[Homeroast] Hottop Control Panels

gin powell pchforever at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 11:40:28 CST 2013


you may want to see this section at HRO for some excellent Hot Top mods and
conversations.
http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewforum.php?forum_id=122

does someone have a board for sale? let me know.

ginny



On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM, John Borella <jvborella at gmail.com> wrote:

>  It's actually a 1.5lb unit & we should be seeing it soon. Photos leaked
> out on an Australian website last year. Dual heating elements, manual &
> programmable control & a number of other interesting features.
>
>  As far as the B version vs the P the B is the one to buy if you want to
> have manual control. If you already own a P you can either buy the B front
> panel or consider installing one of these:
>
> http://www.home-barista.com/home-roasting/tc4-htc-roast-controller-for-hottop-available-t22947.html
>
>  Other improvements include replacing the rear filter elements with a
> stainless computer filter for much improved airflow & installing larger
> fins in the drum for much better bean agitation. The roasting section on
> Home-Barista.com has lots of good info on the various HT mods.
>
> John Borella
>
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Kevin Lauer <kevinlauer26 at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> > In an effort to stimulate a constructive discussion, I am looking at
> > "downgrading" the control panel on my Hottop from KN-8828P (programmable)
> > to KN8828B. It is my understanding that the "B" version allows in-roast
> > control of the fan speed which seems to be an improvement over the
> > programmable "P" version which allows fan control only when initially
> > programming a profile. Any comments or advice?
> >
> > Any word on the rumors about a 1lb version of the Hottop?
> >
> >
> > Thanks-
> > Kevin
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