[Homeroast] iRoast alternative

Kim Phipps kphipps at mac.com
Mon Mar 29 12:47:28 CDT 2010

Dave, as long as you're only doing about 3/4 cup at a time, and this is just something to tide you over till June, why not just go for the old school hot air popcorn popper route? I roast until right about the 2nd crack too with my Poppery 2. I have been meaning to upgrade eventually, but since I roast small amounts and I'm enjoying the darker roasts, I figure if I like what I got, don't fix it. Smoke goes up the stove vent, chaff into the sink. No fuss. 

> Today our well-used iRoast 2 started acting up, so I went online to see
> about a replacement.  Out of stock until JUNE?!?!?!?  Oh no! (visions of
> being without coffee)
> So now what?  Are there any alternatives that would keep an iRoast user
> happy?  I roast in pretty small quantities, about 3/4 of a cup of green
> beans at a time.  Preferred roasts are on the darker side, usually into 2nd
> crack, but no espresso.
> Noise, smoke and within reason cost are not issues.
> As an aside, anyone know why they should be out of stock for so long?  I
> thought everything was "just in time" manufacturing these days. )
> Dave
> St. Petersburg, Florida USA

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