[Homeroast] Behmor Roasts (thus far)
dkellgren at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 17:01:06 CDT 2010
Excellent. I really appreciate the "guide" Greg. I have WAY to much
roasted coffee right now. I'm looking for excuses to give it away to I can
keep trying more roasts. Love it!
On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Greg Hollrigel <ghollrigel at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi Dan:
> I think you'll get better with time, even without temp. monitoring. I do
> everything by sound, smell, and sight (in that order), and I impress myself
> with my roasts about 90% of the time. Occasionally I get the stinker batch,
> but it's still drinkable to me. It is possible to get bright roasts (I had
> a Sidamo that was my best ever using P2), but I have had difficulty
> repeating those results.
> At the risk of exposing my coffee OCD, I've attached a DOC file with a
> bunch of notes I obtained from the internet (message boards, this email
> list, etc. on tips for using the Behmor roaster). I haven't consolidated it
> or cleaned it up the way I like, but it might save you some time if you're
> one to research things on the internet. Feel free to use it, and hopefully
> others will find it useful. It even has some message strings at the end.
> But note, that a lot of the notes talk about adjusting the time before
> pressing Start. This has been demonstrated to be ineffective in adjusting
> the initial phases of the roasts. So I would disregard those.
> As another roaster says (said) ... Roast ON!
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 7:58 PM, Dan Kellgren <dkellgren at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just completed my 3rd roast in the Behmor. My results thus far are:
>> - Honduras Organic Marcala - [P2, A, 1/4] - 4 ounces - Had to add all 2
>> minutes. Barely made it through first crack. Results were a very
>> roasted coffee that I would score 5/10.
>> - Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza - [P3, C, 1/2] - 4 ounces - Was able to take
>> it just into second crack! Unfortunately, the final result was a very
>> and bland roast that had little character that I scored a low 4/10.
>> - Panama Finca La Camiseta - [P3, C, 1] - 8 ounces - Upped the volume to
>> a 1/2 pound, but set the roaster to 1 pound. It's almost 11PM and I'm
>> drinking a full cup because I JUST roasted, so this roast has had ZERO
>> rest. But so far, a huge improvement. 8/10. Interested in how this
>> be over the next 2-3 days.
>> Question for the Behmor roasters. On all three roasts, I've had between
>> 6-10 beans down in or under the chafe collector after the roast. Some are
>> totally charred, some are still pretty green. Is this normal? Sure
>> seem like it should be.
>> So far, I really like this roaster. I'm just having a hard time not
>> my roasting temperature (former manual Whirley-Pop roaster with Fluke
>> digital temperature). I'm also wondering if my Whirley-Pop roasts will
>> always be brighter than the drum-roasted Behmor? If so, I will miss my
>> bright Kenya AA...
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