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

BSGarley bsgarley.public at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 18:38:04 CST 2010

I think (IMHO) that what is NOT right is having a 1# machine that can only
perform to ones expectations with 8 (or 12) oz of beans. At that point the
Behmor is a quarter kilo instrument and must be compared to other quarter
kilo devices.

At the current time I am satisfied with the results of roasting with a
Behmor and I usually roast a pound at a time. But, every individual will
have to assess their own situation to see if it satisfies their objectives.

Bruce Garley
New Port Richey, FL
Stillwater, MN
San Juan Capistrano, CA and the list goes on ...
Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias.

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


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
>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
>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
>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
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