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!
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: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com