A Video Primer on Maintaining your Behmor 1600
A clean A popular electric drum roaster designed for home use, with variable batch sizes (from 1/4 pound to 1 pound) and a smoke-reduction system. It has been modified and upgraded in refining the base model over the years. will give you delicious roasts and will more importantly be a safer machine to roast coffee with. Wiping oils from the surfaces inside the roast chamber is a no-brainer.
Layers of brown, baked oils can inhibit the Behmor’s sensor, dim the light, and make the door window hard to see through. This is a pretty simple task to to do and should be done every couple roasts.
It’s also important to perform a deeper cleaning by opening up the side panel and removing the exhaust cover. If you have owned your Behmor for a while and never done this, you will be surprised by how much dust and Chaff is paper-like skin that comes off the coffee in the roasting process. Chaff from roasting is part of the innermost skin (the silverskin) of the coffee fruit that still cling to the beans after have built up in and around the fans and other mechanisms.
A few squirts of Simple Green, and a little bit of time are all it takes to keep producing delicious (and safe) batches with your Behmor roaster.
Also … remember this: Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster. Do your Behmor Roaster Maintenance!