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Topic: behmor update (14 msgs / 446 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
i met with joe a better part of the day and it looks like early part 
of november is the arrival target for the behmor roaster. things are 
looking good, with a couple minor tweaks going on to the drum clasp, 
and lots of appropriate stickers and labels for the chassis. i can 
appreciate how hard it is to go from prototype to actual production, 
and how many bumps there are along the road, especially when you have 
basically developed the roaster out of the garage, as joe has. and by 
the way, ronco is out of the picture, which makes me more at ease... 
target price is 299, not 399 as i previously mentioned!
tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

2) From: Floyd Lozano
are you taking preorders?  put me down for one! ;)
-F
On 10/2/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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3) From: Michael Mccandless
I'll second that.
I'm anxious to give one a test drive.
McSparky
On 10/2/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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4) From: Rick Copple
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Cool news. I've been following this one and hoping it is as good as it 
sounds. I'm seriously looking at this as an upgrade from my wok. Now I 
just have to convince enough people that this is what I want for 
Christmas. :)
-- 
Rick Copple

5) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Next Month can't get here soon enough!!!!
Trust me people when I say that this is a very good roaster for the
price!
I can't wait to get my hands on one very shortly!
Dennis

6) From: Dave Huddle
Tom,
If YOU are going to sell the Behmor, I'll buy it!
Dave
Westerville, OH
On 10/2/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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7) From: Bruess, Don
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Tom,
 
I'll buy one just let me know when they are ready.
 
Don
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Dave Huddle
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 9:02 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +behmor update
 
Tom,
 
If YOU are going to sell the Behmor, I'll buy it!    
 
Dave
Westerville, OH
 
On 10/2/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
 wrote: 
i met with joe a better part of the day and it looks like early part
of november is the arrival target for the behmor roaster. things are 
looking good, with a couple minor tweaks going on to the drum clasp,
and lots of appropriate stickers and labels for the chassis. i can
appreciate how hard it is to go from prototype to actual production,
and how many bumps there are along the road, especially when you have 
basically developed the roaster out of the garage, as joe has. and by
the way, ronco is out of the picture, which makes me more at ease...
target price is 299, not 399 as i previously mentioned!
tom
--
                  "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
           Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria 
                     http://www.sweetmarias.com               Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com 
    Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
            phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

8) From: Bruess, Don
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Tom,
 
If you are going to sell them let us know we can make sure your first
order covers all of us.
D
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Dave Huddle
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 9:02 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +behmor update
 
Tom,
 
If YOU are going to sell the Behmor, I'll buy it!    
 
Dave
Westerville, OH
 
On 10/2/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
 wrote: 
i met with joe a better part of the day and it looks like early part
of november is the arrival target for the behmor roaster. things are 
looking good, with a couple minor tweaks going on to the drum clasp,
and lots of appropriate stickers and labels for the chassis. i can
appreciate how hard it is to go from prototype to actual production,
and how many bumps there are along the road, especially when you have 
basically developed the roaster out of the garage, as joe has. and by
the way, ronco is out of the picture, which makes me more at ease...
target price is 299, not 399 as i previously mentioned!
tom
--
                  "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
           Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria 
                     http://www.sweetmarias.com               Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com 
    Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
            phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

9) From: Aaron Scholten
Im in too for one maybe two.
Aaron

10) From: Dave
I probably won't be able to resist. I want one of these too.
On 10/3/07, Aaron Scholten  wrote:
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps

11) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I have pretty high hopes about the quality of these machines, 
discussing some of the fine points about the components with Joe. I 
think what makes them so compelling is the batch size and price ... 
especially with all the home roasters who supply friends with roasted 
coffee. If you let the cooling cycle run it's course (you can open 
the door for much faster cooling ... recommended) then you can pretty 
much start up a new batch right away. The disadvantages are mostly 
going to be on the "user" end, and for the very demanding advanced 
user. For the prior, it's drum loading - you must load it right and 
make SURE it is turning freely after you start the roast. As for the 
later, the pre-programmed limitations might seem confining, as well 
as lack of temperature read-out and control. On all levels, coffee 
visibility is an issue, but in less than 5 minutes you can cut open a 
small window in the chaff catcher that greatly improves visibility of 
the coffee. All users will have to get used to the "coasting" effect 
of the roast ... in other words you need to stop the roast earlier 
than your desired target point to allow for the fact that the roast 
continues on after the burners actually cut out. While I don't have 
any particular concerns with the behmor in this regard, I do 
recommend people to wait until the actual arrival units can be fully 
tested - I'll probably pull out 10 roasters and do a bunch of batches 
over a day or two, to make sure nothing went wrong in final assembly. 
Let ME be the guinea pig, not you!
BTW: the 299 price will include a sampler! Samplers are always good 
to get used to a new machine.
Tom
--
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

12) From: Chris Hardenbrook
Better and better. I'm always wary of *new* 1st generation 
electronics. I feel confident SM can do a proper shakedown and we'll 
get the learning curve boost that results. Mahalos to SM!
Chris in Hilo
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13) From: Michael Rasmussen
Add me to the "I want one" queue.
I'd really like it before November 24 - so I can give it to my sweetie, along
with everything else needed for chocolate roasting, as an anniversary present.
Michael 'I know how to make getting a coffee roaster good for the two of us' R
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      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
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Sounds like a good'un.  No particular date deadline for me, though.
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Sounds like a good'un.  No particular date deadline for me, =
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