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

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Mon Dec 13 12:25:59 CST 2010

What convinces me that most of this is operator induced error is that I 
can reliably roast 1.25lb of dry processed Ethiopian beans to FC+ or 
even into French with no problem, at the default time of 18 minutes. 
What is being missed is you can actually vary the roast profile by 
varying the weight of beans and the bean/roaster start temperature. 
Initial bean temperature will result in very measurable changes in the 
EOR time, all else being equal.

On 12/13/2010 12:12 PM, Edward Bourgeois wrote:
> The Behmor is a good first attempt IMHO but just that. The chaff
> singeing issue is unacceptable. Having to trick the roaster by setting
> 1lb and roasting 8-12oz defeats part of the safety features. If I had
> to tell an insurance agent whether or not I was using the roaster as
> instructed would I have to lie? If the floor was 1 inch or so lower
> would the chaff issue improve? A mod I just haven't had a chance to
> try. Having a roaster that will do a full lb. indoors into 2nd crack
> with 15amps and having good smoke suppression is challenging at best.
> I might prefer 8-10oz but with the ability to do back to back. The
> wire mesh drum and radiant heat application is a good concept as is
> the roaster design in general but with all now learned it needs a
> version 2 IMO.
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Ira<ira at extrasensory.com>  wrote:
>> At 07:21 AM 12/13/2010, you wrote:
>>> I would tend to agree with you that the Behmor is being just plain
>>> bad-mouthed.  Trying to roast 1lb of hard beans on P-3 will never turnout
>>> well.  And if the beans are cold it will be a disaster.
>> But, the instructions say it should work, don't they.  I was promised a 1lb
>> roaster, weren't you?
>> Ira
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