[Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero and Roast Time Length

Kevin C ckevinj at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 17:58:34 CDT 2010


What?
I have to max the time out for a full pound at 100% power (p1) and they just barely make to full city, depending on the bean. I get best results with no more than 13oz depending in the bean. 

-kc 

On Sep 24, 2010, at 5:24 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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