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Topic: iRoast alternative (20 msgs / 502 lines)
1) From: Kim Phipps
Dave, as long as you're only doing about 3/4 cup at a time, and this is just something to tide you over till June, why not just go for the old school hot air popcorn popper route? I roast until right about the 2nd crack too with my Poppery 2. I have been meaning to upgrade eventually, but since I roast small amounts and I'm enjoying the darker roasts, I figure if I like what I got, don't fix it. Smoke goes up the stove vent, chaff into the sink. No fuss. 
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2) From: Jim Couch
And if you have trouble finding a Poppery II Walgreens sells a air popper
with the "right kind of" (on the side of the chamber not the bottom) vents
for about eleven bucks, for some reason when you use it things work out
better if you take a #8 can, remove both ends and the paper label and stack
it on top of the chamber (mostly it makes things tall enough that beans
don't get blown out but chaff does.)
it's called the sometin or other gourmet or maybe the gourmet somethin or
other......
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3) From: Ryan Tanner
Kitchen Gourmet. I use it and it works pretty well. Haven't tried the  
can trick yet though.
Ryan Tanner
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4) From: Jim Couch
Yep! thats it the kitchen gourmet.........ya can leave the label on the side
but it will eventually just kinda go away on its on. If you don't take it
off it could (but, I have never seen it happen) catch fire and burn off....
Also it's not an exact fit so ya need to hold it on with an oven mitt on
your hand.......
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5) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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I thought the Toastmaster was still available in drug stores, and it 
is the "right" desgn in terms of the roast chamber..
Tom
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6) From: Ryan M. Ward
Anyone know the power ratings on these?
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7) From: Angelo
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No need for holding it on. Take the rim off one end of the can - 
those side-cutting can openers work well for this.
Now, cut a few vertical lines in the can with a tin snip. This will 
allow the can to narrow a bit, enough to squeeze the end into the popper.
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8) From: sci
I have been using this model for three years as a backup roaster. I use it
for anything that I want roasted into 2nd crack. It is Kitchen Gourmet Air
Popper, sells for $10 at Walgreens. I would only put 3oz of green beans in
it. Works great, depending on outside air temp. However, they do burn out
after about 200 or so roasts. But, that's well worth the cost. I'm using my
third unit now.
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And if you have trouble finding a Poppery II Walgreens sells a air popper
with the "right kind of" (on the side of the chamber not the bottom) vents
for about eleven bucks, for some reason when you use it things work out
better if you take a #8 can, remove both ends and the paper label and stack
it on top of the chamber (mostly it makes things tall enough that beans
don't get blown out but chaff does.)
it's called the sometin or other gourmet or maybe the gourmet somethin or
other......
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crack
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since
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like
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sink.
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9) From: sci
They are rated at 1200w. They are very sensitive to line voltage. I use a
cheap long extension cord to tone down my 125v line voltage in the summer.
In the winter, I plug it strait in the socket.
Ivan
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Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 06:04:41 +0000
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Anyone know the power ratings on these?
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10) From: Yakster
That might be good for COE roasts... I hate to run such a small batch
through the Behmor.
-Chris
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11) From: Jim Couch
That sounds like a great Idea! Oh, yeah and the label I was talking about
crisping up and or burning was on the can not the popper........
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12) From: Randy
Search the thrift stores and look for a Poppery I.  It uses an AC motor 
and can be easily re-wired so that the switch turns the heater only on 
and off.  I have the fan rant to a box with a Radio Shack transformer 
and a dimmer switch which allows me to control the fan speed.  The 
transformer gives me and extra 10 volts if needed.  I have been using 
this for years and am quite happy with the quality of my roasts.  I'm 
not really into roast profiles in search of the perfect brew.  I just 
like good, fresh roasted coffee, and I get that with this set-up, and it 
cost next to nothing.
Randy
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14) From: Terry
I have been roasting for about 2 years now.  I frequent the thrift stores as often as I can hoping to find poppers.  Yesterday I finally found an original Poppery for $3.99.  I was so excited.  Part of me is afraid to modify it because I have messed up a few generic poppers.  I took the heating element out of one to cool my roasts so I don't have to install a switch to cut the heater.  I may just give it a go as is for awhile.  
 -Terry
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I would add that, in my experience, Poppery I (they are labeled just
"Poppery") poppers are very rare. I used to hit the thrift stores a
lot, first in New Mexico, then here in SC, and I saw a grand total of
1 Poppery popper.  They may be more common in specific parts of the
country.
It is quite easy to add a switch to the heater in the Poppery II. I
found instructions on the internet that were very complete, with
photos. I am not at all handy or knowledgeable about electrical or
electronic things, and I was able to easily add a switch to several
Poppery II poppers. The tools required are a drill and 1/2 inch (I
think) bit, and pliers, electrical tape, etc.
Brian
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15) From: Allon Stern
On May 24, 2010, at 1:57 AM, Terry wrote:
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I'm working on building a bean cooler; its slow going as I have very little free time at the moment.
I'm taking the brew basket from a discarded percolator coffee urn and trying to build a stirrer out of oak which will spin around the shaft that it uses to perk the coffee up the middle of the basket; the initial concept will be turned manually, but I have a motor that I may add to the thing in a later revision. The air will be drawn down through the beans by a large diameter rack fan which is approximately the same diameter as the brew basket.
I'll post pictures when I get it all done.
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16) From: Dave
It took me a trip to Target for the colander, and about 10 minutes using the
convenient plenum provided free of charge by Sweet Marias to make my bean
chiller...
It works great!http://s108.photobucket.com/albums/n40/dbcraw/coffee/?action=view¤tC_9045.jpg
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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17) From: Yakster
After reading about and then listening to the talks from the SCAA library
about the importance of cooling the beans to room temp within four minutes
after roasting to prevent the sugars from loosing their solubility and
reducing the sweetness in the cup by as much as 50% when going from 4
minutes to 5 minutes cooling when using paper filter, I've started using my
homemade bean cooler again with the Behmor to accellerate the cooling.  This
is something I put together with a steamer basket insert that normally sits
on a pot I found at a thrift store and the base of a storage cylinder I
bought years ago at Smart and Final.  It was a perfect friction fit so I
didn't need to do anything except cut a jagged hole for the shop vac hose to
connect to with a box cutter.
Another talk I listened to actually talked about shutting off the stirring
rod for bean coolers as the rod can form gaps that let all the air flow come
through the gap just behind the stirring element instead of through the bed
of beans, but another speaker on the panel mentioned that not stirring could
lead to stratification where the beans on top are cooled at a different rate
as the beans on the bottom.
I pour in the beans which covers the holes to draw the air through the bed
and I'll give the contraption a shake once in a while or stir with my hands,
but really it cools pretty quickly.http://s661.photobucket.com/albums/uu332/yakster/?action=view¤tG_5038.jpg-Chris
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18) From: g paris
Dave:
have you thought pf another machine to buy?
here are several that fit in the same group as your beloved iRoast.
ginny
let us know
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19) From: Mark Jones
Hi Chris, 
In reading your post I'm curious as to your methods for cooling; would you mind sharing your technique for cooling the beans? Do you let the behmor follow up with the cooling cycle then use your contraption or do you bypass the behmor's cooling cycle all together? If so, how do you do this without disrupting the Behmor's settings. 
Thanks, 
Mark

20) From: Yakster
I'm still working out the Behmor cooling technique.  I had planned on
running the cooling cycle for about a minute and then stopping the machine,
pulling the drum and restarting the cool cycle while I dump the beans in the
external bean cooler, but I forgot the Ove Gloves the first time I tried
this and the drum was pretty hot (grabbed a nearby glove and suffered
through it).
I'm thinking of maybe extending the time in the Behmor to more like two
minutes before pulling the drum and having the Ove Gloves handy, probably
with the door open.  I'm not sure what impact this will have on the Behmor,
but I'm hoping that the short time that I stop the machine before restarting
won't cause problems.
I should go try this now.
-Chris
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