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chummy
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 6:01pm
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Would it be possible to use a Behmor 1600 in a large apartment if I roasted in a separate room, put towels under the doors, had two windows open, and used a fan to blow the smoke out? I don't want the smell to fill the hall or anything like that.

Are there any other ideas?

Does anyone have experience with negative ion generators?
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 7:00pm
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I think you'd be fine if you're near an exhaust fan (even if it's just the kind that is put in the window) as long as you have reasonable air flow to the outside.

I roast under a powerful vent hood that vents to the outside and if I don't go much past onset of 2C there is very minimal smoke or odor.
If I over roast and end up opening the Behmor door to cool down quicker, then things get a little smoky and a little smelly (though it's still fairly mild).
Perhaps someone who's situation is closer to yours will comment.
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 7:38pm
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I don't roast often indoors, only when wife is out of town for a few days. My Behmor does not put out much visual smoke, but it does put out odor.

Something to possibly be aware of is, every time I roast indoors (even in the attached garage), the smoke detector does go off. Every time.

 
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:25pm
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I chose the more expensive Gene-Cafe over the Behmor because of the ability to connect a dryer vent hose to the chaff collector and vent almost all of the smoke and odor outside.  This was after roasting (very small batches) in a popper for a few months on top of a stove with a very weak exhaust vent and stinking up the apartment and narrowly avoiding setting the smoke alarms off.

There are other compromises with the GC (cooling, batch size) but the odor control was most important to me at the time.  Just throwing this out there as another option to consider.
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 1:13pm
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Would anyone think it was crazy/dangerous to mount two of AC brackets (like these: Click Here (www.amazon.com)) outside my window? I would have them slanted up and then simply put the Behmor on them when I want to roast. With the window closed, I likely wouldn't be able to hear the cracks, but I think I could get roast levels reasonably close to what I want by recording times, temperatures, and humidity.

Unfortunately I don't have an exhaust hood in my apartment and it looks like it would be difficult to construct something that would get all of the odor from the Behmor's exhaust.
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 2:47pm
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Check out this Behmor vent hack I found on Flickr:

Vent hack ii | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

 
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 5:36pm
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chummy Said:

Would anyone think it was crazy/dangerous to mount two of AC brackets (like these: Click Here (www.amazon.com)) outside my window? I would have them slanted up and then simply put the Behmor on them when I want to roast. With the window closed, I likely wouldn't be able to hear the cracks, but I think I could get roast levels reasonably close to what I want by recording times, temperatures, and humidity.

Unfortunately I don't have an exhaust hood in my apartment and it looks like it would be difficult to construct something that would get all of the odor from the Behmor's exhaust.

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You want to be up close & personal when you roast. You must be able to hear it to know what's going on. Outside Temp and humidity are not what's crucial. Internal temperature (inside the roaster) is useful but requires modifications and you'd still want to hear it.

The venting system on Flickr could work. I'm guessing there should actually be an exhaust fan on the other end of it though to create the right flow and prevent drag on the Behmor exhaust system.

PS: I've never set off a smoke alarm with the Behmor, so I guess venting is key and the reason I have little odor.
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 7:41pm
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For about the same price as one of the two brackets you figured to use, you could do much better by getting a window fan to mount in the open window and provide smoke exhaust that way.  Here's one site to give you info on some mid-priced choices, but there are cheaper one that will do the job if you want to spend less.  

http://www.bestcovery.com/best-window-fan

As BarryR said, you want to be with the roaster when it's doing it's thing.  With you being in Toronto, trying to roast during cold winter temps with the roaster hanging outside would likely affect the results, with you struggling to match the results of an initial roast to subsequent roasts, as well as creating a difficult situation for operating your roaster.  No sense creating a roasting station that is difficult to use and without enjoyment that personal, hands-on, up close roasting brings.

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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 8:48pm
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]I have my Behmor in a mini wind tunnel like this:
Click Here (i436.photobucket.com)
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 6:40am
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I have been roasting with my Behmor in front of an open window and a $20 fan on the window sill facing out to suck out the smoke. I also roast in a seperate room and I just need to close the door to prevent sticking up my apt.  This method keeps all of the smell and smoke in the room.  I'd like to try the Flikir vent picture idea.  I know ebay sells vent fans for cheap. :)
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