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Topic: The Poppery by West Bend (25 msgs / 563 lines)
1) From: Larry Williams
Is the "The Poppery" by West Bend as good as the Poppery II?  Is it 
usable for roasting?  Got it from the thrift store for $2.00
Larry
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Even better if the heating element isn't burnt out.
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3) From: Brett Mason
Great get!  Be sure to add the soup can modification
  (find soup can to fit, use Dremel or saw to cut slot to fit the "fin"-
enjoy)
It's my quick and dirty roaster every week... mice and powerful too - 1500W
Brett
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4) From: John and Emma
Do you have photos of soup can fit? Purpose?
John

5) From: Brett Mason
Makes the device taller, keeps suicidal beans from jumping out early
looks like tin can, both ends removed
very unsexy, but with a 1500W fan+coil, the beans wil want to fly
so the can gives a little more control
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6) From: John and Emma
Perfect thanks.
John

7) From: Wes Tyler
John..go back to the thrift store and find a glass lamp chimney. Needs to be 3" at the base. Fits into Poppery and lets you see the roast change colors and keeps everything inside.
wes
John and Emma  wrote: Do you have photos of soup can fit? Purpose?
John

8) From: Brian D. Frost
when you use a glass chimney, where do you put the thermometer?
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9) From: Dennis Parham
You can drill a small hole into side of chamber if you have the screw  
end sensor or I just feed the wire sensor on thermocouple down the  
chimney about 1/2 into bean mass .,, now I go more by a combo of  
experience with time, smell and sound... Since you can hear and see  
and snell everything, tgere is less infasis on exact temps... But when  
profiling a new bean or some environmental situation had changed ..,  
thermos can be a great item to have!!
Dennis parham.
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10) From: Brian D. Frost
ty -- that is good to hear... So, does anyone know where Mike got those nice
tall chimneys that he shows on his Poppery page? I am interested in cutting
my poppery down and mounting a chimney down low but I dont know a thing
about cutting metal to replace the bakelite. Anyone know anything about that
or something that they used instead?
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11) From: Michael Dhabolt
Brian,
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The tall ones are 3 inch Bake A Round Pyrex bread baking tubes from
eBay - the common ones are too large, the small diameter ones are
becoming hard to find.  The slightly shorter ones are straight oil
lamp chimneys from:http://www.oillampman.com/you might have to call them, I had a heck of a time finding the clear
glass straight 3" chimneys the last time I was on their site.
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The glass chimney completely replaces the upper black Bakelite
section.  If there are any questions concerning the modification that
aren't clear on the poppery thread....email me direct, and I'll try to
help.
Mike (just plain)
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12) From: Brian D. Frost
thanks -- I am bidding on a bake-a-round on ebay now :)
can you give some details on how you cut the top of the popper down and
added the shiney metal top?
thanks again
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13) From: Wes Tyler
I use a thermocouple from SM. I drilled into the roast chamber and push it in there. I have also put it over the top. Hard to position it consistently there.
"Brian D. Frost"  wrote: when you use a glass chimney, where do you put the thermometer?
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14) From: Michael Dhabolt
Brian,
I hope you found a 3 inch diameter Bake-A-Round to bid on.  Most of
the Bake-A-Round tubes are too large.
The thread that has some pics of the modifications is at:http://homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id2&thread_id'0Mike (just plain)
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15) From: Brian D. Frost
ack -- didnt realize that was not the only size :(
Heres to hoping that I get outbid....
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16) From: peterz
The larger one may not be a bad thing.
You could adapt it by slicing a section out of an aluminum funnel that 
would match the bottom of the tube and the top of the poppery chamber.
A bit of hi temp silicon sealer (automotive red stuff) to affix the 
funnel to the tube and it would/could just sit on the poppery.
However, as clumsy as I am around glass things, I would affix it to the 
top of the roaster as well...
This would allow even larger batches.
I gave up using a poppery to roast when I could not make a large enough 
chamber that would circulate the beans well.
A larger pyrex tube may work fine :)
The poppery has plenty of power... especially when split wired, with 
dual variac boost...
Those little fans do pretty well over voltaged up to about 130V.. and ...
I never did burn out a heater or a motor..
PeterZ
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17) From: raymanowen
If the heating element is "burned out," I doubt it. Just the thermal fuse.
Either way, the fix is child's play and all the better because nobody will
want it = better bargain!
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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18) From: Michael Dhabolt
I found the listing for the correct glass chimney at the online oil
lamp place, it is at:http://www.oillampman.com/chimneys/cylinders.htmthe ones I get are item # CHIM310, they cost $8.50 each.
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19) From: Paul Helbert
Check thrift shops. I seldom see them frequently and seldom priced over
fifty cents. Also be aware that the control of the base diameter can be
pretty loose. Not all "3 inch" ones will fit. Take the popper along to try
the fit.
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20) From: Larry Williams
Thanks for advice to all.  I roasted two batches this morning.  The unit 
heated perfectly, and I could hear the 1st and 2nd cracks.  The first 
batch was without a chimney and the beans did fly out.  The second batch 
was with a can placed on the top to extend the height, and it worked 
just fine.  No beans flying out of the popper.  The popper works as well 
as my IR2 in a simple way.  If I can figure out a chaff collector for 
the popper all would be great.  $2.00 invested!
Larry Williams    
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21) From: kevin creason
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22) From: Wes Tyler
John..if you get a chimney with a straight top, you can use a can with window 
screen on top or cut holes in the sides and wrap screen around it to catch chaff. You can even use just screen fashioned like a sock over the chimney. I use a can that has a lid. I cut a hole in the top to fit the chimney and holes in the sides for exhaust with the screen wrapped twice around it. Works great.
wes
Larry Williams  wrote: Thanks for advice to all.  I roasted two batches this morning.  The unit 
heated perfectly, and I could hear the 1st and 2nd cracks.  The first 
batch was without a chimney and the beans did fly out.  The second batch 
was with a can placed on the top to extend the height, and it worked 
just fine.  No beans flying out of the popper.  The popper works as well 
as my IR2 in a simple way.  If I can figure out a chaff collector for 
the popper all would be great.  $2.00 invested!
Larry Williams    
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23) From: Paul Helbert
I see lamp chimneys frequently in thrift stores. They are seldom priced over
fifty cents.
Can't get away with much around here. Thanks for the heads up.
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24) From: Dennis Parham
Not sure if anyone had had problem finding the 3" duct like michael d  
and I have used but I found it at LOWES last week... To use as funnel  
for chaff control on top of glass cylinders
Dennis Parham
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