[Homeroast] Why I will be selling my Behmor and buying an M3

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 11:52:38 CST 2010


You are right.There is always upgraditis associated with guilt on our
list.The point is the Quest is not a replacement for the Behmor.
Rather it is a replacement for the Hot Top

> Been reading kinda conflicting info on this thread. Can't hit first crack
> yet times on profiles are limited due to ease of hitting "Third Crack". True
> you may hafta lie to your machine (1/2 pound run on full pound setting) In
> fact I could go along with calling a B1600 a half pound
> roaster........Sounds like folks are very "Hot" to try the Quest M3 and
> trying to justify with reasons other than just I Wanna...........
>
> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 10:48 AM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:
>
>> Ivan,
>>
>> Why didn't you put it on the 1 lb setting and roast the 8oz?  It would have
>> given you plenty of time.  On the other hand, if that is what you did, and
>> you could not roast 8 oz in 20 minutes, something is wrong and you should
>> contact customer support.  That isn't right.
>>
>>
>> At 06:26 PM 12/10/2010, you wrote:
>>
>>> Today I found a real treasure while shifting some stuff in my deep freeze
>>> (non defrosting).
>>> It was a vacuum sealed 1/2 pound of '07 crop IMV, a legendary bean
>>> everybody
>>> here will remember. It must have slid down past the box I keep my beans
>>> in.
>>> So it has been lurking there for nearly 4 years!
>>> So I let it thaw, and against my better judgment decided to roast it in
>>> the
>>> Behmor, aiming for a modest C+
>>> So I preheated (without beans) and loaded the full 8oz with P2 and 13
>>> minutes.
>>> Launch.
>>> At 10 min. no sign of first crack near. I added the maximum amount of
>>> time.
>>> At just one minute before the time ran out, first crack started.
>>> I was angry that I could not add a little more time. Why not? Why does the
>>> dang thing have to strictly limit how much time you can add. Even my IR2
>>> allows you to add as much time as you want at the end.
>>> Anyway, I only got to a C roast, and barely. First crack was starting to
>>> subside a little right before Cool started. All I needed was another 15-30
>>> seconds on that roast.
>>> This is why I'm ditching the Behmor. Far too many times it has left me
>>> sitting with an underdeveloped roast because I can't add a little more
>>> time.
>>> I have great line voltage (125 under load) so that isn't the problem.
>>> So I will start saving my pennies today for the M3 and I will be selling
>>> my
>>> B1600.
>>>
>>>
>>> Ivan
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