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Topic: Tom and Maria: Would you consider this? (11 msgs / 275 lines)
1) From: Doug Hutson
My Hottop roasts best with 250g loads- as the maker recommends. Therefore I
am often left with odd weights of coffee and I hate to mix it with other
coffees to roast when it is a special coffee. For example I recently
purchased two microlot Columbian coffees which were limited to two pounds
per customer. After three roasts I will be left with 157g of the coffees-
too small to roast properly in the Hottop. Would you consider selling
coffee, as an alternative, in 1000g increments for the benefit of Hottop
owners?
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2) From: Seth Grandeau
That's just so...metric. :)
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Doug Hutson wrote:
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3) From: coffehound
I just roast 226 gram loads in my Hottop. Splits the pounds evenly and there is essentially no change in how the roaster behaves. 
Demian
Portland, OR

4) From: Michael Baladi
Sometimes, blends can be pleasantly surprising. Why not experiment?
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Subject: [Homeroast] Tom and Maria: Would you consider this?
My Hottop roasts best with 250g loads- as the maker recommends. Therefore I
am often left with odd weights of coffee and I hate to mix it with other
coffees to roast when it is a special coffee. For example I recently
purchased two microlot Columbian coffees which were limited to two pounds
per customer. After three roasts I will be left with 157g of the coffees-
too small to roast properly in the Hottop. Would you consider selling
coffee, as an alternative, in 1000g increments for the benefit of Hottop
owners?
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5) From: Gregg Talton
I agree.  Some of my favorites over the years have been "opportunity
blends" .  I save the leftovers and look forward to whatever happens.
On Mar 19, 2012 1:59 PM, "Michael Baladi"  wrote:
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6) From: Bruce Tanner
Here's my 2 cents on this....instead of asking Sweet Maria's to change how
they package green coffee, you should consider roasting half pound batches
of coffee of these limited coffees. I roast with a Hottop and routinely
roast 227g batches and believe the roaster works just fine with that
amount.  Since you seem opposed to mixing different varieties this will
allow your green coffee consumption to come out even.
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7) From: Rich
This has been covered in the past. Greens go by the pound.
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8) From: Doug Hutson
This is what I have been doing for over 20 years. Often, though, I don't
want to mix it- especially when you are limited to small amounts such as 1
or 2 ponds.

9) From: Doug Hutson
I did not make myself clear- I am not asking Tom to change the present
weights- just to offer an alternative, especially when limited to small
quantities.

10) From: Doug Hutson
Yes. Which is why I asked that an ALTERNATIVE be offered as well.

11) From: Michael
Try 227 g (1/2 lb) batches. A perfect divisor for all the amounts Tom sells. I first started out roasting 250 g but switched years ago. My hottop has never had trouble with the slightly lesser amount. Also, I believe 250 g is the recommended max the hottop folks say you can safely roast, not necessarily the optimal amount.
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