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1) From: Gregg Talton
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I was attaching my cheap extension cord to a Wear Ever popper this
afternoon and pondering other ideas for slowing the roast.
Specifically, I thought about building a small stand that would cradle
the popper at an angle. I then had an "ah-ha" moment.   I opened the
popper and used a Dremmel to grind about 1/8" from one of the posts that
holds the assembly inside.  This was just enough to tilt the chamber
without leaving a space at the top.  The results. 13 minute roast.
First crack @ 6:45 and second at 12:50.   So, I'm "internally tilted"
and using an extension cord.  Gee, low tech can be fun.
 
Gregg Talton

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Sorry, you used tools and modified the popper so no longer qualifies as low
tech!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

3) From: Edward Spiegel
Very cool idea. Do you have any pictures of it? If you are interested, I=
 have a page set up where you can add this technique as a comment so that=
 future popper roasters looking for tips can find it. (I will also=
 eventually add the tips to the main page with thanks to the contributors).=
 If you'd like to contribute, the popper tips page is found at:http://www.edwardspiegel.org/coffee/poppertips.phpBest,
Edward
At 5:02 PM -0500 9/23/04, Gregg Talton wrote:
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 afternoon and pondering other ideas for slowing the roast.  Specifically, I=
 thought about building a small stand that would cradle the popper at an=
 angle. I then had an "ah-ha" moment.   I opened the popper and used a=
 Dremmel to grind about 1/8" from one of the posts that holds the assembly=
 inside.  This was just enough to tilt the chamber without leaving a space=
 at the top.  The resultsŠ 13 minute roast.  First crack @ 6:45 and second=
 at 12:50.   So, I'm "internally tilted" and using an extension cord.  Gee,=
 low tech can be fun.

4) From: Gregg Talton
Good point.... next time I'll use an uneven table.  :-)
Gregg

5) From: Gene Smith
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Me an the Aromaroast do our thing in the garage, and the most convenient 
outlet in this early 1960s electrical nightmare is the one for the washing 
machine.  If I overload the roasting chamber a bit, I can always get 
circulation with a light thump on the springy washing machine lid that it 
sits on.  Just enough 'boing' in the old sheet metal to get the beans 
circulating.
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

6) From: Ben Treichel
Gregg Talton wrote:
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If you have to saw off the legs on one side it still doesn't count ;-)
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-- 
Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)


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