[Homeroast] Got my HotTop roaster this week morph to Small Batches in HotTops

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 12 20:42:27 CDT 2010


Thank You, Bob!
 
I wonder if any of our HotTop users roast smaller batches, say, 1/4 pounds.
 
Can the roaster deal effectively with such small batches?
 
Happy roasting,
 
robert
 
> From: rlb at triad.rr.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 17:10:00 -0400
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Got my HotTop roaster this week.
> 
> Thanks for the note Robert.
> 
> I have not installed it yet buy have the templates in place. I need 
> to upgrade my metal bits and will do that tomorrow. I am using Randy 
> Glass's instructions in his "HOW-To Pages" section at www.espressomyespresso.com 
> .
> 
> See number 9 below. I should have the Omega probe tomorrow. You 
> will see on the webpage where it will be installed but basically it is 
> installed through the bean chute cover. Hope I don't screw it up.
> 
> Bob
> 
> How-To Pages
> 1 - Backflushing - Backflushing is a method to clear inaccessible 
> areas of the brewing path of coffee debris and oils. Here are step-by 
> step instructions on how to accomplish this.
> 2 - Brew-Temperature Control - Small, single boiler machines have poor 
> control over the brew temperature because of the thermostats that are 
> used. Here is a work-around that gives better control.
> 3 - Rocky Doser Modification - The Rocky doser can leave a mess. Here 
> is a simple modification that helps a lot.
> 4 - Your First Roast - Thinking about roasting coffee? Here's what to 
> watch and listen for so that even your first roast can be successful. 
> Educational, even if you do not intend to roast.
> 5 - Changing the Portafilter Gasket - A portafilter gasket can be 
> difficult to remove if left to long before being changed. Here are 
> some tips to help get it out.
> 6 - Permanent Filter Replacement for Hottop - I prefer to avoid 
> disposable items when I can, and so I came up with this method to 
> create a permanent main filter replacement that fits all the KN-8828 
> models.
> 7 - Brew-Temperature Check - Don't know what the temperature is when 
> making espresso with your machine? here is a simple way to estimate 
> the brewing temperature.
> 8 - Descaling Espresso Machine Boilers - If you use tap water, 
> minerals will build up in your espresso machine. here are the 
> instructions to descale a single-boiler machine.
> 
> 9 - Add Bean Temperature Monitoring to the Hottop - Some like to roast 
> to a specific bean temperature. Here is a relatively easy way to add a 
> thermocouple probe to the Hottop coffee roasters. Includes link to 
> printable cutting pattern.On Sep 12, 2010, at 4:53 PM, Robert Yoder 
> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> >
> > Hi Robert,
> >
> > How do you plan to install the TC Probe? Where?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Happy Roasting,
> >
> > robert yoder
> >
> >> From: rlb at triad.rr.com
> >> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> >> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 05:30:28 -0400
> >> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Got my HotTop roaster this week.
> >>
> >> I am waiting for an Omega TC probe to install before I start roasting
> >> with my new Hottop. Gives me a bit more time to study! Can't wait.
> >>
> >> Regarding Microsoft. After almost thirty years and a dozen or more
> >> PC's and more crashes than I care to remember I finally switched to
> >> Mac last year. I've had to call Apple service twice and within a
> >> minute I was talking to someone that knew exactly what I was
> >> experiencing and how to correct it and did so in perfect English that
> >> I could understand. Off the phone in less than 5 minutes both times.
> >> Best decision I have made in years.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sep 11, 2010, at 1:45 PM, g paris wrote:
> >>
> >>> I think Microsoft has had much more vaporware then Apple. At least
> >>> the stuff
> >>> from Apple is great!!!
> >>>
> >>> ginny
> >>>
> >>> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Lex Johnson <morningmud at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> I emailed Micheal at Hottop USA a while ago inquiring about the
> >>>> rumored 1
> >>>> lb
> >>>> Hottop. His reply was that he didn't see anything in the works in
> >>>> the next
> >>>> 6 months. These guys are worse than Apple!
> >>>>
> >>>> Lex
> >>>> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 7:51 AM, g paris <pchforever at gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> you will love your hot top, it's a great roaster. which one did 
> >>>>> you
> >>>>> purchase?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ginny
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Manjo Iyer <manjo at manjo.net> 
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Couple of days ago I received my new HotTop roaster which
> >>>>>> replaced my
> >>>>>> Alpenrost (after 12yrs of service). I should say what a beauty! I
> >>>>>> roasted my 1st batch yesterday and it was a breeze to use, I
> >>>>>> roasted
> >>>>>> some coffee from Guatemala a friend of mine gave me from his
> >>>>>> estate,
> >>>>>> 10sec into 2nd crack. I am loving it! Although I love my
> >>>>>> Alpenrost, I
> >>>>>> love the Hottop even more.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> --
> >>>>>> Cogito Ergo Sum
> >>>>>> --- manjo
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