[Homeroast] Behmor Question

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Sat Dec 5 11:30:56 CST 2015


No.  That isn't correct.  You just hit START and it continues right 
on.   I do it every single day.  The whole point is it is a countdown 
giving you warning to a cool down if you DON'T press start.

On 12/5/2015 9:24 AM, Jason Brooks wrote:
> 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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>>>
>>> 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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>>>> Dennett
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