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

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 11:16:17 CST 2010


I hope Joe Behm the inventor / developer of the Behmor has plans for a bean
temp probe and front display read out on future models so preheat and roast
profiling can be managed.
Aside from missing this component I think this roaster rocks.
JoeR

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM, michael brown <disracer at msn.com> wrote:

>
> My thinking is this:If your preheating with the beans loaded. Your not
> really preheating at all, your starting to roast.When i was using my Behmor
> regularly i would preheat an empty drum, load the beans and start the roast
> so that the beans themselves hadn't already been exposed to heat, but the
> roaster was warmed and ready to go.If i think about it now, i have to
> preheat my 3kilo first. Then drop in the room temp beans and start roasting.
> If i were to prehead 'Ginger' (that's her name) with the beans inside, well
> you can imagine...Another matter of perspective, I let ginger warm up for
> about 40min before i do my first batch. I get her up to 420, let her cool
> back down, back up to 420, then roast.Might be something to play around with
> the behmor, see if you can run a full roast, minus the cool down, NOT get
> burned, load it and go...i'm just thinking out loud now.Play around, see
> what happens.
> Michael Bb'ham, AL
> > Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 06:41:02 -0800
> > From: ghollrigel at gmail.com
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: [Homeroast] Pre-heating empty roaster vs. roaster loaded with
> beans - Behmor related - an honest question
> >
> > 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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