Reversing Airflow on a HotTop Roaster

The HotTop drum roaster is by far the most sophisticated and functional home roasting machine, with features that match, or exceed what can be found on some of the finest commercial roasters. But it does have limitations. It’s designed for the home, so typically you are expected to roast one batch of beans at a time, and then allow the machine to cool down before roasting another batch. Read more

Making a Cover for the HotTop Cooling Tray

This is just a quick post for HotTop enthusiasts. During the first few roasts, I realized that one of the issues I had was getting the beans from the cooling tray into a storage container. The bean quantity is small, so it hardly justifies dumping beans into a large bin, then scooping into a bag. Read more