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Topic: Latest test of Behmor Heat Deflector Bend (4 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: Sandy Andina
So last night I decided I'd try some decaf in my recently tweaked  
(sensor area cleaned & shined, heat deflector bent) Behmor.  Loaded up  
the regular mesh drum with 116 gm. of Ethiopia Sidamo Decaf, hit "1/4"  
and "start."  This gave me 8:30.  Not much seemed to be happening---no  
cracks, only a bit of aroma. At 0:59 left, I maxed out the time (2 min  
add'l). Almost immediately, first crack began, then a fusillade of  
first, and then the fusillade continued but only softer. I realized  
this was second, so at 1:15 left I hit "cool" and second crack coasted  
for another 10-15 sec. or so.  Ended up with a Vienna roast, lots of  
oil but beans still rich dark brown, lighter than French.  The aromas  
were unbelievable--upstairs, as I came to bed my husband asked me if  
I'd just made a pot of coffee (he usually asks if I'd been roasting  
again). After I've been sufficiently caffeinated (I had a morning AP  
of Metropolis' Schweik's Ottoman Adventure--FC, preroasted--of which  
I'd bought half a pound to tide me over till the family Sumatra and CR  
Peaberry has sufficiently rested; need my breve too), will try an AP  
of it and report back as to whether it tastes as good as it looks and  
smells.
But it appears the Behmor is back in fine shape.
Sandy Andina
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2) From: Bill
Excellent, glad to hear!!  Been catching up on all the emails in July and
first part of August and seems like this list has been pretty active on
addressing colder Behmors.  Good for you lot!bill
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:10 PM, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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3) From: Brian Kamnetz
Bill,
I admire your doggedness in reading long things and long lists of
things. I recall you reading something like 1,000 or 1,500 (Coffee
Geek?) posts on the AeroPress and summarizing the results (I have your
summary at home, next to my AP, which I still haven't found time to
try). And now reading all the posts that you missed when you were
traveling this summer. Pretty impressive.
Brian
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4) From: Bill
Lame is what i call it!  ;)  I enjoy the social nature of the list, the
chatter, and I've gleaned a number of really important things.  Which is why
we are all here.  I wasn't going to buy the expensive gesha, but after some
of the raves... maybe.  maybe.  But the discussion of profiles and
environmental temp is going to propel my tweaking of my breadmachine, and is
going to get plenty of experiments in the coming months.
as John Despres sez: 'this is fun!'
bill
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