[Homeroast] Behmor - new chaff tray

Dave Ehrenkranz daveehr at mac.com
Sat Jan 16 15:47:13 CST 2010


I am wondering if it may just be better to use the old chaff collector. I don't see any real advantage to the low profile one. True the collector no longer obscures the view of the beans but is it really worth it?
dave
On Jan 11, 2010, at 2:31 PM, Rich wrote:

> The inside of the roaster is 480F.  Cut a piece of nice bright shiny stainless steel shim stock and fit it in there to block 75% of the glass.  Make the height of your piece about 5% grater than the measured height and it will spring into place and not fallout.
> 
> Yakster wrote:
>> I saw someone had covered most of their glass with high temp metallic tape
>> (leaving a small viewing window) to help prevent heat loss... back in the
>> days where there was no new chaff tray.
>> I had thought of getting some 3M High Temperature Flue Tape, stopped by an
>> Ace Hardware but they were out.
>> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004Z4DS/
>> -Chris
>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
>>> You are loosing a great deal of radiant energy through the glass that is no
>>> longer faced by a highly reflective surface.  That is the major loss path.
>>> The low profile chaff tray merely slows down the beginning of the
>>> temperature ramp. It is impacting the rate of change in temperature. The
>>> galas is a continuous loss.
>>> 
>>> Dave Huddle wrote:
>>> 
>>>> As Rich suggested  'Minor unauthorized mechanical realignment may be
>>>> required to allow proper operation...'
>>>> 
>>>> I 'presuaded' the offending vane to be a tad further from the drum and
>>>> 'persuaded' the latch to be a tad closer to the axis of the drum.
>>>> The vane isn't exactly straight now, but you would have to look at it
>>>> very closely to see that.    The drum rotates freely now - but because
>>>> of the greater mass and heat capacity of the new chaff tray, I'll have
>>>> to increase roast times.
>>>> 
>>>> The increased bean visibility is an advantage of the new chaff tray.
>>>> 
>>>> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Surely, you are not suggesting that anyone should read and understand the
>>>>> instructions before using a new appliance are you?  That's heresy!
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> http://behmor.com/pdf/BT1000NV_Instructions_and_placementEnhanced_B_and_W_copy_version.pdf
>>>>> 
>>>>> Minor unauthorized mechanical realignment may be required to allow proper
>>>>> operation...
>>>>> 
>>>>> Yakster wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> I don't have the new tray, but there's a doc on the behmor site about
>>>>>> usage. I think you flip it up for cleaning and down for roasting.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> -Chris
>>>>>> 
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