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Topic: Behmor Small Grid now in stock -- small beans beware (18 msgs / 439 lines)
1) From: Sweet Maria's Coffee
Hello Homeroast list,
We just added the Behmor Small Grid Drum to the website.. ... We are 
working hard to insure that all orders received before 2pm PST will 
be shipped today as well.
$20.00 (1 Lb. Ship Weight)
Here's a link:http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.behmor.shtml-=-=-=-=-=-=

2) From: Edward Bourgeois
See you have it title listed as a replacement. Shouldn't it be listed
as an optional or something, because Joe has stated that the regular
drum should be used for regular sized beans for better chaff removal
and the smaller mesh only used for smaller beans.
On Jan 11, 2008 4:05 PM, Sweet Maria's Coffee
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3) From: Dave Huddle
Good news!   My order is in!
My 8-sampler with the Behmor included some peaberries, so I'll be real
pleased to get the small grid drum.
Dave
Westerville
On 1/11/08, Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:
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4) From: Rich
Th peaberry coffee in the sampler does not fall through the regular mesh 
drum.  One bean fell out of the pound pack.
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5) From: Dave Huddle
When roasting Ethiopian Harrar, I run the roaster cold for a couple of
minutes and a small several beans fall out.    Several more get stuck
in the mesh during roasting.
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6) From: Ken Schillinger

7) From: Rich
Do you suppose that we have a small mesh basket without knowing it?
Ken Schillinger wrote:
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8) From: Floyd Lozano
The Sumatra Tarbarita peaberry will drop a dozen or 2 IIRC.  I haven't
encountered many coffees that drop a lot through the mesh.
-F
On Jan 11, 2008 6:28 PM, Rich  wrote:
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9) From: Aaron Scholten
I really don't know Ken,   I have quite the assortment of peaberries 
here from several crops past.  I have not had any problems with them 
falling through on a regular basis.  To be honest, the ones that did 
fall through generally have been damaged beans, ends busted off, 
whatever.   I too would be curious to figure out exactly which bean is 
falling through with enough frequency to be an actual issue while roasting.
Aaron
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10) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I doubt if you have a small mesh basket. But I just measured both  
basket.
There are 5 grids in 1 inch on the standard basket.
There are 6 grids in 1 1/32 of an inch on the small mesh basket.
dave
On Jan 11, 2008, at 3:28 PM, Rich wrote:
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11) From: Rich
Basket measures 5/1 inch.  Standard basket.  So, what bean falls out? 
There must be some somewhere.  I ordered the small mesh basket so it is 
only an academic concern now anyway.
Dave Ehrenkranz wrote:
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12) From: Sweet Maria's Coffee
We're curious to hear if the small mesh creates too much trapped 
chaff but so far so good.
We also found out a bit late that Peaberry is fine just as you guys report.
The problem we've found is longbean and spindly type varietals like 
Harar, Yemen, etc. are falling through to a small degree. The real 
problem was quite a few beans also were getting stuck in the mesh 
when using the larger drum. This creates some burnt beans in the 
mesh, a messy cleanup, etc. ...
But not the end of the world.
Anyway, we shipped all the UPS Behmor drums that were placed before 
2:30pm and will ship out the Postal Behmor drum orders on Monday. 
Weekend orders might be backed up until Tuesday.
-- Derek, Josh, Tom, and everyone @ sweetmarias
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13) From: Dave
I ran something in the standard basket that quite a few came through
the mesh. I knew they were small, so I ran it on cool for a few
minutes before the roast. Sorry I can't remember at all what it was
though.
-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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14) From: C. Herlihy
Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:
 I did a comparison today, putting an equal amount (12oz) of El Salvador Bourbon peaberries in both types of baskets, and let them turn on a cool cycle for a minute. The regular size mesh basket lost 10 grams of beans through the mesh, and the smaller mesh basket lost 2 grams. I roasted with both baskets and there really wasn't much more chaff retained in the smaller mesh basket. It's a very chaffy bean, too. The regular mesh basket had more stuck beans in the mesh. Both baskets dropped the odd  little bit of broken bean.
  Charlie
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15) From: Sandra Andina
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The Aged Sumatra, Harar and most espresso blends with robusta  
peaberries (like my Rocket Fuel) tend to leak 1-2 T. of either  
peaberries or irregularly shaped bean fragments through the large mesh  
drum after one cooling cycle.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
On Jan 11, 2008, at 5:54 PM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
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The Aged Sumatra, Harar and =
most espresso blends with robusta peaberries (like my Rocket Fuel) tend =
to leak 1-2 T. of either peaberries or irregularly shaped bean fragments =
through the large mesh drum after one cooling cycle.
 Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina 
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2008, at 5:54 PM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
The = Sumatra Tarbarita peaberry will drop a dozen or 2 IIRC.  I = haven't encountered many coffees that drop a lot through the = mesh. -F On Jan 11, 2008 6:28 PM, Rich <
rich-mail> = wrote: Do you suppose that we have a small = mesh basket without knowing it? Ken Schillinger = wrote:

16) From: Robert D. Crawford
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I have had very little problem, really, save for one bean.  When I
poured the Yemen Mokha Sana'ani into the drum a _lot_ of beans fell
through the mesh.  I didn't even bother putting it in the roaster.
Better to wait, in my opinion.
Take care,
rdc
-- 
Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
Klatu barada nikto.

17) From: Sandra Andina
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yeah, forgot about that one--having had it at Paul Goelz' house  
roasted in an Alpenrost, I'm anxious to try it in my Behmor, but I  
lost nearly 1/4 cup in only four or five manual rotations of the  
regular-mesh drum. Ordered the small-mesh.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
On Jan 12, 2008, at 5:11 AM, Robert D. Crawford wrote:
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yeah, forgot about that =
one--having had it at Paul Goelz' house roasted in an Alpenrost, I'm =
anxious to try it in my Behmor, but I lost nearly 1/4 cup in only four =
or five manual rotations of the regular-mesh drum. Ordered the =
small-mesh.
 Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina 
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2008, at 5:11 AM, Robert D. Crawford wrote:
Aaron = Scholten <
jaxroaster> = writes: I really don't know Ken, =   I have quite the assortment of = peaberries here from several = crops past.  I have not had any problems with = them falling through on a = regular basis.  To be honest, the ones that = did fall through generally = have been damaged beans, ends busted off, whatever.   I too would be curious to figure out = exactly which bean is falling = through with enough frequency to be an actual issue = while roasting. I have had very little = problem, really, save for one bean.  When I poured the Yemen = Mokha Sana'ani into the drum a _lot_ of beans fell through the mesh. =  I didn't even bother putting it in the roaster. Better to wait, = in my opinion. Take care, rdc -- Robert D. Crawford =             &n= bsp;           &nbs= p;           robdcraw Klatu = barada = nikto. 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-15-671770040--

18) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I just roasted a half pound of Idido Misty Valley in the small mesh  
cage and I was surprised that most of the chaff escaped the cage and  
was in the chaff collector. Also I did NOT have any beans get thru  
the cage. With standard cage I commonly had a couple of grams of IMV  
escape the cage.
dave
On Jan 11, 2008, at 4:44 PM, Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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