It was around 35 degrees on the porch and I wanted a Vienna roast (FC++) so I tried 1/2 lb of Pluma and set the roaster to do 1 lb. With 6 minutes left on the timer second crack was rolling and I hit cool, opened the door, and took the beans out to my fast cooling basket--perfect. I had opened the roaster door a little during second crack to prevent over heating at that stage, as the Behmore runs hotter than I'd like at the end roast stage. Next roast was 1 lb. of SHG Guatemalan-minus the 6 grams of small beans that sifted out of the basket before going into the Behmore (I can't wait for the finer mesh baskets to arrive). I wanted Full City, and that's what I got, with almost two minutes left on the timer. Sweet! Delicious, too. brewed 10 minutes later. Perfect. I had no trouble smelling the roast as it developed, and it was easy to hear the cracks. The outside temps here should be below freezing soon, and we'll see how low we can go before smelling up the coffee shed again. Charly --------------------------------- Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.
Was your roaster cold (35 f) when you started or was that simply the ambient temperature? For those that don't mind braving the smoke, opening the door is a very nice way to modulate the end of the roast. I agree - that is the part about most of the profiles I don't care for. The 100% heat at the end. I really prefer to coast. Try this on for size people. 1/2 to 3/4 lb roast. Choose 1 lb, p2 and maximize the time. Then start the roast. It will give a long 100% soak time and then set the lower portion of the profile most likely at the end of the roast. I have used it an liked it. At 18:45 11/17/2007, you wrote: <Snip> John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
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Alchemist John wrote: Was your roaster cold (35 f) when you started or was that simply the ambient temperature? I brought the roaster out from a cool (50degree) building and started roasting before the Behmore got too cold, and did the next roast before it cooled to ambient temp. I do run the cool cycle a little after removing the beans quickly so the the machine isn't stressed too much, but I won't be leaving it outside to freeze up. Starting it when it's really frozen probably a bad idea. C --------------------------------- Be a better pen pal. Text or chat with friends inside Yahoo! Mail. See how.
Sounds like this be-more really is!! One concern though- exposing hot elements to ambient could cause premature wear on them. Id assume that a quick open, grab basket and close wont be too bad though. On 11/18/07, Oaxaca Charly wrote: <Snip>
Personally, I'd far rather "Start... it when it's really frozen ...." When it runs red hot, the starting temperature makes practically no difference. You should be glad it was frozen, otherwise it would run all over the counter... -ro Consider the alternative- On Nov 18, 2007 8:43 AM, Oaxaca Charly wrote: <Snip>
<Snip> this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. Going up to 56 tomorrow here in Chicago (warmer than up in Minocqua last night!), so if my Behmor arrives on schedule, I should be able to ³burn off= ² the initial finishing compounds and do some outdoor roasts! -- Sandy Andina www.myspace.com/sandyandina Www.myspace.com/sassandthesasstrio On 11/18/07 9:43 AM, "Oaxaca Charly" wrote: <Snip> it <Snip> the <Snip> bably <Snip> w. <Snip>
Sandy Andina wrote:Re: +Behmor roasting outside in the cold Going up to 56 tomorrow here in Chicago (warmer than up in Minocqua last night!), so if my Behmor arrives on schedule, I should be able to “burn off” the initial finishing compounds and do some outdoor roasts! -- Sandy Andina www.myspace.com/sandyandina Www.myspace.com/sassandthesasstrio I used mine outside in below freezing temps yesterday (interior of British Colombia), bringing the Behmor out from a warm building and starting the (1 lb.) roasts before the machine got cold. It worked great. Today it's even colder out and I'll try some decaf using the P3 setting. I'm guessing that loading the drum with less and less than full batches as it gets colder and colder out, the way I do with my RK,might be necessary but so far full batches using the hottest P1 setting are done with time to spare. C --------------------------------- Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.