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Topic: Behmor Poll-P.S. (13 msgs / 242 lines)
1) From: Bernard
Noted that several responders said that their machines "ran cold".  This 
has been my observation with my machine from the beginning and I have 
had to accommodate to this fact of life.  Wish it were otherwise.  Is 
this a factor of individual machines?  I've discounted  line voltage 
factors.  Bernard
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2) From: Dave
Dunno. I just roast, and accommodate what I see. I've never measured my
voltage, or worried much about anybody else's times.
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:08 PM, Bernard  wrote:
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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3) From: Gary Foster
I do know my replacement Behmor runs quite a bit hotter than my old  
one, and roasts complete in a much quicker fashion.
I can actually take a full pound to a vienna/almost-French without any  
problems now.  I also have extremely consistent 1C/2C times with my  
new one.  The same bean from the same batch will hit 1c/2c at almost  
the exact same time from batch to batch, within a few seconds.
-- Gary F.
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4) From: Ira
At 01:36 PM 7/30/2008, you wrote:
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Wow, I tried 1 pound on P2 once and it didn't make first crack even 
with adding all the time I could. Probably should have run it a 
second time at P2 but didn't know better and just tossed it.
Ira
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5) From: Gary Foster
I did my first full pound roast (with the new roaster) about a week  
ago and was quite pleasantly surprised.  I don't remember the exact  
times without checking my logs, but I do remember being able to take  
it 30 seconds into full 2c without breaking a sweat.
My old roaster used to take 16:45 to 2c for 8 oz of Tom's FR blend on  
P1.  The replacement one takes 12 oz to the same point in 14:45.
-- Gary F.
On Jul 30, 2008, at 1:52 PM, Ira wrote:
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6) From: Gregg Talton
I can't get to first in 18 minutes on P1... frustrating.
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Gary Foster  wrote:
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They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me
sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. - Garrison
Keillor
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7) From: Justin Marquez
With the typical line voltage at my house of about 116 VAC (under the full
1460 watts load), my Behmor hits c1 in about 14:00 for regular and about
13:00 for decaf. I always roast 2 cups greens (about 320 gr) and I always
set it foe 1#  P1  18:00.  2mins 45 secs after C1 starts, I open the door
and leave it open for 1 minute (in an attempt to extend the gap between c1
and c2). (So far that adds up to: C1 at 14:00 + 2:45 + 1:00 = 17:45). If I
want CITY+ roast I stop it right there. (My typical roast for most beans)
If I wanted FULL CITY roast, I would add time and listen carefully for C2.
If I were to roast CITY, I would try hitting COOL at the point where
normally I would open the door. (Or maybe just follow the original Behmor
instructions like I did on Roast #1.)
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Gary Foster  wrote:
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8) From: Gary Foster
I'm curious to know if all of you guys that have "cold" behmors have  
the older ones?  My first run Behmor roasted cold, but after the motor  
died and Joe replaced it the new one roasts quite a bit hotter and  
faster.
I get to 1C on 8 oz of Tom's FR blend in 10 mins, 12 mins on 12 oz.   
Plenty of time to roast a full pound to 30s into 2c if I wanted to  
although I normally do 12 oz at a time.
-- Gary F.
On Jul 31, 2008, at 11:40 AM, Justin Marquez wrote:
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9) From: Sandy Andina
Yup, I have the oldie but goodie.
On Jul 31, 2008, at 2:11 PM, Gary Foster wrote:
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10) From: Gary Foster
Just another data point on the cold versus hot behmors.
I just got done roasting this morning.  I roasted two 8 oz batches of
Tom's Korate (one each of the DP and WP).  Both of them on P1 in the
behmor, first crack was dead on 9 mins for each one.  Very first
outliers of 2nd crack were at 10:30 or so for each one as well (at
which point I stopped the roasts).
Max time for a P1 1/2 lb roast is 13:30, so I probably could've turned
them into charcoal without any problems.
I also roasted 8 oz of Sumatra Blue Batak on P1, it hit 1c at 9:45 and
almost immediately rolled into the start of 2C (much to my dismay) as
1C ended.  By the way, I really don't like this bean.  Taking the last
of this into work, my coworkers seem to like it just fine.
12 oz of Tom's FR blend followed up, with the usual 1C at 12:00, 2C at
14:15 and what I'm calling as Vienna and autocool at 14:45.
My behmor seems to roast quite a bit warmer than most people's I
guess.  I definitely have no problems roasting clear up to a full 1 lb
into a Vienna anyway.  I know I'm quite happy with mine.
-- Gary F.
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 5:29 PM, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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11) From: Bob Brashear
Gary Foster wrote:
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I've had the same problem with this bean. Damn near instant rollover to 
second crack. I just learned to time the "cool coast" after four 
batches. Your times sound about right.
Bob
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12) From: Sandy Andina
Gary,
Your Behmor roasts MUCH hotter than mine!
On Aug 2, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Gary Foster wrote:
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13) From: George Miller
I normally use 1/2 to 1 lb loads.  Usually no matter what profile and max
added time at the end, Usually I can't or just bearly get into 2nd crack
with the p2 thru p3 profiles.  I use a variac that I purchased from Sweet
Marias and have it set to 120 degrees.  I don't want to put it any higher as
I don't know if it will take it and if so, it would probably void the
warranty.
I tried mine on p1 with 1/2 pound.  It hit the beginning of 1st crack at 12
min.  I added another minute just at the 40 second mark and 1st crack just
finished by the sounds of it just before the 13 minute mark.
It seems to be by the other messages in this topic thread that I must have
one that is just about right on or a tad to the cool side.
GeorgeM
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Gary Foster  wrote:
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