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

Dave Huddle 137trimethyl26dioxopurine at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 20:32:07 CST 2010


Ivan,

Have you tried the 'screw driver' tweak that lets the Behmor run a bit
hotter?    Also, the area between the screws - right side rear- needs
to be CLEAN for best results.   I have no trouble roasting 8oz on the
1/2 lb setting.

Dave

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 9:26 PM, sci <scizen at gmail.com> 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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