Posted Tue May 13, 2014, 7:45am Subject: Re: New Behmor 1600 Plus
Maybe I have an ulterior motive to enjoy the cleaning up... As the chaff on the floor moves around while I sweep it up, the cats try desperately to chase it. It's completely ungrabbable and elusive, of course, and thus hysterical to watch their frantic chase. So if I pulled the chaff gingerly from the roaster or easily vacuumed it from the floor, what would be the fun in that?
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Posted Tue May 13, 2014, 8:43pm Subject: Re: New Behmor 1600 Plus
Is there an ETA for the boards or Plus versions to be coming to Canada? If I had a button on the computer keyboard called "1600" I would be keeping my finger on it getting ready to push :). With the currency exchange its a question of price point and availability of the original here and then upgrading the board vs just waiting for a Plus ...
Delish007 Senior Member Joined: 25 Apr 2014 Posts: 21 Location: North 44 T Dot Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Tue May 13, 2014, 9:12pm Subject: Re: New Behmor 1600 Plus
You and me both eh waitin in Trawna! I've got the button set up on my iPad like a newby coffee geek with a nervous twitch-too many cups of coffee today........--..,:;-?? Lol. Anyways I think Joe is enjoying central park in fall in Melbourne at the coffee expo - MICE.. I say we bug him when he gets back for an update early next week. Til then my twin 1200W poppers and the heat of summer roasting..
z0mbie Senior Member Joined: 26 Sep 2013 Posts: 346 Location: Online Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 2:23pm Subject: Re: New Behmor 1600 Plus
This is great news. My interest in getting a tabletop setup is renewed.
As a hand-roaster, I sort of revel in the fact that everything about it is manual, including controlling the roast profile. But there's one thing I can't do that a machine will do--scale up. I roast in 4 oz batches, and it keeps my roasting sessions very short and convenient. But now that I'm getting lots of requests from family, friends and co-workers to roast them coffee, I am greatly considering this new and improved Behmor 1600 Plus.
How many of you are ex-handroasters that switched to the Behmor and did you find it was equally satisfying or did you continue to hand roast? I'm not sure this would replace my hand-roasting (I enjoy it quite much), but will definitely come in handy. My biggest concern that left me not getting a roaster is spending money on a machine that does not let me replicate the same level of control I had roasting by hand. I had even considered a much larger setup but it's a much more serious commitment than I was willing to make.
haha that's a great idea! i'm going to create a scotty-fund for my friends to contribute to.. I'm honestly sure they won't mind if they're gonna get to drink my magical brews :P
And sorry, yeah "hand-roasting" was meant to encompass all forms non-machine roasting. . My particular hand roasting method I developed quite similar to jiffy-pop, which involves exactly what you think--manually shaking a bunch of beans over the stove in a foil-sealed pan (or in my case, pot). It's has been a highly controllable, consistent technique that has yielded about as even a roast any I've purchased from artisan roasters. I absolutely love doing it and am wowed every time I peel open the seal :). Best of, it allows me to roast indoors without smoking up the place.
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