[Homeroast] behmor fire

Colin Wen colinwen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 17:33:55 CDT 2012

Probably the smoke came from the insufficient oxygen during the
burning chaff (or bean).
The reason people should not open the door is to reduce the oxygen for fire.
I assume the flame come from you opening the door, otherwise it would
just be a huge amount of smoke.

I did not have Behmor, but my roaster produce some small burning chaff
every now and then.
That is why I always roast outside of the house (backyard).

Its good to hear Jeremy's ending is good, at least no one get hurt
(same as Behmor).
Probably the manufacturer of Behmor should consider a better way to
separate the chaff in next model.


On 10 April 2012 08:22, j3r <j at j3r.org> wrote:
> On 12-04-09 03:14 PM, David Morrow wrote:
>> Jeremy,
>> Thanks for the reminder not to leave the Behmor unattended.  I have had
>> one
>> or two small glowing chaff fires, but they quickly went out when I shut
>> the
>> system down.  As you have probably figured out by now, your mistake was to
>> hit cool instead of off.  Here is what the manual says about fire:
>> In Case of Fire: Never open the chamber door.
>> It goes on to say that the machine should shut down automatically.  When
>> that happens, unplug it and move it outside when it is same to do so.  You
>> might want to talk to their tech support person about why the machine
>> didn't
>> shut down and what you should do to make sure it has not been damaged.
>>  From
>> what I hear, they are usually very helpful.
> Indeed. I panicked. The amount of smoke was prodigious. The machine did in
> fact shut down once the fire started in earnest, when the door was opened.
> I know not to open the door and said as much to my friend, but I have a bad
> habit of opening the door a crack when I need a quick cooling cycle, and I
> think this is what prompted me to do so.
> I definitely learned from this, I was more worried about the Behmor and
> damaging it, which was why I wanted to extinguish the flames ASAP. I know
> now to just close it up, put it outside if possible and explain to the
> neighbours that I was experimenting with smoke machines for my upcoming rock
> spectacle.
> Jeremy
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