[Homeroast] Behmor 1600 questions
mike_kae at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 20 12:27:50 CST 2011
I use a thermocouple. I have it tied to the left side drum support in a half hitch.
I don't hope to get exact readings of ET. Instead I use it to make sure that ET is not going down as I crack the door too stretch 1C-2C.
Regarding opening the door, I wait until I verify several snaps of 1C. That is when 1C is adding significant heat to the roast.
That said, lately, I've changed my Behmor roasting strategy. Up to recently, I have focused on maximizing 1C-2C, often resulting in roast lenghths of 18-21minutes. Lately, I have been focusing more on a 13-15minute roast by trying to speed up the onset of 1C. To do this I *preheat the roaster empty for 2 minutes
*attach a piece of aluminum foil to the chaff tray on the roaster door side.
*When I hit 1C, I remove the aluminum foil to help slow things down a bit.
Doing this, I have found a significant improvement in the flavor of my coffee.
--- On Tue, 12/20/11, John <johnmonteleone at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: John <johnmonteleone at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Homeroast] Behmor 1600 questions
> To: "Homeroast at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this list" <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 12:48 AM
> I had a couple of questions. Does
> anyone recommend using a digital thermometer with
> thermocouple with the Behmor. If so, how do you get
> the thermocouple in the Behmor.
> Also, as part of my roasting process. I am trying to extend
> the time between first and second crack as long as possible.
> Based on information I've read before, I usually keep the
> door open a crack once i go into first crack. But sometimes
> I'm not really sure when first crack starts. Is the first
> faint crack that I hear or is the first real snap. Any
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