[Homeroast] Hot Top to Behmor

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Fri Jan 1 00:20:14 CST 2010

Always 1lb batches.  The original motor gear box dies from lubricant 
failure and a ridged drive coupling.  The afterburner is like  a light 
bulb, it will fail, sometime.  I run 2X clean cycle every 4 roasts and 
vacuum after every roast.  When I had it apart for parts replacement the 
interior was chaff free.  I only roast dry process Ethiopian and similar 
coffees.  Always use small grid drum.  Roast to FC to FC+ usually.

I figure if it only eats $20.00/yr in maintenance cost then its a bargain.


Bob Hazen wrote:
> Rich,
> My usage is less than yours.  I run half-pound loads every 5 days or so. 
> Could be it's primarily the number of cycles that wears things out, 
> although I suspect the length of the cycle also matters.  Do you run 1 
> lb loads?
> Bob
> From: "Rich" <rich-mail at octoxol.com>
> Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:10 PM
>> Your failure experience mirrors mine.  An afterburner and motor in 
>> about 2 years.  I run 2 lb/week through it, every week.
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