[Homeroast] (Rescued) Cold Weather Roasting

Michael Wascher wascher at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 18:36:21 CST 2011


I keep mine inside. When it is time to roast I carry it out & start at once.

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On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Ken Schillinger <ken at whidbey.com> wrote:

> I roast in an unheated (mostly) outbuilding. The problem is that the Behmor
> will give a fault code, and not operate at lower temperatures. My remedies
> are to either heat the Behmor with a heat-gun or hair-dryer, both inside the
> oven and also through the cooling port on the end. This winter I bought a
> salamander style heater (it looks like a jet engine and burns kerosene) so I
> have the option of placing the Behmor in front of the heater output for a
> minute or two, which will allow the unit to turn on.
> Once the Behmor will start, I pre-heat the roaster and greens by putting
> the greens in the roasting drum and starting the roaster on a P1 setting. I
> let the roaster go for 1:45 and press the off button. I then enter the
> profile and time I desire and press the start button. I have had good
> results by starting with 2C (no scale) of greens, a 1:45 pre-heat, followed
> by a setting of 1Lb P4 and running the timer up to it's maximum time. First
> crack frequently starts at about 15:00 to 16:00. I am always there listening
> and watching the greens, with my usual preference being to start the cool
> cycle shortly after the greens are entering the 2nd crack. My favorite green
> to use with this profile is a Chiapas. If I could have only one coffee from
> now on, this would probably be it for me.
> Best regards, Ken
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "richard kennedy" <geoteck at hotmail.com>
> To: <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:24 AM
> Subject: (Rescued) [Homeroast] Cold Weather Roasting
>
>
>
>> I have a question.  At this point my Behmor is 'in the mail', but I was
>> wondering about the effects on roasting in <40 degree ambient temperatures.
>>  I will be roasting in my unheated garage which, right now has ambient
>> temperatures in the range of 30-40 degrees.  I am concerned that the low
>> ambient temperatures might have an adverse effect on my roasting.
>>
>> Does anyone have any experience with cold weather roasting with a Behmor?
>> Please keep in mind that I have never roasted before...this will be my first
>> roasting experience.
>>
>> Thanks!  -rich-
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