[Homeroast] Behmor - new chaff tray

Ray Tolar raytolar at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 16:20:55 CST 2010


I have been thinking the same thing better view would be nice, but I go by
sound and smell  now anyway with great results so I will wait.  Seems like
all have reported longer roast times.  Think I will save the money as a new
grinder is in the works. HOOKED and loving every drop.   Ray

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Dave Ehrenkranz <daveehr at mac.com> wrote:

> 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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