[Homeroast] Pre-heating empty roaster vs. roaster loaded with beans - Behmor related - an honest question

John A C Despres johndespres at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 08:55:30 CST 2010


I don't own a Behmor, but your thinking makes perfect sense to me. I imagine
you may get a stronger rolling 1st crack as well with the added
warming/drying time.

And you like the way your coffee tastes? Then keep it up.

John

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 9:41 AM, Greg Hollrigel <ghollrigel at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, I've seen the discussions on the effects of preheating the Behmor with
> or without beans.  Personally, I've been having great success giving a 90
> second preheat with my beans loaded, so I'll probably keep doing it until
> my
> success goes down.  However, I wanted to get the concensus from the group
> to
> see if my rationale for doing so is flawed.  Flame On!
>
> I figured pre-heating with the beans, especially with slower ramping
> profiles like P3 and P4, helped dry the beans, especially since the first
> stages of those profiles are less than full heat/power.  Also, it seemed to
> me that the bean mass would help retain the preheat temperature prior to
> starting the roast profile.
>
> I also figured that if you pre-heated an empty roaster, by the time you
> open
> the door, and insert the basket with beans, the temperature of the roaster
> would drop down quite a bit, counteracting the positive effects of warming
> up the roaster.  And, then, the beans are still technically at room
> temperature when you start the roast.
>
> Am I mistaken in my thinking?
>
> Greg
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