[Homeroast] West Bend Poppery 2
Ryan M. Ward
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Sun Jan 17 00:33:57 CST 2010
Do you get an inconsistency in color?
Ryan M. Ward
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> Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:18:41 -0600
> From: joe.scarborough at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] West Bend Poppery 2
> My experience goes like this:
> I use 1/2 to 2/3 cup of beans depending on which of the 3 poppers I use.
> None of them is a true westbend II but they are all basically the same as
> the PII.
> The differences I see between the poppers I have are that one gets hotter
> than the rest and the other 2 have stronger fans.
> With the 2 with the stronger fans I let them go about 16 minutes and then
> shut them down. I use the larger amount of beans in these to help bring up
> the temperature. It is difficult to hear 1st crack in these machines but I
> can tell by the color and surface texture of the beans that they are "done"
> Of course I have to use a soup can or glass chimney on them to keep the
> beans from flying out.
> Hope this helps
> Joe Scarborough
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> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:13 PM, John and Emma <jehorchik at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The info below is great advice. I used a PII until I bought my Behmor and
> > now only use it when beans are too small for the Behmor. I found this to be
> > the best method when I didn't have a scale. I always tilted the PII. I use
> > the handle of a wooden spoon to stir my beans from until they become light
> > enough through roasting that they move on their own. I tried to use 2/3 cup
> > and when I had a scale about 135g. The one thing I noticed is there was
> > variability in the amount of beans that was ideal. It depended on size of
> > beans, density etc.
> > John H.
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of R
> > Nepsund
> > Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 6:31 PM
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> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] West Bend Poppery 2
> > When you start a new batch, turn it on and add beans until the beans
> > almost stop moving. You can increase the amount you roast a bit by
> > tilting the popper by putting something underneath one side of it.
> > If it still can't roast darker then look into bypassing the internal
> > thermostat. There are various tutorials on the web. I'm currently
> > using a mofidied poppery II. You might also like to go google
> > "poppery mods".
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