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Topic: Roasting with a Poppery II (37 lines)
1) From: Aaron
Well I did some roasts with the poppery II today and must say they 
turned out very well from what I was expecting.
I basically filled it up to the line in it, and let er rip.   The beans 
spun around in a circle until they started yellowing, then started 
jumping up and down until they started browning and cracking at which 
point they were almost like popcorn themselves, agitating very well on 
their own.
I believe it was about 3 oz of beans to bring it to the mark, in 
retrospect I will measure next time, and it was amzaing how loud first 
crack was, .. maybe it was because it was in your face... literally, and 
not behind thick glass like the I roast 1 that made them so loud.  Can't 
really say the noise muffled them as the one roaster has a bit of a 
vibration to it and is about as loud.
Overall it took about 4 minutes to 5 minutes a batch and the beans were 
stopped right at the end of first crack.  I honestly can't say what 
beans I used as I used the beans from my 101 jar for the roasting.  
(anytime I have a little beanage left from a bag, that can't be roasted 
in an I roast, .. generally half an ounce or so, ill throw it into a 
container, and when it gets fairly full, roast them up for a suprise roast).
Amazingly easy, and fast, and really good coffee too.  Honestly I was 
expecting more 'issues' roasting this way than with a real roaster but 
well.... wow, what an easy way to roast, and on the cheap too!!  I have 
to recommend this for anyone wanting to try roasting, wanting a really 
good chance of a successful roast, and not wanting to pony up $150 + for 
a roaster.
Aaron


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