[Homeroast] Who am I responding to?!

Ben Treichel J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 17:40:28 CDT 2016

I use a hurricane lamp glass and tilt the popper about 15 degrees. You
should decrease your bean load until it move is bit on its own,

On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 4:50 PM, Scot Murphy <deppitybob at gmail.com> wrote:

> To anyone who saw and remembers: A few weeks ago I posted about the
> amazing find of the Cuisinart 900W (IIIRC), a popper that rivaled the Mark
> I Poppery in power and ease of use. It has a central single vent, though,
> where the Poppery had side vents. As a result, I was getting complete
> roasts in about 3 minutes, which is obviously pretty ludicrous. I was told
> to use a full half-cup of beans, which is counter-intuitive to using a
> smaller amount in a smaller chamber. That made good sense, but it
> overflowed the chamber. The mod there is pretty simple: stick a can into
> the chamber. Now, I’d been told I would have to stir the beans vigorously
> for the first couple of minutes. This is difficult because the heat is
> powerful enough to really scorch your hand, no matter how high it is above
> the chamber.
> So…I went out to my redbud tree and searched for a pretty much
> perpendicular branch, so that I could have a central stirrer but keep my
> hand out of it. I found one that kind of works, but need one that *really*
> works. That’s eluding me, but the general idea works well. The half-cup
> idea worked well, too, except that it tends to roast unevenly (mostly
> because of the heat/stirrer issue). I stretched out my roasting time too
> about 7 minutes. Maybe I need a lower-wattage popper? There are plenty of
> cheap ones on the market, including, I’m sure, the Poppery II. I just want
> one that will complete the roast with enough heat, enough air, and with an
> on/off switch. Something that will extend the roast, allow me to mod the
> chamber to allow about 1/2 cups of green beans, and allow me to start after
> the chamber is loaded and without having to plug/unplug the beastie.
> Anyway, for now, this works. To whomever gave me the advice, thank you!
> Scot “roasting on the cheap” Murphy
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