[Homeroast] Roast not done?

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Tue Feb 9 12:41:05 CST 2010


A 1 minute preheat.  If the roaster is stored in a cool/cold location.

Frank Awbrey wrote:
> 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>
>>
>> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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>> Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 6:24 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Roast not done?
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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