It is a matter of not getting it too dark or out of control. When I
first tested one, I was not comfortable going very dark, i.e. 30
seconds into 2nd. For all of the profiles, the heaters are on 100%
at the end, so coasting is not really possible. You are plowing on
at high speed. Now with many more roasts under my belt, I could well
take a roast that dark without much fear of losing it. But I would
be sitting there with my figure on the cool button just waiting for
the right moment.
Also, you aren't going to be able to take 1 lb of bean to french on
all of the profiles. P1 and P2 for a lb would be my
suggestion. Finally, the Behmor 1600 has a smoke suppression
system. From the man himself (Joe) it was not designed and is not
capable of good smoke suppression at a full heavy rolling 2nd. You
DO get smoke at that level.
And with all roasters, but IMO most especially this new 1 lb
capability roaster (there is a lot of energy in 1 lb of coffee),
don't you dare even think about walking away from the roaster and
letting it shut the roast down itself.
At 20:26 11/10/2007, you wrote:
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