[Homeroast] Behmor 1600 and small beans

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Wed May 12 22:19:13 CDT 2010

great idea, Dave & Jim!
On May 12, 2010, at 9:55 PM, Jim Gundlach wrote:

> Dave,
>    Thanks for the idea!  Here is what I am doing with it.  I take the small beans and run them for a few minutes after putting them in the older round wire mesh roasting container which has slightly larger holes in the mesh than the new cylinder.  I then put them in for a few minutes on cooling cycle.  I will then roast the beans that did not fall out of the cylinder in the newer cylinder, they should work quite well.  I will collect the extra small beans and when I have enough I will do a wok roast of the mixture of supper small beans.  Money is a little tight right now because we are trying to get a new metal roof, of about 4,600 square feet, put on our old house and all the extra money is going to that project for a while.  Once the new metal roof is in place I will start looking at the suggestions for roasters that have no problem with the smaller beans.
>     Thanks for the help.
>          pecan jim
> On May 12, 2010, at 8:06 AM, Dave wrote:
>> I use a Behmor, the newer drum has helped, but sometimes the beans are still
>> too small.
>> When I have small beans, I start with a 5 minute cooling cycle.That lets
>> most of the smallest fall through before I roast. A few still fall through
>> or get stuck and burn. But I can live with it...
>> Dave

Peace & song, 

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