[Homeroast] Behmor Incinerator

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 10:39:46 CST 2010


Nancy,
Very nice to know the Behmor can take a lickin or in this case a serious
fire and live to roast again.
Thanks Joe Behm for a machine as hardy as this one.
JoeR


On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Nancy Crabtree <ncrabtree at triad.rr.com>wrote:

>
> Bob,
>
> I did the same thing and I cleaned it with Simply Green - a lot of it and a
> lot of paper towels.  It also took a lot of rubbing and believe or not my
> behmor is still running!!!!  I just knew I had ruined it.  It was completely
> black on the inside and the gasket was even rippled.     I have some areas
> now that are not completely shiny and have some black but the gasket
> returned to it's original form after it cooled.   I am doing a roast now.
>  Don't give up on it!
> Nancy
>
> > Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 06:43:53 -0800
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > From: john at chocolatealchemy.com
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Behmor Incinerator
> >
> > Bob,
> >
> > As someone else said, Easy Off is caustic. Do not use it. Simple Green.
> >
> > I've fixed a few that have this level of damage. It's a matter of
> > whether the boards were damaged. If so, I have some spares since you
> > are local. Give me a ring and we can check it out.
> >
> > John
> >
> > At 11:19 AM 12/3/2010, you wrote:
> > >Failing to heed the warnings about not leaving your roast unattended, I
> had
> > >a significant fire in the Behmor yesterday. This was a combination of
> errors
> > >that resulted in the total incineration of a half pound of beans to
> glowing
> > >embers. The machine shut down it self and is totally scorched inside
> with
> > >significant smoke residue. The door gasket is unharmed. My garage
> > >bathroom/roasting room has some heavy smoke remains as well.
> > >
> > >I am planning on using "Easy Off" oven cleaner to try to remove the
> black
> > >residue that didn't budge with Simple Green.
> > >
> > >Has anyone had issue with the functioning of the Behmor after a fire? I
> > >realize this was WAY more than a chaff fire. I just hope this wasn't a
> $300
> > >lesson learned!!
> > >
> > >Bob
> > >Dexter, Oregon
> > >
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