[Homeroast] Behmor 1600-Plus

Bill Kendall pleiades45 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 22:54:26 CDT 2014


...or listening to the Giants game! (Although, reading is a great way to
pass the time, too and wait for 1st crack...)


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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