[Homeroast] Behmor - Different Roasting times

Jon Parquette parquett at chemistry.ohio-state.edu
Wed May 25 11:04:36 CDT 2011

There are several things that you can do to improve that. First, if you remove the right side panel and using an air can electronics cleaner, blow out the impeller fan. That often gets filled with dust and slows the roasts.  The second thing to try, but I would call Behmor first, is to pull the back exhaust plate off and then using a screwdriver wedge open a 1/4 inch gap in the the exhaust tunnel. It is hard to describe but easy to do. This dramatically increases the roast rate. I went from not being able to complete a roast to producing charcoal in 15 minutes on a full pound, so you have to be careful not to make the gap too large. Anyway, call Behmor for instructions first.


P.S this is my first post after lurking for a long time.

On May 24, 2011, at 6:55 PM, Bonnie Polkinghorn wrote:

> Hello Brian,
> That does sound slow.  Have you tried putting aluminum foil (shiny side out)
> over the chaff tray?  I have trimmed about 2 minutes off each 8-12 ounce P2
> roast by using it.  A call or email to Behmor support may also help.
> -Bonnie P.
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Brian Salwasser <
> salwasser.homeroast at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I purchased my Behmor 3 years ago February, and it was used from SM's.  I
>> have LOVED it.  However, I also have noticed the roast times slowing down
>> significantly.  With 8 oz at the 1 lb. setting it goes almost to the end of
>> the cycle before it touches 2nd crack.  It is rare I ever want to take a
>> roast to 2nd, but it used to jump into 2nd from 1st with 8 oz in about 12
>> minutes.  I have kept a log of each roast cycle, and each time I've cleaned
>> in and run an empty cycle (every fifth roast).  I even took it apart and
>> cleaned the fan about a month ago with little improvement.
>> Anyone have any suggestions?  I have been contemplating purchasing another
>> one.
>> Thanks,
>> Brian
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