[Homeroast] Suggestions on Popper Roasting in Winter Months?

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 13:23:56 CST 2010

When I was roasting with a hot air popcorn popper, I would place the popper
inside a large stock pot to keep the wind from blowing away all the heat.
If it was really cold or I was having problems with a slow roast, I had a
second large stock pot that I could put over the top while monitoring the
temperature with a thermocouple to get it to first crack.  This really built
up the heat and moved things along, but keep in mind that this is risky and
operating well outside that hot air popcorn poppers design specs.

I think building a wind block would get you quite a ways towards your goal.


On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 5:36 PM, Joe <charliebrown at nc.rr.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
> I'm sort of a newbie at the whole home roasting thing (been roasting for
> less than a year) and my method is using a hot air popper. I've noticed of
> course that now that it's gotten colder out, it seems to take a very long
> time for the beans to roast (sometimes more than 20 minutes to reach first
> crack). Not really being able to roast indoors much since others hate the
> sound of the fire alarm constantly going off, I sort of feel like I'm
> fighting a losing battle against nature. Does anyone have any
> suggestions/recommendations on how to roast outdoors using a hot air popper
> so I'm not freezing to death waiting for the roast to complete? Any tips are
> greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Joe
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