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Topic: Got Behmor! (27 msgs / 397 lines)
1) From: Michael Rasmussen
Or at least my porch does.  UPS online tracking shows it as delivered.
Now to come up with a good reason as to why I have to leave work early today.
   Michael Rasmussen, Portland, Ore, USA
  Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity

2) From: Brett Mason
Impending storm - you should get home and make sure everyone is safe...
On 11/15/07, Michael Rasmussen  wrote:

3) From: raymanowen
One never knows for sure- they don't forecast Rogue Waves. Or, a nor' easter
could pop out of nowhere. Then, there's earthquakes and meteors, and
sunspots can blitz the power grid...
Roast early- it could cause a massive slowdown if you had to roast
individual beans with a magnifying glass... -ro
On Nov 15, 2007 3:13 PM, Brett Mason  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

4) From: Aaron
Or just get the fresnel lens from a projection tv and do up a whole load 
of them at one time on a sunny day.

5) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
It isn't safe to leave a $300 article on your porch. Think of  
National Security!
Mine is arriving tomorrow.
On Nov 15, 2007, at 2:07 PM, Michael Rasmussen wrote:

6) From: eric estes
Brown should be dropping mine off tomorrow too
So I will need a "leave work early" pass too
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7) From: Sandy Andina
Mine's set to arrive Monday.  For my tall hubby and son who are getting
tired of yanking the battery out of the smoke detector, not a moment too
-- Sandy Andina
On 11/15/07 5:58 PM, "Dave Ehrenkranz"  wrote:

8) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Let us know if the smoke detector goes off! I may put the battery  
back in the smoke detector when my Behmor arrives.
On Nov 15, 2007, at 5:33 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:

9) From: Justin Marquez
A re you a non-smoker?  If so, just take all your week's accumulated "smoke
breaks" on Friday afternoon.  2 - 15 min breaks a day for 5 days... that
means you can leave about 2:30 PM.  After all... you are not taking that
time away during the week....
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Nov 15, 2007 6:20 PM, eric estes  wrote:

10) From: Michael Rasmussen
Michael Rasmussen wrote:
My boss left early and all my coworkers were very understanding as I flew out
on his heels. 
SM Folks - what a GREAT sampler pack.  I've only had one of these coffees
before.  Looks like I'm going to put that aside and use some familiar greens
for the first roasts.  
Now that I've had dinner, a clarinet lesson, shower ... time to roast!
      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be appropriate && Follow your curiosity
  The fortune cookie says:
Bell Labs Unix -- Reach out and grep someone.

11) From: Dave Huddle
I  _WOULD_  have had my Behmor by now if the &%#@* rascal Tom hadn't
moved from Columbus to Oakland a few years back :(
 Boo Hoo  Hoo!
Brown plans to visit my front porch Tuesday.
Westerville, OH   not far from the original location of Sweetmarias -
a LONG way from the current location of Sweetmarias.

12) From: Steve
"Repent, Harlequin!" said the Ticktockman.
On Nov 15, 8:59 pm, "Justin Marquez"  wrote:

13) From: Michael Rasmussen
Dave Huddle wrote:
And why haven't you moved West?
At least in partial compenstation you can read all the first reports and gain from
our experiences.
   Michael Rasmussen, Portland, Ore, USA
  Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity

14) From: Dave Huddle
I haven't moved west because of my job here for the last 37 years, 2
months, 16 days.
Keep those reports coming!   And thanks for the partial compensation.
On 11/16/07, Michael Rasmussen  wrote:

15) From: Barry Luterman
I moved west and it still takes 3 to 4 days for a SM order to get to me

16) From: Brian Kamnetz
Good one, Barry!
On Nov 16, 2007 5:15 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:

17) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Ordered my unit Nov 13, it left SM on the 14th, and it arrived around  
noon today. Just got home, unboxed it, and registered the unit.
It looks nice, feels hefty and solid.
On Nov 16, 2007, at 2:15 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:

18) From: Aaron
I opted for the cheap shipping route,  mine will be here november 21st   
.. oh well at least I get to hear some of your stories before I go out 
with my own roasting and have some input.
i don't know what is worse,  waiting for it to become available, or 
actually ordering it, and waiting for it to show up... grrrr

19) From: Les
I opted to have Alchemist John drop off a chocolate version, so I
didn't have any shipping!  I have 4 roasts under my belt with the
production model.  It is much nicer than the prototype that I got to
play with.  The light works very well.  I tossed one roast cause I
didn't hit the profile like it should have been.  The fourth roast I
nailed the way I wanted, 1st crack began just as the profile on P2
powered down and I did a very very nice full city roast.  Those that
are worried about getting dark shouldn't.  On purpose I did a Vienna
roast on P1 with the second roast.  I added all the time the panel
would allow and I still had to hit the cool button before the
programmed roast was finished.  Bean crunch said I nailed both of
these roasts.  My attempt at a city roast went to at least a city plus
and maybe early full city.  For me stopping the roast at a lighter
roast seems to be more of an issue than going darker.  The "trash"
roast was due to not weighing the beans but guesstimating.  You can
guess with the RK, not so with the Behmor.  Make sure you have a good
scale and weigh the beans.  I am even more impressed with the Behmor
than I expected.  Chaff collection wasn't a problem and I did a Dry
Processed Brazil at one pound.
On 11/17/07, Aaron  wrote:

20) From: Michael Rasmussen
Les wrote:
Do you mean just as it went to the cool cycle or to the lower power portion of
the P2 profile?  If the lower power portion, how did you tell the Behmor was
doing that?
What profile/timings did you use for the DP Brazil?
      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be appropriate && Follow your curiosity
  The fortune cookie says:
She is not refined.  She is not unrefined.  She keeps a parrot.
		-- Mark Twain

21) From: Les
It was the lower portion of the P2.  How did I know, I was roasting in
a low light environment last night and when you turn the light off in
the Behmor, you can see the heating elements power down.  You can also
calculate from the notes about when it is going to dip into the lower
part of the profile.
On 11/17/07, Michael Rasmussen  wrote:

22) From: Alchemist John
We interrupt this thread for a brief announcement.
There is not a "chocolate" version of the Behmor.  The Behmor simply 
works for cocoa roasting as well as coffee.
At 08:58 11/17/2007, you wrote:
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

23) From: Les
Sorry Alchemist John, I was trying to make a joke, thanks for the correction.
On 11/17/07, Alchemist John  wrote:

24) From: Michael Dhabolt
And we all know that, when it comes to chocolate.......Johns sense of
humor evaporates.
As I giggle like a little girl.
Mike (just plain)

25) From: Brett Mason
I smiled - 'twas truly enjoyable!
On Nov 17, 2007 11:52 AM, Les  wrote:

26) From: Leo Zick
Oh man freekin serious. I should pay less health ded too.
On 11/15/07, Justin Marquez  wrote:

27) From: Sandy Andina
Good news/bad news:
Good: It's here!
Bad: haven't used it yet--spent all day at the Costco parking lot after my
car keys disappeared (locksmith, tow truck guy, Ford dealership, Costco
staff & I searched extensively to no avail). And tomorrow, have to get my
kitten neutered and new car keys cut and their transponders programmed. I'll
be lucky if I get to it before sundown.
On 11/17/07 5:46 AM, "Aaron"  wrote:

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