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Topic: grinder/roast (3 msgs / 64 lines)
1) From: Rich
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)

2) From: Vicki Smith
I'm guessing my cheapo would have lasted longer if:
1) I didn't drop it repeatedly on the concrete floor; and,
2) I didn't turn it on when it had been sitting in my garage where it 
was  -20 to -30 C.
FWIW, my very cheap gun came with a three year guarantee and was 
replaced, no questions asked, after it pooped out after 100 roasts.
That being said, I plan on storing the gun in the house this winter and 
will try really, really hard not to drop it ;).
Vicki
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3) From: raymanowen
"...just about 2 ticks away from ordering the Zass on SM site..."
Tick, Tick.
Now what are you waiting for? -ro
On 9/24/07, Frank Awbrey  wrote:
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