[Homeroast] Behmor frustrations
wascher at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 14:36:13 CDT 2010
I do not put beans in for preheat.
I leave the drum & chaff tray out too.
My goal is to get the roaster up to a stable steady state before actually
applying heat to the beans. This gives a more consistent roast. I roast in
the garage & live in a 4-season climate -- I was getting lousy results in
cold weather before this.
*"He who hesitates is a damned fool." *
* -Mae West*
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com>wrote:
> Never done the windex thing. I do the periodic cleaning runs. I will
> try the preheat. When you preheat do you load with beans?
> I will also clean and try to find the metal bend mod.
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Greg Hollrigel <ghollrigel at gmail.com>
> > Hank:
> > Not being an electrical type, I'm guessing you're not getting enough
> > into the roaster. I use the same profile and easily get into 2nd crack
> > others have noted. This is especially easy with P1 on the 1lb setting.
> > guessing that since you are having trouble even on the P1 profile, the
> > Behmor is not heating up enough.
> > Given that, my favorite profile these days is P3 B 1lb for 20:00 using
> > 12-13 oz of greens. I do a 90 second preheat on P1 as well. The preheat
> > definitely improved my consistency in getting where I wanted in the
> > You may give that a try. It basically is starting the roast on P1 for 90
> > seconds, then pressing stop. Then pick the roast profile you want (e.g.,
> > B 1lb).
> > Good luck. I have to say it is possible to get great roasts on the
> > I've been on a good streak lately, except for 1 batch of Brazil that I
> > underroasted b/c I couldn't see the timer in the sunlight.
> > Greg
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