I've been thinking of the Behmor a lot-- but I haven't decided if I want to stay electric or go gas. I'd really like to try cooking with gas (so to speak) some but haven't convinced myself to spend on hard earned moolah on an RK. I think I've outgrown the pre-programmed roast profiles of the wonderful IR2-- I roast outside (SE TX) to keep the house fresher and seasonal changes mean reprogramming since I can't just adjust the heat once it is going. So I think gas is the way to go. I just hate to spend $400 on a gas drum/motor/etc not to mention cooling equipment and it be too much fuss when a $299 Behmor does it easier, though admittedly a smaller batch. I've seen those bargain drums on ebay-- but I'm not willing to jump in not knowing how deep the water is; I never heard a review on those no-name drums. The RK is known reliable and good, and I'm sure worth every penny. But my point, what I was really wondering.... anyone going from RK to Behmor and want to sell their drum? 'cuz is there's a bargain to get me through the door of gas roasting, then, well, you know-- the rest is history. If you have one, email me off list ckevinj (at) gmail dot com. If could happen. -Kevin *what? no thanks, I don't want any cheese with my whine.*
what are you trying to do out live your money? the idea is to be sure both reach the end at the same time. at least that is my aim. kevin creason wrote: <Snip>
On Nov 12, 9:37 pm, John Brown wrote: <Snip> Haha, classic response. Be sure to have good long term health care insurance. Those end-of- life costs can be quite high. In response to OP, I have had similar thoughts in my dreams. I can't own a drum because I live in a small apartment. But I think if I could, I would still want to own both, just to sate my curiosity about how different the roasts taste, if any. Plus, I could see firing up a grill for a small batch might be sort of a pain, if I could just toss some in an appliance instead... RK seems better for someone who gives their coffee away, or supplies an office, etc.
High nothing - they'll kill ya! On Nov 12, 2007 9:18 PM, Steve wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
with me not to worry. it will come soon enough. which makes roasting so much fun. got my new order today two pounds of Mexican and two pounds of Ethiopian <Snip>
An old gamblers toast went something like: May the last check I write bounce.
haven't heard that one before. but i want all debts paid. it is important to leave no one left owing. too many times i have been. let my sister do what ever she wants with the unspent portion. i roasted up all the beans that were not enough to roast by themselves. i took them to light Vienna and hand ground them very fine, then hit the six tasse Moka pot. very good with dollop heavy whipping cream and a teaspoon of raw sugar. <Snip>