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Topic: Anyone have information on the new drum for the Behmor? (15 msgs / 448 lines)
1) From: Robert D. Crawford
I emailed with Joe at the end of December concerning the availability of
the smaller grid drum.  He was on his way to LA to witness the unpacking
of the drums from their container and said that they would be in the
hands of distributors in a week or so.  Since I have heard nothing from
the list or the SM weblog concerning their availability, I thought
someone on the list might have some information.  I have some Yemen
beans that are crying to be roasted.
Take care,
rdc
-- 
Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
Revenge is a form of nostalgia.

2) From: C. Herlihy
"Robert D. Crawford"  wrote: I emailed with Joe at the end of December concerning the availability of
the smaller grid drum.  He was on his way to LA to witness the unpacking
of the drums from their container and said that they would be in the
hands of distributors in a week or so.  Since I have heard nothing from
the list or the SM weblog concerning their availability, I thought
someone on the list might have some information.  I have some Yemen
beans that are crying to be roasted.
Take care,
rdc
-- 
Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
  I don't know when you'll be able to order one, but I was lucky enough to get one as a replacement for my original, defective drum a couple of months ago. To my (poor) eyes the mesh size looked the same, but in practice it keeps many fewer small beans from falling out. I had jury rigged a fix for my original basket while waiting for the replacement, that's how I know what a big difference it makes. OTOH, the smaller mesh basket does keep more chaff from falling out and I have to blow some off the roasted beans. On balance I think it's a big improvement if, like me, you like roasting pea berries, Yemens and mixed size coop coffees.
  Charlie
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3) From: Michael Loew
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What about the modification I read about that entailed cutting a small =
opening in the chaff collector screen? I emailed Joe but never heard =
back from him. I'll live with the original if it would mean voiding the =
warranty. I can't seem to find any information on this.
Mike

4) From: Rich
I thought thee was something on the SM site but have not found it.  It 
is tough to see what is going on through both the collector and the drum.
Michael Loew wrote:
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5) From: Robert D. Crawford
"Michael Loew"  writes:
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The modification you are referring to is something Joe has publicly said
would not void the warranty.  I wouldn't be able to see what is going on
in there even with the hole cut so I don't have a link.
Just in case it is unclear, what I am talking about is a drum with
smaller mesh to roast those beans that fall through the stock drum.  If
this was already clear to you then please don't smite me.
I would include one of those cute little emoticons here so that it is
abundently clear that I have a smile on my face while typing this if I
didn't hate them so darned much.  
smiling anyway,
rdc
-- 
Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
Q:	What is printed on the bottom of beer bottles in Minnesota?
A:	Open other end.

6) From: ray
I have seen instructions for doing just that cutting hole in the screen in
the Bohmor I would google search engine for it and see!

7) From: Sandra Andina
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Well, last night I had only 3 days' espresso left, so I gave in and  
roasted some Greenline I bought on an emergency basis (mea culpa, Tom  
& Maria, but I had to roast yesterday or else buy already roasted  
beans on Wed.).  I didn't do the usual cleaning cycle to catch the few  
peaberries that fell through; but when cleaning out the chaff  
afterward, I was able to separate the dropouts and put the roasted  
ones in the "finished" container and the raw ones into the little cup  
I use to collect dropouts for an eventual small-batch i-R2 Preset 1  
roast.  I turn the light on from time to time and occasionally open  
the door to peek in, and have no trouble seeing what's going on.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
On Jan 8, 2008, at 4:48 PM, Robert D. Crawford wrote:
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Well, last night I had only 3 =
days' espresso left, so I gave in and roasted some Greenline I bought on =
an emergency basis (mea culpa, Tom & Maria, but I had to roast =
yesterday or else buy already roasted beans on Wed.).  I didn't do =
the usual cleaning cycle to catch the few peaberries that fell through; =
but when cleaning out the chaff afterward, I was able to separate the =
dropouts and put the roasted ones in the "finished" container and the =
raw ones into the little cup I use to collect dropouts for an eventual =
small-batch i-R2 Preset 1 roast.  I turn the light on from time to =
time and occasionally open the door to peek in, and have no trouble =
seeing what's going on.
 Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina 
On Jan 8, 2008, =
at 4:48 PM, Robert D. Crawford wrote:
"Michael = Loew" <
mloew> = writes: What about the modification I = read about that entailed cutting a small opening in the chaff collector screen? I emailed Joe but = never heard back from him. = I'll live with the original if it would mean = voiding the warranty. I can't = seem to find any information on this. The = modification you are referring to is something Joe has publicly = said would not void the warranty.  I wouldn't be able to see = what is going on in there even with the hole cut so I don't have a = link. Just in case it is unclear, what I am talking about is a = drum with smaller mesh to roast those beans that fall through the = stock drum.  If this was already clear to you then please don't = smite me. I would include one of those cute little emoticons here = so that it is abundently clear that I have a smile on my face while = typing this if I didn't hate them so darned much. =   smiling anyway, rdc -- Robert D. Crawford =             &n= bsp;           &nbs= p;           robdcraw Q: What is = printed on the bottom of beer bottles in Minnesota? A: Open = other = end. homeroast = mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= = --Apple-Mail-12-334911806--

8) From: Robert D. Crawford
Sandra Andina  writes:
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My issue is not a problem with the roaster... my eyes only work at
~20/200 with my glasses.  I can barely tell that there is a drum in
there, nevermind the beans.
rdc
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Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
"Seed me, Seymour"
		-- a random number generator meets the big green mother from outer space

9) From: Michael Loew
Robert, I didn't mean to hijack your thread but I assumed anyone reading it 
was a Behmor owner and might know the answer to my question.
Sorry on this end (insert hated smiley emoticon here).
Mike
p.s. I'm looking forward to more information on the smaller mesh drum too 
(especially the cost).
........ The modification you are referring to is something Joe has publicly 
said
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10) From: Marty Wooten
Robert,
 
I heard that SM is anticipating having them this weekend from a correspondence I received. I would check the site to see if they are able to get them posted this weekend or first of next week.
Marty
 
----- Original Message ----
From: Robert D. Crawford 
To: Homeroast list 
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2008 1:04:53 PM
Subject: +Anyone have information on the new drum for the Behmor?
I emailed with Joe at the end of December concerning the availability of
the smaller grid drum.  He was on his way to LA to witness the unpacking
of the drums from their container and said that they would be in the
hands of distributors in a week or so.  Since I have heard nothing from
the list or the SM weblog concerning their availability, I thought
someone on the list might have some information.  I have some Yemen
beans that are crying to be roasted.
Take care,
rdc
-- 
Robert D. Crawford                                    robdcraw
Revenge is a form of nostalgia.

11) From: Robert Yoder
I recently found a brief discussion of the relative merits of the small-gri=
d and original-grid Behmor drums.  It was suggested that the larger grid dr=
um is better for all beans which don't get caught or fall through, since it=
 allows better chaff removal.  The smaller grid drum will retain more chaff=
.  Made sense to me.
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
From: martywooten: Re: +Anyone have information on the=
 new drum for the Behmor?To: homeroast: Wed, 9 Ja=
n 2008 14:23:27 -0800
Robert,
 
I heard that SM is anticipating having them this weekend from a corresponde=
nce I received. I would check the site to see if they are able to get them =
posted this weekend or first of next week.
 
Marty
 
----- Original Message ----From: Robert D. Crawford To:=
 Homeroast list Sent: Tuesday, January 8, =
2008 1:04:53 PMSubject: +Anyone have information on the new drum for the Be=
hmor?I emailed with Joe at the end of December concerning the availability =
ofthe smaller grid drum.  He was on his way to LA to witness the unpackingo=
f the drums from their container and said that they would be in thehands of=
 distributors in a week or so.  Since I have heard nothing fromthe list or =
the SM weblog concerning their availability, I thoughtsomeone on the list m=
ight have some information.  I have some Yemenbeans that are crying to be r=
oasted.Take care,rdc-- Robert D. Crawford                                  =
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12) From: Sandra Andina
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I would use the smaller drum strictly as an accessory for peaberry  
coffees and blends that contain them, as well as irregularly sized  
beans like Harar Horse or Aged Sumatra.  I would use the stock drum  
most of the time.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
On Jan 9, 2008, at 5:49 PM, Robert Yoder wrote:
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I would use the smaller drum =
strictly as an accessory for peaberry coffees and blends that contain =
them, as well as irregularly sized beans like Harar Horse or Aged =
Sumatra.  I would use the stock drum most of the time.
 Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina 
On Jan 9, 2008, =
at 5:49 PM, Robert Yoder wrote:
I recently found a = brief discussion of the relative merits of the small-grid = and original-grid Behmor drums.  It was suggested = that the larger grid drum is better for all beans which don't get = caught or fall through, since it allows better chaff removal.  The = smaller grid drum will retain more chaff.  Made sense to = me.   = --Apple-Mail-16-427165175--

13) From: Tim Harvey
I got one in the mail Tuesday. (Token of appreciation for a defective unit). I haven't used it yet, but it looks liike the grids are about 2/3-3/4 the size of the old one.
Tim
---- "Robert D. Crawford"  wrote: 
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I emailed with Joe at the end of December concerning the availability of
the smaller grid drum.  He was on his way to LA to witness the unpacking
of the drums from their container and said that they would be in the
hands of distributors in a week or so.  Since I have heard nothing from
the list or the SM weblog concerning their availability, I thought
someone on the list might have some information.  I have some Yemen
beans that are crying to be roasted.
Take care,
rdc
-- 
Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
Revenge is a form of nostalgia.

14) From: Robert D. Crawford
Marty Wooten  writes:
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Right on.  Thanks for the info.  Hopefully, we'll see it soon.
Take care,
rdc
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Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
semper en excretus

15) From: Marty Wooten
You are welcome. I am anxiously awaiting as well. I have a few smaller beans that are jealous over the fact they have not had their spin in the Behmor, but they still love to ride in the RK.
 
Marty
----- Original Message ----
From: Robert D. Crawford 
To: homeroast
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 6:11:15 AM
Subject: Re: +Anyone have information on the new drum for the Behmor?
Marty Wooten  writes:
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Right on.  Thanks for the info.  Hopefully, we'll see it soon.
Take care,
rdc
-- 
Robert D. Crawford                                    robdcraw
semper en excretus


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