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Posted Fri Jun 28, 2013, 8:01pm
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Hi. I've been roasting with the. Behmore for almost two years. I have read many posts about it but would like to add what I have been doing. Going over a pound in roasting. I just roasted 1lb 5oz on P1 and it is a perfect roast just shy of 2nd crack. My last roast was 1lbs 3 oz on P2 and was just into 2nd crack. I found I could easily over roast if I did not watch very carefully so I started over dosing in an attemp to prevent this. It works and I get a larger roast. Instead of playing with time I play with weight. I pre heat with the beans in for about 1:30 or a little longer if I can. Too long and the machine wants a cool down. Then I hit max time and see how it does. Then I play with how much I put in. It works for me and if someone else has posted this idea before Bravo thanks for making my point. I try to post a pic
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Posted Fri Jun 28, 2013, 8:03pm
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Posted Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:41pm
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By accident I once roasted 20oz on P1 and the roast turned out fine.  

But there was more unevenness in the beans than with a normal sized load.

 
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 8:19am
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I'm more afraid of screwing up a big batch so I've been roasting smaller batches. I am still cringing about cooking my Malabar to vienna by accident and that was only half a pound that I screwed up. :)

Glad to see you're brave enough to do over a pound at a time though. It's a great machine with the limited use I've put mine through.
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:28am
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Although advertised as a 1 lb roaster, I only roast 10 oz at a time (= 8.3 oz as roasted).  My concern is that, with bigger batches I get longer roast times, sometimes as high as 20 minutes, even on P1, and I think I'm not doing the best with the beans.

 
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 1:50pm
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Good point. I can see some difference between some beans. I thought of that more as a positive thing since none were over or under roasted. Maybe because you only did it only once and by accident all your results and observations may not be definitive.
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 1:56pm
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I can see why you would be Afraid. You need to pay attention. The Behmore comes with a book that may help you understand it's operation. The post I made was a method to minimize over roasting.
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 2:05pm
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You make an interesting point about total roast time. I will try some half pound roasts. I was kind of liking roasting enough for the week and seeing how it develops over a few days. On smaller batches the last cup on the last day always was the best and I would wish I had one more day. By the end of a week I can see they have matured also by then I am ready for a different bean or roast. I will try some small batches.
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 4:34pm
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Koifla Said:

You make an interesting point about total roast time. I will try some half pound roasts. I was kind of liking roasting enough for the week and seeing how it develops over a few days. On smaller batches the last cup on the last day always was the best and I would wish I had one more day. By the end of a week I can see they have matured also by then I am ready for a different bean or roast. I will try some small batches.

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Yeah, try roasting 10 ounces on one day and then 10 ounces one or two days later.  You can tweak the settings to fine-tune what you want in the roast.

 
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