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Topic: changing temperature on Behmor 1600 (14 msgs / 253 lines)
1) From: Jim Gundlach
I know I should be able to find this out somehow but after spending a lot of time looking and finding nothing I am asking for help.  If anyone knows how to raise the roasting temperature in the Behmor 1600, please let me know how.  Mine has gradually gone down over time and the quality of the roast's taste has gone down hill.  If you know how, please email me directly at pecanjim(at-symbol)bellsouth.net
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2) From: Jamie Dolan
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I have the exact same issue, mine has gone down over the past 7 months
since I got it.  It was perfect for about the first 2 full months.
Now at max time I can only do is 13 ounces of most beans to get it to
around city.
Please let me know if you get an answer.
Thanks
Jamie
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3) From: Edward Bourgeois
most commonly it's keeping the area over the thermostat clean and
shiny to reflect IR.
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4) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Hello Pecan Jim,
My recommendation is to phone or email Behmor.com directly, and discuss all
of your symptoms with them.  I am sure they will be able to help you.
Besides the already mentioned - keeping the thermostat area clean- (and
performing the super clean)  I have wrapped my chaff tray in aluminum foil.
 This has reduced my roast time by 2 full minutes.
I read about the aluminum foil here or on the BehmorThing (now called
RoasterThing) email list.
-Bonnie P.
On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Jim Gundlach wrote:
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5) From: J.W.Bullfrog
I have mine on a variac, and check to make sure that the lines are'nt
drooping. I also do a 2 minute pre-heat.
Got 18 months & 80 - 90 roasts on it.
Have you been cleaning it every 5 roasts? Is the chaff gaurd still shinny?
(aka reflective?)
Ben
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6) From: Gregg Talton
Pecan Jim,
I don't use my Behmor at all during the summer.  During the summer I just
can't achieve temperatures needed for a decent roast.  I clean after each
roast but the issue remains.  So,until fall I use the Gene Cafe.   I'm from
Alabama so I understand the heat which may also be your problem.  If I take
the Behmor inside then there's no problem.  Charlotte isnt much cooler than
south Alabama ... Typed on the beach in Gulf Shores.
Gregg
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7) From: John Nanci
Gregg,
Have you done the air flow modification for hot weather?
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8) From: Gregg Talton
I have heard about it but haven't tried.  Is it an easy mod?
On Jul 29, 2011 2:16 PM, "John Nanci"  wrote:
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shinny?
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9) From: John Monteleone
Have you tried roasting less coffee.  I've had my Behmor for a few months
and only roast 1/2 lb.  I never have a problem.  My problem is trying to
slow down second crack.  I'm trying to extend the between cracks.  I can
only get it to around 1:50.  Then it goes into second crack.  Anyone else
have suggestions or goal times.
Thanks
John
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10) From: John Nanci
It is.  Drop me a line off list and I'll see if I can put it together 
for you quickly.
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11) From: John Nanci
Use a different profile, roast more and/or partly open the door at 
first.  1.50 minutes isn't that bad though.
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12) From: John Monteleone
I usually use P4 and open the door after first crack.  Other than P1, what
other profiles do you use.
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13) From: Seth Grandeau
I've used P5 with good results in the past (even for SHB beans).  I would
only roast 1/2 lb, on the 1 lb setting, A profile, then bump up the time
after starting the roast.  I like the way P5 cycles, with a much faster
on-off-on, than the other profiles, when they are at 100%.  The roast is
definitely slower, which is why I use only 1/2 lb of greens, but it is much
easier to hit City or City+ with good control.
Regarding the comment on putting aluminum foil on the chaff tray, is it
shiny side up or down?  And do you cover any of the perforated section, or
only the bottom?
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14) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Regarding the aluminum foil, I put it on shiny side out and I do cover the
perforated section as much as possible.  On the top perforated section it is
harder to get the foil to stay upright without hitting the spinning drum.
I use 3 pieces of foil.  One to cover the bottom and perforated section.
 Then, one on each side wall.
If I find my photo, I'll send it to you separately.
I just finished roasting 1/2 lb of some ancient Puro Scuro Blend (using P4)
that I found vacuum sealed. I'm working on stash reduction and am almost to
the bottom of the barrel.  I'm sure it will be good!
-Bonnie P.
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