[Homeroast] Behmor Question

Jason Brooks brookswv at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 11:24:36 CST 2015


John - once it starts the un- prefixed countdown, it's heading to a cooling
cycle. It won't let you do anything. It's some sort of safety that's likely
related to heat.

On Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 12:09 PM John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com> wrote:

> Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I disagree with this.  A variac
> will not stabilize your voltage.  It only allows you to change it
> proportional to the incoming voltage (and sometimes boost it).  If your
> voltage is at drops by half, the output will drop by half also at a
> given setting.
>
> Also, that listed variac is WAY undersized for a Behmor.  It is listed
> as 3.3 amps.  The Behmor draws around 14 amps.
>
> On 12/5/2015 8:46 AM, Matt Roth wrote:
> > If indeed you are having a voltage issue, here is how I solved the same
> > thing.  A cheap little Variac will make sure your voltage is good and
> > stable.  Here is an example for you.
> >
> >
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-0-5-KVA-VARIABLE-TRANSFORMER-VARIAC-500VA-0-150V
> > -/361440568148?hash=item5427896354:g:vXUAAOSwcBhWXTzP
> >
> >
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> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Behmor Question
> >
> > If i let ut count down it does generate an error, and I think it is 7
> from
> > the first roast i did. What i've picked up is that if I see the error
> > countdown, I'll just start the cooling cycle and once it gets to the
> > ever-accurate 129 degrees, restart the roast. That works well and I've
> > reroasted before.
> >
> > Need to fine the wiggy meter to check voltage on the outlet I'm using.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jason
> >
> > On Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 9:53 AM Martin Maney <maney at two14.net> wrote:
> >
> >> On Sat, Dec 05, 2015 at 02:40:52PM +0000, Jason Brooks wrote:
> >>> Mentioned yesterday of the difficulties worj the 1/4# batches.  The
> >> roaster
> >>> would overheat before getting through the roast.  Thai is indoors as
> >> well.
> >>> This morning,  i tried 1/2# roast, and it also produced overheat
> > shutoff.
> >>> What i see is the time readout goes to what looks like "un" and a 39
> >>> sec timer. Cooled and restarted and just finished 1st crack.
> >> Oh, wait, actual shutoff?  Oh, right, and there should be an "Err 7"
> >> somewhere in there.  That's the "are you watching?  press START or
> >> I'll ruin your roast" safety feature.  Regulating agencies, what can we
> > say?
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