[Homeroast] Suggestions on Popper Roasting in Winter Months?

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 14:07:48 CST 2010

I roasted outside with an air popper throughout the winter in northern
New Mexico. You want to create a micro-environment for the popper. I
put the popper into a cardboard box, and closed up the box as much as
I could and still stir.


On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 8:36 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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