[Homeroast] THE home roaster

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 16 14:28:06 CST 2010


Hi Tom,
 
Thanks for your thoughtful and informative posts (as usual)!
 
Is there any reason that the heaters in the Behmor could not be cleaned (carefully), or kept clean by judicious use of, say, simple green?
 
Happy Holidays and,
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
> Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:33:24 -0800
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> From: sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] THE home roaster
> 
> 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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> -- 
> -Tom
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