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Topic: Coffee-nerd fest (Behmor) (4 msgs / 88 lines)
1) From: Les
On Saturday I attended a coffee get together just outside of Coos Bay.
 It was a very fun and educational time.  Mike has a Synesso single
group.  Talk about an ultimate home machine!  Temperature control
within a tenth of a degree and restabilization of  temperature within
30 seconds of a change.  We also pulled some shots on my La Peppina.
We dialed in a number of commercial blends and I brought over the
Brazil Tree Dried.  For grinders we had a Mazzer Kony, a Macap M7K,
and my Mocca Handgrinder.  The Mocca held her own against the big
boys.  We all agreed, I think, that the Macap M7K edged out the Kony
in grind and flavor.  However I don't think Mike is going to trade his
Kony.  We went out to Mike's shop and roasted 4 pounds of coffee on
his Dietrich one pound roaster.  Pat the other fellow who was their
has commercial coffee experience.  The conversation around roasters
was interesting.  As much as I love my one pound commercial roaster,
we all agreed that the Behmor has a lot going for it.  With a half
pound to 12 oz load, profiles can be developed that work well with
blends, and S.O. roasts.  We all have Behmor experience. After
watching the Dietrich, I am glad I didn't buy one.  They are no longer
available.  The Behmor we agreed is the best value in roasters out
there in the home arena.  So for all you Behmor users, maybe dropping
down to 8-12 oz. roasts will give you the flexibility you are looking
for and don't have at a pound.
Les
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2) From: J.W.Bullfrog
I have a friend here who uses 12 oz on a 1lb cycle to get sumatra into 2nd.
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Les  wrote:
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3) From: james McDougal
Whenever I want to roast a pound on the Behmor, I do a 90 second preroast
with the beans which extends the time so that I can almost always get into
2C with a 1lb roast. If I am roasting less than 1 pound, I use the next
higher weight (i.e. 1 lb for 1/2 lb roast) and set the time to whatever the
time would be for the 1/2 lb setting on that profile before starting.  Then
I increase the time to max if I need to and stop the roast based on sound
and smoke. YMMV
Mac
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 1:22 PM, J.W.Bullfrog wrote:
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4) From: raymanowen
[...roasting less than 1 pound, I use the next higher weight (i.e. 1 lb for
1/2 lb roast) and
set the time to whatever the time would be for the 1/2 lb setting on that
profile before starting.
Then I increase the time to max if I need to and stop the roast based on
sound and smoke.]
Egad! That's also where I stop my roasts. I'm missing something...
Cheers, Mabuhay and Magandang Hapon -RayO, aka Opa!
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