[Homeroast] Behmor Noob

Steve Jacobs steve.jacobs at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 18:30:42 CDT 2015

Before I added the "Plus" controller to my Behmore 1600, I had to preheat
one pound batches a few minutes then extend the cycle to maximum. Even
then, it wouldn't always get deep enough into the second crack to be where
I like it, especially if it was cold outdoors (because of the smoke, I
always roast out on our screened in porch).

If it was just starting second crack when it started the cooling cycle,
I've found that I could hit "off", let the crack keep going a bit, then
press "cool" and let it run a few seconds to stir the beans and keep going
with that pattern until it got where I liked it.

The upgraded roaster lets me run the heat profile I like and alway get deep
enough into second crack regardless of the outdoor temperature. I'm also
really happy with the longevity of the Behmore. I've roasted over a hundred
one pound batches with no trouble whatsoever.


On Sunday, March 15, 2015, Dave <ddubr75 at aol.com> wrote:

> Awaiting receipt of my third Behmor 1600. I actually am encouraged by
> hearing you are burning batches ( though I do feel bad for you), the
> previous two versions of Behmor prior to the "Plus" would not even fully
> roast (City) a one pound batch.
> Sound advice from the earlier responder, increase batch size for sure and
> pick a less aggressive profile.
> Been roasting for over 25 years, enjoying the growth of SM over these
> years to boot.
> I feel confident you will get the hang of it soon... Roast on!
> Sent from my iPad
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