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Topic: Behmor arrived! (11 msgs / 202 lines)
1) From: Seth Grandeau
The box showed up just before I left for work.  I've already told the wife I
will be roasting this weekend!  Any advice for a first time user?  I plan to
start with Tom's suggestions from the tip sheet.
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2) From: gin
Seth:
Go with Tom's for your first few and then you can begin to experiment. You will!!
enjoy, a great roaster. there a profiles here and on other sites.
ginny
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3) From: Dean De Crisce
Hey that's great...its given me a lot of pleasure.
 Consider starting with an easy forgiving coffee like columbian. Although it is heresy...i'd recommend doing a 1/4 or 1/2 lb actually at that setting...at p1 or 3 (i think three is better because 1 goes too quick). Add time at the end if you need it...it will go to city without extra time added. I think it is nice to see what the machine can do on its own...as recommended...before you start modifying and playing around with it.
It works great!
Dean De Crisce
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4) From: Alex Fitch
Mine came yesterday and I only got a 1/2 pound roasted. But I will be  
roasting Sat.
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Alex
On May 2, 2008, at 4:31 PM, Seth Grandeau wrote:
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5) From: Paul Helbert
Read the manual. Study Tom's tip sheet. (See if you can find the error
in one of Tom's graphs). Roast a half pound on 1# setting P1 and take
notes as to when 1st crack began, rolled, ended and when 2nd began.
Measure your voltage under load. Hit cool and note the level you
achieved. Calculate times & power levels to see if you can adjust P2
for the same size batch to hit 1st crack just as the power gets
reduced and watch the roast for the level you want based on what you
saw in the first batch. Play with it. Take notes. Play some more.
-- 
Paul Helbert
Prepackaged, roasted & ground coffee,,,
Some of the worst ideas since sliced bread.
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6) From: Jesse Van Der Molen
Seth-
I've had my behmor since february or so. I had a rough go of it at first because it kept under-roasting every thing. On the 1/2 pound setting with maximum time and a half pound of coffee, it wouldn't even go into the second crack. Now, I always do 1/2 pound of coffee on the 1 pound maximum setting. I now just listen for the cracks and know when to hit the cool button for the flavor I'm going for. On P1, 1 pound maximum setting, I usually stop it between 7 min. left (end of first crack) and 4 min. left (start of second crack). 
Maybe someone can help me. I have tried several different outlets on several different circuits and they are all the same. I live in a house that is only 30 years old in Iowa where energy is no problem. Did I just get a bad roaster? Not that I mind much. It just took awhile to know what was going on.
-Jesse
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7) From: raymanowen
"Any advice for a first time user?"
Yes-
Be sure you plug it in. Don't use an extension cord, make sure there isn't
much else plugged in to the same circuit. Kitchen outlets are usually good
power sources if you don't run the toaster while you roast.
The label on the Behmor will identify its power requirements. Don't be
surprised at funny operation if you can't measure the voltage at the outlet
while the roaster is heating, or it's a little low.
This is an important starting point. Now read the manual, the tips and
hints, and reread the manual.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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8) From: Jeff
If you happen to have a fire, hit the Power button to turn it off. DON'T 
hit the Cool button. It tells you that in the manual, but dummy here 
forgot, panicked, and hit cool. It only fanned the flames.
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9) From: Seth Grandeau
Thanks for all the tips.  I have to say, "Wow!" it is sure nice to really
hear the cracks as compared to my IRoast2. :)  I've done 2 1/2 lb batches on
P1 (a FC+ and an FC for a brazil YB).  No smoke, just pleasant roasting
smells.  The clean up was also surprisingly easy.
I think I'm going to like this roaster.
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10) From: Floyd Lozano
It may be a new house, but you never know.  You need a voltmeter to
see what's coming out of the hole in the wall.  They are pretty cheap
at Radio Shack.  See what the voltage is with the roaster off and with
the roaster in operation.  You should definitely be able to roast 1lb
of coffee on P1 to at least Full City with this roaster and normal
voltage.
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11) From: raymanowen
In spite of any conversation to the contrary, the age of the domicile has
nothing to do with the actual power available at any given power receptacle.
Any uncontrolled heating device has an exponential response to the voltage
available from the power supply- Not the open circuit meter measurement.
Measure under heating load.
Toasters and light bulbs work OK with almost any voltage you have. Computers
or controlled appliances need the proper line voltage, neutral return and
ground connections, or give faulty operation.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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