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Topic: Turbo Crazy in a box (2 msgs / 37 lines)
1) From: Peter Elkins
My Sunpentown seems to be underpowered compared to some of the others  
people have discussed.  I cut the cord to the heating element on the  
SC a long time ago.  In the summertime, I'd typically get to first  
crack in about 8-9 minutes if I preheated to about 400.  That worked  
fine.  Last week, it was windy and 37 when I went out.  It took 19  
minutes to get to a City+.  It ended up tasting good, but it was too  
mild for me.  So, I broke out a box and cut a couple of edges so one  
of the sides would lie flat.  I've had success with a box with my  
Poppery.  Conditions were about the same as last week.  I got to  
first crack in 10 minutes, the edge of second in about 14.  A big  
improvement.  We'll have to see how the beans (CR Coopedota) came  
out.  They look a little bit more uneven than usual, but not much.   
How have others roasted with these during the winter?
Thanks,
Pete

2) From: Michael Wascher
I put my Poppery in a box with one flap of the box under the exhaust. This
way chaff doesn't get back into the box.
I use binder clips to hold the other 3 flaps in various positions, using th=
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boxes other 3 flaps to control the airflow on the input of the popper.
On 12/11/05, Peter Elkins  wrote:
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"Life is just one damned thing after another."
  - Elbert Hubbard


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