[Homeroast] Rebooting for roasting

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Sat May 1 07:49:20 CDT 2010

Actually, you don't have to take the Behmor apart to see how hot the  
heating elements are.  The the heat resistant transparent covering is  
reachable.  If you hold a finger close to it you can tell if it is  
cool enough to touch and then you can go ahead and touch it knowing it  
is not hot enough to burn your finger.  After a cooling cycle the  
heating elements might be just a little warmer than their shields but  
not enough to have an impact on the life expectancy of the heating  
elements.  If you can stand touching the heating element shields, I  
can see no way that the residual heat would have an impact on the life  
expectancy of the heating elements.  The residual heat might have a  
slight effect on the roasting process but given that a thermostat  
shuts off the heat producing electricity at a set temperature, it  
should be an effect that is no larger than the difference between  
summer and winter roasting.
      In short, I am not going to spend any of my scarce remaining  
life time waiting between roasts for the temperature of the heating  
elements to cool an extra degree or two.

     pecan jim

On May 1, 2010, at 2:58 AM, Ira wrote:

> At 12:52 AM 5/1/2010, you wrote:
>> As an engineering type with many years field computer experience if  
>> the
>> Behmor electronic cooling was designed to be "adequate" when cooled  
>> between
>> roasts than yes indeed circumventing stated cooling between roasts  
>> could
>> cause spec'd circuit over heating and hence shorten it's  
>> electronic's life
>> expectancy.
> Yes, but have you ever taken apart the machine in question?  What  
> you say would only be true if the electronics somehow retained the  
> heat of the roast between roasts?  Maybe it does, but It doesn't  
> look that way to me.
> Ira
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