[Homeroast] Behmor in Garage
steve.jacobs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 13:45:48 CST 2015
I've roasted one pound batches in my two-year-old Behmor outdoors on my
screened in porch in all temperatures. When it was below 30, I had to
preheat close to 3 minutes, and from time to time I'd still have problems
getting it dark enough.
A couple months ago, I installed the Behmor II controller and things have
improved greatly. In manual mode, I can pick a better temperature profile
and keep on extending the roast times enough where I get deep enough into
the second crack, even with a full pound. I roasted a couple of one pound
batches one after the other with the Behmor II-ized roaster when it was 20F
outside and everything turned out perfectly. I about froze my parts off,
but at least the Behmor is a pretty good hand warmer. :)
On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 6:19 PM, jjww <jjwwmmcc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I roast in my garage all year.
> Temps range from 90+ to 35 below.
> In winter I use a Mr. Heater space unit to warm the machine.
> In Summer use fan.
> Preheat twice, once without beans 1:30 and once with beans 1:30.
> Always p1, 1lb, start, Use the + Behmor so switch immediately to p5 and hit
> D to speed drum and run 9 minutes,
> hit D to decrease drum and the 1 to return to regular roast cycle.
> After 10 seconds into first crack I open door for 30 to 45 seconds
> on speed of pops.
> Close door till end of first crack + 10 seconds and hit cool.
> Cool for 1 minute then dump to large cookie tray and cool by hand and fan.
> jjwwmmcc at gmail.com
> Homeroast mailing list
> Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> <a href="http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/">Sweet Maria's Forum</a>
> <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee Library</a>
More information about the Homeroast