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Topic: Loading the WBII (4 msgs / 95 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
I was experimenting with the WBII last night.
I usually roast 75 gr. batches and can roast to charcoal, the thermostat =
has not been modified I did add a 3 way switch. I thought I would like =
to get close to a 1/4 lb batch so I threw in 114 grs. and went to =
roasting stretching the roast out with the cool switch. the roast got to =
just into 2nd crack and the thermostat kicked the heater out. it dropped =
to 400 degrees and kicked back in, and on up to 465 and kicked back out  =
 so on and so on the 3rd time I stopped the roast just into 2nd crack
The popper has never kicked out before. so I dropped back to 75 grs. and =
it went on to a rolling 2nd. and never kicked out. I went on to a 100 =
gr. batch and on to a rolling 2nd crack. no kick out. I then did 114 gr. =
again and at 465 degrees it kicked out again. I guess the extra load =
created more thermal mass and that was the limit unless I by pass the =
thermostat . but 100 grams worked fine. any thoughts.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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2) From: R.N.Kyle
Robert, I can usually achieve 475  to 500 degrees, with my WB II  I can =
roast multiple batches one after the other, and no thermal cut off. It =
just seemed that the 114 gram batch was the straw that broke the camels =
back. I will roast no more then 100 grams. I usually roast 75 gram =
batches.
My WBII is only modified with a 3 way switch, so I can cut the main =
heater off when I want to. thanks for your reply
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

3) From: R.N.Kyle
SORRY, I replied using Robert, and I see you prefer Bob. 
Well Bob here are a few things I left out in the previous post.
At anything over 75 grams I have to shake the PII, and when I got up to =
114 grams I had to shake the PII for about 3 minutes before it would =
agitate by itself.
You can go in and by pass the bi metal fuse link or just wire it shut =
with a bare copper wire, and you should be able to roast to charcoal.  =
MY Popper has always roasted hot with out doing that.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

4) From: Robert Holland
I usually load my WBI, which is mod'd, to 102-104 grams to get a
consistent roast. I have tried a 115 load but the agitation was pretty
poor so I cut it back. It kinda surprising that you can achieve a temp
of 465 before the limiter kicks in as my experience has always been in
the 400 degree range. Guess you got a "hotty"
Bob
Dexter, Oregon
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