We had a cold front move through the south and the temperaturs sure
are nice for roasting. I usually have to play games to slow my popper
roast (I'll eventually buy a Variac) but with high temperatures in the
upper fifties there's no need.
I'm also impressed with the difference voltage makes in a home. We
sold our house about a year ago and took our time searching for a new
one. While looking we lived in an apartment. During that time it was
difficult to reach second crack on most popper roasts even with a
modified popper. We moved into a new house about three weeks ago and
the difference is incredible. If the ambient temperature is above 65,
and I don't touch the popper, second crack arrives in about four
Well, I'm off to build a work bench in the garage and roast the last
of my Uganda Bugisu and Guatamala Antigua Los Pastores.
Now roasting in Helena, Alabama