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Topic: HotTop batch size question (3 msgs / 62 lines)
1) From: Mike McGinness
One of the reasons I went with the Caffe' Rosto was to do 1/3# batches, no
greens left over. It's worked well for me for a year and a half.
Has anyone testing the HotTop done 227gr-1/2# greens batches? Or 302.7gr
batches (2# split 3 ways)? Having left over roasted beans for spur of the
moment Monkey blends is one thing, little bits of greens is another.
MM;-)
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2) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
"Has anyone testing the HotTop done 227gr-1/2# greens batches? Or 302.7gr
batches (2# split 3 ways)?" asked Mike McGinness.
Mike, "the "Bean Roaster" is capable of roasting batches from 230g up to
300g. If you use a larger amount of coffee beans on the same setting, it
will result in a lighter roast. Using a smaller amount of beans at any given
roast level will result in a darker roast." That is a quote from the "HotTop
Bean Roaster Coffee Home Roasting Guide"
I think that 227g and 302.7 are so close to those (theoretical) limits that
the HotTop will handle it without any problems. Many people use scales with
worse tolerances than the differences between your requirements and HT
Specification.
I am sending a copy of this to Shelly and Kyra. Perhaps they would confirm
that and than change the manual and sale literature and state that "the
"Bean Roaster" is capable of roasting batches from 227g up to 303g" That
could slightly increase HT sale to people who want to split two pound bags
of coffee beans.
Regards, Lubos
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3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Irene and Lubos Palounek" 
 I think that 227g and 302.7 are so close to those (theoretical)
limits that
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Thanks for the answer. Also true, my 'coffee' scale is only accurate to a
gram, not tenths of a gram. And you're also right, 302.7gr-2/3# is less than
1% above theoretical 300gr limit, little over 1% for 227gr theoretical 230gr
low end. Should be no problem as you say. So it also means for a faster
roast use 1/2# greens, slower roast 2/3#. Just more food for thought as the
release anticipation builds!
MM;-)
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