One word of caution regarding drying hand coated paper.:

I once helped a student who could not figure our why his prints had a sort of blotchy look to the highlights. He tried everything to make them go away....change dev's, coating rod, brush, different mix etc. etc.

I was finally able to pinpoint the problem when I saw him coat and then dry a piece of paper. As soon as he put down the rod or the brush he would blast the paper with the hair dryer! Not a good idea. The solutions need a bit of time to settle into the paper. How much time is dependant on the humidity, type of paper and solutions.

Things smoothed out condiderably once he let the paper "rest" a minute or three after coating and before drying with the hair dryer. I aslo suggested that he set the hair dryer to low instead of Max Power.