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Posted Sat Mar 5, 2011, 10:42pm
Subject: Re: Next Gen Behmor 1600 Improvements, and other musings.
 

Endo Said:

Include lawyer costs and I see that total doubling.

Posted January 30, 2011 link

Yowser...you are SO right. I forgot about all that.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 11:26am
Subject: Re: Next Gen Behmor 1600 Improvements, and other musings.
 

My wish would be for a drum with an even finer mesh for roasting Yemen.  I don't know if that's practical or if it would impede air flow too much.  I find a lot of small beans in the chaff tray and quite a few half burnt beans stuck in the drum mesh.

I did get the fine mesh drum which I just use for everything.  The stock drum is gathering dust.

It's possible that I need to consider another way of roasting for Yemen.  While I would like more control over the roast, I think that's not what the Behmor is about.  I can only do 12 ounce batches and be sure I can get to Full City+.  I live with the compromises because the Behmor is pretty convenient.  Just load it up, set max time and then babysit the roast.  It's a lot less work than waving a heat gun around.

    Jim

 
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 3:38pm
Subject: Re: Next Gen Behmor 1600 Improvements, and other musings.
 

jliedeka Said:

My wish would be for a drum with an even finer mesh for roasting Yemen.  I don't know if that's practical or if it would impede air flow too much.  I find a lot of small beans in the chaff tray and quite a few half burnt beans stuck in the drum mesh.

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Jim, I'm sure you do this too:  When I load the beans I shake them over the sink (in the drum) while rotating it by hand, to sift out the small and broken beans.  That way they don't land in the chaff tray (or on the floor).

 
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Posted Sun Mar 6, 2011, 7:36pm
Subject: Re: Next Gen Behmor 1600 Improvements, and other musings.
 

JKalpin Said:

Jim, I'm sure you do this too:  When I load the beans I shake them over the sink (in the drum) while rotating it by hand, to sift out the small and broken beans.  That way they don't land in the chaff tray (or on the floor).

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There is an easier way that someone else (BoldJava?) mentioned here. Load the drum with the beans, insert the chaff tray, then press COOL.

This spins the drum a little faster, and any small beans will drop out of the drum. After three minutes, press OFF, then unload the roaster and dump out all the small beans in the chaff tray and on the floor of the Behmor.

 
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Posted Tue Mar 8, 2011, 1:16pm
Subject: Re: Next Gen Behmor 1600 Improvements, and other musings.
 

I do rotate the drum to get rid of debris and some of the smaller beans but I don't get all of them.  Plus, with Yemen, I lose a significant proportion of the batch to beans that are too small for the mesh.  As Yemen coffes are among the most expensive origins I buy, I really don't like losing 5% or whatever.

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Posted Tue Sep 6, 2011, 5:16am
Subject: Re: Next Gen Behmor 1600 Improvements, and other musings.
 

JKalpin Said:

Jim, I'm sure you do this too:  When I load the beans I shake them over the sink (in the drum) while rotating it by hand, to sift out the small and broken beans.  That way they don't land in the chaff tray (or on the floor).

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This also loosens some chaff, at least from DP beans. It's a (previously unspoken) step I always take.

 
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Posted Tue Sep 6, 2011, 5:57am
Subject: Re: Next Gen Behmor 1600 Improvements, and other musings.
 

In regards to a re-designed Behmor that needs to have a button pushed every 30 seconds to be liability-proof, I might as well just do stovetop stockpot roasting then.  Part of the appeal of the Behmor to me is that I can walk away for 10 minutes or so and do other things.

 
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