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
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
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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