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  • Does My Behmor Have a Problem?

    Hey Guys,

    I'm new to roasting and got a Behmor for Christmas. I've roasted off 19 batches so far but have noticed an issue with the timing recently where I get nowhere near the Rosetta Stone timings for 1C and 2C and have to keep manually adjusting. Is this normal or a problem with the machine?

    I clean out all the chaff between roasts, wipe clean after every 5 batches and pre-heat for 1 min before every roast. I've included some history of my results below so you can see what I mean:

    Peru Ceja de Selva - 12/1 235g 1/2 P2 A 1C 1.45min, 2C 0.30min - CS8
    Peru Ceja de Selva - 29/1 235g 1/2 P2 A 1C 0.35min then press +++ to extend, no 2C - CS8.5

    India Elephant Hills - 29/12 200g 1/2 P2 A 1C 2.30min, 2C 0.23min - CS8
    India Elephant Hills - 3/2 235g 1/2 P2 A 1C 0.38min then press +++ to extend, no 2C - CS8

    Do greens change over time in terms of roast time or am I doing something wrong here?

    Thanks for any advice,

    Mick

  • #2
    I clean out all the chaff between roasts, wipe clean after every 5 batches
    You're also supposed to be doing a dry burn after every 5 batches in addition to the cleaning.


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    • #3
      G'day Mick,

      I also noticed that my Behmor roast times did vary a bit from when it was new compared to after a number of roasts.

      I put it down to "running in" and times lengthening due to oils building up and components of the Behmor "burning -in". This is even after cleaning every 5 roasts with Simple Green and then doing a "dry burn".

      You could try 1/2-P2-B which will have a longer roast duration or even 1/2-P2-C if you need to go longer. You will see the time vary as you press B or C. If the roast is getting away from you before the timer runs down you can always hit cool.

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      • #4
        Thanks Guys, completely forgot about the dry burn!!

        I've been using vinegar to clean as I couldn't find simple green, is this ok? I saw a window cleaner called simpe green, is it the same thing?

        Mick

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eaglemick View Post
          Thanks Guys, completely forgot about the dry burn!!

          I've been using vinegar to clean as I couldn't find simple green, is this ok? I saw a window cleaner called simpe green, is it the same thing?

          Mick
          Bunnings carry a large range of Simple Green products. Apparently Mitre 10 & Masters do also but not all stores.

          This is the Simple Green link for Aus. - Simple Green

          You could get in touch with them to find your nearest retailer if you were keen to get it.

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