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Topic: BM/P- Bread Machine/Popper (9 msgs / 157 lines)
1) From: Chad
Seems to me the perfect combination would be  using a popper to add heat 
to a bread machine. Poppers commonly  roast to fast and provide an 
extreme amount of heat for such a small space (P1). Has anyone ever 
tried to incorporate the two? Mod the BM so it doesn't cycle and 
incorporate the popper somehow. I am not looking at it now so I'm not 
sure what obstacles there would be. Could the popper possibly be mounted 
in the lid upside down? Will a popper be okay running upside down. Off 
the wall idea I suppose- aren't they all though?
Chad

2) From: Vicki Smith
Nice pictures and explanation of a bread machine/turbo oven roaster 
here:http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/vicki
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3) From: Chad
Thanks. Ill check that out!
Chad
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4) From: Peter Zulkowski
Hi Chad,
I never tried a popper on a BM but I did have success with a convection 
oven.
Here are some pictures:http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id2&thread_id1Also, check out the discussion forum for lots of great ideas on popper 
conversions and other types of roasters.
Good luck!
PeterZ
Cold here! 34F! This morning, here in LHC, AZ
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5) From: john nanavati
hey,
that's my bread machine! i was planning to mod it and try just what you're
talking about.
am i correct that the heating element was not sufficient to roast?
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

6) From: David Yeager
At 01:09 AM 12/1/2006, you wrote:
 >Seems to me the perfect combination would be  using a popper to add heat
 >to a bread machine. Poppers commonly  roast to fast and provide an
 >extreme amount of heat for such a small space (P1). Has anyone ever
 >tried to incorporate the two? Mod the BM so it doesn't cycle and
 >incorporate the popper somehow. I am not looking at it now so I'm not
 >sure what obstacles there would be. Could the popper possibly be mounted
 >in the lid upside down? Will a popper be okay running upside down. Off
 >the wall idea I suppose- aren't they all though?
 >Chad
Hi Chad,
I think it's not a bad idea, or at least I didn't think so when I set 
out to do something similar.
The Presto "PopCornNow" is worthless as a coffee roaster because it 
is designed to feed popcorn kernels a few at a time into its narrow 
stream of hot air.
OTOH, the heater/blower in this thing is mighty.  IIRC it's 
1400W.  The blower spirals out from a center point and puts out 
plenty of heat and puff.  I have been tempted to mount it on a bread 
machine - perhaps with modified roasting chamber -- like a permanent heatgun.
Let me know if you are interested in building something with this and 
I'll send you a picture, and maybe even the machine itself.  I'm way 
too many projects behind already.  ;^)
David Yeager
Atlanta

7) From: Vicki Smith
David, please don't laugh. I took a vertical chicken roaster and just 
plopped it on top of my (open) bread machine. I then stuck the heat gun 
through it, and wallah, I had an unmodded-hands off roaster.
The chicken roasters come in two sizes. One is not tall enough for a 
really big chicken. That's the one you want to use, if you want to get 
the heat source fairly close to the beans.
I actually prefer waving the heat gun around when I roast in my bread 
machine and have never really been tempted to take the electrical shtuff 
apart. But, I know that it's a matter of not quite being geeky enough to 
see the joy in this.
Picture:http://tinyurl.com/y9fts6vicki
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8) From: Vicki Smith
PS: If I had wanted to spend $20, I would have bought one of those "as 
seen on tv" hair dryer stands. I already had the small vertical roaster.
v
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9) From: raymanowen
"Will a popper be okay running upside down"
The Chinese do it all the time-
The heaters get Red Hot in operation. That's plenty of heat if you just
leave the heater powered and open the lid slightly to regulate the heat from
time to time.
The 500 watt heater is plenty of power for en enclosed heating system. Work
on it.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"The indisputable truth is that no coffee is fresh if it isn't fresh
roasted." - - Martin Diedrich


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