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  • Zed Freeman's Behmor Settings.

    Seeing as young Zed Freeman cleaned up at the recent Golden Bean 2012 Comp. using the Mexico el Triunfo Arabigo green beans and the Behmor. I would like to get some information as to what his settings were on the Behmor for this bean.

    What about it young bloke, can you give us the guff.

    And, I must say well done, you need a big pat on the back.

  • #2
    Bump.

    Has this been bought to the attention of the Master Roaster Andy?

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    • #3
      Sorry for the lag... The gotcha with my life is some very odd working hours (ie: I just finished roasting a couple of hours ago) so by the time I get home I try to do "dad stuff" not "coffee stuff".

      Anyway... Zed tells me that the winning Behmor roast was:

      300g
      1LB / P2 / Start

      He hit cool after the first very first snaps of second crack and let it cool in the roaster. When the cooling cycle finished he loaded the roaster up again with a second 300g lot and the same settings.

      ...seems pretty straight forward!

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      • #4
        Thanks very much for that Andy.

        I just roasted 300 grams of the Mexico el Triunfo Arabigo on those settings supplied by the young Zed. I used an extension chord for the first time as the power into our house measured 254.6 volts this morning which is a tad over the top for my liking. Anyway, I'm very pleased with the result. The beans look a hell of a lot better in real life than the photograph but that's probably me being a crap photographer.

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        • #5
          I just tried Zed's method too. Results look good. I am struggling with this particular bean. No matter what I do I seem to get craters. I have tried 1Lb P2 A,B,C with variations of 300,350 and 400g. No matter what I do I end up with craters, almost like its too hot for the bean mass?? My next plan is to try P3 and see if the slow ramp up might suit it better.

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          • #6
            The beans look a hell of a lot better in real life than the photograph
            They look excellent. Beans are a bugger to photograph, the colours never look right but I can see yours are even and well formed.
            Should taste a treat!

            No matter what I do I end up with craters, almost like its too hot for the bean mass??
            I would guess that too... and would have suggested trying more beans but if you have roasted at 400g I would have thought that would have solved it. Maybe try more again?!?!?

            Different ambient heat, different roasters and different power supplies can all add to the variables that can cause some odd symptoms. Chip away at each and see how it goes.

            Oh, another thought... Zed hit cool (manual button) before the time was up so I doubt the P2 got back to the 100% power (which is the odd part of that profile that I don't like much). I would guess your divots are happening at the end of the roast.

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