[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
> 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
> this old roaster seemed like a waste, I ordered the Behmor. I and all of
> friends prefer a medium roasted bean so it looked to be a good match.
> 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
> 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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