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Topic: Cleaning the Behmor? (4 msgs / 65 lines)
1) From: Michael Loew
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Hello all, my name is Mike; I'm from Milwaukee and I love coffee.
My previous roasting experience was with the Zach and Dani and the =
Whirley-Pop. 
I've just roasted four batches in my new Behmor and I'm wondering how =
the other owners feel about keeping it clean.
I'm guessing no matter what I do, it will eventually take on a well aged =
patina :-) but is this wise?
They just had an Alton Brown Good Eats re-run where he mentioned how =
blackened oven walls decreased the proper roasting of meats.
Might this be true of the Behmor or does the somewhat open mesh basket =
and stationary heat source render this moot?
My chaff collector has a few very minor darkened spots where broken =
beans fell and cooked.
Mike

2) From: Aaron Scholten
The best bet is to keep any cooking appliances clean.  Don't want old 
rancid oils tainting the flavor.  Wipe it down with a cloth every so 
often, and about every 5 pounds or so, as it is recommended on their 
webpage,  hit the P1 and 1/2 pound key and let it cook off any oils and 
stuff that are caught inside.
This should keep it about as clean as possible
aaron

3) From: Sandra Andina
I am religiously brushing out the chaff collector and inside of the  
machine after EVERY roast.  As to the patina, once I am done for the  
day and the machine is cool, a damp paper towel does the trick!
On Nov 22, 2007, at 5:25 PM, Michael Loew wrote:
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Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina

4) From: Alchemist John
In general I agree with Aaron.  Clean in important.  In particular, 
there is a small recess in the metal, in between two screws on the 
right hand side of the roast chamber, at the back by the 
elements.  This area is particularly important to keep clean as on 
the other side of that wall is the roasting chamber thermocouple.  If 
that starts to darken down it is going to change how the Behmor reads 
the inside temperature (shiny aluminum absorbs heat different than 
sooty aluminum) and thus your profiles.  If you are going to make 
sure that area is clean, go for all of it.  And hell, go for the 
recommended P1 burnout.
At 16:03 11/22/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/


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