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Topic: Where do you place your Behmor when you roast? (24 msgs / 518 lines)
1) From: an iconoclast
Just about to do our first roast with the Behmor.  I was thinking of placing
the machine on top of the stove and running the exhaust fan above it. That
gives me a metal surface on which to roast and no wallboard near it. The
only other option I can think of is the kitchen table, but would need to
place a fireproof board underneath. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Ann
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2) From: Eddie Dove
Atop the range with the externally-vented range hood running is how I use mine.
Eddie
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3) From: Alchemist John
It does not need to be on a fire proof surface.  Just not a readily 
flammable one.  A table is fine if you don't mine the minor 
exhaust.  The afterburners are about 90-95% up to 2nd.  Then drop off.
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4) From: Bob Hazen
Ann,
That's exactly what I do - on the stove with the vent hood going.  The 
Behmor does a great job of suppressing smoke, but you'll still get a little 
bit toward the end of the roast.  The vent hood will keep the house from 
getting that bit of smoke.  Depending on the power of the fan, though, you 
can miss aromas that guide you through the roast.
Bob

5) From: Jim Gundlach
Ann,
      For a fireproof board get a nice looking floor tile.  If you get  
one that goes with your dish patterns, just leave it there and serve  
the hot food from it also.
             pecan jim
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6) From: an iconoclast
Thanks, all.  We just did our pre-roast seasoning and almost finished with
the cooling cycle. I'm going to try a Kenya AA Auction Lot #407-Giakanja for
my first roast. It will take a City+, so if the roast doesn't get too dark,
it should still be good. I'm so excited! Stay tuned for a report.
Take care,
Ann
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7) From: John and Emma
I place mine on the stove and run the exhaust fan on low until I hit cool
and then turn the fan to high till the cooling is finished. This way I can
hear the cracks clearly and I eliminate any smoke that is created. I have
used other areas like counter top but my preferred location is on the stove.
John H.

8) From: Bob Brashear
On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 19:31 -0800, an iconoclast wrote:
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Ann,
My setup is almost exactly as you describe. There is a powerful exhaust
fan in the ceiling. Clears the room in minutes. I've done over a hundred
roasts with no problems.
Bob
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9) From: an iconoclast
I used Tom's Quick start suggestion with 1/2 lb, B, P1.  I added 15 secs,
but hit cool with 19 secs left when it was going into 2nd crack, so didn't
really need it.  The usual conversation with Dan...I want to stop the roast
and he says wait.  Not a very vigorous first crack, so didn't want it too
light, but it got too dark. But salvageable. Nice and quiet to hear the
cracks. The door gasket has gaps at the top of the door. Have others had
that problem?  I'll send Joe an email to see what he uses to seal the
gaskets.
I'm going to try some more. Maybe even a decaf.  It sure smells good in
here! Seasoning my small bean cylinder now and then will try another caff
bean and a decaf. I have all those 1 lb samplers to dive into. Nice to have
something to do besides shovel snow...that will come again tomorrow.  At
least we'll have coffee to drink!
Take care,
Ann
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10) From: Malcolm Staudinger
Outside on a concrete patio. If I had a properly ventilated range hood, 
however, I'd definitely try that.
Malcolm
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11) From: raymanowen
The question was: "Where do you place your Behmor when you roast?"
Well, mine is #2 on my wish list. It's in the sequence right after I get the
RK Drum into a functioning model with heat regeneration (afterburner). Of
course, the chaff is a miserable fuel and adds almost nothing to the
recirculating heat. Cooling problem and red waffle iron imprint on the
forearms has been solved.
As much heat as gets recirculated will limit my dependence on Hoover Dam or
Public Service Co. volts or gas. A little mesh conveyor with ultrabright
white LED illumination will give continuous real time inspection, then dump
the beans into a re-entry chute. Inspection box with borosilicate glass
windows. Rube Goldberg roaster. A DC motor speed controller will work fine
with an electric drill.
The thyristor variable speed drill controls have no actual speed regulation
if you want less than 100% speed variation at low speed with load or supply
changes. Variacs are OK, but very large and heavy for the job. Wonder how
the Glorious People's Orange drill motor will last?
Cheers, Mabuhay and magandang Umaga -RayO, aka Opa!
Problems are cheaper to solve before they occur.
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12) From: an iconoclast
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 11:42 PM,  wrote:
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Ray,
You have the most interesting answers!  They make me laugh.  My husband,
Dan's first words when I got the Behmor out was a discussion on how to tweak
it and how he could use the rotisserie on our BBQ with the same kind of
cylinder to roast, but bemoaned not having a welder. My brother-in-law and
he already discussed using an old dryer drum for a roaster.
I on the other hand, am delighted with a roaster that requires no stirring,
heavy lifting, warm clothes, but only the skill to press the cool button at
the right time.  Not that we'll give up our HG/DB/BBQ side burner....we
supply too many people with beans. But, I now have the option to roast on a
whim.
Have a great holiday.
Take care,
Ann
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13) From: Patrick R. Sklenar
an iconoclast wrote:
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That's EXACTLY where i do my Behmor roasting ...
   http://www.sklenar.info/images/coffee/sm_PICT2660.jpgEnjoy it!  *I* love the smell of the house after a roasting session. :)">http://www.sklenar.info/images/coffee/PICT2659.jpg   http://www.sklenar.info/images/coffee/sm_PICT2660.jpgEnjoy it!  *I* love the smell of the house after a roasting session. :)
Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!
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14) From: Dave Huddle
When we remodeled the 1st floor we included a vent hood over the
counter top in the new laundry room.   I run the vent on low till I
think 1st crack is finished, then increase the vent speed.   The back
of the Behmor is about 8-10 inches from the wall.    The wall does not
get warm, nor does the counter top under the Behmor.   With the door
shut, almost no roast odor escapes into the kitchen.    The area under
the counter top is open and that's where we confine the 3 chihuahuas
when we are out.    Since I do the laundry and the roasting, I spend a
lot of time in the dog house.    If I did not provide fresh coffee for
my wife every morning, I'd really be in the dog house!
Dave
Westerville
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15) From: james McDougal
I put the Behmor on a piece of plywood (that I use to transfer pizza in and
out of the oven) on the cooktop island. That works really well, with the fan
on low until the end of 1C and then I turn it to high for finish and the
first part of cool.
The house does smell good and I'm guessing that the neighbors get a good
blast too when the wind is right.
Mac
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16) From: an iconoclast
On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 5:15 AM, Patrick R. Sklenar wrote:
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This worked perfectly for me, too.  I put a wood cutting board underneath as
a don't have a flat surface as you do. Turned the fan on until I wanted to
hear the snaps, then turned it on again for cooling.
Take care,
Ann
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17) From: Bob Hazen
Ray,
For some reason my minds eye sees a few knife switches and a Jacob's ladder 
hanging around there somewhere.  Something akin to the old photos of Tesla. 
Sparks and creativity seem to go together.
Bob

18) From: Sandy Andina
I put mine on a foil-covered hardrock maple cutting board atop a small  
bookshelf in front of my kitchen window that looks out on the deck. If  
the smoke gets to be a bit much (which it almost never does), I crack  
the casement window above it.
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19) From: michael brown
I've Been banned To The Side porch Because My Parents, Who I Live With..sigh.. Don't Like The Smell. At First I Was bummed About Sitting Out Here In The Elements But Now I See It As My Coffee Haven. There Are Bags And Chaff Everywhere, Lots Of Coffee Books And Notes AND i Can Smoke. Its Screened In So Everything Is Pretty Safe. I Like My Little Coffee Haven.  Michael From Bham Al

20) From: Jim Anderson
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 9:14 PM, an iconoclast wrote:
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Don't worry about that door gasket. It is only held on in a few spots around
the door on purpose. You have probably already noticed that once it cools
down it goes back to it's original shape.
Jim
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21) From: an iconoclast
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Take care,
Ann
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22) From: raymanowen
"My brother-in-law and [Dan] already discussed using an old dryer drum for a
roaster."
I thought of that when we got a front loading wash set with a gas dryer a
couple of years ago. The more expensive model of the gas dryer has a
stainless drum, but Karen assured me we had plenty more drying capacity than
the washer size. I already hate the idea of dumping the heat and humidity
from the drum, and recovering nothing.
Even the gas furnace had 450 F exhaust air going up the flue, and that w=
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already mixed down with room air at the top of the bonnet of the heat
exchanger.
I had visions of a second $2K dryer dedicated to roasting with a mere
thermostat setpoint change. 10kG would have been easy enough, however, the
small beans would likely find their way through the clothes drum seals. A
second bean drum within the big drum might be the way to go.
At a minimum, the roasting temperatures are 100 F hotter than clothes
drying temperatures. The RK Drum took my mind off modding the big bucks
dryer. Here's looking at the 30 kBTUH gas water heater that split its tank
as an infant failure. My back yard was beginning to look like a Commerce
City front yard.
Cheers, Mabuhay and magandang Umaga -RayO, aka Opa!
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23) From: raymanowen
"...a Jacob's ladder hanging around there somewhere."
That's actually close. I was about to unleash a NOS flyback transformer (for
a CRT monitor) on the Mazzer. I was reading about others' problems with
clumping due to static. The more I was using the grinder for espresso
brewing, I could see it happening to my grounds.
About three things ended those electrostatic discharge adventures: Primary
was the Ozone generated by the electrostatic discharge. Smells great to me,
but it's an O3 molecule. Very reactive- if O2 is bad, O3 would absolutely
Doom the coffee.
Then, as soon as it became a constant to flash freeze before grinding the
beans, the cool grounds evidently pick up a tiny layer of humidity. Static
cling has been a non-problem, and I'm thoroughly enjoying this shot from my
Crapesso electric leak as I peck on the keyboard.
Using the flyback in a Hartley oscillator,  it really put out the blue fire
when I tuned it around 18kHz. Guess I can still hear 18k according to the
scope. I hated for the grinder to look like a '49 Buick Roadmaster, so nix
the flyback.
Flash freeze and cool grounds seems to be the answer. With the slight
humidity pick up, it works.
Cheers, Mabuhay and Magandang Tanghali -RayO, aka Opa!
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24) From: Alex Fitch
Mine sits on my table saw in the garage. With the fence removed, and  
the blade retraced it gives me a large stable work surface.
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Alex Fitch
Alex
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