[Homeroast] iRoast alternative
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.
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
> with the "right kind of" (on the side of the chamber not the bottom)
> for about eleven bucks, for some reason when you use it things work
> 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
> don't get blown out but chaff does.)
> it's called the sometin or other gourmet or maybe the gourmet
> somethin or
> 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
>> 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
>>> happy? I roast in pretty small quantities, about 3/4 of a cup of
>>> beans at a time. Preferred roasts are on the darker side, usually
>>> 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. )
>>> St. Petersburg, Florida USA
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