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Topic: Hot Top Ventilation (5 msgs / 116 lines)
1) From: decesarecj
Just purchased a Hot Top from EBay. I have a Jenn Air stove, where the vents are built on the top of the stove.?Is there a connection that would fit the Hot Top vent, so I would be able to direct it to my fan on the Jenn Air? Thanks for your help!
Carl De Cesare
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2) From: Mike Chester
No, One of the few faults of the Hottop is that there is no easy way to vent 
it.  It blows smoke out the rear and some out the top vent.  I tried using 
my first Hottop under my Vent-A-Hood dual lung which pulls a lot of air and 
it still smoked up the room. I had to move it to the garage.  I still use my 
CCR Hottop in the garage with the door open. In the winter this can cause a 
problem.  I have a garage heater that I use to warm the area around the 
roaster to over 30 degrees and only open the door about a foot.  It can be 
tricky keeping the roaster warm enough and still provide enough venting.  I 
did not notice as much difference in the roasts with my stock Hottop, but my 
standards were not as high then.
Mike Chester

3) From: Michael Mccandless
I have a 4" flexible metal hose connected to a Dayton 273 cfm exhaust
blower.
Hose is hooked to heat shield so it can slide (adjustable).
Roaster 
I only use it to slow heating after 1st crack when needed.
If left on full time, the roast would never finish (timeout).
If your blower has a plastic fan, don't use it to exhaust roaster heat
directly.
I speak from experience.
A good vent hood should be enough to remove the smoke.
McSparky
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4) From: Tim TenClay
I have a hot top which, during the summer, I use out in the garage.
During the winter though, I roast in our bathroom with the exhaust fan
going.  After roasting a batch, I leave the fan on for half an hour or
so and it's usually just fine (even for my pregnant wife who,
currently, can't stand the smell of roasting coffee).
Grace and peace,
  `tim
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5) From: Mike Koenig
I find I'm able to roast outdoors with my HotTop all year round.  I have a
spot that's fairly sheltered from the wind.  In the winter, I heat it up a
little hotter before I drop the beans in, and I need to make some
adjustments in profile, but winter roasts come out just fine.  I roasted in
the house just once when I first started, and even I had a hard time with
the lingering smell.
--mike
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