[Homeroast] Behmor 1600+ on order...

Jason Brooks brookswv at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 17:19:43 CST 2015


Thanks Howard! Sounds like one I may try. That's about the weight I used
this morning.

Jason

On Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 4:23 PM Howard B <howardbandy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I bought a Behmor 1600+ about a year ago, after wearing out a FreshRoast
> 500.  I make about two Behmor roasts per week.
>
> I have a standard procedure that works well for me, resulting in a fairly
> light roast:
> 280 grams of green beans (0.6 pounds)
> Settings:  1 pound, A, P1.  Press Start
> 18:00 on the clock.
> 4:30 failsafe countdown begins.  Press Start.
> Around 3:30, varies by bean, the first pop of a bean cracking.
> Around 3:20, the tenth pop, which I use as the indication of the beginning
> of first crack.  Press C.
> 3:10 on the clock.
> About 1:45 on the clock, cracking is about done.  Press Cool.
> 13:00 on the clock.
> About 8:00, stop the roaster and dump the beans.  Press Stop.
> Dump beans onto a large baking sheet, sort for duds, cool to room
> temperature, remove chaff, store.
> The result is about 240 grams of roasted coffee beans.  Just right for four
> one-liter pots of coffee, each 56 to 60 grams.
>
> Best,
> Howard
>
>
>
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 6:43 AM, Martin Maney <maney at two14.net> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 11:14:47PM +0000, Jason Brooks wrote:
> > > Piggy backing on here. Just got the Behmor 1600+ as an early Christmas
> > gift
> > > from my wife.  Glad to see the mention that quarter pound batch are a
> bad
> > > idea.  I've been roasting for over 10 years on several different
> > roasters.
> > > What I've seen worth either P1 or P2 is that the Behmor gets to a
> thermal
> > > safety before such as small mass can heat up in that cavernous body.
> >
> > Haven't tried it, as I'm still using the old panel, but one thing I'd
> > hope is that with the manual control you ought to be able to find a
> > reduced-power setting that would better match the smaller load (and
> > that should help with the thermostating).  I could see myself using
> > that if it worked well, as I'm the only consumer here, so even a half
> > pound roast batch lasts a good while, and it's hard to justify roasting
> > two (or more) batches for post-roast blending (and pre-blend would
> > address that, but the few blends I feel confident enough to plan that
> > far ahead aren't well suited.  mixed roast levels and/or wet/dry
> > processed lots).
> >
> > --
> > automation: replacing what works with something that almost works,
> > but which is faster and cheaper.  - attributed to Roger Needham
> >
> >
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