BOTR Senior Member Joined: 1 Feb 2012 Posts: 46 Location: IL Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013, 1:45pm Subject: BEHMOR 1600 Made me look bad.......
I am totally shamed....
I have been roasting in various ways for just about a year now. I started with a popper. Graduated to a home made stainless steel drum, on my Weber Grill. Then went back to roasting on an iron skillet. I thought I had it down. I thought I made good coffee.
Then came the BEHMOR. I am only 2 roasts in, and this coffee is worlds better than anything I was able to produce from my homegrown contraptions. Anyone thinking about buying a manufactured roaster, but dont want to invest a boatload of money, give the BEHMOR some thought. I have zero regrets so far.
One little hint though...... keep your roasts at about 1/2 lb, or less if you don't want smoke. Keep a window open, and a fan handy for your first few runs.
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 1:35pm Subject: Re: BEHMOR 1600 Made me look bad.......
I had the same experience. I think the biggest benifit that the Bohmor gave me over the popper and stovetop was the roast time allowing the beans to roast properly. Also the improved chaff removal over stovetop helpes the taste. I was alwyas tossing with burned chaff in the pan.. I also put a fan behind my Behmor to suck any smoke out the window. 1/2 FC roasts no smoke. :)
Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013, 5:00am Subject: Re: BEHMOR 1600 Made me look bad.......
I used 100% SG every 5 roasts or every 3 if I roast med or darker. Unless your doing a dry burn your exposing the beans to a bit of the SG left in the roaster during the start of the roast. Everythings replacable.
tahoejoe Senior Member Joined: 9 Sep 2003 Posts: 576 Location: San Diego/ Incline Village Nv. Expertise: I live coffee
Grinder: Solis Maestro Drip: Behmor Brazen Brew System Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013, 5:24am Subject: Re: BEHMOR 1600 Made me look bad.......
I dilute as Prof points out then everyt 5 roasts lightly spray the interior as noted in our manual etc. Wipe clean/ dry, wait a few then do a dry burn to burn off an leftover SG sediment. Note- be sure to wait a few after spraying and do not over spray especially the elements.
REMINDER: Never leave the roaster unattended when in use !! And remember to use our Rosetta Stone tip PART V PARAGRAPH 3.. it works !!!
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