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Topic: West Bend Hot Air Corn Popper (2 msgs / 40 lines)
1) From: John Randolph
So I am a lurker who enjoys the great info I find here on coffee
and roasting.  I unfortunately have a broken roaster now so I am
currently having to rely on a local coffee shop for beans but
that's another story.  I have a West Bend Hot Air Corn Popper
which has the same air flow design and wattage as the West Bend
Poppery II.  Does anyone have any experience with these?  Are
they essentially the same as the Poppery II or is there some
other differences?  They physically look the same and have the
same wattage.  I among other things shop yard sales and thrift
stores for things to sell including 3 pop corn poppers thus far,
but wanted to see if this model is also desirable to use as a
roaster.  My foraging has beyond the obvious monetary gain given
me the added satisfaction of knowing I am helping other coffee
geeks get their toys.  Got my Gaggia Mini Moka from Spain this
way!($15!)  If this one is basically the same design but not
desirable I may just keep and use it for my own roasting.  Any
insight would be appreciated!

2) From: Brett Mason
Hey guys, you can slow down your roast to better develop flavors by using a
50' extension cord.  This lengthens the whole time, particularly the time
between first and second crack.  Hard to imagine the coffee getting better,
but this little trick does just that....
Give it a try.
Brett
On 4/24/07, Frank Awbrey  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com


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