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Topic: using Hottop chamber door to extend roasts (25 lines)
1) From: David Lewis
Hi,
After John Abbott's reply about removing the load door from the 
Hottop in order to smell the roast, I decided to see if I could 
extend the first-to-second crack time by taking it out once first had 
started. That did seem to work (I haven't tried the coffee yet), but 
I started to wonder if it worked too well. Has anyone with an 
instrumented Hottop tried that to see if the chamber temperature 
actually drops, or just rises more slowly? It does allow roasting by 
smell, as I'd hoped, and it also lets you know that the Hottop's 
smoke filter is actually doing a lot more than I thought it was!
Best,
	David
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