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Topic: NEXT UP FROM HOT TOP (15 msgs / 283 lines)
1) From: decesarecj
Any suggestions for the next bigger unit from the Hot Top..I'm not worried to spend a couple of extra dollars if needed.........Thanks
Carl Dee
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Zero hesitation, quite sure Les and a few others would concur 100%, without
a doubt the US Roaster Corp 0.5k. (Unless you move up to the 3k:-)
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3) From: Joseph Robertson
No question. I misunderstood his question or I would have beat you to it
miKe.
JoeR
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4) From: Barry Luterman
If moving up to US Roaster too big a leap wait for the new Hot Top 1 pound
roaster to be released.
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5) From: Mike Chester
Has anyone heard when that might be?
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] NEXT UP FROM HOT TOP
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6) From: Chad Sheridan
Haven't gotten a good word on this yet, and haven't heard of anyone 
testing the unit domestically yet.
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7) From: gtsteig
I don't know when the 1 lb Hottop will be released. My roasting partner and I upgraded an earlier Hottop to the programmable a few months ago and love it a lot. I like developing my own roast profiles and saving them as programs I can drawn on for various kinds of roasts I want. I'd wait for the 1 lb Hottop. Increased capacity is the only thing I miss with my programmable. 
Terry

8) From: John Borella
Hopefully by next April, its still in the prototype/testing stage. Sounds 
like it will be worth the wait though.
John B.

9) From: miKe mcKoffee
Vaporware often take many years to materialize, and sometimes the vapors
simply blow away and never materialize. Which is to say until it is at least
in the hands of a few beta testers it doesn't exist.
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10) From: Joseph Robertson
Hope and pray , hope and pray, why wait when the answer is on a few bucks
away.
I'm telling you folks , miKe knows what he is talking about. I'm not a
coffee roaster salesman. Only another coffee roaster cafe like miKe. When I
can I will be purchasing the same or next step up from what he is using now.
I have been to his cafe and he has been to mine. If you can afford it or
even if you think you can afford it. Do it. buy it. You won't regret it.
It is hard to find people in this business that know what they are talking
about. Let me assure you miKe McGinnis is one of them.
If money is an issue borrow it. You can sell enough of a great roast to pay
it back.
Seriously, I have seen this USRC in action. I want one asap.
Cheers and roast on...
JoeR
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11) From: John Borella
 That may be true but I can assure you that the 1lb Hottop is coming & it 
will have some nice features. I was asked not to pass on any specifics so I 
won't but you can be sure that Michael has been listening to owner feedback 
& passing on worthwhile suggestions to the factory. I told him not to put 
the damn eject button right above the select button on the new model if they 
expect to sell me a 1lbr.
John B.

12) From: Rich
The real question is at what price point do you get to buy a 1lb 
capacity Hot Top?
And, I tend to agree with Mike McK. here, the gestation time of a new 
product can approach an infinite value as a limit.
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13) From: Zara Haimo
Has anyone raised the chaff accumulation issue with Michael for the design 
of the one pounder?  My HotTop had a modest amount of chaff in the 
motherboard area, but Michael Wade and others have found enough chaff back 
there to cause a fire.  That's one design flaw that should be fixed for any 
new model.
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14) From: raymanowen
"... the gestation time of a new product can approach an infinite value as a
limit."
As well it should. I know, I know- mathematically you can put a hundred
prototypes in the hands of a hundred beta testers, and slash the time
required to debug any new unit. Always fails to get any samples actually
"run into the ground" for a life test.
Liars, Damn Liars and Statistics.
There's always the European Paradigm- Real neat design, Uhlrich Builds One
working prototype in the lab, Walter designs a pilot plant, builds one
sample run of the machines as a production batch.
Call up Uhlrich- "Pick one, Uhli- try to break it."
It's his baby, he handles it with Kid gloves. It runs fine.
"Good. Let's go into full production."
Customers are de facto R&D for Euroco.
Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
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15) From: Terry McVay (rr)
"... the gestation time of a new product can approach an infinite value as a
limit."
I kind of like that, in moderation.. It shows that engineers are driving
this, not marketing people (it would have hit the shelves as soon as the
covers were designed..)
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