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    New Behmor Tips

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    Hello everyone,

    I have just joined the home roasting community with a new Behmor 1600 plus, and am already loving it!!. I have spent countless hours researching the process of roasting coffee and have noted a consistent suggestion is maintaining a "journal" where each roast is documented. So I have created a journal and completed a few roasts over the last 2 days with some great results (thanks Dimal for the Peru Ceja de Selva AAA & Ethiopian Ghimbi blend suggestion), but I am worried about repeatability as the whole roast process still feels like a whirlwind to me. In my Journal I have been recording:
    • Batch size
    • Profile
    • Time to first crack
    • Time to second crack (if applicable)
    • Time roast stopped with Rosetta stone interval applied at first crack
    • Tasting Notes


    I have been using the time delta between the "rosetta interval" and the "roast stop time" to replicate the roast; however, I am worried that when I change the batch size I wont be able to replicate with the data I am logging.

    So how does everyone else do it? I am extremely open to suggestions and any feedback which can improve my roasting

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    https://coffee-mind.com/new-scae-roast-profile-log/

    I really like this log because its very visual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boggas View Post
    So how does everyone else do it?
    Temp_probe_and_roasting_software.___(roast_monitor ,_artisan,_lots_to_choose_from)
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    As for roasting practice, I use the KIS method ( Keep It Simple) promoted by Joe Behm himself.
    1) preheat 1:30 min
    2) auto p1 double drumspeed
    3) at first crack turn power to manual p2 and press c (rosetta stone) and d (single drumspeed)
    4) watch the b temp, if it gets too low go to manual p3
    5) cool externally if you can or fan aided in the drum

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I like the look of that log Alexpid I will try and map a few roasts on them.

    Mr Fredofrog I have been thinking about software and adding a heatsnob data logger, but due to my inexperience I am a little lost in the options.

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    Have you checked out the s/sheet here mate...
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/attachment...-excl-v1.1.zip

    Does pretty well everything that's worth recording, and not difficult to customise to suit your own needs...

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boggas View Post
    ... ...thinking about software and adding a heatsnob data logger, ...
    Same advice I tell all, pick your software before you buy your thermometer/thermocouple.

    Roast monitor is well supported here. A few use Artisan and Roast Logger. There are however quite a number of other free roasting software available. I tried about 6 before settling on Artisan.

    My suggestions is do what i did, download a whole heap, play with them and see which one you like.

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    New Behmor Tips

    Thanks Mal, that looks great and gives me a good base to build on.

    I will also download and play with some roasting software. I have an old netbooks which would be nice and compact as a roasting PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boggas View Post
    Thanks Mal, that looks great and gives me a good base to build on.

    I will also download and play with some roasting software. I have an old netbooks which would be nice and compact as a roasting PC.
    I developed this sheet which I still use now even with a Heatsnob fitted. I can email a PDF of it to you if you like the look of it.

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    Artisan captures these details (and then some) as I'm sure the others do to, assuming you enter it of course.

    Just make sure you back up in case your hard drive crashes permanently and you loose a years worth of profiles >

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    I am pretty new to roasting too. I have found the "Roastmasters" app on the ipad to be very helpful in recording data. It also hooks up to a bean temp probe if you go that route.



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