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Topic: The Bemor is on the SM site now--start your engines (22 msgs / 317 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.behmor.shtmlIt's here, it's here.

2) From: Vicki Smith
Man, you'd think I would at least spell it right. B-E-H-M-O-R

3) From: Bob Luis
Website says they are soldout already?
On Nov 11, 2007 10:59 AM, Vicki Smith  wrote:

4) From: Michael Rasmussen
Bob Luis wrote:
I hope this is because the main page says "Available November 14"  meaning no
orders until then.  Meaning they don't have another way of saying "don't order
now" beside "sold out".  I hope. I really hope.
      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be appropriate && Follow your curiosity
  The fortune cookie says:
You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.

5) From: Vicki Smith
Tom was adamant about not putting it on the site until he could ship. He 
also said there would be plenty to go around. My best guess is that the 
shopping cart is wrong and that it is a technical issue. I do believe I 
"caught" the change within minutes of the page being put up.
Michael Rasmussen wrote:

6) From: gin
you are correct, Tom will not let you add this item to your cart until he has them in hand.
get ready............
---- Vicki Smith  wrote: 

7) From: Rich
I have a vision of hundreds of twitchy order fingers hovering over the 
"Add to Cart" button and the other hand clutching the magic plastic. Hit 
"Add to Cart" button, hit browser back button - repeat.....
gin wrote:

8) From: Vicki Smith
Who needs to hold the plastic? Tom and Maria have our numbers already. :)
Rich wrote:

9) From: gin
actually I put mine in each time...
depends on where I want to put it or take if from!
get those fingers ready...
---- Vicki Smith  wrote: 

10) From: gin
Rich, Vicki...
I read all this and ask myself if I need this roaster! No I do not but I just gotta try it out!
---- Rich  wrote: 

11) From: Patrick R. Sklenar
gin wrote:
I have to admit, as much as I enjoy my HG/BM roasting, the idea of 
possibly being able to roast in the kitchen under the stove exhaust vent 
in the winter *IS* tempting.  If I do this, it'll be my first purpose 
built roaster. :)

12) From: Rich
The question is:  need or desire, need or desire, pick one...  I have 
actually come up with a real problem from all of this. I use a HG/MB (MB 
= mixing bowl) to roast 16 oz of green coffee.  That produces 12 to 13 
oz of roasted coffee.  that batch of coffee lasts an average of 5 days. 
  Now, if I could successfully roast 20 oz of green coffee at a time in 
a single batch then I would have a weeks worth of roasted coffee. 
Roasting more often than once per week becomes time consuming and does 
not allow proper resting of the coffee due to procrastination.  The new 
roaster is rated at 16 oz and that is probably a max value.  The 
convenience would be that it sits in the kitchen, ready to go.  The 
HG/MB lives in the garage, which is detached from the house by a flight 
of stairs and 100 feet.  The garage is heated.  The space in between is 
not.  The steps become icy and snow covered.  I wonder if i can roast 20 
oz with the Master HG-751 and a mixing bowl?  Anybody ever try it?
gin wrote:

13) From: gin
My suggestion is you keep roasting with your HG/MB and try to max the  amount you can roast...
the behmor 1600 clearly will not do more then 16oz/1 pound!!
again I say, do I need one/ yes!
---- Rich  wrote: 

14) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I tried to order but got the following response:
"Sorry, we are currently sold out of 'Behmor 1600 Roaster + DOUBLE 8  
pack sampler'. This is probably just a temporary outage, so check  
back soon ... Please use your browser's Back button (not the button  
below) to return to the previous page."
I assume/hope this is not actually true but they are just waiting to  
take orders. If I remember correctly they weren't expecting to take  
orders for a few more days. Has anyone successfully ordered?

15) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I just noticed the front page   states  
"Coming Nov 14"
On Nov 11, 2007, at 1:17 PM, Dave Ehrenkranz wrote:

16) From: Rich
Being a toy collector also, I could stand to add one to the collection. 
  But I think you are correct, the best approach is to push the existing 
system to its limit.  The HG/MB is low maintenance and easy cleanup to 
boot.  Maybe I will add a temp probe to a dedicated MB.
gin wrote:

17) From: Rich
Not that I have heard.
Dave Ehrenkranz wrote:

18) From: gin
you will buy one regardless. I am not sure you really want to tempt you HG/MB too far.
From what I am hearing I CAN roast as dark as I want in this Behmor 160o; I am limited with the Hot Top and the Gene Cafe takes a lot of time to get my beans to the cooler and they are over roasted many times.
Hey Behmor for for me.
---- Rich  wrote: 

19) From: Brett Mason
For comparison only -
I have taken my Poppery to "Full Flaming Torch" - so I know IT WILL get me
wherever I want to go.
Nobody called the fire department, and the neighbors didn't see it...
On Nov 11, 2007 5:23 PM, gin  wrote:

20) From: raymanowen
"Tom and Maria have our numbers already."
At the most, the cart system might have your number, but methinks it's not
accessible to the Oakland folks. -ro
On Nov 11, 2007 12:58 PM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

21) From: Vicki Smith
I run the same cart, and I have that info, Ray. They may have a 
different implementation administered by a third party, of course.
raymanowen wrote:

22) From: raymanowen
Rich, I have never tried such a roast, but I did, in fact, do a 900g roast
with the Glorious People's Orange HG. That was next to its Final Roast.
Since it was my first such roast, it took me 22 minutes to do (just in to
2nd) what I could complete in 18 minutes with a smaller batch. Cooling also
exceeded my capacity at the time.
When you're a little shy of heat capacity, you have to conserve heat. Cut
the bottom out of an aluminum pie pan, and fold its flange down over the rim
of the MB. That will capture some of the heat and may do the trick.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
On Nov 11, 2007 1:28 PM, Rich  wrote:

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