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Topic: Behmor coffee house, or so it seems (3 msgs / 84 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
With my IR2 and the way I had it vented it didn't fill the house with 
much odor from a roast at all.  It was very low even when I would 
take things to a fairly dark roast.  With the Behmor venting into the 
house and the ceiling fan doing little to help vent, the house has a 
very nice coffee shop odor to it.  Like the shop downtown where they 
really know how to roast.  Okay, not that good, but getting 
there.  It dissipates in a day or so, but it is great while it 
lasts.  I don't know if oils vent within the air, if so, I suppose if 
they aren't sucked out by the ceiling fan they will get on cupboards 
in the kitchen and give that room a nice odor which lasts 
longer.  Though, with cleaning, I should be able to take up any oils.
Anyway, people have really noticed and it affects whether they want 
coffee or not.  I have a group of friends who come over every Sunday 
to say hi, talk, discuss our businesses and that sort of 
thing.  Since using the Behmor and having the odor around I now go 
through at least one full pot of coffee.  The coffee in the IR2 was 
good (and still is, I use it still), but the odor left behind by the 
Behmor seems to stimulate some people's appetites to wanting coffee - 
if that is possible.  I don't have a solid reason other than 
that.  If it were the same people as before I would say the coffee 
had improved, but it is people who never drank it before.
Soon they may ask for decaf - never roasted that, not a major fan, 
but that could be in my head.  Maybe I need to buy some and try a few 
roasts and see how it goes.
I do hope my roasting is improving as I learn more and more from you 
all, don't get me wrong.  But, it is nice to see friends enjoying 
it.  AND, I go through less and less sugar and cream.  As one friend 
said, "can't dilute this cup of gold you have made us."  Feels 
good.  Thank you to Joe for such a great product and to SMs for such 
great coffees.
Stephen

2) From: Lynne
Hi Stephen -
It's great that your Behmor is encouraging more of your friends to try your
home
roast. We humans are a funny lot - smell really is a strong part of our
taste factors.
Once, many years ago, I took a class in jam making at the Cambridge Center
for
Adult Education. It was only one afternoon, but it was so much fun.
But the thing I have always remembered was the continuous random person
popping
in to ask, "what are you making in here?" That smell was attracting so many
people!
(I also always said that if I ever had a business, I'd pipe some good
cooking smells
out to the sidewalk to lure in customers!
Also - go ahead and order the decaf sampler pack from Sweet Maria's. Believe
me,
you won't regret it. Decafs roast faster, so it takes another bit of a
learning curve, but
neither you or any one else will ever be able to tell that they are decafs!
But then, I think by now you know - Tom & Maria will never disappoint us!
Lynne

3) From: gin
sounds a bit funny but maybe you all been smokin' other stuff too.
g
---- Stephen Carey  wrote: 
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