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Topic: Adventures in Behmor roasting #4 (2 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: Rick Copple
Today I had the Guat Yellow I received in the sampler pack that came 
with the Behmor. Darn good stuff, that is! I especially like the 
brighter fruit and the orange twang in the finish kept me happy all day. 
I finished off my thermos of coffee early today.
And that's with going into FC roast. I had attempted to shoot for a city 
to city+ roast. Used a P3 setting and upped the time to 20 minutes 
before starting. Upped it another minute and a half toward the end of 
the roast. For some reason, first crack wasn't really strong, and I kept 
thinking that first crack wasn't finished, because it seemed to die off 
as the elements kicked off. Which was strange because I thought toward 
the end of the roast P3 gave 100% power. But maybe I'm not remembering 
correctly.
But, first crack had finished. I hit the cool button, and right after 
that it entered second crack, so realized I had overshot city+. Still, 
all the flavors Tom mentions are there. Maybe not as bright as they 
would have been at city, but still very good and strong. A very 
enjoyable cup.
So, I'm still working to get a feel for this machine, looking for 
settings that work best for me.
One issue I did resolve, was the drum size I had been working with. I 
had assumed the drum in the Behmor was the bigger hole-sized drum and 
the one in the box was the smaller. But discovered in reality it was the 
opposite. I had been roasting all this time (except for this last roast) 
with the smaller-holed drum.
I figured it out simply by counting the number of holes from the end to 
the middle. The one I had been roasting with had 27 holes and the other 
had 24. (And to think, I had held them up and thought the bigger holed 
drum had smaller holes than the smaller-holed drum!) That explains 
though why I had zero bean loss on the IMV.
Tonight, will chose another lucky bean to roast!
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2) From: Rich
You may not get much of a 1st crack on P-3 if you extend the time before =
start.  Works better if you extend AFTER start.  First crack usually =
amount to much with P-3 either.  I time from the first crack of 1st and =
hit cool after 1.5 to 2.5 min to get a C+ or FC with a full pound. =
Roast times are close to 20 min total to cool.
Once 482 is reached the heater shuts down.  That is the max roaster =
temperature.
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