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

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 17:04:59 CDT 2013


Interesting. Had your chaff collector dulled or is it that you're
covering part of the mesh section?

I tried the new "low profile" collector, but it extended the roast
times significantly. I switched back to the old one.

On Aug 7, 2013, at 11:11 AM, Bonnie Polkinghorn
<bonnie.polkinghorn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Excellent question, Seth. I put the shiny side out.
> -Bonnie
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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