[Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero and Roast Time Length

Michael Wascher wascher at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 17:42:56 CDT 2010


Interesting.

Mine works best at just under a pound ...

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On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:

> 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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