[Homeroast] New Behmor Panel

Ben Treichel J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 12:33:37 CDT 2014


Those were my thoughts too; but I haven't installed my panel yet, to see
the capabilities for myself.


On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>
wrote:

> I want to toss in that that just isn't accurate.
>
> You can not change the profile temperature in the original model.  You can
> in the new model.
> You can not change the speed of the motor in the original model.  You have
> multiple speeds (for convection) in the new model.
>
> 'a lot' might be the loop hole in that statement.  It just really
> underplays that you can now control the profile if you want.
>
> John
>
>
> At 07:27 PM 8/26/2014, you wrote:
>
>> As a whirly pop guy who's thinking about upgrading, I've found this behmor
>> discussion interesting and full of great info.
>>
>> " there isn't a lot the new panel offers that you can't do, somehow, with
>> the original model."
>>
>> That's a telling statement for me. Can I ask, those of you with Behmor,
>> what would you like it to do that it doesn't?  Follow up: is there a home
>> roaster that does those things?
>>
>> John
>>
>> On Monday, August 25, 2014, Mike Davis <mldavis2 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>
>> > As Hank said, there isn't a lot the new panel offers that you can't do,
>> > somehow, with the original model.
>> >
>> > For those who have been tilting the roaster back an inch or so to
>> lengthen
>> > the time the beans are adjacent to the heating elements, the drum speed
>> > control does essentially the same thing.  I used it on a 1/2# run using
>> 1#
>> > P2 B settings during the initial pre-1C run up and then just prior to
>> 1C, I
>> > toggled back to normal speed to extend 1C a bit.  I did notice that the
>> > beans carried a lot of energy going into 1C and I had an excellent,
>> strong
>> > 1C run, then pressed the "C" button to add the "Rosetta stone" time to
>> > completion, stopping a bit short of the 3:15 the roaster added on the 1#
>> > setting.  Nothing that I couldn't do before, but it does give me some
>> > additional options for control, and the ability to monitor temperatures
>> at
>> > the chamber wall and exhaust to use as benchmarks in future roasting.
>> The
>> > absolute numbers don't mean much, but if you can relate them to a
>> "perfect
>> > roast" they can be used as a monitoring device allowing you to
>> manipulate
>> > the heater elements more easily (instead of opening the roaster door) or
>> > trying to pick one of the profiles to do it for you.  You can, in
>> effect,
>> > create your own profile manually, although that would take some
>> > experimentation.
>> >
>> > You can toggle from automatic (1600) mode to manual (1600-Plus) mode and
>> > back as often as you like.  So overall, worth the $50 to me for losing
>> > nothing while gaining some additional controls. I'll be eager to see how
>> > others use the controls to fine tune their roasts as we all become more
>> > familiar with the new panel.
>> >
>> > Mike Davis
>> >
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