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Topic: First Behmor Roasts - Costa Rica & Guatemala Roast Levels? (3 msgs / 247 lines)
1) From: David Morgenlender
Last night I roasted using my new Behmor for the first time.  It's so =
easy to
roast with it!
I roasted 1/4 lb. each of 2 beans:
	Costa Rica Pulp Natural - La Candelilla
	Guatemala Cup of Excellence #1 - El Injerto
I was aiming for FC+ for the CR, C+ for the Guat.  First I roasted the =
FC+.
What I thought was 2nd crack sounded when I thought I was still in 1st =
crack ...
1st crack never seemed to stop although it was going for over 2 minutes. =
 So I
hit Cool.  The beans looked a little light for FC+, but otherwise looked =
good.
I brewed a mug-ful in my Technivorm this morning ... WOW!  Just terrific =
with
all the flavors Tom mentioned in his review.  One of the best cups I've =
ever
had.  I don't know how much the Behmor's being a drum roaster contributed=
 to it,
but the flavor was truly unique.  It had a great carbony pungency without
overwhelming the many more subtle flavors.  I must have nailed FC+.  (I =
hope it
wasn't just beginner's luck! :) )
Then I roasted the Guat.  Again 2nd hit while I thought I was still in =
1st ...
but maybe it didn't.  It sounded the same as with the CR I thought, but =
it was a
full 2 minutes less roast time.  The aroma smelled like C+ & the beans =
suddenly
darkened, like C+.  When I pulled the beans & compared to the CR, they =
were MUCH
darker.  OTOH, they had more chaff left in the bean slot.  So I have no =
idea if
this was C+ or not.  I haven't tried the Guat. yet.
BTW, I made an "interesting" mistake on the first roast ... I forgot to =
install
the chaff collector until the roast was in progress!  So I just let the =
roast
go.  No problem the Dustbuster couldn't fix when I opened the roaster!  =
The
funny thing is there was almost as much chaff left in the roaster from =
the Guat.
roast after removing the chaff collector.
Any idea what's going on with the 1st crack sounds running into 2nd crack=
 & the
C+ (?) roast being much darker than the FC+ roast (despite its having =
more chaff
remaining on the bean)?
A couple of Behmor questions ... sometimes the rotating drum squeeks =
fairly
loudly, sometimes not.  I all cases it seems to be seated correctly.  =
Have you
encountered this?
After a roast, the display shows 0's.  But it won't accept any buttons =
unless I
turn it off first.  Does your unit do this?
All in all this roast session was a great experience.  I've now got to =
have a
big roast session for Thanksgiving weekend!
Dave
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2) From: PJ S
David
what method of roasting were you using before the behmor and for how long 
I'm curious as you seem to enjoy the taste more with the behmor        I use 
a hg/bm and was wondering if there was a difference in my way and the behmor 
a far as flavor go     this is not just for David but to whoever knows if 
there is a significant difference
pj

3) From: David Morgenlender
PJ,
First I used a FreshRoast+8, then a GeneCafe, with a little bit of =
HG/DB thrown
in.  It's too soon to say I prefer the taste of the Behmor, since it's =
only 1
bean, which I hadn't tried before.  But it sure was a good start!
Dave
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