I've finally come into a position to get a Behmor. And yes, with the
small mesh drum as well. :)
So, this is my very first roaster purchase, as since 2004 when I started
this roasting thing, I've used a popcorn popper I had in the garage, and
a good, stainless steel wok. The last few years have generally found me
roasting a couple pounds in the wok at least one day during the week. A
lot of work, but worth it for the results.
Now, I'm figuring, the work will be less, the roast more predictable,
and the roast more even, and lighter roast will come out not as "hard".
Something about stir-roast wok roasting that seems to make the bean
harder until you get up into the full city roast. I only know that
because I use a Zass to grind. The wok seems to dry out the beans,
unlike a city roast in my popper, for instance. So grinding the city
roast of IMV I did last time was real work! Muscles ached a bit after
grinding for a pot.
Anyway, I'm sure it will take some time to transition from the artsy,
fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants roasting of the wok and to the more
specific profiles of the Behmor. But I'm looking forward to the fun! :D
Now I just have to wait for it to arrive.
But I have some Java Prince and Brazil (don't recall the name, darn it)
roasted to tied me over till it gets here. That Brazil is pretty nice. I
like the chocolaty-honey taste it adds to the coffee. Sweet!
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