[Homeroast] On Topic: Popper-Roasting

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 11 16:42:53 CDT 2013


Thanks for your thoughts, Ed.  I will check that.
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:52:31 -0400
> From: edbourgeois at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] On Topic: Popper-Roasting
> 
> 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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