[Homeroast] Behmor - Different Roasting times

Lynne lynnebiz at gmail.com
Tue May 24 09:05:05 CDT 2011

I don't have a Behmor, but that's exactly my roasting 'method.' In fact,
it's the only way I know how to roast! Personally, I think it makes the
roaster (human not machine) far better in the long run, if one has the
personality to roast like this.

Problem I have now is that I moved in Dec - apt. is great, stove isn't. I'm
drinking a sad, sad cup of Columbia Los Chuchos de Tolima - no, scratch
that. I couldn't get past a couple of sips. Been like that for what seems
like forever.

I need to take an active part in my roasting - can't afford a Behmor, so I
think I'm going to get a heat gun & try that method. I can attach it to
something so I don't have to hold it for the length of time (arthritis &
other stuff). Either that or (gasp!) switch to tea...


On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 8:06 AM, David Rossell
<drossell at norwoodschool.org>wrote:

> I really, really like my Behmor, but it is not the most consistent of
> machines.  For a few years I kept careful logs of roast times, crack times,
> etc., but finally stopped this past winter.  The previously logged roast
> numbers were proving to be only the barest guidelines.  So now I just Zen
> out with the roasting process.  I go a little by eye, but mostly by smell
> and by sound and intuition.  If I'm sometimes sad I can't recapture a
> particularly brilliant roast, I have more fun with the roasting than when I
> was worried about record-keeping.  (shrug)
> David

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