[Homeroast] Liquid dripping from HotTop?

Gary White gary_white at verizon.net
Tue Jul 30 18:19:47 CDT 2013

Hi all,

My original email literally took 7 days to show up on the list (sent on the
10th and showed up on the 17th) so I didn't even realize that anyone had
responded until I checked just now.  I'm puzzled as to why that happened and
wondering when this one will show up.  I just recently resubscribed to the
list and this was my first post so I'm hoping that future posts aren't

Anyway, the dripping hasn't been consistent since I posted.  I'm thinking
that it's the water content since it didn't happen with the previous supply
that I had.  I'll get to check this when I get some new beans.  I'm just
glad that I didn't order my usual 20 lb bag so I'll probably be through this
order rather quickly.

Thanks for all of the responses,

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Liquid dripping from HotTop?

Hi Gary:

I have had, am on my 4th, Hot Top.

I have had one machine that did that but only once or twice. It stopped.

I decided that it was the water content in the beans and ignored it...

if this is a new machine I would call Micheal and tell him and have him
suggest possible reasons.

You could have a flaw in your machine and I would rule that out asap.


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 9:57 PM, 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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