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I have read with great interest over the past weeks about people =
starting to trick out their Behmors. Mine is great and produces a better =
cup than my old iRoast, but I found myself peering through murky glass =
trying with difficulty to watch my roast. People say that this roaster =
is quiet enough to judge when to stop a roast simply by sound - and =
they're right, this is a very quiet roaster and it's easy to hear 1st =
and 2nd crack. But that's not the point - I LIKE to watch the beans go =
round! I'd like to thank Eddie Dove, Alchemist John, and of course our =
humble host Tom for ideas and pictures (and a gallery site to see them =
in) of their mods.
I decided to give this a go myself. In my attempt, I put not one, but =
two holes in the chaff screen. The first is, like others have done, =
right in front of the window. The second is on the top of the chaff =
screen. I noticed that the internal light shines directly on the top of =
the chaff screen, blocking much of the light from ever hitting the =
beans! So I popped a hole in the top and voila - MUCH more light! I put =
a gallery up on Tom's site of my mod. You can find it here:http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=8277&g2_fromNavI=d=x6422bfac
I'd be glad to hear what you think or suggestions for improvement.