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Topic: Why should I bother with the stock Behmor drum? (7 msgs / 168 lines)
1) From: Michael Wascher
I've been using the small grid almost exclusively. Recently I had some large
beans, so pulled out the stock drum. This week I roasted some pretty
average-sized beans using the stock drum, and about 10-15 beans (from an 8
oz batch) had fallen out, and several were stuck in the grid.
Is there any advantage to the stock drum over the small grid drum?
--MikeW
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at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated."  --Poul
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2) From: stan bob
Great question.  I too almost exclusively use the small grid drum and nev=
er seem to have any problems (over 100 roasts).  The large grid drum alwa=
ys loses some beans.
 
Stan
--- On Mon, 9/21/09, Michael Wascher  wrote:
From: Michael Wascher 
Subject: [Homeroast] Why should I bother with the stock Behmor drum?
To: homeroast
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:20 AM
I've been using the small grid almost exclusively. Recently I had some large
beans, so pulled out the stock drum. This week I roasted some pretty
average-sized beans using the stock drum, and about 10-15 beans (from an 8
oz batch) had fallen out, and several were stuck in the grid.
Is there any advantage to the stock drum over the small grid drum?
--MikeW
"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked
at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated."  --Poul
Anderson
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3) From: Yakster
I think the large drum would reduce the possibility of chaff fires in heavy
chaff beans.
I use the small grid more often the the large drum.
-Chris
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4) From: Edward Bourgeois
Better heat flow through the larger mesh.
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5) From: Seth Grandeau
I've roasted the same large beans in both drums and I find that the standard
drum removes more chaff from the beans.  With the smaller drum, I do more
shaking after the roast is done to remove the chaff.  But, if I think the
size of the beans may be an issue (ethiopians, peaberries, etc), I always go
with the smaller drum.
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6) From: Rich
The original manufacturer stated logic for the large grid was to allow 
more chaff to fall out.  All I have used is the small grid drum.  It 
does retain more chaff but 2 minutes of outdoor shaking and its all gone 
anyway.
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7) From: Rick Copple
Michael Wascher wrote:
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I think the only real advantage is the chaff is collected more easily.
I tend to use the larger mesh, however, mainly because it slides in and 
out easier than the small mesh drum (though that has become easier with 
use). If I suspect the beans are small enough, I'll use the small one. 
If I'm not sure, I'll put them in the larger one and rotate it around by 
hand over the counter to see if anything falls out. If not, or hardly 
any, then I'll leave them in there. If beans do, then I'll transfer them 
to the smaller mesh drum.
But if the smaller mesh drum slid in and out as easily as the larger 
one, I would probably be prone to use it all the time just for the 
convenience and not having to mess with it.
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