[Homeroast] Rebooting for roasting

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sat May 1 21:06:22 CDT 2010

The chaff will blow around and burn if you open the door.  you have to 
let it cool down a bit before opening the door.  Or just calculate the 
cooling time into the roasting profile.

Mary Shue wrote:
> I waited a little over an hour, I think.  I thought these beans were going
> to be toast though.  I did my roast exactly like I did the last time only I
> left the door open 15 seconds more (30 seconds total right before first
> crack) and then when I went to open the door to speed the cool down (8:00) -
> there were bonfire sparks going all over the place!  I was sure it was going
> to be the beans but it turns out that I think it was just some excess chaff.
> Smelled pretty bad.  Should I continue letting it cool down (that's what I
> did this time) if it happens again or do something different.  I don't think
> it was the Behmor, I really think it was excess chaff.  Any words of wisdom?
> 1/2 lb at 1lb, P1, B (20:00)
> Opened door from 10:45-10:15
> First crack 9:30-8:00ish
> Total time 12 min plus cool time.
> Mary in A2
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