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Topic: newbee (7 msgs / 122 lines)
1) From: bart frazee
 I found a WB Poppery in a thrift store. My first order of coffee and a
thermometer is due tomorrow (Friday). I have been trying to determine
the placement of the thermometer in the Popprey. Do I want the tip of
the thermometer just touching the cold beans? Just about touching? Or
some distance above them?
TIA
Bart
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2) From: Arabela
In a message dated 11/8/01 11:35:16 PM Eastern Standard Time, suplcat writes:
No need for thermometer, if you ask me. I'm 6 weeks into my WB Poppery II.
However, timing and notes are a must to find your preferred taste.
Bob Catalano
i would agree. i've been using my poppery II for 5 or 6 weeks as well with no thermometer and no problems. (which is a good thing, because i would have no clue how to install it if i had to.)

3) From: Bob Catalano Sr.
No need for thermometer, if you ask me. I'm 6 weeks into my WB Poppery II.
However, timing and notes are a must to find your preferred taste.
Bob Catalano

4) From: Steve
I found drilling a hole right in the middle of the top put the thermometer
end halfway down into the beans. Any higher and it read about 50 degrees
cooler.
A thermometer is very good to use when you are trying to solve any issues.
steve

5) From: Spencer W. Thomas
I've extended the depth of the Poppery (I) with a "tin can".  I drilled a hole
just at the bottom of the can to hold the thermometer.  The thermometer
(500degree Pelouze from SM) tip sits above the beans when they're cold, but
gets into the middle of the moving bean mass once they've expanded.
In any case, you can't really rely on absolute temperature readings from these
little dial thermometers.  You CAN, with experience, relate readings on the
thermometer to first crack, second crack, etc.  Then if you want to stop half
way between first & second crack, for example, you take it up to the half-way
temperature point.
=S
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6) From: Steve
A tin can? How do you watch the beans? Although I always roast into second
crack, color and sheen are my main criteria for when a bean is complete for
me. Sometimes 20 seconds into second crack is not enough or too much
depending on many factors including external temp, how many roasts I have
done, the bean, etc etc.
steve

7) From: Spencer W. Thomas
I mostly go by sound and temperature.  I should have said that the can has both
ends removed, so it is possible to look down at the beans.  Without the can,
beans jump out of the popper.
=Spencer
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