[Homeroast] Older Behmor question

Ben Treichel btreichel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 11:32:19 CDT 2016


The chaff collector seems to reflect alot of the heat, I did a roast where
I forgot it, and it really slowed the roast. I would say that using tin
foil demonstrates the same thing.
On Apr 13, 2016 11:06 AM, "Bonnie Polkinghorn" <bonnie.polkinghorn at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I know this is contrary to some people's experience, but for me, I need to
> cover the chaff collector with foil.  I have a very old Behmor, from the
> end of 2007, so it has the large style chaff collector.  I cover the entire
> thing in heavy duty foil except for a small square so that I can see
> through the window.
>
> This shaved about 2 minutes off of my 12 ounce roasts and allows me the
> freedom I need.  What I mean is that it shaved off 2 minutes to 1C.
>
> I use some high temperature foil tape where needed to keep the foil in
> place.
>
> I replace the foil once every few months or so, whenever the time to 1C
> starts creeping up.  I roast about 3 batches every week.  Mainly always on
> P2.  You can try that, Hank, and see if it makes a difference for you.
>
> -Bonnie P.
>
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 6:18 AM, Hank Arnold <hankarnold at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I also have an older model, about 5 years young....after a couple of
> years
> > I couldn't roast more than 1/2 Pound and get to 2nd crack on anything.
> >
> > These days I often drop down to 6 oz if I want a really dark roast, which
> > is most of the time.
> >
> > And it's not because the Behmor is dirty, I clean it before every
> roasting
> > session, which is normally weekly.
> >
> > Hope this helps, any suggestions are appreciated.
> >
> > Hank
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