[Homeroast] iRoast alternative

Dave dbcraw at gmail.com
Mon May 24 10:14:34 CDT 2010


The only colanders we had around were plastic, I didn't think dumping
smoking beans into a plastic colander was a good idea...
Dave

Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps


On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Tim Carter <timcarter at ieee.org> wrote:

> 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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