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Topic: advantages of the 2 Behmor drums (18 msgs / 421 lines)
1) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
My original Behmor drum seem to have a problem with the mechanism that 
closes the top of the drum. Sometimes the drum is opening up during a roast.
To prevent this behavior I am probably going to order a new drum, so I have 
to decide wich of the drums I want.
I am roasting  Yemen and other small beans so the drum designed for small 
beans should be the obvious choice.
I talked to the  Danish distributor about the 2 drums. He suggested to get 
the regular drum because too much chaff get caught in the drum designed for 
small beans.
What are other Behmor users finding about the 2 drums?
I did not really follow all Behmor threads before the model for Europe was 
released last summer, so this may have been discussed earlier on the list.
Claus
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2) From: Bob Hazen
I have both drums.  The large one arrived with the roaster back when we
didn't have a choice.  The announcement of the smaller grid drum seemed like
an answer to the irritating loss of small beans.  While it is better able to
keep the small beans inside, some still manage to find a way out.  As for
chaff being trapped in the, I haven't found it to be any worse with the
small grid that the large grid.  In fact nearly all the chaff gets out of
the drum, only part of it being trapped by the chaff collector >-).
My large grid drum sits on the shelf while I use the small one for
everything.  If I am missing an advantage to the large grid with certain
beans, I'm unaware of it.  I would suggest you buy the small grid drum.
Bob
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3) From: Ira
At 10:16 AM 2/7/2010, you wrote:
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I have both drums and the large mesh drum is put away in the garage 
and never used.  Space is an issue so only using 1 drum is an 
advantage and I don't see that chaff is an issue with the small drum.
Ira
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4) From: Jim Anderson
I'll agree with Bob on this. I don't remember which bean caused me to buy
the small grid drum, but I use it for all my roasting now. No extra chaff
that I can tell.
Jim
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5) From: Edward Rasmussen
I've got both drums and I don't notice any greater chaff retention in the s=
maller vs. the larger grid drum.
Ed

6) From: Greg Hollrigel
I have both drums.  I always use the small mesh drum and just shake the
chaff off.  It's not a big deal.
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7) From: Wally Merrin
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Add me to the list of people who only use the small grid drum.  I  
bought one because of Yemens falling through, and decided it wasn't  
worth the extra space to keep the big one inside the kitchen.  The  
large grid drum is out in a garage cabinet somewhere, I never use it.
The issue of chaff being trapped in the small drum was mentioned  
somewhere, maybe on Behmor's site (I don't remember), but it has not  
been noticeable for me.  There is very little chaff trapped by the  
small grid, certainly not noticeably more then the large grid.  It's a  
non-issue.
Wally
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8) From: cherry carter
My experience is the same as the others. The large drum came with the
machine, but we bought the small drum. That's the one I use. Only a VERY
small amount of chaff gets stuck in the drum. I just vacuum it out when I
vacuum the machine.
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9) From: Pat Sklenar
I also have both drums, but use the small grid one 99.9% of the time.
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10) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
Thank you all for the feedback!
I am told that Behmor these days only ship the small grid drum, wich is in 
line with what people at least here are using anyway.
Claus

11) From: Seth Grandeau
I'll go against the trend.  I have both drums and I switch between the
two, based on the bean.  I tried the test of roasting the same coffee
(a larger bean) in both drums and the small drum definitely retained
more chaff and required more shaking to get it clear.  If I could only
have 1 drum, I would definitely get the small, but since I have both,
I use the large one when the bean allows.
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12) From: Dave Huddle
Like Seth, I use the small mesh drum for small beans, the large mesh
drum for larger beans.   That works for me.
Dave
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13) From: Edward Bourgeois
I would think you might get a little better heat flow into the drum
with the larger mesh drum with beans that won't fall through.
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14) From: John and Emma
I like most people have both drums. I went to using the small drum only
because there was no significant difference in the amount of chaff left in
the drum (I didn't pick out each piece of chaff with tweezers to do an
actual statistical test). Only the Longberrys really left a lot of chaff in
the small drum. When you vacuum out the Behmor, vacuum the outside of the
drum with the beans still inside to get as much chaff out of the drum before
dumping the beans. I have done this with both drums.
Like what Ed said below I decided to test both drums with the different size
beans and see if I noticed any differences in my cup. So far I really
haven't noticed a difference between the two drums as far as flavour or
roasting results. I have only done this test for about 6 lbs so far.
John H.

15) From: Yakster
After vacuuming the chaff from the roaster and the drum (with the beans in),
I shake the drum vigorously over a pan which gets a lot more chaff off the
beans.  I read somewhere that home roasted beans don't get the same kind of
agitation that commercially roasted beans do and that leads to more chaff
remaining on the beans.  I use the same shake method I use before the roast
to liberate any smalls and broken pieces.
-Chris
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16) From: Michael Wascher
I just use the small grid drum now. If you want a large grid drum you can
probably find one cheap second hand!
"Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous,
judgment difficult." --Hippocrates
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17) From: Sandy Andina
same here, especially when roasting Monsooned Malabar and other large beans.
On Feb 8, 2010, at 6:56 AM, Seth Grandeau wrote:
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18) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I agree completely with Seth's opinion. I also have both but if I had to ge=
t just one it would be the smaller.
dave
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