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Behmor 1600 Roaster - Prav Moodley's Review
Posted: February 8, 2009, 1:01pm
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Al Smith 8.76
Karl Denninger 8.71
Jerry Kalpin 8.50
Endo Smith 8.50
John Walker 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Behmor Quality: 9
Average Price: $299.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $399.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: greenbeanery Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: nesco roaster
Bottom Line: FANTASTIC BEGINNER DRUM ROAST MACHINE
Positive Product Points

QUIET...SUPER QUIET.
SMALL FOOTPRINT
GOOD LIGHT
SOLID CONSTRUCTION
GOOD INSTRUCTIONS AND SUPPORT

Negative Product Points

Doesn't roast 1lbs to even 1st CRACK. Temporarily Solved by adding less beans.
Working with tech. support to solve the issue.  This is really not a big deal.
Not being able to roast an extra 60 or 70 grams isn't the end of the world.
Smoke very obvious during 1st CRACK for some beans.

Detailed Commentary

Tried ohm meter for outlet...it's at proper voltage and still get cinnamon roast..nothing past 1st crack.
Keep away from smoke alarm..it will go off..you need proper ventilation.
I followed the manual and added 405grams instead of 454grams for the 1lbs setting. This helped and brought me
past 1st Crack wth some yirgeffe. I think dosing less helps but be careful if you do, to little you might catch fire like i did....One user came up with a great hint..keep a water bottle nearby...give her a squirt.
My nesco roaster..was easier to see the colour change during roasting.

The air roaster gives different tastes not as well suited to espresso which i love.

I'm noticing anything beyond 1st Crack is not suited to my taste buds. This is really about the beans and
the user profile choices. It has nothing to do with the machine.

I've been studying more and more about roasting. My last few batches have been fantastic.
I'll have to say..i had no knowledge of what different profiles do.  I didn't understand about sugars
caramelizing and developing flavours with flat line temps. After roasting the same bean on 4 different
profiles as a test. I noticed some did not do the bean justice and others did wonders.
I got a lot of information  from sweet maria's about roasting and beans.
I have also gone with SweetMaria's and GreenCoffeebuyingclub instead of Greenbeanery for beans.
This has made a huge impact on cup tastes. I'm guessing it's because possible quality issues.

Buying Experience

Tech support from Behmor is probably the best of any product that exists in any area.
I adjusted my scores to higher ratings after having more time with the unit.

Three Month Followup

OKAY>>>>after much advice from owners who are tried and tested seasoned veterans of roasting.

Use the P1 setting only and roast your beans with that . listen for 1st and 2nd crack which can easily

be achieved in short periods of time. I used the suggested 385grams on the P1 )1lbs setting instead of

the 454grams. I can get to a rolling 2nd crack easily within 18min with hard beans. The taste has

improved ten fold. When i was using the other settings for various beans as in the manual i was not

getting as good results as i am now. I'm super super happy with the Behmor right now.

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