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Topic: First impression of the Behmor 1600 (2 msgs / 47 lines)
1) From: Les
I am drinking my first cup roasted in the Behmor as I type.  I picked
one of my favorite beans to bring to the PNWG, and one I have roasted
more than 20 pounds of to try on the Behmor.  I must say, it produced
a very nice roast and the end result is very good in the cup.  I gave
it the ultimate one time test in that I wanted to roast a full pound
and do a city roast.  Joe did both of these for me under what was not
ideal conditions.  The Behmor was hooked to an extension cord, and we
were outside in the wind with an ambient temperature of well less than
70 degrees.  Durability looks like it is built into this machine.  Joe
has a number of built in profiles and there are many parameters that
can be played with.  For a standard 120 V setup I am initially
impressed.  I think this may be the plug and play that we have been
looking for in the homeroast world.  I know that Joe is very dedicated
to making this machine right and keep the expenses down.  Can it
produce as good a coffee as my RK setup?  To be honest, I really don't
know.  This cup this morning is within 10% of my worked out profile
with the RK.  The carmelization isn't as developed, but that is one of
the hardest parts of any profile, so I need to be fair.  Joe was
working under tough conditions and I asked to do a very difficult
roast.  Is this the perfect roaster?  No.  Is this a roaster with
tremendous value? YES  This roaster is going to be selling for right
around $300.00.  You are getting a lot of roaster for your dollar.
Based on what I saw and what I am drinking today, I think the Behmor
is a winner.  When I get to play with Mike McKoffee's, I am planning
on some good half pound tests.
Les

2) From:
Les:
How long was the roast?
gin
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