[Homeroast] iRoast alternative

g paris pchforever at gmail.com
Mon May 24 15:36:24 CDT 2010


Dave:

have you thought pf another machine to buy?

here are several that fit in the same group as your beloved iRoast.

ginny

let us know

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Randy <randyr5 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Search the thrift stores and look for a Poppery I.  It uses an AC motor and
> can be easily re-wired so that the switch turns the heater only on and off.
>  I have the fan rant to a box with a Radio Shack transformer and a dimmer
> switch which allows me to control the fan speed.  The transformer gives me
> and extra 10 volts if needed.  I have been using this for years and am quite
> happy with the quality of my roasts.  I'm not really into roast profiles in
> search of the perfect brew.  I just like good, fresh roasted coffee, and I
> get that with this set-up, and it cost next to nothing.
>
> Randy
>
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> On 3/29/2010 1:47 PM, Kim Phipps 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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