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

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Wed Aug 7 18:17:54 CDT 2013


Do you pre-heat?

Alternatively, if you don't mind cleaning up a touch more, just don't 
use a chaff tray at all.

John

At 03:04 PM 8/7/2013, you wrote:
>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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