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Topic: [coffee] +Hot Top Smoke (28 lines)
1) From: Rick Farris
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Smoking starts at about the same time as first crack, Alfred (at least
on the Hottop).  What I do is set two timers when I pour the beans in.
One is a countdown timer set for 14 minutes.  The second is a count-up
timer.  Then I go read or watch TV.  When the 14-minute timer goes off I
know that first crack is imen..immen...  soon.  So at 14-minutes I go
back to the kitchen, turn on the stove vent fan, monitor the roast
through first crack and as far beyond as I want to take it, eject the
beans (or let them auto-eject) and after about a minute when the smoke
dissipates, turn off the exhaust fan.
 
There are many tips and tricks to turning two or two-and-a-half roasts
an hour with the Hottop, but now that I'm only roasting a couple of
pounds a week, I roast at about one roast per hour, so once I get the
(noisy) vent fan turned off, I go back to my book until the count-up
timer says it's approaching an hour.  I also use the count-up timer to
record roast parameters in my log.
 
-- Rick


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