Don't buy a crappy big box type of heat gun. The good ones last a long time, measurred in years.
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From: Frank Awbrey
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 13:35:12 -0700
Thx, Gerald and Brett, I have been looking at/checking out the HG/DB and HG/BM methods. I don't
really want to roast so much that I have 2 or 3 weeks of coffee roasted, just enough for about a week at
a time. That's why I'm not wanting to get into 1 or 2 pounds at once. My popper is just a little small for
too much of a bigger load on it than the 2/3's cup.
I will continue to look much more closely now at one of the HG methods. The only downside I see so far
from these posts are the relatively short life spans of the guns. I am currently on roast #174 or so with
my popper (since about April) (the cheap $9.99 model from Walgreens).
I have thought about doing the whirly pop method as I have one of those already (a Christmas present a
couple years back--for popping popcorn, not coffee). But, the down side to that right now is doing it
indoors on an electric stove (possibly lots of smoke, even though I try to stay out of second crack)(my very
first roast was indoors with my popper and I inadvertantly roasted it to just about charcoal--thus the
wifes displeasure about inside roasting).
Thx, again for the suggestions.
Frank (who is just about 2 ticks away from ordering the Zass on SM site)