[Homeroast] Behmor frustrations

miKe mcKoffee mcKona at comcast.net
Tue Oct 19 15:01:52 CDT 2010


Correcto mundo. Any form of cooking "pre"-heat means before. As in pre-heat
(empty) oven for baking or grill for grilling or smoker for smokiing OR
roaster for roasting...

miKe

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> Behalf Of Michael Wascher
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:36 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Behmor frustrations
> 
> 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.
> 
> --MikeW
> 
> *"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>
> > wrote:
> > > Hank:
> > >
> > > Not being an electrical type, I'm guessing you're not 
> getting enough
> > juice
> > > into the roaster.  I use the same profile and easily get 
> into 2nd crack
> > like
> > > others have noted.  This is especially easy with P1 on 
> the 1lb setting.
> >  I'm
> > > 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
> > about
> > > 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
> > roast.
> > > 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.,
> > P3
> > > B 1lb).
> > >
> > > Good luck.  I have to say it is possible to get great 
> roasts on the
> > Behmor.
> > > 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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