sorry in advance for the long intro, just wanted to give a little b/g before i get to the point. ok, so i started off w/ a white poppery ii w/ clear top, got ok roasts w/ a few that were really good (esp guat. san marcos finca maria elisa mix of city+/light full city with french, and bolivia organic peaberry de montana full city...wow!), but thanks to the wealth of info online (mcKoffee, jeff mielke, many others), i got the mod bug something fierce. my pii has hex screws, so i opted for a salton and followed mielke's plans (mostly; used two black and one white ext cord female ends on ctrl box and same male ends on salton to keep interchangeability but w/ color coding & no DIN plug bottleneck/hazard). also, plastic top on salton started to melt on first run (fan's much stronger than my pii) so i just did a batch w/ an extra long chimney i made from a can of scrubbing bubbles (i know, toxic, but it's a perfect fit and i washed it extra thoroughly after cutting open). extended this batch to 4oz from my usual 3 and it struggled to get moving-clipped my 8" large-dial thermometer on the top rim-probably blocked too much airflow, but i didn't want to ruin my super tall, perfect fit chimney by hammering (no drill) a hole for the thermo (guess i'll have to for the results i want from it though). lucked into a 1400w popcorn pumper ($3.99) and perfect-fit glass chimney ($.75) at local thrift stores (wish i had looked there before hitting up ebay for my first 2 poppers). haven't hacked the pumper yet, but my control box will soon have another dimmer and white female ext. cord end for mcKoffee's variable ac fan controller mod. now, getting to the point as promised, the mod bug has bitten me again. at the store where i found the 1400w pumper, i also picked up a $1.99 stir crazy. bigger batches! that's what i want. i've done a lot of reading up on the SC/TO, sounds like a fairly easy and fun mod. one problem, though. cooling. worked out the control box on the air poppers so i wouldn't have to do the old collander dump routine. the thrift store where i found the poppers had mostly crap, but a few appliances which caught my attn. two of said appliances were ice cream/frozen yogurt makers. my question is, how hard would it be (and how effective) to combine the ic maker's cooling element with the sc's motor/stirring arms (and obviously the TO's convection top, but that's been covered... also obvious, i'd still have to remove said top to release heat/begin cooling). any suggestions? mcKoffee? are mielke or felix dial around here somewhere? anyone else i haven't acknowledged (sorry, haven't been on this list for long)? has any one else done anything of the sort? thanks in advance.