[Homeroast] Suggestions on Popper Roasting in Winter Months?

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 15:55:38 CST 2010


The stock pots I used were really large.  They were left over from when I
brewed 5 gallon batches of beer and were probably 20 quart stock pots.

-Chris

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Brian
>
> 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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