" guide?
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