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Topic: Length of time between 1st & 2nd crac (7 msgs / 250 lines)
1) From: Edward Bourgeois
The main point is if you use a bean that can work at different roast
levels and you do a first roast that finishes at start of second crack
at x time past first that if your next roast is to be a city roast
with the same bean does not mean you just dump it earlier. Temp.
adjustments need to then be considered too.
On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:34 AM, John Carlson  wrote:
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2) From: raymanowen
"...produce pretty good results."
What more do you want? Over time, you will become more discerning in your
own coffee taste. Today's "pretty good" will eventually have you looking and
wanting.
Even your own misteaks can lead to learning, when you appreciate the flavor
changes that result.
I'm a slow learner- osmosis and glaciers are faster. I think the first
paragraph I ever read that Tom had written mentioned that drip brewers were
notoriously cool and rapid in the brew cycle.
I was the Coffee King with a Brewmatic restaurant brewer and a weed whacker
grinder. Bill Boyer (Boyer Coffee) had set the thermostat to 185░ or 190=
░ on
the Brewmatic when I got it.
The thermostat  set higher, to 197░ - 199░ F. No way to slow it down, l=
ike
Dan & Gretchen's Deck and Blacker with its "brew pause" valve.
Whoa! Hold the Phone!! Glad I got the Fiver of IMV- I see what you all
mean...
The Celtic Critic says, "Hey, Old Man- this [IMV] doesn't even *taste* like
coffee!- It's all nuts and fruit!" Time to find the Bodum Assams-
I told her everybody raved about it. That's what misled me to the Dark Side
in the first place. (The espresso drink I had in '95 made me think espressos
were just so much Yuppie Sludge.) I swore that would positively be my last
one!
To me, it's like I looked behind Door #3 and got Zonked in the face by one
of the gag boxing gloves on a spring. At 36 hours, consider not slamming
this one down. Please just sip and enjoy.
You come across, it'll come across in Spades. 13.8g, ground at 20.5 setting
on BUFF. Even with nice vibration settling and monster packing tamp, it only
packed down to ~4mm below the filter rim.
Schomer says go for 5mm. I'm trying. I scribed fine lines at 2.5 and 5mm
below the rim inside the filter.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Don't Slam the Espresso! Only Bud, when you're just trying to ignore the
taste...
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3) From: Justin Marquez
Benjamin -
At least I didn't lose the roast when the Behmor quit on me. I quickly
grabbed up my trusty HG/DB setup and an OveGlove, pulled the drum, dumped
the roast and continued as HG/DB until done.
Well... the parts arrived today. Maybe I can get the repair work done over
the weekend.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Benjamin VerHage 

4) From: Barry Luterman
If you need the directions for installing the motor  let me know.
On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:01 PM, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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5) From: Benjamin VerHage
Yeah. Makes me think I need a backup foráthese situations. I had to buy c=
offee this morning from a local place (at least they roast their own). Wasn=
't bad, but wasn't good either. I may just buy some roasted beans from them=
 tomorrow and brew at home. That should be better until I can get the roast=
er going again.
I got an email back fromáBehmor with some follow up questions. I replied =
with the answers and told them I was indeed willing to replace the motor my=
self. I haven't heard back for a couple days. Not sure if the motor is on t=
he way or not. I'll check with them again tomorrow.
Ben
From: Justin Marquez 
To: homeroast
Sent: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 3:01:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Length of time between 1st & 2nd crac
Benjamin -
At least I didn't lose the roast when the Behmor quit on me. I quickly
grabbed up my trusty HG/DB setup and an OveGlove, pulled the drum, dumped
the roast and continued as HG/DB until done.
Well... the parts arrived today. Maybe I can get the repair work done over
the weekend.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Benjamin VerHage 

6) From: Justin Marquez
Barry - Thanks for thinking of me.
Actually, the tech support guy at Behmor sent the instructions to me before
sending the repair parts so I could decide if I wanted to do the parts
change-out or send it back to them. It doesn't look bad at all. There are
quite a few plugs connected onto the power circuit board, but the
instructions ID them by color and location. I plan to number a bunch of
little stick-on labels according to the CB diagram and stick 'em on the
wires as I pull their connectors loose from the old CB as a cross-check to
the photos they sent. I will probably take a couple of digital photos before
disconnecting any plugs, too.
I am not great with a soldering iron, but this repair is just nuts and bolts
and plugs and swapping out major components.
I will probably undertake the task on Saturday (tomorrow) morning.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 5:29 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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7) From: Benjamin VerHage
I just did it last night and it was a piece of cake. One of the wires on th=
e new motor had a couple broken strands so I resoldered it. Other than that=
 it's all screws.
Ben
From: Justin Marquez 
To: homeroast
Sent: Friday, February 6, 2009 2:37:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Length of time between 1st & 2nd crac
Barry - Thanks for thinking of me.
Actually, the tech support guy at Behmor sent the instructions to me before
sending the repair parts so I could decide if I wanted to do the parts
change-out or send it back to them. It doesn't look bad at all. There are
quite a few plugs connected onto the power circuit board, but the
instructions ID them by color and location. I plan to number a bunch of
little stick-on labels according to the CB diagram and stick 'em on the
wires as I pull their connectors loose from the old CB as a cross-check to
the photos they sent. I will probably take a couple of digital photos before
disconnecting any plugs, too.
I am not great with a soldering iron, but this repair is just nuts and bolts
and plugs and swapping out major components.
I will probably undertake the task on Saturday (tomorrow) morning.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 5:29 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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