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

Hank Perkins hankperkins at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 14:06:20 CST 2010


I am beginning to think we have some variance in units as well.
Greg, I am certain what you roast is better than what you buy unless
you have a artisan roaster near by.

Anyway, I hope all you guys enjoy what ever you are roasting with.

Hank

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> Nope, that is the way it works.  If the thermocouple is exposed to either
> direct or reflected IR radiation the reading is meaningless. Radiant energy
> heats things, not air.  The air in the cavity is heated by the structure,
> mainly the beans.  No preheat either.  Every test I ran showed no consistent
> measurable change in roast times with a preheat as compared to no preheat.
>  Initial bean temperature is stabilized at 70F and the roaster is also at
> 70F.  The roaster is from the first batch and has the "cold roaster" mod.
>
> On 12/13/2010 01:07 PM, Hank Perkins wrote:
>>
>> Your kidding right??  1.25lb in 18 min???  I hit the first pop of C2
>> in 18 min with 12 oz, P1, 2 min pre roast, in a clean Behmor if, I am
>> lucky.  This normally takes 20:00.
>>
>> One big issue I had was the temperature variance I saw after I
>> installed a thermocouple from roast to roast under similar conditions.
>>  Sometimes up to 50 degrees F.
>>
>> I checked my voltage with my multi meter and it was running 121-119.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 12:25 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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