[Homeroast] too hot to roast

Terry Steig gtsteig at comcast.net
Thu Jul 21 21:14:26 CDT 2011

Mike McK, you may be right about yours, but I have a CCR HotTop and burnt up the fusable link as I said.

Good luck, Mike Chester.


Terry Steig
gtsteig at comcast.net

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On Jul 21, 2011, at 6:43 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:

> Mr. Chester is using a CCR HotTop, anything but stock. The problem was with
> the laptop not the HotTop. I can attest and confirm a CCR HotTop is quite
> capable of doing back to back roasts non-stop 6 to 16 hour sessions day
> after day for months. Bean there done that with two of 'em simultaneously
> while waiting for my USRC 3k to be built back in '07. And Mr. Chester is the
> current owner using one of those to highly used and abused CCR HotTops I
> hammered for four months daily without a hiccup.
> Mike, hope you're able to salvage your last Esmeralda! Obviously you'll give
> it a go. I'd try hitting it hard with a high charge temp to compensate for
> already partial roast, then slam the brakes approaching 1st for normal
> finish.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
>> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
>> Behalf Of gtsteig at comcast.net
>> Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:20 PM
>> I thought Hottop advised against doing more than 3 roasts 
>> consecutively in order not to risk damage to the electrical 
>> and electronic systems. I blew a fusable link on my fifth 
>> consecutive roast a couple of years ago. But maybe your use 
>> of the laptop cooler was to offset this possible outcome. 
>> Terry 
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