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1) From: R.N.Kyle
another NO
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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2) From: Mike McGinness
Is anyone roasting with an unmodified designed for roasting commercially
available home roaster?! (and totally happy with your results:-)
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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3) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 21:43 1/10/03, Mike McGinness typed:
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Not here, and building my own.
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
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4) From: Leslie Smith
I was on the verge of replying "yes," until I remembered that the 
Whirley-Pop is designed for popping popcorn, not roasting coffee!  Heh.
   - Leslie
At 09:43 PM 1/10/03 -0800, you wrote:
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5) From: Brian Yarvin
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Fellow Listreaders:
I'll second the Whirley-Pop vote!
I also own a Hearthware which is very good, but I'm often tempted 
to tinker with it...
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6) From: jim gundlach
On Friday, January 10, 2003, at 11:43 PM, Mike McGinness wrote:
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No.
Jim Gundlach
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7) From: TFisher511
I would have to say that my old Unimax-2000 is as close as it comes. It is currently the best, quietest, most even roaster thet I use.
Terry F
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8) From: TFisher511
Sorry about that, I just wish it was still commercially available!!!!
Terry F
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9) From: Mike McGinness
From: 
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currently the best, quietest, most even roaster thet I use.
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Of course it's the best, it's not now currently available!
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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10) From: Steven Schlang
Yes...Well, no.  I have not done any mechanical mods to my FR+ but I do
switch it to cool for 15 seconds every minute or so.  Lately I've been
trying to experiment with the Shulman Off Gambit as well.  Quite satisfied.
On to the Z&D.

11) From: David Lewis
At 9:43 PM -0800 1/10/03, Mike McGinness wrote:
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Mike, I don't believe "totally happy" is anything but a momentary 
state to anyone on this list! That said, I've gotten some mighty fine 
results from my unmodified HWP, but with tweaks to the technique to 
extend the roast, and am starting to figure out the Z&D. So far as 
I'm aware, there are no "set and forget" roasters, if that's what 
you're asking.
Best,
	David
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12) From: dewardh
David:
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What are your thoughts about it, so far?  I'm of a very mixed mind . . . I like 
the "character" of the roast (for some beans, anyway), but find myself 
frustrated by the anemic cooling and an inability to consistently nail a roast 
endpoint (I haven't got a thermometer into it yet).  Beyond that (measuring 
bean temperature) I don't see myself hacking it . . . I see it pretty much as 
being, and only being, a constant power, turn it on and let it do its thing, 
single "profile" roaster.  Which is fine, probably, for most users, most of the 
time . . . especially if they prefer the roast it produces to that of the 
"fast" hot air roasters.
Maybe that'll change once I've opened it up and examined the mechanism . . .
Deward
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13) From: Steve Wall
Heck, I even drilled a hole in the cover of my Whirley to fit a
thermometer.  As for the totally happy part, well, I'm anxiously
awaiting my next shipment of beans since I'm bored with what
I've been working with (some Sumatra bought at the local
Dunn Bros.) lately.  I'll have some new beans to try out on
Monday with any luck.
So count me as a "No" but I'm getting more optimistic.
Steve
On Saturday, January 11, 2003, at 01:15 AM, Leslie Smith wrote:
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14) From: Les & Becky
Not here! either, modifed everything I have one way or another!
Les

15) From: Al Raden
Occasionally.... when my HW Gourmet is working.
But, mostly with my PI.  The only thing I wish the PI did better is cooling
(or should I say did at all).  So, now I'm using the PI to roast, and the
HWG for cooling.
- al r.
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