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

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 12:32:39 CST 2010


That is not operator induced error, it's program and instruction design error.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> 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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Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
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