[Homeroast] THE home roaster

Pat Sklenar pat at sklenar.info
Thu Dec 16 13:34:26 CST 2010


are the bulbs user replaceable and if so, can we get them from you, or 
where do we need to go?

thank you,
pat----

On 12/16/2010 2:33 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
> One thing to consider is that Behmor is a limited time 1 lb roaster - 
> as the bulbs get coated, and it ages, it becomes less capable of 1 lb. 
> I am doing a 1 Lb roast of Panama Camiseta as I write this on a 
> slightly worn Behmor to see the max degree of roast I can get. I also 
> asked Maria to make sure the batch size of 1/2 lb is the one we 
> advocate, and that 1 Lb. has a big asterisk after it explaining what 
> the limitations are. We have 3 behmors here, and one definitely cannot 
> do 1 lb due to age. ( PS: Frankly, I dislike it as a 1/4 Lb roaster 
> too. )
>
>
>
>>>  I think that a 150-300 gram batch is ideal. Many are going to want 
>>> 1 lb.
>>
>> They *think* they want 1 lb., so they get promised 1 lb. . . . but 
>> you're
>> not going to get it in an inexpensive 120V plug-in appliance.  That's 
>> one of
>> my "objections" to the Behmor, the 1 lb. "claim" (that, along with the
>> idiotic "profiles").  Mine will turn 1 lb. brown, barely.  I tell it a
>> pound, and load 300 gram, which is plenty.  I can't get to FC+, or 
>> even FC,
>> otherwise.  Apart from that I'm satisfied with it . . . I've given up on
>> "profile" roasting . . . I just set it on P1 and listen for the cracks.
>> It's kind of full circle . . . I used to be nuts about "profile" 
>> (with the
>> fully instrumented and controlled Rosto) . . . now I'm content with 
>> "just"
>> an appliance . . . and good beans (thank you so very much for that) 
>> fresh
>> roasted . . .
>>
>>
>>
>>
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