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Topic: Behmor - Yes you can do Vienna, You can do Vienna Today! (2 msgs / 64 lines)
1) From: Michael Rasmussen
Yes, We have no bananas...
Yes, You can do Vienna...
Not that I'm going to recommend, or even repeat on my own, but I got a full
pound of Brazil Yellow Bourbon to Vienna by:
Ensure Behmor is getting full 110 Volts by plugging into a variac.
Admire the quiet operation, the slow turn of the drum, how, geee it seems slower than the last batch.
Take five minutes to realize ... didn't check variac.  I'm attempting to roast with input of 65VAC.
Adjust variac, hit cool button.
After cool cycle restart roast with proper (110VAC) voltage.
Digression:  I can hear first crack with my Poppery II air popper. It should be a snap with the Behmor.  Right?
With two minutes left I've only heard a couple of pops.  
Add more time.
Add more time.
Go to add more time and notice the fine plume of smoke that is now emerging from Behmor.
Stare dumbfounded.  
Notice smoke is mistaking dumbfounded stare for admiring gaze and intensifying.
Hit cool button.
Note the layer of smoke around the ceiling.
Do happy dance that I'm roasting, for the first time, in the garage.
Crack open door, see orange glowing chaff. 
Shut door.
Leave well enough alone.
Learn from my mistakes!
-- 
      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be appropriate && Follow your curiosity
         http://www.patch.com/words/
  The fortune cookie says:
The two oldest professions in the world have been ruined by amateurs.
		-- G. B. Shaw

2) From: Homeroaster
So with the long, slow roast, the beans dried out before they could fully 
pop.  The result 'might' be surprising, but I'm guessing it will be pretty 
flat and dull, leaning toward licking a dirty ashtray.
*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************


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