Need some new roaster advice

Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.
RyanDe680

Postby RyanDe680 » Apr 15, 2019, 3:21 pm

I am currently roasting on the SR500 but am looking for a bit more control along with increased capacity.

I was thinking the new Behmor (the +) however its not yet available. I also was considering the Gene and I am at the point where I don?t know which is best.

I homebrew beer on a 1/2 bbl electric system so I have the ventilation and the dedicated space.

If there?s anything else to consider please share. Budget is somewhat open but I?d say 5-600 max.

Any thoughts or experiences are appreciated. Thanks!!

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another_jim
Team HB

Postby another_jim » Apr 15, 2019, 3:26 pm

The Behmor is less sophisticated, but a lot more hackable, as far as I know. So it may be a better fit, if your beer making implies other DIY skills.
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DavidZ

Postby DavidZ » Apr 15, 2019, 5:52 pm

RyanDe680 wrote:I was thinking the new Behmor (the +) however its not yet available.

Any idea what new features will be added to the Behmor?

rhtrevino

Postby rhtrevino » Apr 15, 2019, 9:30 pm

Looks like a bit better insulation on the glass and a variable speed drum.

http://behmor.com/docs/Behmor%201600AB%20Plus%20US.pdf

Having had a Behmor in the past, I would probably shoot for the Gene, hindsight being what it is. I think there's a bit more control.

RyanDe680

Postby RyanDe680 » Apr 16, 2019, 4:00 pm

DavidZ wrote:Any idea what new features will be added to the Behmor?


Yes to the variable speed drum.

Other changes seem to be cosmetic.