[Homeroast] iRoast alternative

Tim Carter timcarter at ieee.org
Mon May 24 09:57:10 CDT 2010


Great (cheap) minds think alike.  Mine is exactly like that, except the 
colander came from my folks when I moved away to college 35+ years ago 
and it was old then.  The setup works great.

Tim

Dave wrote:
> It took me a trip to Target for the colander, and about 10 minutes using the
> convenient plenum provided free of charge by Sweet Marias to make my bean
> chiller...
> It works great!
> http://s108.photobucket.com/albums/n40/dbcraw/coffee/?action=view&current=DSC_9045.jpg
> Dave
>
> Some days...
> It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
>
>
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 5:43 AM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:
>
>   
>> On May 24, 2010, at 1:57 AM, Terry wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> I have been roasting for about 2 years now.  I frequent the thrift stores
>>>       
>> as often as I can hoping to find poppers.  Yesterday I finally found an
>> original Poppery for $3.99.  I was so excited.  Part of me is afraid to
>> modify it because I have messed up a few generic poppers.  I took the
>> heating element out of one to cool my roasts so I don't have to install a
>> switch to cut the heater.  I may just give it a go as is for awhile.
>>
>>
>> I'm working on building a bean cooler; its slow going as I have very little
>> free time at the moment.
>> I'm taking the brew basket from a discarded percolator coffee urn and
>> trying to build a stirrer out of oak which will spin around the shaft that
>> it uses to perk the coffee up the middle of the basket; the initial concept
>> will be turned manually, but I have a motor that I may add to the thing in a
>> later revision. The air will be drawn down through the beans by a large
>> diameter rack fan which is approximately the same diameter as the brew
>> basket.
>>
>> I'll post pictures when I get it all done.
>> -
>> allon
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