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Topic: Behmor 1600 shipped (108 lines)
1) From: Bill Zambon
I only get the digest version of the homeroast list; I imagine someone has
already posted this... but just in case they have not, here is an email to
Joe Behm's mailing list.
To all,
Been a bit hectic around here given fires are North, South and East of my
home in various parts of San Diego and now appears we'll be hosting some
families for a few days maybe months. So if information gets a little spott=
y
over the next days or I fall behind in that period please understand.
Now to good news ……actually it's great news in my book.
I've just received information about 2 hours ago from my freight forwarder
the cargo ship with roasters has left port and should be in the South China
Sea as I type. Arrival in Long Beach, California is slated for the first
week of November.
If all goes well roasters will be available for delivery at each of the
distributors sometime around the 10th-11th of November. The only caveat to
this would be customs. But we are already addressing that issue as I type,
to limit problems as much as possible.
One other thing I would like to share with everyone are points about what
I've seen in a thread about quality.
I understand this and will say the following.
Quality... The assembly house who is doing my work is the same assembly
house who manufacturers for Braun, Cuisinart, Krups, Gevalia, Sunbeam, Mr.
Coffee, Ronco, T-Fal and many more top tier firms. They are experts in the
appliance manufacturing field, who have onsite UL staff, full onsite
engineering personnel and more. This is why I chose them.
The cylinder for the roaster went through at least nine revisions. Blade
placement changes and designs for testing theories that went to a
rotisserie, to understand roasting. To changes of clasps and more.
The roaster has gone through at least 6 generational changes with three
being hard changes. I still have the first hard generation and you'll have
the third. In between there were hundreds of changes and a computer program
that one small aspect, the fan functions required three complete re-writes
and six different styles of fans, with further adjustments required of thos=
e
fans that had never been required before, to get it the way I wanted.
Every mechanical part or electronic component used, was tested under full
actual application conditions for 1000 hours before it could be used in the
manufacturing of the roaster.
The shipping box was dropped with a roaster onside from a height of
approximately 42" on every corner and every side to insure as much as
humanly possible the roaster would withstand the rigors of UPS, FedX, DHL
etc.
This is not to say I won't have mechanical field failures or even an
occasional bad unit to start. I'm a realist and know from 25 years in
electronics… it happens but I'll do my utmost to limit those occurrences =
and
rectify them when they appear.
Here again is the list of approved vendors all of whom are free to accept
orders or place you on lists.
Burman Coffee
Chocolate Alchemy (Chocolate specialist uses Behmor to roast cocoa too.. No
green bean sales)
Coffee Bean Corral
Fresh Coffee Beans
Great Infusions
More Coffee
Roasta Bean
RoastMasters
Sweet Marias
The Captains Coffee
The Coffee Project
The Unroasted
UncleBeanz
Needless to say for the first time in eight years I see the goal line and
hope everyone will enjoy the roaster and much as I have enjoyed "most" of
the journey.
In about two weeks I'll send out another email to verify the cargo ship has
arrived and customs status.
Thank you again for your patience and interest in the Behmor 1600..
Joe Behm
Ps.. I forwarded photos to all distributors of the various generations of
cylinders, roasters, wooden and cardboard mocks ups for you to view the
journey for yourself. Some may post them.
Joe Behm
Behmor Inc.
120 Country Club Dr. 22-L
Incline Village, NV. 89451
775-833-3363
www.behmor.com
-- 
William R. Zambon
Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
(734) 676-8811  church
(734) 272-7062  cell


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