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Topic: Trying Different approach (10 msgs / 489 lines)
1) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
I have been roasting 5 to 6 batches of 150 to 170 grams of different coffees
(mostly Costa Rica Tarrazu- by popular demand) using my IR2. I found that a
profile of 4:30 @ 360, 3:00 @ 455 then a coast of 405 for 2:30 has been a
pretty good roast. I usually hit the cool button anywhere from 2:30 into the
455 (usually won't hit 455 until at least 2:00 into that set) to 1:30 into
the 405 coast set. However I don't think I will be able to use this as the
cooler temp.'s begin to arrive around here. While I'm at home I can continue
with this on my enclosed back porch. But at my trailer parked near my job it
will be too cold.
Now, what I intend to do this week is to use a PRESTO 1400 watt popper. My
wife found it in one of her yard sale expeditions. I have not done any modes
to it other than remove the plastic top and replace it with an 8 inch tall
"Home Sweet Home" lamp chimney. The first attempt to use it was a little bit
too quick. My next attempt was using a 100 ft. extension cord. This slowed
the roast down but I still have to 'rotate' the unit as it roasts. I forgot
to mention it is a bottom screened style, but it has not shown any signs for
erupting into uncontrollable flames. I am able to hear 1st crack of every
type bean I've used so far and can hear second crack as well. So far I have
progressed to 1/2 cup of greens and this seems to be a manageable amount for
the unit. I was planning to increase the amount to see if I can get an even
longer drying time before 1st crack, but that can wait.
What I am wanting to know is if anyone else has this type popper where the
long extension is needed to slow it down, an if they use it in colder
weather? I thought that if I was to delete the extension cord or use a
shorter one I could still use it in the cold weather. And if it wasn't for
the chaff problem, I could use it to heat my trailer. Dang, but it gets cold
inside insulated tin.
I have come to like the popper somewhat better than my IR2 because I can do
back to back to back roasts. As for cooling, it dawned on me that my ROSTO
has a cool down cycle that doesn't require running through the roasting
process first, and since it no longer get hot enough to roast coffee and the
support web site disappeared I dump the popper into the ROSTO as it hits the
roast I want, and turn on the fan.
Sort of Long I know. But if anyone else has used the popper in cold weather
with good results, let me know what you are doing so I can give it a
shot....
Thanks if you held out to this point....TerryT
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
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(I'm the tall guy in the middle)

2) From: Sean Cary
define cold - I use my Dhabolten roaster into the 40's (garage temp)
when I lived in VA since I started roasting...it worked fine, but I
did notice I had to manipulate the fan more to keep the beans in the
"sweet spot"...a well as control the "lean" how much I tipped it.
Made a wedge to vary the lean, less as the beans lost weight.  I
tended to over roast when it got hotter until I figured out what I was
doing and added more fan speed.
I have a modified Poppery 1...that Mike, just plain made for
me...separate heater/fan with a variac on the fan.  No extension plug,
20amp outlet with great voltage.
Can't wait to get back to roasting!
Sean
On 10/30/07, TERRY TITSWORTH  wrote:
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3) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Cold: The absence of heat....
Naw, not yet anyway. Right now we are going to be in the upper 50's for a
bit, then I believe we are going to be hovering in the 40's.
Hopefully we won't be like last year where I had to abandon the trailer for
a week due to the freeze and the lack of electricity. One of our brave
weathermen proclaimed that we would not have the severe cold as last year.
But to the question, I wonder if the popper will handle mid to upper 30's.
Again, no modes to it and the heater and fan are wired together (thinking of
adding a heater switch.)
And since I have been using the 1/2 cup of greens I has to continually
rotate the popper with it's bottom as the axis. I typically hold the popper
in my hands through out the process.
Thanks...TerryT
On 10/30/07, Sean Cary  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
[|:{O....[|:{U...
(I'm the tall guy in the middle)

4) From: Sean Cary
see - that makes a big difference, anything below 70 is cold to my
Floridian bones...
Sean
It was 61 here this morning...and I had the heater on - no kidding.
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5) From: John Brown
70?  why that is almost freezing.anything below a hundred  is cool.  and 
anything below ninety is cold.  jb from tucson arizona
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6) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
See the definition fits...the absence of heat.
I will atemp to get up in time to do a roast in the AM, as we are predicted
to hit lower to mid forties. That should give me some idea of what the
popper might do.
And Like I use to tell John Koopman while he was wandering around over
there, Keep the helmet on, and the breast plate forward...Be safe...TerryT
On 10/30/07, Sean Cary  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
[|:{O....[|:{U...
(I'm the tall guy in the middle)

7) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Y'all Got an Oven Problem. Some one needs to find the open oven door out
your way and close it. We have a similar problem with wind, usually the
fence is down between us and Texicas...
TerryT
On 10/30/07, John Brown  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
[|:{O....[|:{U...
(I'm the tall guy in the middle)

8) From: Sean Cary
127 is hot...got a pic of that from August here - temps right now
during the day are great, mid 80's with low humidity.  It is nice to
walk about and not drop dead from the heat.  This would be ideal
roasting temps...
If/when I come out next year I am going to bring a roaster with me.  I
miss it.  I have a Poppery 1 that was going to be my deployen roaster
- but I never had time to make it - I came here short notice.
Sean
On 10/30/07, TERRY TITSWORTH  wrote:
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9) From: Sandy Andina
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Well, I found out just how good my new smoke detectors are--I set the  
downstairs one off in the midst of first crack in my i-Roast 2, with  
my range hood on (albeit a crappy recirculating range hood).   
Roasting up a lb. of Monkey, it got really, really old repeatedly  
running over and hitting the "shut the f--- up" button.  I'm hoping  
that I can roast outdoors during the fall--otherwise, I'm going to  
have to yank the batteries every time I roast.  (My garage is  
detached and unlit/unheated/uninsulated and gets down below freezing  
in the winter).
On Oct 30, 2007, at 12:10 AM, Sean Cary wrote:
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Sandy
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Well, I found out just how good my new smoke detectors are--I set the =
downstairs one off in the midst of first crack in my i-Roast 2, with my =
range hood on (albeit a crappy recirculating range hood).  Roasting up =
a lb. of Monkey, it got really, really old repeatedly running over and =
hitting the "shut the f--- up" button.  I'm hoping that I can roast =
outdoors during the fall--otherwise, I'm going to have to yank the =
batteries every time I roast.  (My garage is detached and =
unlit/unheated/uninsulated and gets down below freezing in the =
winter).
On Oct 30, 2007, at 12:10 AM, Sean Cary =
wrote:
define cold - I use my Dhabolten = roaster into the 40's (garage temp)when I lived = in VA since I started roasting...it worked fine, but Idid notice I had to manipulate the fan more to keep = the beans in the"sweet spot"...a well as control = the "lean" how much I tipped it.Made a wedge = to vary the lean, less as the beans lost weight.  Itended to over roast when it got hotter until I = figured out what I wasdoing and added more fan = speed. I have a modified Poppery 1...that Mike, just plain = made forme...separate heater/fan with a = variac on the fan.  No = extension plug,20amp outlet with great = voltage. Can't wait to get back to roasting! On 10/30/07, TERRY TITSWORTH <terryatrae> = wrote: I have been = roasting 5 to 6 batches of 150 to 170 grams of different = coffees(mostly Costa Rica Tarrazu- by = popular demand) using my IR2. I found that aprofile of 4:30 @ 360, 3:00 @ 455 then a coast of = 405 for 2:30 has been apretty good = roast. I usually hit the cool button anywhere from 2:30 into = the455 (usually won't hit 455 until = at least 2:00 into that set) to 1:30 intothe 405 = coast set. However I don't think I will be able to use this as = thecooler temp.'s begin to arrive = around here. While I'm at home I can continuewith this on my enclosed back porch. But at my = trailer parked near my job itwill be too = cold.Now, what I intend to do this = week is to use a PRESTO 1400 watt popper. Mywife found it in one of her yard sale expeditions. I = have not done any modesto it other = than remove the plastic top and replace it with an 8 inch tall"Home Sweet Home" lamp chimney. The first attempt to = use it was a little bittoo quick. My = next attempt was using a 100 ft. extension cord. This slowedthe roast down but I still have to 'rotate' the unit = as it roasts. I forgotto mention it is a bottom = screened style, but it has not shown any signs forerupting into uncontrollable flames. I am able to = hear 1st crack of everytype bean = I've used so far and can hear second crack as well. So far I = haveprogressed to 1/2 cup of greens = and this seems to be a manageable amount forthe unit. I was planning to increase the amount to = see if I can get an evenlonger drying = time before 1st crack, but that can wait.What I = am wanting to know is if anyone else has this type popper where = thelong extension is needed to slow = it down, an if they use it in colderweather? I = thought that if I was to delete the extension cord or use ashorter one I could still use it in the cold = weather. And if it wasn't forthe chaff = problem, I could use it to heat my trailer. Dang, but it gets = coldinside insulated tin.I have come to like the popper somewhat better than = my IR2 because I can doback to back = to back roasts. As for cooling, it dawned on me that my ROSTOhas a cool down cycle that doesn't require running = through the roastingprocess first, and since it = no longer get hot enough to roast coffee and thesupport web site disappeared I dump the popper into = the ROSTO as it hits theroast I want, = and turn on the fan.Sort of Long I know. But if = anyone else has used the popper in cold weatherwith good results, let me know what you are doing so = I can give it ashot.... Thanks = if you held out to this point....TerryT --Start = HOT and work your way Down...Peppers AND = Coffee.[|:{O....[|:{U... (I'm the = tall guy in the middle) homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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10) From: Sandy Andina
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Well, I found out just how good my new smoke detectors are--I set the  
downstairs one off in the midst of first crack in my i-Roast 2, with  
my range hood on (albeit a crappy recirculating range hood).   
Roasting up a lb. of Monkey, it got really, really old repeatedly  
running over and hitting the "shut the f--- up" button.  I'm hoping  
that I can roast outdoors during the fall--otherwise, I'm going to  
have to yank the batteries every time I roast.  (My garage is  
detached and unlit/unheated/uninsulated and gets down below freezing  
in the winter).
On Oct 30, 2007, at 12:10 AM, Sean Cary wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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Well, I found out just how good my new smoke detectors =
are--I set the downstairs one off in the midst of first crack in my =
i-Roast 2, with my range hood on (albeit a crappy recirculating range =
hood).  Roasting up a lb. of Monkey, it got really, really old =
repeatedly running over and hitting the "shut the f--- up" button.  I'm =
hoping that I can roast outdoors during the fall--otherwise, I'm going =
to have to yank the batteries every time I roast.  (My garage is =
detached and unlit/unheated/uninsulated and gets down below freezing in =
the winter). On Oct 30, 2007, at 12:10 AM, Sean =
Cary wrote:
define cold - I use my Dhabolten = roaster into the 40's (garage temp)when I lived = in VA since I started roasting...it worked fine, but Idid notice I had to manipulate the fan more to keep = the beans in the"sweet spot"...a well as control = the "lean" how much I tipped it.Made a wedge = to vary the lean, less as the beans lost weight.  Itended to over roast when it got hotter until I = figured out what I wasdoing and added more fan = speed. Sandywww.sass-music.com
= = --Apple-Mail-52-709842797--


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