[Homeroast] Roast not done?

Frank Awbrey frankeegee1 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 11:23:13 CST 2010


Claus, where did you read not to pre heat? I'm thinking that I read where
Joe Behm "does" recommend up to about a 2 minute pre-heat (read it on coffee
geek?, possibly-don't remember).

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Claus Thøgersen <thoeg at get2net.dk> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The Behmors  run very different in different homes.
>
> p1 seems to be a good profile to be able to enter second crack. You cannot
> use c on p1 so just use a, wait until the last few minutes and add the extra
> time max 90 seconds to the roast if needed.
>
> On my Behmor p3 even with d and added time does not bring the beans into
> second crack, unless aI preheat the roaster. p1 or p4 with extra time can
> get into second crack.
>
> On European Behmors the time noted in the manual from first to second
> cracks make little sense, the times are shorter, but the manual is written
> for the American version.
>
> 2 ways to be sure to enter second crack is to preheat the roaster 1 to 2
> minutes before the roast, not recommended by Behmor but several people are
> doing it. Another way is to use less beans than the pound, or ½ pound. Do
> not start with 1/4 pounds since this is the hardest roasts to get good
> results with.
>
> Claus
> From: "Rich" <rich-mail at octoxol.com>
>
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>
>
>
> You are over thinking the process with all of the door fanning and
>> preheating.  look in the manual and locate the time table that lists the
>> time from the first crack of 1st to 2nd time.  For 1lb of beans its 3min 40
>> seconds.  Load up a weighed 1/4, 1/2, or 1lb batch of a high grown bean and
>> select the weight an hit start.  Listen closely for the absolute first
>> crack.  When you hear it subtract 2:30 to 2:50 (for 1lb batch) from the
>> clock and when you reach that time hit cool and keep your hands off of the
>> door.  If you are concerned about running out of time just run it to max
>> before you start.
>>
>> Mark Jones wrote:
>>
>>> Good morning everyone! It's been driving me insane, but I've been using
>>> the Behmor for my roasts and experimenting for a nice roast for a drip
>>> maker. They've been pretty bitter I think and not sure what I'm doing wrong.
>>> I've been using either P1 C or P3 C and running either a 2 min preheat and
>>> then adding back the time after Start or just hitting start from the get go.
>>> I've been shooting for just before 2C and hitting cool and then opening the
>>> door a good min or 2 after wards to aid in cooling. My roasts have not been
>>> turning out as expected. The beans still have the visible chaff in the
>>> crevice and not showing that nice flat brown finish. Any assistance or help
>>> would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mark
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