[Homeroast] Got my HotTop roaster this week.
rlb at triad.rr.com
Thu Sep 16 14:27:01 CDT 2010
Mike....thank you very much for this information. I am going to copy
it and try it out.
> It looks a lot simpler than the revised profile "B" at
> HottopUSA.com. I spent about two hours organizing it an easy
> checkoff list in temperature and time order.
Yours is a lot simpler and I think I will be better off to start with
On Sep 16, 2010, at 11:51 AM, Mike Koenig wrote:
> You will enjoy your HotTop. Best thing to do is run at least one
> roast all
> the way through 2nd crack so you know how it behaves, and know what to
> I have the digital "B" model. Currently, I've been dropping my heat
> about 80% as the beans start to brown, then down to 40% at the
> point where
> I anticipate first crack will start soon. Basically, what I've
> gleaned from
> this list is that you want at least 3 minutes from start of 1st to
> the end
> of roast, so experiment in when you need to drop your heat to obtain
> profile. For espresso I've been targeting 4-5 minutes from start of
> 1st to
> end, usually stopping just before 2nd crack or a few snaps in. I
> know that
> I still can do some more work on my roasting profile, but I've been
> good results.
> Also keep in mind that a fair amount of the advice on the internet
> HotTops is about the older models non-digital models, that I
> needed some trickery to achieve darker roasts, which may not be the
> advice for the current models.
> In the end experimentation is key to getting the best out of it.
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Robert Bedwell <rlb at triad.rr.com>
>> Just got my Hottop this week as well. Still studying the manual and
>> watching video on Youtube.
>> Anyone want to share experiences and ideas?
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