[Homeroast] Behmor P1-P2
peatmonster at comcast.net
Sun Mar 13 11:34:34 CDT 2011
I use P2 almost exclusively. I run 335 g of beans on P2-1lb either B or C
depending on the results. If by using C, I hit 1st hard and there's little
gap between 1st and 2nd, I use B next time. If I hit 1st too lightly or 1st
occurs too far into P2's reduced power phase, I'll use C the next time. I
don't open the door during the roast as others do, unless things start to
run away from me. Right after hitting cool, I do open the door, remove the
chaff collector and start fanning the drum to cool the beans rapidly.
This approach covers my tastes, but I prefer beans that work well at FC to
FC++. If you're targeting lighter roasts, something else may work better.
I also have one of the earliest Behmors. It may run differently than yours
due to age or design changes in newer Behmors.
>I have tried quite a few beans in the Behmor, but according to the manual,
> well, it really doesn't specify when one would want to use P1 or P2 and I
> having trouble with discerning this. I have screwed up batches due to
> this fact. Sometimes they end up too hard and I am not sure, well..really
> just not sure..
> Most batches are fine..My P3s end up great. Some of the P1-P2 end up well
> but that may be chance. I have done the proper cleaning..I have only
> roasted about 8 batches so there shouldn't be an issue with all of the
> "in-depth" cleanings I have read about.
> Thanks a bunch.
> Robert (novice)
> P.S. Any good way around that tough listening factor of the P2 program?
> you miss those couple of cracks it is very dicey for second crack..lotta
> flameouts the first time.
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