This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I've been lurking on this list since July, I've been totally sucked into = coffee roasting, I'm really disgusted That I have put up with lousy coffee for the last 20 years, Now when I = go out for dinner I don't even bother to finish with a cup when I can race home an have a great = espresso or cappa. Life is good! Ok onto business, I roast in a HWG, working on it's second board, in = fear of it going down again I got a WBII which I use occasionally (no Mods) but I also have a = vintage Wearever pumper, the good one, with the butter dish on the side, this is my favorite, I changed it = so the fan always runs and the heat is controlled by the switch, nice for cooling, also I shorted the thermostat. and added = a soupcan chimney, I really like the pumper for most of my roasting. I roast most of my beans to a full rolling 2nd = crack, when roasting the same types of beans in my HWG, I get a nice light oil sheen, but on my pumper I just = can't seem to get the same oil sheen I'm roasting 1/2 cup in the HWG for 8 min. and I do 2/3 cup in my = pumper at 9 min . Just wondering why I can't get the oil out of the beans in the pumper Cheers Gerry in PA (working the wife over for a Silvia!)
Hi, Gerald. Depending on your Pumper (0.68 amp motor or 0.8 amp motor), you can roast almost a full cup. That will cause the popper to run hotter. I have one 0.68 amp version and quite a few of the 0.8 amp units. To get the 'bigger' ones to roast hot enough, I need the almost full cup. If I roast less, it takes forever. Chris Gerald Faber wrote: <Snip> -- Your favorite stores, helpful shopping tools and great gift ideas. Experience the convenience of buying online with Shop!http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://shopnow.netscape.com/homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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Welcome, Gerald, By your description, it seems to me that you are getting a better roast from your popper than from you HWG. All else being equal, it is better to have the oil inside the beans rather than outside. The flavor is in the oils and is therefor more likely to be left behind on the side of a container or in your grinder if it is outside. As always, however, the real test is in the taste. Which one tastes better to you in the cup? Andy --- message from "Gerald Faber" attached: Free e-mail! you A service of www.WallaWallaGuide.com Select your own custom email address for FREE! Get you w/No Ads, 6MB, POP & more!http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://www.everyone.net/selectmail?campaign=taghomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast