[Homeroast] On Topic: Popper-Roasting

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 07:52:31 CDT 2013


Might it needing a good cleaning? Been a long time since I did a popper
roast. Used to always use full fan speed and slightly overload at start and
assist with wooden spoon and oven mitt until the beans started churning by
themselves


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:09 AM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>wrote:

> Greetings, group,
>
> I am currently using a modified popper (Independetly-controlled Heat and
> Fan with Bean Mass Temperature Probe) and have a question about optimal
>  adjustment of the Fan Speed.  I haven't had much in the way of guidance,
> but have found some discussion of Fan Speed in respect to Bean-Lofting, so
> I've started roasts with enough fan to loft the beans and reduced fan as
> the beans lose weight (in order to keep them from being blown out)  Lately,
> I seem to be noticing difficulty in reaching a target Bean Mass Temperature
> and wonder if I should increase or decrease fan speed to speed the roast to
> its conclusion. I am considering the possibility that the heater element is
> tiring out, and also considering increasing batch-size.
>
> I would be greatful for any experience-sharing offered, and would also be
> happy to see the list turn away water-gazing, at least for awile.
>
> Happy Roasting,
>
> robert yoder
>
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-- 
Ed Bourgeois
Amherst MA.


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