[Homeroast] Behmor 1600-Plus

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 17:55:06 CDT 2014


Does it blink or also beep?  Since I don't like using the newer chaff tray
(slowed down the roasting time too much), I usually sit in front of the
roaster, listening for 1st crack, while reading.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 2:37 PM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>
wrote:

> As someone who has repaired (or attempted to repair, read on) Behmor 1600,
> I can't begin to tell you the number of people that think because they
> believe they should be able to walk away from the roaster (i.e. totally
> disregard the instructions and warnings), they do walk away.  And I get the
> charred remains to 'repair'.  I personally know Joe agonized over putting
> in that 75% 'deadman' switch in there, but you can't control fools (and
> yes, I'm calling anyone who walks away from a roaster a fool) so you have
> to outsmart them, and everyone else pays the price.
>
> Alchemist John
>
> At 11:14 AM 8/19/2014, you wrote:
>
>> snip
>>
>>
>> Behmor cautions that you can't just set the roaster and let it run the
>> cycle.  On the new 1600-Plus model, the timer will begin blinking at 75%
>> completion of the roast cycle time and you must press "Start" within 30
>> seconds to resume the roast cycle or the roaster will stop and begin
>> cooling.  This is an added "safety feature" to keep you from walking away
>> and forgetting it that may seem a bit annoying, but shouldn't be a problem
>> for anyone if you stop and think about it.  I roast a lot of 1/2# batches
>> on a 1# P3 C setting and always manually stop the roast when it reaches my
>> desired end point to prevent over-roasting.
>>
>> end snip
>>
>> Mike Davis
>>
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