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Topic: 1oz-28g HotTop Batch? (12 msgs / 340 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yup, doing 28g batch size automated consistent profiled light sample cupping
roasts with CCR HT. Slick and time saving!
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2) From: DJ Garcia
Not very energy conserving, though. Aahh, the price we're willing to pay =
for
perfection :-)

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Indeed not very energy efficient. However, using CCR HotTop very time
management efficient when can be done fully automated since over two dozen
different greens to be sample roasted for defect cupping next week! THEN
larger roasts done of all those that pass for final sig' blend bean
selection and first Kona bag purchase...
FWIW home roasting application wise I'd take a CCR HotTop over an HR1.
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4) From: Michael Wade
MiKe,
I just caught this subject line...  I use a CCR; are you saying you are 
roasting a 28g batch?   How can that even reach the bean probe, let alone 
cover it?  I've had trouble roasting less than 165g.  Have settled on 180 as 
it divides evenly into 5 batches from 2 lbs of beans.
Michael Wade

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yes, was doing 28g light roasts for sample cuppings. (Have upped the amount
to 40g batch greens to have 9g for two sample cuppings worth plus loose
grinds for dry fragrance) While bean probe is not in the beans designed
profile stages to compensate/approximate. Final roast dump ~12f higher bean
probe temp than actual desired roast level. Also, don't pre-heat to 420f
then charge with beans like usually do. On first sample roast batch pre-heat
to 420f envirnoment then cool to 200f bean temp probe reading before
charging. This gives good consistent back to back sample roasts. However,
this adds 5 minutes or so additional time between sample roasts while
cooling the HT innards down so plan to work on a sample roast profile for
higher pre-charge temp with corresponding less cool time inbetween.
Also looking at using either split wired FR or Rosto with FrankenFormer
timered dual variable voltage capability running timed fixed voltage roasts
for sample roasting leaving the CCR HT strictly for profile development
roasting. Until grow and can afford and justify a three barrel sample
roaster. 
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
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6) From: James Raven
wow, now I'm truly confused, two totally different realities attributed to =
one roasting device???  someone please set me straight, I'd certainly appre=
ciate it.
THANX - Jim
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7) From: Jeffrey Pawlan
James Raven wrote:
wow, now I'm truly confused, two totally different realities attributed to =
one roasting device???  someone please set me straight, I'd certainly appre=
ciate it.
THANX - Jim
What are you truly confused about? Perhaps you are not realizing that they
were discussing a super precision modification of the hottop for research and
profile roasting. Tom dubbed it CCR which means Computer Controlled Roaster.
I designed and built only ten of these. Nine are in use around the country, and
one new one is still available for sale. It is capable of doing automatic roasts
that are identical one after the other and also back to back without cooling.
It is also capable of manual roasts using the mouse and your computer to
control the power to the heater. The CCR has two precision thermocouples
installed in the roasting chamber. One measures the air (environment)
temperature and the other measures the bean temperature.  See
www.computercontrolledroaster.com
Jeffrey Pawlan

8) From: James Raven
hey Jeff, thanks for the clarification, if you followed the thread you know=
 why I was confused. I'm not into all the abreviations yet but will get the=
re. I should have just continued on with Mike as he seems to know quite a b=
it and has been helpful, but I got an opinion that conflicted. (sorry Mike)=
 Can I be so brash as to ask your opinion of those butane Bodum brewers for=
 on the road usage? are they worth owning or more just gimmic? Ignorance & =
curiosity.
jim 
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9) From: Michael Wade
MiKe:
Dang.  You are a determined and inventive rascal.
Thanks for the explanation.  I don't have a need for that small a batch at 
the moment, but it's a nice reminder to think outside the box.
I may experiment with Jeffrey's probe position suggestion this weekend, but 
aiming more for 130 - 150 grams.
Best of luck to your venture.   I'll have to work in a trip to see it and 
finally meet you.
Michael

10) From: James Raven
Hey Michael, 
Are you a northwesterner? Anywhere northwest at all? Just curious as I to w=
ant to plan a trip down to meet Mike Mc and the Gang in the South of Washin=
gton. Where you from, general area is fine. 
Jim - washingtonian  Not DC  (Seattle)
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11) From: Michael Wade
Nope, sorry.
California - SF bay area   (in honor of our hosts, perhaps I should say the 
greater Oakland area?)
to put it another way, I'm in the land of next-day delivery from Sweet 
Maria's!
Michael

12) From: James Raven
Well Michael, none of us are perfect, I'm closer to the PNWG V but then you=
 can drive to the party, DAMN YOU LUCKY BASTARD  :-)  but then I'm only a 3=
 day wait for my beans so I'm pretty happy about that.
Hava Enjoyable Day,
Jim - if you go to the party I'll pay you to get me a shirt and pay postage=
 to send it, hows that sound? I'm a trust worthy guy and my word is all I r=
eally own, along with some old coffee equipment. Let me know if we can make=
 some sort of deal, or if you're even going. - THANX
Jim. 
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