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Old 01-23-2015, 06:05 AM   #8
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Default Re: Got my Behmor 1600 plus for Xmas

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Originally Posted by floydpink View Post
After 5 years of using my first Behmor, I was pleased when I got my new roaster a week ago. Although the Plus is still the same toaster oven style, there are some nice improvements.

The ability to manually control the roast profile, temp readings, and drum speed definitely give the roaster a nice upgrade.

I notice the matte black finish and side fittings seem a little better thought out for the long haul and the fan and afterburner seem more efficient, at least to me.

I think the most important thing you can do with a Behmor is follow the cleaning instructions carefully and make sure to do a dry roast and Simple Green cleaning every 4-5 roasts.

Besides the board and motor, which are pretty easy to replace, they are pretty basic.

I picked mine up from Roastmasters, and with a really nice 8lb green bean sampler, I feel like it was a good deal for $350 shipped.

Also, for storing roasted beans, I love Sweet Maria's metal containers with the pressure valve on the bottom and use them exclusively.
Did my first dry roast and cleaning yesterday and ordered two of low cost metal containers with valves in them from Sweet Maria's last week. I have been roasting 1/2 pound batches using the P4 and D as my settings and adding or substracting time as needed. I like a darker roast and these settings have worked well for me to get to a Full City level.
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