[Homeroast] iRoast alternative

Ryan Tanner ryan.tanner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 14:54:51 CDT 2010


Kitchen Gourmet. I use it and it works pretty well. Haven't tried the  
can trick yet though.

Ryan Tanner

On Mar 29, 2010, at 2:24 PM, Jim Couch <ravskau at gmail.com> wrote:

> And if you have trouble finding a Poppery II Walgreens sells a air  
> popper
> with the "right kind of" (on the side of the chamber not the bottom)  
> vents
> for about eleven bucks, for some reason when you use it things work  
> out
> better if you take a #8 can, remove both ends and the paper label  
> and stack
> it on top of the chamber (mostly it makes things tall enough that  
> beans
> don't get blown out but chaff does.)
> it's called the sometin or other gourmet or maybe the gourmet  
> somethin or
> other......
>
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Kim Phipps <kphipps at mac.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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