[Homeroast] iRoast alternative

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 13:06:52 CDT 2010


That might be good for COE roasts... I hate to run such a small batch
through the Behmor.

-Chris

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM, sci <scizen at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been using this model for three years as a backup roaster. I use it
> for anything that I want roasted into 2nd crack. It is Kitchen Gourmet Air
> Popper, sells for $10 at Walgreens. I would only put 3oz of green beans in
> it. Works great, depending on outside air temp. However, they do burn out
> after about 200 or so roasts. But, that's well worth the cost. I'm using my
> third unit now.
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 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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