[Homeroast] New Hot Top- change drum?

Terry McVay (rr) tmcvay at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Sep 24 13:31:08 CDT 2011


I find myself wondering if cleaning a Roasters drum works for an RK... will
let everyone know, unless someone already does, in which case... let me
know.
Thanks, Terry
Kona


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From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
[mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of David
H.G. Hipwell
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:20 AM
To: Coffee List
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New Hot Top- change drum?


Hi All, I recently cleaned my HotTop roaster and drum with Easy Off
Heavy-Duty Oven Cleaner.  I'd done about 30-ish roasts with it (I haven't
kept count), and there was a visible layer of roasting residue left inside.
If you spray it on and wait a few minutes, all the roasting crud on the
metal just wipes off.  If you spray the drum inside and out (be sure to
spray the inside from both ends to coat all surfaces), wait for it to do its
stuff, and put it in the dishwasher, it will come out bright and shiney -
just like when it was new.   I'm unsure whether the finer aspects of the
dirty/clean roaster effects on the roast, but the method above is a quick
and effective way to remove gunk from your roaster. Hope this helps.  
 > Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:53:05 -0700
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> From: ira at extrasensory.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New Hot Top- change drum?
> 
> At 10:14 AM 9/21/2011, you wrote:
> >I don't have a Hot Top, but run a Behmor and I've followed lots of
threads
> >on the Behmor stressing the same thing, keeping the metal clean and shiny
> >helps with the roast.
> 
> I believe but don't know that keeping a Behmor clean is a requirement 
> for two reasons, one because it has no insulation and clean metal is 
> a better insulator than dirty metal and secondly because it uses a 
> thermostat that reads different when it's face is dark and better at 
> absorbing heat.  Both of those combine to make roast go much slower 
> when the inside of the machine gets dirty.
> 
> Ira 
> 
> 
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