Here is a gif file of the profile sheet for the Behmor 1600 coffee roaster. I usually use the P4 setting but manipulate a little to shorten the first level and lengthen the last level. This can give you an idea of some heat setting the the engineers at Behmor thought worked well roasting coffee. Notice P1 is pretty much straight to 100% for the duration of the roast and I thought some Colombian I roasted on this setting came out pretty good anyhow.
Interesting that you posted this .gif, more interesting those profiles aren't in the manual as everything makes so much more sense when you see them. I've just started roasting with a Behmor, and P4 so far makes the most sense to me on paper and in practice. I have also noticed that the 1/2 lb. profiles sometimes don't get me through the first crack with some beans so I've been using the 1lb profiles for 1/2lb batches.
Thought I would put up some pictures of the roaster I use. It's a Behmor 1600. It allows different roast programs but I seem to keep using the same one. It allows you to do up to a pound of coffee beans at a time but I've found that some times I can't get to the second crack before the machine shuts off. It has a built in timer, based on different settings, that is supposed to prevent you from burning down the house.
+Steve Simpson Have you tried telling your Behmor that you are roasting more coffee than you actually are? If I roast a 3/4 pound batch of coffee I will tell it that I'm roasting a whole pound and then I usually get the amount of time I need to get a good roast on the 3/4 pound batch.
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