[Homeroast] Hot Top to Behmor
hankperkins at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 04:44:54 CST 2010
$20 a year is very reasonable. I would easily spend that in filters for my
Hot Top in less than 6 months. With the Hot Top you must replace the rear
filter every 10 loads. Normally I would push this to every 15 or whenever I
noticed changes in the roasting performance. The top filter needs to be
replacedless often. I would replace this about once a year. Each Hot Top
filter was $10. I just love being able to roast a pound at a time.
On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> Always 1lb batches. The original motor gear box dies from lubricant
> failure and a ridged drive coupling. The afterburner is like a light bulb,
> it will fail, sometime. I run 2X clean cycle every 4 roasts and vacuum
> after every roast. When I had it apart for parts replacement the interior
> was chaff free. I only roast dry process Ethiopian and similar coffees.
> Always use small grid drum. Roast to FC to FC+ usually.
> I figure if it only eats $20.00/yr in maintenance cost then its a bargain.
> Bob Hazen wrote:
>> My usage is less than yours. I run half-pound loads every 5 days or so.
>> Could be it's primarily the number of cycles that wears things out, although
>> I suspect the length of the cycle also matters. Do you run 1 lb loads?
>> From: "Rich" <rich-mail at octoxol.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:10 PM
>> Your failure experience mirrors mine. An afterburner and motor in about
>>> 2 years. I run 2 lb/week through it, every week.
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