we are currently working our little air popper to death, the inside is no longer that stainless steel color more like a dark brown. we are interested in roasting 1 lb at a time and not spending a lot of money. can a HG/DB do this? is there anyone in the chicagoland area that can demonstrate/help us? i am really not a DIY person, so am nervous yet want to learn about this method. chitown people willing to help, please reply off list.
Martin, a pretty dedicated HG/DB roaster, has commented on this before and I think his answer was something like 1/2 to 3/4 lbs as the range; but that higher amounts were possible with another source of heat, like a grill, and using the HG to fine tune temperature late in the roast. Someone else can probably offer a better answer. On 7/23/06, Maureen Azcoitia wrote: <Snip> -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
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Maureen: Check out:http://www.homeroaster.com/heatgun.htmlAccording to the authors of this link, you can roast up to a pound in a 96 oz dog bowl. You'd probably want one of the big 14 - 14.5 amp heat guns like the Milwaukee 750, Wagner HT 775 or Master HG-501A or HG-751B. Check eBay, or the Master guns are available at Grainger, if you know anyone with an account there. Good luck, Michael Wade
I'm sorry- the finger has a nervous glitch and pushes buttons when it should not. With my Wagner heat gun or the Glorious People's bright orange heat gun with switch, I can easily roast 400g. After roasting to FC+, just into 2nd Crack, this is a good fit in a 1qt fruit jar. The poppers cost $20 or so around here. So, do they owe you anything on a cost / roast basis? W. W. Graingers has Master heat guns and repair parts. Their price will be close to $100, but they're warranted for life. Stretch an old nylon stocking over the HG air intake to exclude chaff. Screen printers often use heat guns for flash curing multi color ink layers. More often, they abuse them. There are usually one or two cadavers in the shop and they're easy to fix. You might work a deal- if they'll give you a decent heat gun, you'll sell them some fresh roasted Specialty Coffee. They all have break areas with the ubiquitous Mr Coffee drip pot. Maybe they'd like some special coffee in their sales area... Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! "A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane. " - - Jackie Kennedy