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    Behmor 1600+ Does 324 degrees C Sound excessive

    Good afternoon wise ones,

    I have a Behmor with the probe mounted from the side as per the template, hooked to a Victor 88B and laptop.

    Interesting I noticed the probe temp launch into the stratosphere on a 200g P3B roast.

    On inspection I notice the hole drilled through the inner wall provided an interference fit on the probe.

    Heat sink issue I thought.

    Opened the hole up a mil or so, so that the probe does not touch the inner wall and voila ... same result.

    Roast monitor is set up correctly, the Victor is set up correctly.

    Can anyone please provide same sage advice.

    Many thanks

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    Stick you probe in your over at 210 degrees and see what it reads?

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    Normal for air temp to be higher than expected bean temp. Pretty sure when I tried an empty roast the bean temp went above 300. Will need to check my logs.

    Cheers

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    Victor 88B wasn't an accurate meter. When we used Victor meters here it was a different model and we had the factory customise the output so it worked better in this heat range but even so, the only reason we designed the HeatSnob was because it was better than any of the Victor meters.

    Grab yourself a HeatSnob, works a treat.

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    Thank you Barry .......I am assuming you mean oven

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    Thanks Andy .... yup ... was heading in that direction .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggle View Post
    Thank you Barry .......I am assuming you mean oven
    Ah yes, my apologies. But I think Andy's advice is heading where I was thinking.

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    Thank you all .... when I get home from work I will try the oven but have ordered a Heatsnob anyway.

    Happy days .....

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    An update on the temperature ...

    Heatsnob fitted and after a little issue the temperatures now recorded are in the range of 304-324 degrees C.

    That is with 250g of beans loaded and roasted.

    No panic here ... it is consistent and after all it is just a measure of the air temperature just outside the drum.

    The roasts I have completed (using one origin) have all been consistent in both time and temperature settings and have produced the goods in flavour. Yay

    Evenly roasted, consistent first and second cracks .... what more could you wish for ..... a bean temp modification ..... hmmm .....

    Point taken from previous sage words ... consistency is key .....

    Thanks all ....

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