[Homeroast] Moving From WhirleyPop to Behmor

Dan Kellgren dkellgren at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 19:22:17 CDT 2010


Thanks for the tip on Behmor Thing.  I just finished entering my (rather
low) inventory into it.  Looks like a sweet little program.  Can't wait to
use it with the roaster!

Dan

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:

> Congrats, Dan, I think you'll really enjoy it.
>
> I highly recommend checking out the BehmorThing program if you run a PC or
> emulation software at www.behmorthing.com to track your roasts.  I know
> that
> it really helped me with the Behmor learning curve and it also tracks
> inventory and temperature during the roast, very nice.  Ira keeps updating
> it with community suggestions.
>
> Other then that, you'll have to get used to a different way of thinking
> about roasting.  The Behmor runs a program so you need to plan out most of
> your roast in advance while manual methods give you more on-the-fly
> control.  The BehmorThing program has a duplicate roast feature that you
> can
> use to plan a new roast based on your last roast of the bean and track the
> changes, and you can also use tricks like opening the door after first to
> slow the roast, etc.  I've been running the Behmor for one minute with the
> chaff tray in and without the drum to heat it up prior to the roast so that
> my summer and winter roasts are more closely correlated.  The garage isn't
> temp controlled, but I'm in California, so it doesn't get brutally cold or
> hot.  I've also been using more P3 and P4 roasts then P2 as I'm drinking
> more espresso, and with the P3 and P4 roasts I tend to open the door at or
> after first to stretch between first and second crack.  I like load sizes
> between 10 oz and a full pound for my roasts but usually roast around 13
> oz.
>
> Enjoy your toy, I'm waiting on a Vario myself and can't wait.
>
> -Chris
>
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 5:25 AM, Dan Kellgren <dkellgren at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Just ordered (well, Friday night) the Behmor 1600 roaster from SM (with
> the
> > nice 8lbs. of included greens).  I've roasted for YEARS with my manual
> > stainless WhirleyPop, Coleman stove, stopwatch, Fluke digital
> thermometer,
> > flashlight, and collendar with fan for cooling.  UPS says it arrives
> > Monday.  Can't wait to experiment!
> >
> > Dan
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