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Topic: Behmor and smoke? (18 msgs / 347 lines)
1) From: Alex Garant
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Wow, from all the posts about this roaster it looks like it's going to =
be very popular! I read Tom's assesment and am thinking of getting one. =
I just wonder how this thing handles smoke. Sweet Maria's says it =
handles 'most' of the smoke. I looked at all the photos I could find but =
was unsure if there's an easy way to vent this machine to the outside. I =
have a stovepipe with a built in fan that I mount in the window when I =
roast with my current iRoast which works quite well. I'd be very curious =
to find out what all you early adopters have to say about smoke =
production and ease of venting. On another note, Tom mentioned the =
profiles aren't the best. Is there a facility for user programming?
Thanks.
Alex.

2) From: Barry Luterman
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Give it a couple of weeks. With all of the people on the list, who have =
purchased one, everything will be explored and discussed ad nauseam.

3) From: Rich
And that is the understatement of the day and maybe the week also.
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4) From: Alchemist John
OK, I want to be first :P.  I have had a pre-production model for 
about 4 months now.  It differs in one respect from my own homemade 
drum roaster, the RK and even the hottop.  There is no 
pre-heat.  Even more so, there in a sensor that won't start a roast 
if you pre-heat.  Technically you can pre-heat a little, up to 220 
F.  Over and over I find that to be 45 seconds from a cold 
start.  Start a roast and hit cool and off at 45 seconds.  Enter your 
profile, time, etc and start again.
Does it do anything?  Yeah - a little time shaved off and gives me 
that warm fuzzy of "control".
Just to address the question also - you can tweak the profiles in a 
way (that I am not going into right now) but not full profile control.
Aside from that - try roasting indoors and go from there.  I think 
you will be pleased.
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

5) From: Homeroaster
It won't be long before the mods begin, and preheat sensors yanked out right 
and left, heat guns affixed into the sides, and streamers flying off the 
back side of the roaster for added adventure.
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Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

6) From: Alchemist John
About the pre-heat sensor (actually an interior safe temperature TC) 
- unless (and I don't doubt someone will) you work out the signal it 
is returning to the PCB the system will not run.  Oddly, it gives a 
"sensor error".  I have be checking under the hood for months now.
At 21:15 11/13/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

7) From: Homeroaster
So does the preheat sensor keep you from doing back to back roasts since the
roaster is already heated up?  The cooling cycle would cool it some, but do
you need even more time before starting another roast?  How long do you have
to wait?
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Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

8) From: JD Foster
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Perhaps it'd be easier to relocate the sensor to a cooler location or to 
rewire the input to a separate (new) TC in a cooler location? 
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
No, unit plenty cool enough to initiate new roast (including new pre-heat)
after cooling roast. Unless you've put on the gloves to manually yank the
end or roast hot drum to dump for out of roaster cooling of course.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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10) From: Barry Luterman
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And so it starts

11) From: Larry Johnson
Welcome to the Behmor Mailing List.
No worries, I'm seriously thinking about getting one, if only to round
out my collection of roasters. ;-)  I'll be following the discussions
with interest.
But it will be hard to generate a good riot over grinders for a while.
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Larry J

12) From: raymanowen
"...it will be hard to generate a good riot over grinders..."
Please don't go there.  Talk Grinders, and you'll be in the middle of a
Prairie fire.
(If yours is good enough, enjoy it.) When you start thinking "upgrade," do
the grinder first. Go directly to the top. Used coffee shop grinder is fine
for home use, and will practically last forever. -ro
On Nov 14, 2007 1:18 PM, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

13) From: Brett Mason
I think Larry really needs a Zassenhaus grinder.  They can do espresso, and
are incredibly precise...
Oh - except when set for a coarse grinder, and except for a short period
where all the new ones caused grief to many friends on this list....
"Grinder" is a lot like yelling "Food Fight" in Animal House....
Brett
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

14) From: Larry Johnson
....and I do love a good food fight; especially if I start it.
It's a character defect, I know. I'm working on it. ;-)
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15) From: Alchemist John
As Mike says, it is plenty cool enough to do back to back roasts.
At 06:58 11/14/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

16) From: Alchemist John
Nope, it's the same TC used for the roasting chamber IIRC and plugs 
into the same place on the circuit board.  And besides, among other 
things, it is there for a purpose one of them NOT being to confound 
the user.  It is meant as a way to keep the fans, motors, circuit 
boards etc acceptably cool.  Start messing with it and you are going 
to run the risk of greatly shortening your component's lifetime.
At 07:36 11/14/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

17) From: Joseph Robertson
Very wise words John,
JoeR
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18) From: Homeroaster
In the spirit of roaster modding, when have those factors ever stopped us?
(grin)
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Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************


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