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Topic: Tips Roasting in a whirly popcorn popper (was homeroast digest, Vol 1 #6550 - 29 msgs) (43 lines)
1) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Hello Sandy,
Welcome to the group.
Here are some questions for you:
Gas or electric stove?
Thermometer in the popper?
How long did it take to get to 1st Crack?
What bean(s) were you roasting?
Weight of beans?
When did you stop the roast?
How long did it take to cool the beans?
Here's what I do:  I have a gas stove and a thermometer.  Once the
beans are in, I crank the entire time.
-I set the flame to "3", med-low, until the temp reads 275.  Note:
275 is the temp it reads when 1st crack starts.
-Put in the beans.  I started roasting 8 oz.  Now, I am comfortable
roasting 14 oz.  1 lb was just too hard for me to turn.
-Turn temp to "5", medium.
-I get to 1st crack from bet. 8 and 11 minutes depending upon the
weight of the beans.
-After 1-2 minutes of first crack, turn the heat down to "3".
-Stop the roast when I want, either after first crack is done, a
minute later, a minute later, or at the first sounds of second crack.
-Run outside, dump the beans in my collendar(sp?), turn on the fan and
cool down the beans.  My beans cool in one to two minutes, meaning
they are just warm and I can leave my hands on them.  This nice cool
weather has certainly helped.
Hope this helps.  If you are reading the digest version, you may not
get any of these replies until tomorrow, so Happy Thanksgiving.
-Bonnie P.
On Nov 21, 2007 12:32 PM, Tink  wrote:
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