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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 1:45pm
Subject: Just pulled my Behmor from being in storage for 5 years!
 

So I think the subject pretty much sums it up. When I was in the Navy, I kept a good amount of my coffee stuff at my parents place, including this roaster. This past week, I've downloaded Behmor's new manual, disassembled and cleaned everything inside and out. Not surprisingly, I stopped using the roaster sometime in  2009 when it began giving me some error message during my frantic lb after lb roasting sessions while on leave. At the time I received the error,  I was spending the last day at home before returning to CA so I didn't have time to investigate the issue and just kept it there. Last week while cleaning I did notice a crusty, greasy area near the thermocouple which seems to have caused  my issues. Now issues resolved, I'm wondering, should I upgrade to newer parts such as the new chaff tray design and the 3rd revision drum? Its a 1st version Behmor that's only roasted around 25lbs of coffee in it's life and I own the old "optional" smaller mesh drum (I still loose about 3 or so beans a roast with it).

I'm impressed how the old girl cleans up after spending a few hours with simple green, toothbrushes, and compressed air. I'm thrilled it looks brand new now, but wondering how beneficial those new parts will be.  Especially the revised chaff tray in terms of cooling.
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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 4:55pm
Subject: Re: Just pulled my Behmor from being in storage for 5 years!
 

You don't need the new chaff tray or smaller mesh drum.  The smaller mesh drum does keep more of the small beans in, so you could consider it.

You should do a dry "cleaning" roast first, but I'm sure you've already done that.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 6:27pm
Subject: Re: Just pulled my Behmor from being in storage for 5 years!
 

Thanks for the suggestion. I decided not to buy the new chaff tray with my green coffee order this afternoon, I think 3 lbs more coffee is better than something I can modify myself.
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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 7:31pm
Subject: Re: Just pulled my Behmor from being in storage for 5 years!
 

Hi Chex...

I like the 2nd gen drum (the one you own) better than the newest. The newest is flimsier and I get beans stuck in mine all the time and have to pry them out (a chop stick lives next to our roaster for that purpose).

Hope you get back into the swing of it quickly.



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Roaster: Behmor, stovetop...
Posted Wed Apr 9, 2014, 9:21am
Subject: Re: Just pulled my Behmor from being in storage for 5 years!
 

I'm great at using the stove top method, I have no issues timing, measuring temps, and reaching the perfect roasts; So far with the past 3 batches with the behmor at p2, I've gotten a good FC, barely C, and FC+ (almost too much) all with the same settings but different beans. I'll need to log my roasts to relearn how to get the most out of the machine and coffee again. Should be fun. :)
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