[Homeroast] Hottop control

Starfinder Stanley coffee at starf.org
Mon Feb 4 15:43:24 CST 2013


So totally unfair to show us the CCR mod while telling us that you no
longer make the system!

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Mike Chester <mchet at charter.net> wrote:

> Kevin,
>
> I have had my CCR Hottop for several years now and am extremely pleased
> with its performance and durability. If I did not already have one, I would
> jump on the chance to buy the one that Jeffrey is offering. As someone who
> has spent my life working in the electronics and engineering field, I can
> say with some authority that Jeffrey's design and constructions are
> excellent. I have worked on multi-million dollar machines with less care in
> their design. Jeffrey is a perfectionist and it shows in the CCR. He
> individually calibrates each one and adjusts its program for the individual
> variations in parts. My program would not work in your machine. I bought my
> CCR used and the previous owner used it to supply a coffee shop so it ran
> continuously. When I first got it, I replaced the heating element as all
> that use warped the old one. That is the only service I have done in 4+
> years. All I have to do is blow out the chaff after each roast. (I remove
> the chaff tray and dump it; then blow air down the bean chute which blows
> the remaining chaff out the tray's slot.) I run about 7-10 loads in a row
> about once or twice a month.
> I have written lots of roast profiles, so if you buy it and need some to
> try out, contact me off-list and I will send some to try.
>
> Mike
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Kevin Lauer
> Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 3:17 PM
> To: homeroast at lists.**sweetmariascoffee.com<homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] HotTop control
>
> 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.
> Thanks again,
> Kevin
>
>
>
> ______________________________**__
> From: Jeffrey Pawlan <jpawlan at pawlan.com>
> To: homeroast at lists.**sweetmariascoffee.com<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
>
> Regards,
>
> Jeffrey Pawlan
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