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Topic: (Rescued) Cold Weather Roasting (2 msgs / 44 lines)
1) From: Ken Schillinger
I roast in an unheated (mostly) outbuilding. The problem is that the Behmor 
will give a fault code, and not operate at lower temperatures. My remedies 
are to either heat the Behmor with a heat-gun or hair-dryer, both inside the 
oven and also through the cooling port on the end. This winter I bought a 
salamander style heater (it looks like a jet engine and burns kerosene) so I 
have the option of placing the Behmor in front of the heater output for a 
minute or two, which will allow the unit to turn on.
Once the Behmor will start, I pre-heat the roaster and greens by putting the 
greens in the roasting drum and starting the roaster on a P1 setting. I let 
the roaster go for 1:45 and press the off button. I then enter the profile 
and time I desire and press the start button. I have had good results by 
starting with 2C (no scale) of greens, a 1:45 pre-heat, followed by a 
setting of 1Lb P4 and running the timer up to it's maximum time. First crack 
frequently starts at about 15:00 to 16:00. I am always there listening and 
watching the greens, with my usual preference being to start the cool cycle 
shortly after the greens are entering the 2nd crack. My favorite green to 
use with this profile is a Chiapas. If I could have only one coffee from now 
on, this would probably be it for me.
Best regards, Ken

2) From: richard kennedy
Thanks Ken!  Not only did you answer my question, you also touched on a number of other questions I had, but felt they were too basic to ask!  I'll let you know how it turns out...still waiting for the Behmor to arrive. 
 
Thanks again!  -rich-
 
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