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Topic: Got Behmor? (18 msgs / 629 lines)
1) From: Michael Rasmussen
The inventory is now on the site.  Order away!
-- 
   Michael Rasmussen, Portland, Ore, USA
  Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
       http://www.patch.com/words/

2) From: Dave Huddle
I DID.    I almost want to go sit on my front porch till Brown arrives.
Dave
Westerville
On 11/13/07, Michael Rasmussen  wrote:
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3) From: Homeroaster
This feeding frenzy is contagious.  The 'last' thing I need is another 
roaster, but y'all make me want one anyway.  "Resistance is futile.  I will 
be assimilated."
*********************
Ed Needham (headed out to roast 5 pounds now)
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

4) From: Michael Rasmussen
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If you procrastinate long enough they'll be sold out.  One way to deal with
the temptation.
I have my UPS tracking number . . . UPS Ground to Oregon, I should be roasting
this weekend.  Maybe.
I wonder who the first person to place an order was?
-- 
      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be appropriate && Follow your curiosity
         http://www.patch.com/words/
  The fortune cookie says:
	better !pout !cry
	better watchout
	lpr why
	santa claus < north pole > town
	cat /etc/passwd > list
	ncheck list
	ncheck list
	cat list | grep naughty > nogiftlist
	cat list | grep nice > giftlist
	santa claus < north pole > town
	who | grep sleeping
	who | grep awake
	who | grep bad || good
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	}

5) From: Bill Zambon
I ordered mine today about five minutes after they said it would go online
for ordering.
Would have ordered five minutes earlier, but I was in a meeting.
Bill Z

6) From: Julie Hershey Tieszen
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I got mine two minutes after SM posted the email. But......I ordered it =
BEFORE I saw the email. I was a little obsessed with clicking that 'add =
to cart' button. I'm glad that's over. 
Julie

7) From: eric estes
I think a few of us shared that obsession
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I got mine two minutes after SM posted the email. But......I ordered it BEF=
ORE I saw the email. I was a little obsessed with clicking that 'add to car=
t' button. I'm glad that's over. 
 
Julie

8) From: Les
Micahel, said, "I wonder who the first person to place an order was?"  That
is an easy one to answer.  It had to be Tom or he wouldn't have had them in
stock.
Les
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9) From: Stephen Carey
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I did something quite new for me.  I did not get 
one.  I am sure it is good, from what I have 
read.  But with only a couple months of roasting 
my own beans I think I am sticking to my IR2 and 
learning all I can about it and about roasting 
each kind of bean to certain kinds of roasts.
Don't get me wrong, it looks cool and it would be 
cool to have one, but being so new I would not 
get anything new from it, I need to learn about 
roasting in general, profiles, and all of the different kinds of beans.
Guess I am kind of boring.
Stephen
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I did something quite new for me.  I did not get
one.  I am sure it is good, from what I have read.  But
with only a couple months of roasting my own beans I think I am sticking
to my IR2 and learning all I can about it and about roasting each kind of
bean to certain kinds of roasts.
Don't get me wrong, it looks cool and it would be cool to have one, but
being so new I would not get anything new from it, I need to learn about
roasting in general, profiles, and all of the different kinds of
beans.
Guess I am kind of boring.
Stephen
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From: julieht
To: homeroast
Subject: +Re: Got behmor?
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 22:09:12 -0500
I got mine two minutes after SM posted the email.
But......I ordered it BEFORE I saw the email. I was a little obsessed
with clicking that 'add to cart' button. I'm glad that's over. 
 
Julie

10) From: Justin Marquez
I haven't ordered one yet.  I expect it is a fine roaster and the price is =
a
deal.  BUT...
1) I already have 2 different (and both good) methods to roast
2) I can already do more than a 1# roast if I want to
What I cannot do is easily get an accurately repeatable profile, and that
prospect may tip the balance for me. I am in the "wait and see" mode.
Maybe "champing at the bit and lusting" is more accurate.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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On Nov 14, 2007, at 1:32 AM, Stephen Carey wrote:
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As boring as someone who roasts their own coffee can be?
C'mon, few people know the joys of home coffee roasting. Sure  
everyone used to roast their own coffee out of necessity, but now we  
have pre-packaged pre-ground pre-brewed freeze dried swiss water  
processed triple grande $7.50 a cup "joy".
Yeah, we're boring.
(I'm not getting one either, having just sprung for the IR2 myself ;)
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I did something quite new for me. I did not get one. = I am sure it is good, from what I have read.  But with only a couple = months of roasting my own beans I think I am sticking to my IR2 and = learning all I can about it and about roasting each kind of bean to = certain kinds of roasts. Don't get me wrong, it looks cool and = it would be cool to have one, but being so new I would not get anything = new from it, I need to learn about roasting in general, profiles, and = all of the different kinds of beans. Guess I am kind of = boring. Stephen As = boring as someone who roasts their own coffee can be?C'mon, = few people know the joys of home coffee roasting. Sure everyone used to = roast their own coffee out of necessity, but now we have pre-packaged = pre-ground pre-brewed freeze dried swiss water processed triple grande = $7.50 a cup "joy".
Yeah, we're = boring.
(I'm = not getting one either, having just sprung for the IR2 myself = ;)
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12) From: Brett Mason
I didn't get one either.  Maybe someday...  I am still tweaking my home-made
drum.  Last night I nailed 6lb of Costa Rica Dota, to FC, and I can't wait
until Friday...
It's a Boy Scout campout, to the Iowa City airport.  There'll be boys
launching rockets, flying in private planes, and working on other skills.  I
just asked the troop - should I bring my espresso machine?  They decided the
answer was a "Yes".  Last time I did this we went through 3lb of beans, and
a gallon of milk.  This time there will be 5lb of beans, 2Gal milk, two
packages chocolate syrup, and my Melitta Clarity for drip.  OK, so I am
camping in a Hangar - it is still a tad more rustic than Marriott...
There are many great roasters out there - and I hope Behmor covers all his
expenses and gets a return too.  Great pricepoint, and good features - I bet
you guys will love it!  But for me, there isn't an Aeroroast, iRoast,
IroastTOO, Freshroast, Nesco, Behmor, Hottop, Hottop Digital, etc.  Mine is
a rotation of poppers, skillet, drum, whirley-pop, and all at the whim of
the roaster...  Maybe one day I'll build another roaster...
But I didn't Behmor.  More power to you who do!
Brett
On Nov 14, 2007 7:01 AM, Allon Stern  wrote:
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13) From: Robert Gulley
Well, that makes two of us that are boring .I 
have been impatient in the past when the 
"latest/greatest" came along, and I've jumped in 
head first. Not always a bad thing, but  not 
always good either. As I help my wife deal with 
her MS there are enough surprises in a day that 
too much going on is a stress- producer. Right 
now I am only beginning to learn from the IR2 - 
just starting to feel I can anticipate the 
response of the beans given the 2-3 profiles I 
regularly use. Now it's time to expand my 
profiles with beans I have become familiar with, and push the envelope a=
 bit.
Adding another machine right now would only add 
to the learning time - unless of course this one 
breaks. Eventually I will get one of the 
behomor's and that day will be as joyful as the 
day I go the IR2 if all works well.
Robert  RG
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14) From: Julie Tieszen
Yes, I just didn't want it to get sold out and have to buy it from somewher=
e else. Partly because I'm very loyal to SM and partly because I'm just as =
excited about getting the 8 lb sampler!
Julie
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lad that's over. 
 
Julie

15) From: Stephen Carey
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Wonderfully said, Robert.
Now, I can't wait for the reports to come in on the 
machine.  Invariably, the way and with the detail people will share 
on this list I will learn something.  I read a post by Less or Dennis 
and though they have really great set-ups and tons of experience, 
they write in a way in which I still learn something about roasting 
in general, a particular bean, or even something that I can translate 
to the IR2.  I am betting that the same thing will happen with this 
machine.  I am really excited, maybe a bit jealous, for those who got 
one.  It just didn't make any sense for me no matter how I would look 
at it and I do try to stretch things to work my way.  But with my 
prescription bills and medical bills beyond insurance sanity got the 
best of me.  That kind of scares me, I may be growing up.
But, I truly can't wait to hear about the great roasts and the 
improvement in roasts from peoples' past machines, that sort of 
thing.  I love seeing people really having fun.  That is what, for 
me, has made this machine so great, all the excitement it 
generated.  People deserve to have fun and be excited about all sorts 
of things in life, it doesn't always have to be something heavy and 
deep, it can be about a roaster, as well.  Very cool,
Stephen
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Wonderfully said, Robert.
Now, I can't wait for the reports to come in on the machine. 
Invariably, the way and with the detail people will share on this list I
will learn something.  I read a post by Less or Dennis and though
they have really great set-ups and tons of experience, they write in a
way in which I still learn something about roasting in general, a
particular bean, or even something that I can translate to the IR2. 
I am betting that the same thing will happen with this machine.  I
am really excited, maybe a bit jealous, for those who got one.  It
just didn't make any sense for me no matter how I would look at it and I
do try to stretch things to work my way.  But with my prescription
bills and medical bills beyond insurance sanity got the best of me. 
That kind of scares me, I may be growing up.
But, I truly can't wait to hear about the great roasts and the
improvement in roasts from peoples' past machines, that sort of
thing.  I love seeing people really having fun.  That is what,
for me, has made this machine so great, all the excitement it
generated.  People deserve to have fun and be excited about all
sorts of things in life, it doesn't always have to be something heavy and
deep, it can be about a roaster, as well.  Very cool,
Stephen
At 09:14 AM 11/14/2007, you wrote:
Well, that makes two of us that
are boring .I have been impatient in the past when the
"latest/greatest" came along, and I've jumped in head first.
Not always a bad thing, but  not always good either. As I help my
wife deal with her MS there are enough surprises in a day that too much
going on is a stress- producer. Right now I am only beginning to learn
from the IR2 - just starting to feel I can anticipate the response of the
beans given the 2-3 profiles I regularly use. Now it's time to expand my
profiles with beans I have become familiar with, and push the envelope a
bit. 
Adding another machine right now would only add to the learning time -
unless of course this one breaks. Eventually I will get one of the
behomor's and that day will be as joyful as the day I go the IR2 if all
works well.
Robert  RG
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16) From: Bob Luis
Got my Behmor this morning. Was the first one to pick it up at
Sweetmarias in Oakland. Once I worked my way through the local  street
people and into the safe confines of SM's, I met Derek who was super
helpful. The place was a beehive of activity getting orders ready. I
was in such a hurry to get home I forget to see if Maria was around to
say hello.
 Now the fun begins!!!
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17) From: Ross
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Stephen,
Nothing boring about that logic.  You can learn a lot with the IRoast, =
good decision to wait a while, there will always be a newer better =
appliance on the market when you are ready.  I am a new gadget junkie =
and had to fight the strong impulse myself.  I finally decided aside =
from convenience there is nothing it does that my RK drum won't do.  It =
does look like a good machine though.
Ross

18) From: Aaron Scholten
Ross, if you already got an RK, then the behemor is kind of overkill 
really, unless you are looking for an electric roaster over a gas one.
I have an I roast, well several of them actually, but wow the 5.5 oz 
capacity is sometimes limiting, and they are not drum roasters and I 
have been hearing that drum roasted coffee is very different tasting 
than a fluid bed roaster.   I want to find out.   The behemor is only 
300 bucks, versus close to a friggin grand now for the hot top..  seems 
like it is going to perform just as well, and does a much bigger batch...
Given the reports from those who prototyped it, it sounds like it's a 
winner so far.  Generally I don't buy stuff first run, if folks remember 
I wasn't too keen about the gene cafe when it first came out, and to be 
honest, still have reservations about it, it seems too 'tender' for a 
homeroasters device, and from what I hear others saying about it, I 
still will not get one, but that's a personal preference.   Given the 
workout this one has been given before it hit the market, and the 
documentation of it, I went with it.  I was going to get a hot top soon 
anyways, this one does more, and does it just well, for less than half 
the price.
If you are one of those gadget folks who just have to have it cause it's 
new, well, then go get it, I honestly don't think you will be 
disappointed.  If you are still on the fence, and really don't *need* 
another roaster,  Id recommend, honestly, waiting 6 months or so.   I 
don't see the price jumping significantly in that time, and by then they 
will have been beat to hell by all of us, and any little quirks or 
problems, will most likely be fully documented by then, and probably 
fixed if it is major.  Worse case, you are going to get an extensive 
diatribe of what works and what don't and minutia on how to tweak it for 
the perfect roast you want from it.  Not a bad deal either way.
Aaron


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