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MarkinCA
03-11-2011, 04:00 PM
I recently won a West Bend Poppery II off Flea-Bay and it arrived this afternoon:

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This is the 1200W model. The original Poppery is the 1500Watter. Not really too concerned, but anxiously awaiting my 4 lb sampler to arrive from Sweet Maria's. Yeah baby...:noon

Looking forward to a rewarding coffee bean roasting experience! Have a good one folks...

Skywalker
03-11-2011, 04:10 PM
Looking good, Birthday Boy!!!:tu

replicant_argent
03-11-2011, 04:22 PM
You will enjoy it. Quick, easy, and the learning curve can be overcome by even a chimp like me. Remember that those poppers pop very hot and very fast, so the transitions can be pretty quick. Keep an eye on your roast as all times, and try to cool the beans quickly, post-roast.
Rock on, sir.

longknocker
03-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Enjoy, Brother!:dr

MarkinCA
03-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Remember that those poppers pop very hot and very fast, so the transitions can be pretty quick. Keep an eye on your roast as all times, and try to cool the beans quickly, post-roast.
Rock on, sir.

Yeah, been reading information and viewing a number of video' on hot air popping over the previous months and decided it was time to jump-in. That does seem to be key in cooling the beans asap as to immediately stop the roasting of the coffee bean, and to keep it hopefully within the parameters of your focused roast.

I know I can juggle two balls. I'll see if I can add a third one:D

TBone
03-11-2011, 08:53 PM
Nice purchase...enjoy

Blueface
03-12-2011, 05:58 AM
Nice. In my future for sure.

CoreyD
03-12-2011, 06:12 AM
hmm i'm still debating the popper v.s a French 300 or 500, Cheap side of me says popper the connoisseur side of me says the 300 or 500.

MarkinCA
03-12-2011, 12:01 PM
hmm i'm still debating the popper v.s a French 300 or 500, Cheap side of me says popper the connoisseur side of me says the 300 or 500.

Do you mean the FreshRoast SR300 and SR500?:D

CoreyD
03-16-2011, 08:59 PM
Do you mean the FreshRoast SR300 and SR500?:D
yup

BSB
03-17-2011, 12:00 PM
Love my FR500. Good luck with the popper. And Happy B-day!

Savor the Stick
03-20-2011, 01:11 AM
Yeah, been reading information and viewing a number of video' on hot air popping over the previous months and decided it was time to jump-in. That does seem to be key in cooling the beans asap as to immediately stop the roasting of the coffee bean, and to keep it hopefully within the parameters of your focused roast.

I know I can juggle two balls. I'll see if I can add a third one:D



Hey Mark Happy Birthday Fella!!!:noon:tu

Do ya know the tip about using a mister? Give your hot hot beans 5-6 good pumps from a plant mister...even if you end up soaking the beans there will be enough heat to evap off and causes the rapid cooling. Done it! Works Great!

MarkinCA
03-20-2011, 01:40 AM
Hey Mark Happy Birthday Fella!!!:noon:tu

Do ya know the tip about using a mister? Give your hot hot beans 5-6 good pumps from a plant mister...even if you end up soaking the beans there will be enough heat to evap off and causes the rapid cooling. Done it! Works Great!


Thank you Kevin and good to hear from brother:tu

mariogolbee
03-20-2011, 02:04 AM
You roast B-Days? That thing looks like fun. I may have to get in on this soon. Happy Birthday!

HollywoodQue
03-20-2011, 07:16 AM
Great gift for yourself....enjoy

MarkinCA
03-20-2011, 03:15 PM
You roast B-Days? That thing looks like fun. I may have to get in on this soon. Happy Birthday!

Its been producing some great coffee Mario:tu

Great gift for yourself....enjoy

Thanks Howard...