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Michael, have you tried doing some of the suggestions for lengthening =
the roast times on air poppers such as tilting the popper, using a long =
(75 ft or so) extension cord and using less beans.
I don't have the poppery II, but a new air popper I bought at Walgreens =
for $10.00. Using these three methods, I have lengthened the roast time =
to about 12 to 14 minutes through 1st crack. (I'm new, so it's hard for =
me to distinguish between 1st/2nd crack, sometimes). I have had times as =
short as 4-5 minutes, with 4 or 5 at 7 to 9 minutes.
These longer times have just started happening to me the last 3-4 roasts =
I have done (a Sumatra bean from the sampler kit) (I've only done about =
20 roasts total, so still very new and still experimenting). Even at =
these longer times, I don't think the Sumatra has gone into 2nd crack, =
yet. I haven't actually made a cup yet, waiting for a day or two of =
rest. I will try a cup in the morning.
Sorry for the rambling, Frank