you know, regarding my comments on those pages ....people have been
very successful figuring out mods to the "taboo" models, ie those
that blow air straight up from the bottom rather than swirling the
coffee like the Poppery models. But I still say that you can scorch
the heck out of coffee with non-swirl types, and if have never
roasted before and have no frame of reference, you are not going to
know if you are scorching it. I have seen a model sold at places like
CVS and Walgreens that appears to be the "correct" configuration ...
flat bottom with vents that swirl the coffee in the chamber ... but
the brand changes . its a private label deal. it would be nice to
complie a list of the "correct" vs. the "taboo" model.
okay, i have exhausted my quotq of " " marks used for today.
Check out the Sweet Maria's page on roasting with popcorn poppers:http://www.sweetmarias.com/airpopmethod.htmlThe short version is that nearly all poppers will work. Walgreens has
a model that cost about $10 that many people are quite happy with.
Many people suggest using poppers that introduce hot air into the
roasting/popping chamber through slots on the side of the chamber.
If the roast seems to be going along swimmingly until the beans turn
brown, then progress seems to stop, you might have to remove the
bimetallic thermo-protector, which looks like a metal fish scale. You
can google for instructions.
Many people think the BEST poppers are the original West Bend
Poppery, the one that weighs about 5 pounds, and the original Popcorn
Pumper, a sort of odd-looking round popper. Both, if I am not
mistaken, were 1500 watts. You can find a lot about either of these,
and hot air coffee roasting in general, with Google searches.
On 6/12/07, robert pulido
which new poppers will work for roasting coffee
"Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
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