[Homeroast] HT 1k > RE: New roaster

miKe mcKoffee mckona at comcast.net
Fri Jun 7 22:22:41 CDT 2013

Can't believe it's the first I've heard of it. Thought they were working on
a 1lb not 1k. (for years now) How I'd love to see air-flow design diagrams.
To pull of a 110v 1500w = 13.64A 1k roaster makes me think they may well be
using air recirculation in combination with external air flow in. There are
new(er) design large commercial drum roasters that are virtually smokeless
and very energy efficient that use recirculation. During the recirculation
the smoke is burned off versus traditional drum roaster with an after-burner
to burn off the smoke after exiting. Potentially interesting indeed. With
their spec'd 16-20min (on the long side IMO) roast times AT CAPACITY could
mean at say ~1.64lb greens for 1.5lb yield could be decent profile control
and 14 to 15 min times possible. Very interesting. Price point wise
personally won't be surprised to see $1.5k to $2k, especially their stated
target market. Time will tell. And questions like is their an actual bean
mass temp probe (as well as environment temp of course) missing on all
previous HotTop models. Deal breaker for me if no. All in all quite the
tease of information (and lack of information) on the website!

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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New roaster

After my experience I would be very concerned about roaster power and smoke.
1 kilo of coffee will put out an immense amount of smoke. 

Unless this roaster runs on 220VAC I would have concerns about adequate


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On Jun 7, 2013, at 7:31 PM, Steve Hamm <steve.hamm at gmail.com> wrote:

> And regarding new roasters...
> I was about to pull the trigger on a basic Hottop. Sweet Maria's is 
> out of stock, so I went to the Hottop website to see what was up, and 
> lo and behold there is a new Hottop design on the way, in August or 
> September. It is supposed to  handle 1kg batches, and seems to be a 
> nice design in a number of ways, from what is said on the website. I 
> like that they say they merged the controls from the B and P models, I 
> like the screen being visible as you're looking at the beans roasting...
> Has anyone on the list from Sweet Maria's seen this beast? Comments?
> Needless to say, I'm not pulling the trigger until this comes out, 
> I've seen some reviews, and I find the price is near the current basic 
> model (hopefully). Now they just need to get this out before their 
> revenue stream dies.
> --Steve
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