Getting Started with your Hottop 2K + roaster
Personal computer to install Artisan
Somewhere you have good ventilation for the smoke
Notepad + pen for notes, I recommend legal pads
A Scale to measure out green beans
Moveable lamp to see the beans
Download Artisan under the Assets: https://github.com/artisan-roaster-scope/artisan/releases for your personal computer.
Be sure to install the correct drivers if the first install doesn’t work. https://www.hottopusa.com/usbCONNECT.html
Right click clock, “super on”
Click Control, machine should turn on
Click On, Turn Burner to 100 await your preferred charge temp: 375F - 400F
Measure out 140g of Raw Green Bean, get ready to charge
When you reach charge temp, eg. 380F, turn fan to 20, Press Start, Turn Burner to 0 and put the funnel in the charge port and click “charge”
Charge your beans and put the funnel away and put the cover back.
After 1 minute, turn Burner back up to 100
Document your Turning point.
Monitor your beans in the window and at around 3 minutes lower Burner to 90
Around 4 minutes you should be approaching Yellow or Dry End. Lower Burner to 80
As you approach 5 minutes, you should be approaching Yellow, no green present in the beans.
Call you Dry End, DE and record the time. Click DE
At DE, up air to 50, Burner to 70
Ride this until 6 minutes and lower Burner to 60. If you notice condensation in the bean window, increase air by 10.
Around 340F the beans start to radiate it’s own heat. Just be aware of this.
Approaching 8 minutes should be First Crack, FC which is usually around 358F
Listen for 3 consecutive “pop, pop, pops” and call that First Crack. Record the time of FC, Click FC
At First Crack, max out air at 100 and lower Burner to 50
Hear the sound of a rolling First Crack for a minute
You may lower or stay at this temp to your preference.
After FC time 1 minute after that for light roasts, 2.5 minutes for medium roasts, longer for darker roasts. Monitor the beans color to your preference.
Click Drop when you are satisfied with the doneness of the roast.
Let the beans cool around 3-4 minutes.
Click Cool End, Control, and Off. Wait for the stirrer to stop and remove the tray of beans and colander get rid of the chaff.
Empty the chaff collection tray every time after each roast.
If roasting back to back
If roasting back to back, click Reset and you can choose to save your data.
Click Control and the fan will still be on.
Click On and Turn the fan down to 0, Turn the stirrer off, and close the door. Then turn the Burner to 100 and monitor the Environmental temperature until you reach your desired Charge temp and repeats steps above.
Clean your roaster more often if you’re doing darker roasts. But every 5 times is recommended.