[Homeroast] Liquid dripping from HotTop?

Tim TenClay teejtc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 08:23:23 CDT 2013


I have a hottop and have been roasting with it for about 10 years now... I
think I had that once and decided it was condensation.  Since it hasn't
happened again, I had pretty much forgotten about it... :-)

Grace and peace,

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 12:57 AM, Gary White <gary_white at verizon.net> wrote:

> I've been roasting for well over 10 years and this is a first for me.  I
> recently purchased a HotTop and was on probably my 4th roast when I noticed
> a liquid dripping from the front right bottom corner of the roast chamber
> (when facing the viewing glass and to the right of the chaff tray) onto the
> cooling tray.  This was obviously coming from the roasted coffee as it
> looked similar to espresso.  This roast was my  first with the Espresso
> Workshop #27 - Los Tumulos that came with the roaster after I had finished
> off my supply of a previous Espresso Workshop offering.  At first I thought
> this was just a fluke but it has happened on both roasts I've made since
> then.
> Has anyone else experienced this?  Could this possibly be due to beans with
> a higher water content?
> I've roasted many, many different types of beans over the years on an array
> of different roasters and I've never seen anything like this.
> Thanks,
> Gary
> P.S.  I originally sent this to the old list address.  I've since roasted
> another batch without the liquid dripping.  I'm going to try another batch
> shortly.
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