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Topic: Behmor Roast Levels (10 msgs / 191 lines)
1) From:
I talked with someone interested in home roasting for the first time.  He thinks he wants the Behmor and wants to make sure that it will be able to deliver a French Roast for him.  I talked with him about the benefits of roasting lighter, but he seems focused on the ability to go dark right now.  Since I don't use this roaster, I'm wondering if he will be able to achieve his objective with it.  
So, those of you who have used one, can he get a French roast out it, and if so, how much smoke for indoor roasting?
Thanks,
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2) From: Rich
1LB to deep French is no problem.  You can actually take a pound to way 
past 3rd crack if the spirit moves you.
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3) From: Barry Luterman
but if you do you will want to roast outside
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4) From: John Mac
French roast is easy, and you can have quite the fire if you push the
envelope!
I never knew something so small could generate so much smoke!
Indoors is fine if you have a huge exhaust fan.
The cook top hood won't cut it.
John in Nor Cal
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5) From: Seth Grandeau
with fire extinguisher handy!
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6) From: michael brown
yeah, great roaster.  it'll get you as dark as you want.  but be careful of=
 high chaff beans.  smoke suppression system works good until you BURN THE =
CRAP out of it.
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michael, from b'ham, AL> Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 00:25:59 -0500> From: grande=
au> To: homeroast> Subject: Re: [Home=
roast] Behmor Roast Levels> > with fire extinguisher handy!> > On Fri, Nov =
7, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:> > > but if=
 you do you will want to roast outside> >> > On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 8:49 AM=
, Rich  wrote:> >> > > 1LB to deep French is no prob=
lem. You can actually take a pound to way> > > past 3rd crack if the spirit=
 moves you.> > >> > >> > > dechelbarger wrote:> > >> > >> I talke=
d with someone interested in home roasting for the first time.> > He> > >> =
thinks he wants the Behmor and wants to make sure that it will be able> > t=
o> > >> deliver a French Roast for him. I talked with him about the benefit=
s of> > >> roasting lighter, but he seems focused on the ability to go dark=
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u who have used one, can he get a French roast out it,> > and> > >> if so, =
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7) From: Alchemist John
The trick is no so much as getting to a French roast, but actually 
stopping the roast there.  If he is a novice roaster, I would not 
recommend the Behmor to him for that level of roast.  It is just 
asking for trouble.
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8) From: Joseph Robertson
Boy that is so true John. Very easy to do French Roast here. It's just
trying to keep the buggy from a run away ride.
John, any suggestions for an alternative roaster for him?
JoeR
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9) From: Seth Grandeau
With how quickly it cools down, something like an IRoast2 might be good.
Wait until the beans look French and hit cool.  If you outside, pop the top
(chaff collector) for even faster cooling and aided chaff removal.  Small
batches, though...
On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 11:28 AM, Joseph Robertson wrote:
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10) From: David Rossell
I have a 600 cfm hood over my stove, and roast under that.  Even with a small
chaff fire, the hood zipped the smoke right out of the house. When it's set
for 400 cfm, it more than keeps up with the moderate amounts of smoke the
Behmor produces at an FC roast.  200 cfm doesn't cut it, though.  
David


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