Ken Schillinger wrote: So there I was this morning, trying to roast some Harare. I dumped a one cup
of measure of beans into the basket (no scale so I will be doing my roasts
by measurement), hit the weight button and got an error #1 message. A call
to Joe Behmor revealed that the Behmor doesn't like to be stored in near
freezing spaces. I later used a hair dryer and warmed the roaster, which
allowed it to come to life and do it's job. I selected a one half lb setting
with P1 profile. I hit hte start button and waited for the first crack.
While the first crack was starting to wind down I hit the cool button and
let the machine do its thing. After a wait of no more than twenty minutes I
ground enough beans for a couple of cups; it was a good roast and I will
write it down so I don't forget. This machine will take a little getting
used to, but I don't think it will take too long. I also think I will need
to make provisions for some type of warm storage for the Behmor. I am sure
that even if the machine will come on after warming the brain, it probably
puts an extra strain on the machine.
Are there any other cold temperature roasting thoughts or observations?
I keep mine in the (heated) house until I'm ready to go out on the porch and roast, and I bring it back inside when I'm done. It's not very heavy, really, and I'm sure that exposure to moisture (like blowing snow) should be avoided.
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