[Homeroast] Not sure how to go about roasting now - Behmor close to death

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 13:51:47 CDT 2013


Bonnie,

Shiny side out or dull side?

-Seth

On Aug 6, 2013, at 6:00 AM, Bonnie Polkinghorn
<bonnie.polkinghorn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello John,
> I wrap the chaff tray in foil to speed up my roasting time.  I must have
> read about it somewhere, probably here,  tried it, and it worked for me.  I
> have the original high one.  I wrap it up and use that high temp. tape to
> secure it.  I change the foil every 20 roasts or so.  Like I said, it sped
> up my roasts by 2 full minutes for the 12 ounce roasts.
>
> -Bonnie
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 8:29 AM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> At 08:09 AM 8/6/2013, you wrote:
>>
>>>> So, for comparison, with my clean insides and foil wrapped chaff tray,
>>> on
>>>> 1lb P2 B, I consistently get to 1C at the 12 minute mark.  Some coffees
>>> a
>>>> little after, some a little before, but by far the average time is 12
>>>> minutes.
>>>
>>
>> Curious.  Why do you wrap your chaff tray in foil?  And is it the high or
>> low one?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks, that give me a good point to compare to.  I'm going to have to
>>> go get the machine and try it myself to see exactly what is happening
>>> when.  Obviously it's warm enough this time of year that I can roast
>>> outside.
>>>
>>
>> Not quite knowing what you mean by this, a piece of info.  The Behmor
>> actually can roast slower in hot weather compared to cold.  It sounds
>> anti-intuitive, but true - I can explain why if you care.  If you are just
>> meaning warm enough for you comfort....never mind :)
>>
>>
>>
>>> FWIW, I have over 600 roasts in mine, I can't remember how old, but I
>>> got
>>>> it for Christmas the year it came out, was it 2009?  I roast about the
>>> same
>>>> amount, two roasts every week or two.
>>>> I've never had to fix my Behmor but once to replace the fan.
>>>
>>> That's great to know that it's holding up so well and I'm now feeling
>>> like whatever is going on can be fixed after reading these messages.
>>> Thank You.
>>>
>>
>> Totally true.
>>
>>
>>
>> I was at the SCA show in 2008 and he had the Behmor there, I think it
>>> was almost brand new at that point.
>>>
>>> Jamie
>>>
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