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« on: 26/02/2016, 06:52 PM »
This afternoon I finally took the plunge and ordered a Behmor from Bean Green.
Does anyone have any hints/tips/advice?

Wish me luck  :coffee2:.


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« Reply #1 on: 26/02/2016, 06:56 PM »
Get.out!!  This will be 'thread of th year'!!  Kudos for buying from the premium green-bean seller!!

Start with 330g roasts on 1lb, P2 and sit next to it watching, listening and using the light to watch the beans (for learnin' and stuff) ready to hit the cool button... for a sure-fire instant gratification winner!  Open the door for the cool cycle and enjoy!  If you have the new tweakable v2 then we expect lots of feedback and pictures!!!
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« Reply #2 on: 26/02/2016, 07:59 PM »
Your enthusiasm is contagious Brett :D. Thread of the year it may well turn out to be, perhaps not for all the right reasons either  :P.

I have been tossing the idea over for probably almost 12 months, I promised myself one for Christmas last year but it didn't happen. I took the plunge this arvo so we shall see where it takes me  :-|.

Thank you for the figures, it has given me a starting point. I'll keep you posted :).
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« Reply #3 on: 29/02/2016, 11:49 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: 01/03/2016, 08:08 AM »
Lol  :D. It's probably going to be quite a ride  ^-^.
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« Reply #5 on: 01/03/2016, 01:26 PM »
Welcome to the dark side & don't forget to purchase some Mylar 1 way valve bags to degas the roasted beans
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« Reply #6 on: 01/03/2016, 01:35 PM »
Thanks KK, I have ordered some bags too.
I'm just getting a smidge worried as I have heard nothing since the confirmation email Friday when I ordered  :(.

Woohoo, I've had am email and it should be with me tomorrow  :coffee2:.
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« Reply #7 on: 07/03/2016, 09:18 PM »
Enjoy CB.  Sounds like fun times ahead.  Roasting is great! :)

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« Reply #8 on: 07/03/2016, 09:41 PM »
I do hope so Lacehim, I'm still waiting for it to arrive. I have my fingers crossed for the next couple of days  :thumb:.
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« Reply #9 on: 08/03/2016, 05:26 PM »
I'm rocking backwards and forwards in anticipation as we speak!
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« Reply #10 on: 08/03/2016, 07:59 PM »
Unfortunately you will have to rock a little longer Brett, the eagle has not landed, I repeat, not landed  :).
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« Reply #11 on: 08/03/2016, 09:13 PM »
Sea Sick from rocking  :-[
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« Reply #12 on: 09/03/2016, 08:19 PM »
Congrats on the purchase! I've had a Behmor for a couple of years now and I reckon the smells you get during roasting are more addictive than those from preparing coffee. There's a real sense of achievement making coffee using your own beans  ^-^

My tip (for the Plus version) would be to get your mobile phone and set it on an alarm/timer to remind you when the "unattended timer" countdown starts. This is a feature they've built in to require some user input (by pressing the Start button) 75% of the way through a roast - if you don't press the Start button the unit will automatically enter the cooling cycle. For my 300 g roasts, the unattended timer often kicks in just before first crack. It has "got me" on at least one occasion ... I was actually there just watching the beans roll round and round and didn't notice the timer countdown flashing. So, a mobile phone is a good backup to avoid a nasty surprise.

To setup the timer on your phone, check the total roast time on the Behmor once you've selected the profile. For 400g-P2-B, the total roast time is 20 minutes. So set your mobile phone timer to 0.75 x 20 = 15 minutes. Start the timer when you start roasting, and hopefully you'll never miss disarming the dreaded auto cool. Hope that helps, Dan.
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« Reply #13 on: 09/03/2016, 10:39 PM »
Dan, that's a great tip.  I had no idea this was an issue with the plus.  Looks like I'm not interested in a plus model because I'd seriously miss it every time  :rofl:
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« Reply #14 on: 10/03/2016, 06:45 AM »
The unattended safety shutdown feature is only an issue when roasting in auto settings on the Plus. Even if I'm using auto I'll still usually hit P2 and C at first crack which will reset the machine if the safety feature has started or it will stop it happening if it hasn't yet started. Another way to reduce the chance of it happening is to add as much time as possible at the start of the roast. So if you're roasting 300g hit the 400 button rather than the 200 and even hit + a couple of times to add time (if it's possible) before you start. That way you'll always hit 1C before the safety feature starts and if nothing else you can hit C at the start of rolling 1C to reset the timer and avoid the safety shutdown.
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« Reply #15 on: 10/03/2016, 11:40 AM »
Congrats on the purchase! I've had a Behmor for a couple of years now and I reckon the smells you get during roasting are more addictive than those from preparing coffee. There's a real sense of achievement making coffee using your own beans  ^-^

My tip (for the Plus version) would be to get your mobile phone and set it on an alarm/timer to remind you when the "unattended timer" countdown starts. This is a feature they've built in to require some user input (by pressing the Start button) 75% of the way through a roast - if you don't press the Start button the unit will automatically enter the cooling cycle. For my 300 g roasts, the unattended timer often kicks in just before first crack. It has "got me" on at least one occasion ... I was actually there just watching the beans roll round and round and didn't notice the timer countdown flashing. So, a mobile phone is a good backup to avoid a nasty surprise.

To setup the timer on your phone, check the total roast time on the Behmor once you've selected the profile. For 400g-P2-B, the total roast time is 20 minutes. So set your mobile phone timer to 0.75 x 20 = 15 minutes. Start the timer when you start roasting, and hopefully you'll never miss disarming the dreaded auto cool. Hope that helps, Dan.

Thanks Dan :).

I had read about that feature and although I'll probably be glued to it I' would be dishonest if I said I wasn't worried about missing it. A timer sounds like a good idea so thanks for the suggestion.

Sea Sick from rocking  :-[

Sorry Brett, nothing yet, it is still somewhere between Brisbane and Adelaide :(.

The unattended safety shutdown feature is only an issue when roasting in auto settings on the Plus. Even if I'm using auto I'll still usually hit P2 and C at first crack which will reset the machine if the safety feature has started or it will stop it happening if it hasn't yet started. Another way to reduce the chance of it happening is to add as much time as possible at the start of the roast. So if you're roasting 300g hit the 400 button rather than the 200 and even hit + a couple of times to add time (if it's possible) before you start. That way you'll always hit 1C before the safety feature starts and if nothing else you can hit C at the start of rolling 1C to reset the timer and avoid the safety shutdown.

Thanks for the tips Leroy. Admittedly they don't make much sense to me right now but that is because I don't have it in front of me. Once it is and I've had a play I'm sure your advice will all fall into place :).
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« Reply #16 on: 11/03/2016, 09:21 AM »
You can slow the rocking down a bit Brett, it's down for delivery today  :).


Edited; rocking can cease, she is here and hubby is unpacking her now.

Big thanks to Bean Green :).
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« Reply #17 on: 11/03/2016, 11:21 AM »
Pleased to hear it arrived safely Sue.

Looking forward to hearing about your first roast. :)
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« Reply #18 on: 11/03/2016, 11:34 AM »
Thanks DB, I am looking forward to it but I am as nervous as all get out too. We're just putting it through the season run now.

I got a nice selection of greens with it so I have decide which to try first, PNG Peaberry, Colombia Curazao supremo and Ethiopian Limu so fun times ahead....I hope.
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« Reply #19 on: 11/03/2016, 11:45 AM »
I'm sure all will be fine Sue. :thumb:
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« Reply #20 on: 11/03/2016, 02:36 PM »
I hope so DB. I'm itching to have a go but hubby wants to wait until Matt gets home from school so he can take Ben off our hands so we can give it our full attention.

I just want to throw some beans in and see what happens :P.
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« Reply #21 on: 11/03/2016, 02:53 PM »
Keep in mind the old saying Sue, prior planning prevents pi** poor performance, do it right. ;)
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« Reply #22 on: 11/03/2016, 03:10 PM »
Looking forward to your feedback on the roaster and the steep learning curve ahead.  :thumb:
In my case I,d need two of those side by side to produce the amounts required for a week.
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« Reply #23 on: 11/03/2016, 05:50 PM »
Okay, rocking has recommended awaiting results of first roast....
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« Reply #24 on: 11/03/2016, 06:09 PM »
Keep in mind the old saying Sue, prior planning prevents pi** poor performance, do it right. ;)

That is pretty much Chris' opinion of it all :P.


Looking forward to your feedback on the roaster and the steep learning curve ahead.  :thumb:
In my case I,d need two of those side by side to produce the amounts required for a week.


Okay, rocking has recommended awaiting results of first roast....


We're on to it, hubby is just finishing his tea and the little guy has fallen asleep so it won't be long.
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