I scored some hot air poppers at garage sales over the weekend and now find myself with an embarassment of riches. After setting one aside for modding and use as a roaster and after replacing my RIP popper (died under load during a sleep-over) I have one popper left that could use a new home. NIB vintage 1992 WestBend 1200w hot air popper. I opened the box to verify that yes, it is in fact NIB, haven't actually removed the popper from the box. I was going to offer the thing for cost plus postage (about $7 total) but I think it'll be less hassle if I just send it along to a new home and hope that karma brings me some nice coffee-related thing in the future. In my vacpot this morning: 40/40/20 blend of Mysore Nuggets, one of the Kenya peaberries, and the monsooned Java Arabica. Round with a touch of carmel and cinnamon when piping hot, chocolatey goodness when cooler.
Slinkster wrote: Sorry, should have specified to contact me off-list. Coffee hasn't kicked in yet :D
I will say that the original Poppery, the one with the switch on the front is absolutely the best built and easiest popper to mod. The heater AND the motor are both 115V and can very easily be separated and controlled with a variac (best) or a high watt dimmer. The dimmer robs a bit of power from the fan or heater, but it still works well to roast coffee. A NIB Poppery for a few dollars is a real steal. ********************* Ed Needham "to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************
Agree, P1's built like tanks and easy to mod. And for ~$15 more to add boost transformer for fan circuit a $5 light dimmer won't rob the fan of power reducing the batch size but rather add variable power to the fan giving 1/2# plus max batch size capability! Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee www.mcKonaKoffee.com URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ <Snip> <Snip>