[Homeroast] Hot Top to Behmor

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Thu Dec 31 17:26:53 CST 2009

That's interesting.....   Some of us with Behmors aspire to get a Hot Top 
someday!  Although I'm quite pleased with my Behmor, the thought of better 
controllability with the Hot Top is enticing.  Would you elaborate a bit on 
how your Behmor does a better job?

Bob (aka PeatMonster)

> Well my Hot Top bit the dust about 10 days ago while I was roasting
> Christmas Coffee and Vacation Coffee (not much Christmas Coffee for the
> masses, I was going on vacation after all!!)  I have an original Hot Top
> roaster, I expect one of the first ones Sweet Maria's sold.  It needed 
> lots
> of help and when I added up all the new parts I ws spending $330.  I knew
> this day was coming.  For the last year I have been looking foe a "small"
> commercial roaster.  Well this item is for all practical purposes not
> available.  SInce I had not found a suitable replacement and $330 dollars 
> on
> this old roaster seemed like a waste, I ordered the Behmor.  I and all of 
> my
> friends prefer a medium roasted bean so it looked to be a good match. 
> Today
> I received the Behmor and roasted 1/2 pound of Guatemalan.  First try,
> Perfect.  I will continue to look for a commercial roaster but this 
> roaster
> will keep me going for a while.  It actually does a better job than my Hot
> Top.  I am really thrilled with the performance of this roaster.

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