[Homeroast] Suggestions on Popper Roasting in Winter Months?

Janomac janomac at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 07:42:45 CST 2010

I use the ol' cardboard box trick, add a few more beans (to increase heat
mass during roasting), and shorten my extension cord. I also pullout the
plastic deflector that came with the original poppery I, and use it to
re-direct the air flow back down into the cardboard box better. I close 3 of
the 4 flaps and moderate air flow by removing/adding the deflector. Since
air poppers tend to roast "fast," I generally have more control over
roasting times in winter than in summer and get my best roasts while working
in a frigid garage.


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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