[Homeroast] Part of the Home Roaster Club

Scott Miller peechdogg at gmail.com
Mon May 10 17:15:46 CDT 2010


Outdoor roasting and bees has caused me some "exciting" moments, too!

cheers,

Scott

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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