[Homeroast] Behmore 1600 Plus - SR 500 - Gene Cafe

Matthew Roth kneedragger at skidmarkracing.com
Tue Aug 19 12:55:59 CDT 2014

All I can say is that I love my Behmor!  It has been a rock solid roaster
for me for the last year.  I tend to roast 3 - 4 pounds at a time and about
once a week with no issues.  A little maintenance and that's it.  Nice unit.


-----Original Message-----
From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
Behalf Of Luigi Calamar
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:04 AM
To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
Subject: [Homeroast] Behmore 1600 Plus - SR 500 - Gene Cafe

I've been using the SR500 for the past 2 years or so.

I'm interested in upgrading for the following reasons:
1) the SR500 seems to roast a little too fast - tough to get much range in
the roast (I've lately switched to medium heat but that has created other
2) too small quantity
3) inconsistent roasts (due to different bean size, quantity is very
important, and how many roasts in a row (3rd or 4th roast is different than

So I'm waiting for the 1600 Plus - but wonder if the Gene Cafe would be the
better way to go.

What appeals to me about the Behmor is it would be more quiet with less
smoke (what I've read)

What concerns me is the ability to do darker roasts (though I rarely go
beyond FC roasts anyway)

I live in a condo and roast under my range hood - so smoke and sound are
concerns (a good roast though would take precedence)

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