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Chainsaw13
08-23-2014, 07:49 AM
Got an email this morning from SM's about an upgraded panel you can install into your regular Behmor 1600. Gives you more flexibility during roasting.

http://www.sweetmarias.com/store/roast-coffee/drum-roasters/behmor/behmor-plus-upgrade-panel.html

Not sure if it's worth it for me to upgrade, but thought I'd pass this along and see if anyone else had any thoughts on it.

GolfNut
08-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Ooh, they're shipping now eh? We use the regular 1600 several times a week. Wife has it down to a science for our preferred roast. We may go ahead and upgrade it next month with the new panel and see how it compares.

Chainsaw13
08-26-2014, 09:29 PM
I'd be interested to see what you think of it, if you do order one.

forgop
08-29-2014, 01:40 AM
My 2 year old behmor seems to be cropping out on me. Used to do 12-13 oz roasts and easily get into 2nd crack. Now 9.5 oz limps to 2nd crack even after cleaning as suggested per update 3. May go to a hottop next.

gravel
08-29-2014, 01:55 AM
Interesting. Has anyone pulled the trigger on this?

Chainsaw13
08-29-2014, 07:04 AM
My 2 year old behmor seems to be cropping out on me. Used to do 12-13 oz roasts and easily get into 2nd crack. Now 9.5 oz limps to 2nd crack even after cleaning as suggested per update 3. May go to a hottop next.

Duane, what's update 3? I recently took my compressor hose to my Behmor, giving it a thorough blast of air. Had a lot of chaff and dust built up inside. That seemed to help a lot with performance for future roasts. I was noticing it took longer and longer to get near 2nd crack.

forgop
09-01-2014, 04:53 AM
Duane, what's update 3? I recently took my compressor hose to my Behmor, giving it a thorough blast of air. Had a lot of chaff and dust built up inside. That seemed to help a lot with performance for future roasts. I was noticing it took longer and longer to get near 2nd crack.

http://www.behmor.com/docs/Manual_Update_3.1-Interior_Maintenance_and_DC_Fan.pdf

I've done this a few times already and it's just over 2 years old. Might give it one more shot cleaning it and if that doesn't work, I think a Hottop will be my next purchase.

Chainsaw13
09-01-2014, 08:00 AM
http://www.behmor.com/docs/Manual_Update_3.1-Interior_Maintenance_and_DC_Fan.pdf

I've done this a few times already and it's just over 2 years old. Might give it one more shot cleaning it and if that doesn't work, I think a Hottop will be my next purchase.

Ah, ok. I need to do that myself. Did two batches this weekend. First was 12oz of Colombian beans. Even with a 2 min preheat, it barely made it to first crack on 1lb, P3, C setting. Next batch was 10oz of Ethiopian beans, 1lb, P2, B. Better result, but still not near 2nd crack.

Mr B
10-02-2014, 10:21 PM
I probably won't get the upgrade. I have my original pretty dialed. I just know to not roast more than 3/4 lb at a time.