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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 8:17am
Subject: I'm buying a WB Poppery II
 

Have never tried home roasting before.  I don't know anything about it except it involves subjecting green coffee beans to heat, darkening them.

Decided to take the plunge via purchasing a West Bend Poppery II on Ebay (provided I win the auction).

Here are the strong points for me:

  1.  A way to get started with home roasting
  2.  Affordable
  3.  Fun:  The Poppery II seems to have its own cult following on the web!

Any WB Poppery II enthusiasts here ?
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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 10:29am
Subject: Re: I'm buying a WB Poppery II
 

Yup just the way i started out!  I have been roasting for 5 years now and how i ended up is using a Bread machine and a heat gun.  You can roast more with the BM/HG i do about a pound at a time and with the other less than a 1/3 the amount.

The bread machine can be had for cheap at any good will or thrift store the heat gun from Harbor Fright for $15.00 and will do a lot more coffee at a time with a lot of control over your roast.

The bread machine is used on the dough cycle to just stir the beans the heat gun provides all the heat
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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 10:38am
Subject: Re: I'm buying a WB Poppery II
 

Hi Andy,

I have never used a Poppery II but I see it mentioned on these fourms.  I get the idea that they are good but the one which is revered is the original Poppery.  I have used that one.  It is very well built but beyond that it has a 117 volt motor which can easily be seperated from the heating element for independant control of each.

If you win the Poppery II, congragulations.  I'm sure it will be a good start and it can be hacked. It just is a bit more effort than the Poppery 1.

If you don't win, don't be to dissapointed.  Look for the P 1.

Phil


andyandrews35 Said:

Have never tried home roasting before.  I don't know anything about it except it involves subjecting green coffee beans to heat, darkening them.

Decided to take the plunge via purchasing a West Bend Poppery II on Ebay (provided I win the auction).

Here are the strong points for me:

A way to get started with home roasting
Affordable
Fun:  The Poppery II seems to have its own cult following on the web!

Any WB Poppery II enthusiasts here ?

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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 5:58pm
Subject: Re: I'm buying a WB Poppery II - Update
 

I missed out on the Poppery II.  I am settling for a "Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Corn Popper."  There was a testimonial from some guy on Amazon that he operates two of them in tandem to roast coffee.

Ahem, People, let me just say, that delving into the intricacies of fine coffee has been rewarding.  But on the other hand, it has left me feeling somewhat more European and less American.  

But now that I can modify UL-Approved devices, in order to make them serve a purpose they were clearly not designed for, once again,

MAKES ME PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN ! (Wipes tear from corner of eye).

WOO-HOO!
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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 6:35pm
Subject: Re: I'm buying a WB Poppery II - Update
 

andyandrews35 Said:

I missed out on the Poppery II.

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Hi Andy, I'd forget about eBay for the Poppery 1 or II as bidding can get crazy/out of control. Check your local Salvation Army store & Value Village as poppers (Proctor Silex Popcorn Pumper) & the like can be had for $1.99 - $3 or so. I got two Poppery I's for around $4.99 & $5.99 each! {:-D

 
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Posted Mon Dec 1, 2008, 8:04pm
Subject: Re: I'm buying a WB Poppery II - Update
 

CraigA Said:

Hi Andy, I'd forget about eBay for the Poppery 1 or II as bidding can get crazy/out of control. Check your local Salvation Army store & Value Village as poppers (Proctor Silex Popcorn Pumper) & the like can be had for $1.99 - $3 or so. I got two Poppery I's for around $4.99 & $5.99 each! {:-D

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I've purchased 2 P1's for under $40.00 shipped in the last month. It's not difficult at all.
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Posted Tue Dec 2, 2008, 9:18am
Subject: Re: I'm buying a WB Poppery II - Update
 

andyandrews35 Said:

I missed out on the Poppery II.  I am settling for a "Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Corn Popper."  There was a testimonial from some guy on Amazon that he operates two of them in tandem to roast coffee.

Ahem, People, let me just say, that delving into the intricacies of fine coffee has been rewarding.  But on the other hand, it has left me feeling somewhat more European and less American.  

But now that I can modify UL-Approved devices, in order to make them serve a purpose they were clearly not designed for, once again,

MAKES ME PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN ! (Wipes tear from corner of eye).

WOO-HOO!

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Ever heard of the Boston Tea Party?  We are THE coffee nation!

I have a Poppery II.  PM me if the Presto doesn't work out.  Poppers are a fun way to get into roasting.  Once you start using one, then you'll be back here asking more questions!

Merry Christmas,
CHAD
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