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Topic: Hot Top shock (10 msgs / 197 lines)
1) From: Aaron Scholten
I was getting my ducks in a row here to order a hot top from sm's  but 
when i got there, ugh... the models changed again, the old analog is no 
longer available, or the digital upgrade to it, and the new one while it 
looks pretty sweet, the price jumped a few hundred bucks... OUCH....!!!
story of my life there.... hopefully they find one stashed in a corner 
somewhere and offer it on their sales page or something.

2) From: Rich Adams
There is always the Behmor, if your not that much in a hurry.  Less smoke 
then a HotTop @ twice the load from what I'm reading on some latest first 
impressions on, I guess, some evaluation units.
Rich Adams

3) From: DJ Garcia
OK, so you didn't get electrocuted by a HT, thank God! For a minute I feared
the worst.
Interesting - looks like HT has discontinued the earlier models, but I
wonder how prudent it was to get rid of the basic analog model. There's a
noticeable price difference and they may have lost the business in a
price-point they used to have. The $500 or thereabouts level seems like a
threshold many people may not want to exceed and they no longer have
something there.

4) From: raymanowen
If you like to roast coffee in 0.5lb - 1.5lb batches and need change
from a $Ben Franklin, please try the heat gun/bread machine combo. -ro
On 9/21/07, DJ Garcia  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

5) From: Rich
You can go Lexus class with a Master Appliance HG-751b and a 4 or 5 quart deep mixing bowl from SAMS 
and still have change if you get a good deal on the heat gun.  Don't scrimp on the heat gun....
On Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:41:07 -0600, raymanowen wrote:

6) From: raymanowen
HG/ Deep Bowl (DB) - excellent suggestion with the Master HG. My
original heat gun was orange and reminded me of the Chevrolet 6-cyl
engines of the early 50's: a Blue Flame special. But it was light.
I think I wrote the three roast finale by not filtering the chaff out
of the intake air. 1812 Overture in One Heat Gun.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On 9/21/07, Rich  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

7) From: gin
I have the  KN-8828B Model Hot Top. It is a super roaster. I must admit to not having a bit of trouble with the control panel since I was so used to my analog machine I had used for 
almost 4 years.
I think Tom will be selling the Behmor 1600. It has a price point of around 239 to 299 if I understand some of what I have heard around town. 
I think the Behmor would be super to have in a hotel/motel room for those who travel around in their cars. Perhaps you may need to open a window or door but being able to actually roast inside has advantages.
I am hoping Tom stocks the Behmor since it would be a super christmas gift for the new roasters who don't/can't spend too much.
---- Aaron Scholten  wrote: 

8) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Ok Gin, starting the chant for christmas now.... 
behmor Behmor BEhmor BEHmor BEHMor BEHMOr BEMHOR, We want Behmor!
Repeate as needed until results are achieved! (worked as a kid why not

9) From: Aaron
The bread machine heat gun sounds interesting i just have to find the 
motivation to do one.  The behmor sounds like a great idea when it hits 
the market.  I guess ill hot off the hot top for a bit and wait to see 
what behmor does with their unit.
I don't mind spending the money for a good roaster, but 500 was about 
the limit I was willing to go for a home roaster, and when you consider 
that there are plenty ofother 'home roasters' for anywhere from almost 
200 to mid 300's  in the 'weight range'  hot top wants 700 dollars 
now... umm that's a big step for little extra return.
The gene cafe can do what 6 ounces, the hot top what 8?  in that weight 
range, it's kind of not very significant.  two ounces i can burn through 
in a few days.
hopefully something comes along and christmas is a good one for me... 
then again maybe tis is message from above that I better save my money 
for a bit.

10) From: Eddie Dove
The Gene Cafe has a maximum capacity of 10.6 ounces / 300 grams, but I
find that it performs much better at 8.0 ounces / 227 grams.
Hope this helps ...
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 9/21/07, Aaron  wrote:

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