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    Behmor AB

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    My next logical step on the coffee experience is home roasting. I have looked at the breadmaker options on the forum and although i like building stuff I'm not sure I want to experience the trials and errors involved with the fabrication and running of the BM.
    From what i can gather, (please correct me if I'm wrong) my next best option is the Behmor plus machine.
    My question is should I go with the Behmor plus, OR spend a few more $ and wait for the new Behmor AB that will be available this year. The main difference being the faster drum speed on the new AB
    I can get a good used plus model now at a lower price than the new AB. What do you experienced roasters think ?
    Thanks.

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    There are a few options here you could explore. firstly none of them are wrong, at the end of the day you will get what you get and can learn on it. I am personally grateful after a popcorn maker i went for the bread maker option. I feel it gave me more to learn while roasting coffee. (not to say you wont learn something from a Behmor) It at the time was a cheaper option for me to put together.

    Id go for a BM set up for that reason alone, knowing now what i know.

    However if you are thinking of waiting till the AB model comes out i would not wait. I would either get a BM set up going or buy a secondhand or new depending on what you can afford Behmor so you can for 1. roast your own coffee and 2. start to learn without getting in over your head.

    If you really wanted to go back to basics, get a popcorn maker and a few green beans and see what happens and go from there.

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    Chris
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    I thing wrong with a corretto. And not much “building” required. You can keep it super simple.

    The current Behmor has two drum speeds. Will the new one have an even faster speed?

    Either way, don’t wait, just do it. You won’t look back. Heaps of fun and surprisingly easy!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by artman View Post
    I thing wrong with a corretto. And not much “building” required. You can keep it super simple.

    The current Behmor has two drum speeds. Will the new one have an even faster speed?

    Either way, don’t wait, just do it. You won’t look back. Heaps of fun and surprisingly easy!

    Cheers
    Thanks Artman , mabe i should have a rethink, can you direct me to what you consider is the ultimate simple corretto.

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Go the popcorn route, they are readily available in opshops, markets set. I've bought a few from our local " trash and treasure" market, I never pay more than $5.00 -$10.00 , I expected them to burn out quickly so grabbed them when available, but they last surprisingly well. I like to tinker so I added a 24 volt DC input so that the fan could run without the heater element for cooling the beans, this also cools the element which may explain the longevity. As not all popcorn machines are created equal, I've added a DC variable voltage gadget which lets me vary the fan speed and so the temperature. Cook about 100gms at a time. Good fun if you do it outdoors as the chaff is messy.



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