[Homeroast] Older Behmor doesn't like 1# batches...period

Steve Jacobs steve.jacobs at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 20:13:40 CST 2015

I've been roasting 1# batches in my Behmor for most of the time I've owned
it. Granted, you have to take special steps to get a pound up into second
crack far enough to get FC Plus, but it's entirely doable. I found that I
could preheat the batch for two minutes, press "off" then restart the batch
and increase the time to max. It does work, but it's a close thing when the
weather's extremely cold.

I installed the 1600+ controller in my old Behmor and now I can probably
roast two pound batches as long as I stay close at hand the entire time.

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:43 PM, Hank Arnold <hankarnold at gmail.com> wrote:

> Your comments should be a surprise to anyone who's had the older Behmor
> model, it just won't roast 1 pound batches to anything but City, at best.
> It's no big deal, I just do 6-8oz batches to get the Roast profile I'm
> after (not many coffee's I like that are roasted less than FC).
> Hank
> > This is great news.  I've had more than a handful of full pound batches
> > ruined by my original Behmor's time limit - just reaching first crack as
> > the timeout expires is so sad, all it needed was a couple more minutes!
> I
> > doubt I'll be doing two pounds any time soon but knowing I can rescue a
> > slow roasting pound is great.
> >
> > And coincidently my Behmor just went to the great roast in the sky, so I
> > imagine I've got a Behmor Plus in my future - I took a look around at the
> > alternatives and didn't see anything very attractive.
> >
> > Thanks for sharing!
> >
> > Sam
> >
> >
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