Jim, The fireplace popcorn popper has no name of anykind on it. I have only seen one similar, to this one, once in my life, and at this point, I don't even remember where. Yeah, I can build an oak fire. Have you tried other wood types, with oak being the best? Regards, Mike F.
I prefer to roast over pecan, I started with oak because it was mentioned on the web page of a reputable traditional roaster. I tried a few other woods, don't use mesquite, it adds a salt like taste, one of the few roasts I had to throw away. I tried some myrtlewood Les Albjerg of Thor Tamper fame sent me to try but I think I over smoked the coffee with it as it was a little strong. Sometime when I've got more time on my hands, I will try some more of it to add just a light touch of myrtlewood smoke flavor. I also want to try apple when I can find some. I usually use an Androck fireplace popcorn popper when I roast over wood fires. eBay has them on every now and then but there are none there now. Jim Gundlach On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 07:48 AM, Michael J. Foley wrote: <Snip>
I have enjoyed roasting over fire. My preferred wood as Jim stated is Myrtlewood. It is in the Bayleaf family. I have roasted over Pacific Madrone and it gives a creosote flavor, not good at all! I have roasted over some apple and it gives a real nice touch to the roast. I am going to try some plum wood latter this year. Les
..snip from Les <Snip> Plum, now that sounds interesting. Let us know how it turns out. Ron rnkyle
Les, Let me know if you need plum wood. I have some plum tree pruning to do and I could save some for you. Sometime around 09:59 4/15/2003, Les & Becky typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
John, I will take some. I don't have that much to trim this year! Les