cannonfodder wrote:I am using a HotTop roaster...
If you have a variac and the HotTop is not split wired, turn the voltage down to about 105 at 380°F on the display, assuming the D version. If not then about the 3rd snap of 1st.
You can pull the chaff tray out no more than 2mm at the same point to allow more cool air into the roaster
You can open the bean fill chute about 2mm at the same point to let hot air out of the roaster.
Any, or all, of these will slow the too quick rush from 1st to 2nd and reduce the brightness.