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Topic: Rest time between roasting with an air popper (3 msgs / 71 lines)
1) From: Karl Harder
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Hi
I am trying to strive for consistancy with a Poppery air popper. Had =
about 170 grams (approx 6 oz) of SM Columbia whatever.
divided it in two.. put about 85 grams (approx 3 oz) into the poppery . 
It took approx 11 minutes to get to the middle of second crack  Although =
I am new at this I would call it FC or FC+.  Dark brown, but not oily.  =
The poppery rested about 20 minutes. Ambient temp about 50.  Put in the =
second equal weight batch of same beans and stopped the roast at 7 =
minutes and the second crack was going crazy and the beans are very =
oily.  Not all bad, I have found that I like drip brew (Melitta =
Clarita/white #4 filters/Arrowhead bottled water.  Mixed the two batches =
of roasted beans together.  Will let you know when I grind/brew them.
Bottom line..... Is there any way to get consistancy?
Karlhttp://kcharder

2) From: Michael Dhabolt
Karl,
If you 'split wire' the poppery, you can turn off the heat and leave the fan
running to cool the poppery to ambient (three or four minutes) then continue
with your next roast.  This should help your consistancy.  It is an easy
modification which only requires removing the plastic and metal bases and
moving a couple of wires from one terminal post to another.  There are some
pictures and several paragraphs on this modification here: *http://tinyurl.com/teys8** .*  If you need any
aditional info, email me off-list.
Mike (just plain)

3) From: Dan Mouer
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Karl,
I'm new at this, too, and I've just done 6 or 7 batches in my Poppery I. =
I've been preheating it for a minute or two and just waiting until it's =
"warm" rather than blistering inside before reusing it. But I have not =
noticed the inconsistencies you mention, and none of the beans I've =
roasted would have gone a full 11 minutes without turning to charcoal. =
I'm usually well into second crack in about 7 minutes. Don't know if =
that's the difference in our machines, our beans, or what.
Dan M


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