[Homeroast] West Bend Poppery 2

Joe Scarborough joe.scarborough at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 00:50:08 CST 2010


my roasts are fairly even in color. The only time I noticed inconsistancy in
color was when I overloaded the poppers.


Joe Scarborough


On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:33 AM, Ryan M. Ward <silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
> wrote:

>
> Do you get an inconsistency in color?
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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-----
> > > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of R
> > > Nepsund
> > > Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 6:31 PM
> > > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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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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