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Old 12-29-2020, 03:30 PM   #1
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Do we still have some home coffee roasters in this group?

I still am roasting mine, just not as much...although I got an entry level espresso maker for Christmas, so I will be doing more.

When I was really active here, there were quite a few members who roasted and we would trade beans as well.
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I haven’t roasted in a while. Been thinking of getting rid of my Behmor. Just too many hobbies.
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I haven’t roasted in a while. Been thinking of getting rid of my Behmor. Just too many hobbies.

What model do you have?
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What model do you have?
The original 1600. Now you got me think8ng about ordering some fresh beans. Lol. Love Brazilian coffee.
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I'm trying to get back into so I have something to drink while I smoke.

I really cut back on drinking.
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I still roast coffee pretty much every week using my Behmor 1600 Plus. I'm thinking about replacing it as I have done over 400 1/2 pound roasts with it and each roast is taking longer to finish. I now switch to manual mode during the roast and that has helped me to get pass first crack and into 2nd crack before time runs out.
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I still roast coffee pretty much every week using my Behmor 1600 Plus. I'm thinking about replacing it as I have done over 400 1/2 pound roasts with it and each roast is taking longer to finish. I now switch to manual mode during the roast and that has helped me to get pass first crack and into 2nd crack before time runs out.
Can you replace the heating element?
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I have been roasting since 2000, and would neve have any other coffee if I cannot help it. Once a week I do a Bible Study for men only at a local coffee shop, and have a cup there.

My wife and I do basically a 12 cup pot each day.

My Fresh Roast is about 6 years old, and I see a new one a some point int the near future as this one is showing it's age.

Just roasted the last of some Jamaican Blue Mountain for Christmas, having purchased 2# at Christmas 6 years ago.

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The beans were six years old, Todd? Any taste degradation due to the time?
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The beans were six years old, Todd? Any taste degradation due to the time?
Did not notice any. Seems to be that as long as the green beans are kept from getting moldy - or dried out - they do not deteriorate in any way that I have noticed.

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I am using a SR500 for roasting, had for 6+ years now. I am wanting something bigger, I think.

I know green bean coffee has quite a long shelf life.

My roasting has been in consistent as many other things in my life.

Where are you getting the beans from? I have been using Sweet Marias and the Burman Coffee.
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I am using a SR500 for roasting, had for 6+ years now. I am wanting something bigger, I think.

I know green bean coffee has quite a long shelf life.

My roasting has been in consistent as many other things in my life.

Where are you getting the beans from? I have been using Sweet Marias and the Burman Coffee.
Usually Burman, but sometimes also Coffee Been Corral.

Same roaster I have.
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Can you replace the heating element?
Good question, but the unit is at least 5 years old and I'm really looking at upgrading to a unit that would give me more flexibility when I roast. The Behmor works great and I have been very happy with it, but I have been looking at getting the Gene Cafe Roaster.
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My espresso sample pack of green beans came in today from Sweet Maria's! Hope to get a batch roasted this afternoon.


Anyone break there's out and get back to it?
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Decided to break out my Behmor. Didn’t realized I have 5+ lbs green beans of all flavors. Grabbed the bag of Brazil Moka pea berry and throw just under half a lb in it. Did my usual two minute warm up, then ran it at 1lb, P3, C settings. I go by sight/sound when I roast. Well, got neither of those right. First crack was so light, it was hard to hear. Next thing I know it’s rolling well into second crack and smokes billowing out. Who knows, maybe I can salvage that batch.

Just ran another batch, same beans, but nearly 1lb. This time I caught it better, just coming to the end of first crack. Currently cooling. Will use it for morning coffee on Thursday.
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I would like a bigger roaster, I think.

I'm hoping to knock some out on Wednesday, latest this weekend. I got some geared towards espresso that I'm really looking forward to.
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Does the SR500 only do up to 1/2lb?
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Does the SR500 only do up to 1/2lb?
Not even that.
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Not even that.
Yea, I looked it up last night. The Behmor will do up to a lb, but it’s better suited for 1/2lb batches. There’s tips/tricks you can do to roast larger batches.
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I guess it is good though. I normally get anywhere from 4-10 pounds at a time, 1 pound bags so if I could roast more, I will be more invested... the smaller batches help me save money I think...
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