[Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero and Roast Time Length

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Fri Sep 24 17:24:42 CDT 2010


I get the
best results with 1.25lb batches.

ricky carter wrote:
> 200 to 300 grams seems to be the sweet spot for me in the Behmor.  Smaller
> load sizes are definitely more difficult to get right, for me anyway.
> 
> I think the Behmor works on both radiant and bean to bean convective (?)
> too. If you don't have enough bean mass to store the radiant heat things may
> go slower and less predictably?  just a thought, no solid evidence other
> than roasting results.
> 
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>wrote:
> 
>> Hi, Claus,
>>
>> Thanks for your post.
>>
>> I checked with Joe Behm before purchasing my Behmor.  He was kind enough to
>> try a fifth-pound roast, but said it took LONGER than he had expected.
>>
>> I do open the door a bit at first crack.
>>
>> This weekend I'll give it another go.
>>
>> Still a work in progress.
>>
>> Happy Roasting,
>>
>> robert
>>
>>> From: thoeg at get2net.dk
>>> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>>> Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:04:07 +0200
>>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero and Roast Time Length
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> 1/5 that is technical less than the Behmor can roast on the settings.
>>> I have never really used 1/4 pound, but it is said to be a hard small
>> batch
>>> to roast, so smaller is probably even harder.
>>> Have you tried opening the door during the end of first crack?
>>>
>>> Claus
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Robert Yoder" <robotyonder at hotmail.com>
>>> To: <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 6:26 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero and Roast Time Length
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi Kevin,
>>>>
>>>> It looks like we've got a little movement, so the connections are good!
>>>>
>>>> I've had a lull in roasting, lately. I went from popper to uber-popper
>> to
>>>> Behmor. My typical roast is 1/5 pound and I haven't found a good way to
>>>> get that done. The Behmor produced a noticeable improvement over the
>>>> air-poppers (IMO), but I've seen all along that it roasted too fast.
>> When
>>>> that small batch goes into exothermic, there's no stretching time at
>> all.
>>>> (Typical Roast is P1 or P2). I despair over the Behmor, feeling that it
>>>> is so much more but so much less than I want. My last roast before my
>>>> roasting hiatus used P3, or P4 (notes not at hand) in order to stretch
>> out
>>>> the roast to a reasonable length. Unless this was completely random, if
>> I
>>>> recall correctly, the depth of flavor from that roast was astonishing,
>>>> compared to what I had been experiencing. This is the first time I have
>>>> sort of given up roasting out of frustration, and I think the Behmor is
>>>> the instigator: it showed me both what I hadn't got and what I don't
>> seem
>>>> to be able to get. So the Behmor has
>>>> been a great, instructive, pause in my journey.
>>>>
>>>> Happy Roasting,
>>>>
>>>> robert yoder
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> From: ckevinj at gmail.com
>>>>> Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:31:08 -0500
>>>>> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero
>>>>>
>>>>> Well tonight I was feeling lazy so I whipped out the behmor for the
>>>>> liquid amber instead of moving the propane tank back to the roasting
>>>>> grill after the propane died in the food grill. Some days all you can
>> do
>>>>> is just roll with punches.
>>>>> I will let it rest until Saturday or maybe Sunday if I can. Not too
>> happy
>>>>> with my blend and roast currently in the maestre espresso grinder
>> based
>>>>> on the CR finca Alaska. It came out a bit light and is kind of
>> sharpish
>>>>> on the tongue.
>>>>>
>>>>> And you?
>>>>>
>>>>> -kc
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sep 23, 2010, at 9:51 PM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks! What roaster are you using?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Happy Roasting,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> robert yoder
>>>>>>> From: ckevinj at gmail.com
>>>>>>> Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:40:25 -0500
>>>>>>> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Roasted some liquid amber tonight and looking forward to tomorrows
>> SM
>>>>>>> package being delivered.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -kc
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Sep 23, 2010, at 7:36 PM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Greetings, Roaster-folk,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> No posts received for several days. Is the list down?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Test, test, test,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Happy Roasting,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> robert yoder
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