Yes I have tried La Berliner in the HotTop and it is simply wonderful. I have about 30# of CRLM and need to drink it regularly to keep it inside the safe window. I have most stored in Vac Bags, but I feel better turning my stock every quarter to half year. I just have 3.5# of the La Berliner left - need to order MORE!! I have a cheap and dirty system in mind - a multiple tapped board with load resistors switched in/out of the circuit. I don't think I'll need more that three speeds in the drum. John - settling into the slow lane in Deep Southern Texas
John, The La Berlina is one of my favorites, too. I'd call it my 'usual', especially for my morning Americano. Dan <Snip> the <Snip> load <Snip> that <Snip> much <Snip> HT? <Snip> stepping <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
John wrote: <Snip> Hmmm. Have you worked with stepping motors before? -- Rick homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Oh yeah - big time. My first real experience was deploying a camera on the Mariner probe :O) Of course then I didn't have to pay for any of the toys and had a million dollar lab backing me up. Now as a retired engineer/pastor I have to pay all the bills and I do things in a little cheaper mode. Running a switch to control two dropping resistors is cheap and fast.