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Topic: WBPII roasting temp control (3 msgs / 64 lines)
1) From: Mark Osborne
Hi All,
Started roasting a couple of months ago with a Poppery II.
Is it advisable, or does it work to slow/lengthen the interval between
1st crack an 2nd crack by lowering the voltage? I have been playing
with the SM Espresso sampler, and I am hoping for better results. Most
roasts go to lively 2nd crack by 7-8 min. 1st crack starts from 3-4.5
min.
I am hoping for better tasting roasts in the city+ to full city range.
I have a variac (from the 40's no less, thanks to my uncle...).
Roasts improved when I went to 120v, but got faster.
thoughts?
Mark
West Sonoma County
Miss Silvia and her Supper Jolly friend....
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liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.  Thomas
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2) From: Dave
Entirely feasible, and works well. Best results can be had by splitting the
wiring so you have individual control of the fan and heater.
Dave
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It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Mark Osborne wrote:
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3) From: R Nepsund
You can adjust how hot the air is by tilting the popper.   The beans
on one side become shallower and allows more air to get through.  The
temperature of the air is affected by how fast the air is going past
the internal heating coils. It also causes the beans on the shallow
side to be pushed to the surface.  If your not carefull it can start
blowing them out of the popper.  I usually have a couple hot pads to
put under one side and adjust it as the roast progresses.  It also
allows you to roast more beans if you want to.
On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Dave  wrote:
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