HomeRoast Digest


Topic: fresh roast vs behmor (4 msgs / 82 lines)
1) From: Steve Bien
I am approaching the anniversary mark of my fresh roast. That means over 300
roasts and am wondering about whether to stock another base unit or move up
to a Behmor. I like the FR,  enjoy the daily ritual of selecting beans and
roasting. I would only go to a Behmor if 1. it has substantially greater
longevity 2. it provides greater coffee pleasure. 
What's the vote out there on Behmor's vs FR's? 
Steve
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

2) From: Seth Grandeau
I upgraded from an IR2 to the Behmor and have been quite happy with the
results.  I find it easier to get hear the cracks with the Behmor, I like
the larger capacity, and the smoke suppressor makes it much easier for me to
roast indoors without upsetting my wife, who was always bothered by the
IR2's smoke, even with a dryer hose to vent it outside.
On 11/3/08, Steve Bien  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

3) From: Alchemist John
These are the only two roasters I have ever  had that I did not build 
myself.  I enjoyed the FR while I had it.  It was that same 'daily' 
ritual that got to me.  I had to move to more capacity.  For all the 
shortness of the roasts (3-5 minutes), I recall really liking the FR 
roasted beans.  Considering the complete lack of control on the FR, 
you will have quite a bit more on the Behmor, but in theory, more 
coffee too at a time.
All this leads me to the personal advise I follow.  If it isn't 
broken, don't fix it!
For me, daily roasting was 'broken'.  I just could not handle that 
after a year or so.  If you are enjoying it, stay with it IMO.  To 
address both your points 1) both are built well (or were for the 
FR).  Have you gone through bases?  If not, null.  2)  Over the 
years, I have learned more is not always better.  If the roasting is 
what you enjoy, and the kinetic dance of fluidized beans lends to 
that, I don't see how the Behmor can improve on that.  If it is 
flavor in the cup you are after, again, only you can tell if the drum 
roast is more to your pallet than then the air roast.
Based on the information given, sounds like you should stay put.
At 12:28 PM 11/3/2008, you wrote:
<Snip>
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Hand Grinding, Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

4) From: John Carlson
Steve,
 
The Behmor looks pretty promising. I just purchased a IR2 upgrade from the FR and love it, however I'm eyeing the Behmore down the road. I'm all about the medium roasts, not that others are bad. If you're really happy with the FR, and it sounds like you are, may not be a bad decision to stick with it. Bird in the hand. And you have to love the FR price too.
 
John
<Snip>
Store, manage and share up to 5GB with Windows Live SkyDrive.http://skydrive.live.com/welcome.aspx?provision=1?ocidT_TAGLM_WL_skydrive_102008Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20


HomeRoast Digest