DavidZ wrote:Chris, would you say that of all the things that worked to improve roast flavor on the Behmor, by far the one thing that had the biggest impact was to add the Variac? In other words, if you were to list all the things that worked and assign a percentage to each adding up to 100%, what would your list look like? The percentage represents the share of the overall improvement with the total adding up to 100%.
The Variac with the Plus board put a bit of a twist on things. I discovered that I was roasting too hot with the combination and missing out on flavor so I had to re-adjust and make sure to lower the Variac.
DavidZ wrote:i just tested the kitchen wall outlet my Behmor is plugged into. It's 120.6 volts. Does that mean that a Variac wouldn't do me any good?
Test this with the roaster running to see how much it drops. This is easy with a Kill-A-Watt inline monitor. If it stays in the 116 - 120 range I think you'll be good. Too much below 116 and I think you'll notice a difference. This is a swag, not a hard number.