[Homeroast] List Traffic at Zero and Roast Time Length

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Fri Sep 24 19:15:24 CDT 2010


That would be within the expected normal variation for the device.  P-1, 
1.25lb, 18min initial time, 1st @ 4 min remain.

Michael Wascher wrote:
> Interesting.
> 
> Mine works best at just under a pound ...
> 
> “We’ve got no money, so we’ve got to think.”
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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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