[Homeroast] Part of the Home Roaster Club

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Mon May 10 14:20:39 CDT 2010


My major problem with roasting has been my garbage disposal. I have lost
more equipment and parts to that than anything else.Did attract a swarm of
bees to me while roasting outside. Does that count?

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Greg Hollrigel <ghollrigel at gmail.com>wrote:

> Whew!  I thought I had a bad experience when I realized my Behmor cleaning
> brush was in the roaster between 1st crack and 2nd crack.  Luckily, the
> brush didn't catch on fire, but my bristles are shorter.  I guess it's time
> to see if Behmor sells replacement brushes.  :-)  Now ... Greg's lesson for
> the weekend, don't store the brush on the chaffe tray.
>
> Good luck Silas.
>
> Greg
>
> On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 8:30 AM, silas coelho <silascoelho1 at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > I dont know if I should regret, or I should be proud of myself. But the
> > fact
> > is that now I'm really part of prestigious group of Home Roaster ! After
> 2
> > years with several trials, and misleading, getting bad tastes, and few
> > outstanding ones (the ones that motivates me to keep trying!), I just now
> > can really  feel what means be a Home Roaster.
> >
> > It was a warm, sunny sunday afternoon, nothing but the perfect conditions
> > (are there any not perfect?) for my roasting. I cleanup my proudly owned
> > Behmor, removed all left over from previous roast, and started a new
> batch
> > (first for the day). I was a little bit dow on roast for while, thanks to
> > the lack of jars to save my roasted beans, but it was sunday, just got
> new
> > jars, and  lets do it again. Of course before start I did some dripping,
> > with Brazil Canaan Estate (South Minas), for myself and my wife, and it
> was
> > great.
> >
> > For this round of roast, I used some Brazil Cerrado (I dont remember the
> > farm), it was ok, but most probably I went too much on the FC+ side,
> > getting
> > to the edge of Vienna, I probably lost a significative amount of flavor
> > here, but lets see after 3 or 4 days.
> >
> > Ok, second round, lets clean the Behmor with Vacuum, wait for about 1
> hour,
> > and start again, now will be with SM Classic Expresso Blend, should get
> > just
> > on the edge of Vienna (recomend for a chocolate), just not a full pound,
> > but
> > being around 3/4 lb, should be ok, good enough. Turn on the Behmor,
> > programmed as 1lb (otherwise will not be able to get on the edge of
> > Vienna),
> > keep my hand cronometer in my hands (as I always do, in case I need to
> > leave
> > my garage, where I roast it, I can make sure to be around for the 1st and
> > 2nd crack). Just before the 1st crack (or right at 1st or 2nd pop on the
> > first crack), I left to a short bio visit, on my return....I got my
> Behmor
> > engulfed in 2 - 5 inches of flames, smoke in every corner of my garage,
> and
> > my wife screaming for the nasty smell!! Of course, as a genius that I'm,
> I
> > opened the Behmor door, everything got just worst (more oxigen for
> burn!!),
> > unplug my Behmor praying to still be alive!
> >
> > After many ours of cleaning, removing debris, and cleaning again, and
> > again,
> > seems my Behmor still alive, and I still got a lot of bad smell in my
> whole
> > house (even my dog sneezes).
> >
> > Proudly Home roaster!
> >
> >
> > Btw: I did not use the CLassic Expresso Blend in my expresso maker, but
> it
> > works pretty well in my Charcoal Based Barbecue Grill :-)
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Silas
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