[Homeroast] HotTop control
kevinlauer26 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 4 14:17:31 CST 2013
Thanks Jeffrey for the information!
That 1kg Probatino on your website looks exactly like what I envision upgrading to after I build a garage (after a deck, after a fence, etc.) I guess that
backyard shed you put yours in is sufficient for Southern California climate. I'm hopefully planning an insulated, temperature & humidity controlled roasting room for Maryland summers and winters.
I will contact you directly regarding the Hottop CCR.
From: Jeffrey Pawlan <jpawlan at pawlan.com>
To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
Cc: kevinlauer26 at yahoo.com
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: HotTop control
Answering your last question first, HotTop never came out with their higher capacity model. They promised it for years but it never appeared.
I spent several years developing the computer controlled roaster (CCR) which was based on a highly modified HotTOp. It works flawlessly. While doing extensive experimentation, I found that the airlow within the HotTop is not great. I experimented with continuously variable fan speed and found that it is truly best to leave it at full speed all the time.
Although I stopped the manufacture of the CCR systems, there is one owner who has retired from drinking coffee owing to medical reasons. He is willing to sell his through me as I would need to do a full refurbish and re-calibration and then compile new software for it.
For a description, see computercontrolledroaster.com
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