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MerleApAmber
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:32am
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Yum, bread makers. One doesn't even need an excuse to name drop Zojirushi VB-CEC20 to acknowledge the wonders of home made bread in my world. Simply amazing!
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 6:28am
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MerleApAmber Said:

Yum, bread makers. One doesn't even need an excuse to name drop Zojirushi VB-CEC20 to acknowledge the wonders of home made bread in my world. Simply amazing!

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I have the same model and agree it is an excellent bread maker. I doubt you will ever find it at a thrift shop but my local goodwill always has 2-3 bread makers for 5 bucks. I've been storing my greens up to a year by vacuum sealing and freezing, i've heard pros and cons to this though. I would try a popcorn popper first. I've only ordered twice from commercial roasters but both times the roast was over roasted for my tastes. That said I've screwed up many roasts.
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 3:43pm
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New guy, first post.  Based on reading you fine people, I've started home roasting.  I hit the thrift stores, and fate was SMILING...I nabbed a Popcorn Pumper, a new Poppery II and, wait for it, a great original Poppery.  Total cost of all three, $11 dollars.

Anyway, I'm about two pounds into it so far, and I have to say that the difference between fresh roasted (even for a novice) and the store bought stuff is night and day.  And less expensive too.  

Anyway, a big Thank You to all of you who have helped me so far.  I am grateful and hope to be a contributing member.

Bill
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 5:15pm
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Welcome to the forum. That original poppery was a real find. I've been hitting my local goodwill hoping to find one.
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 8:04pm
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Simplyhere Said:

New guy, first post.  Based on reading you fine people, I've started home roasting.  I hit the thrift stores, and fate was SMILING...I nabbed a Popcorn Pumper, a new Poppery II and, wait for it, a great original Poppery.  Total cost of all three, $11 dollars.

Anyway, I'm about two pounds into it so far, and I have to say that the difference between fresh roasted (even for a novice) and the store bought stuff is night and day.  And less expensive too.  

Anyway, a big Thank You to all of you who have helped me so far.  I am grateful and hope to be a contributing member.Bill

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Welcome to the forum!  

Yes, that Poppery I is a great find.  My wife found one at a thrift store, and it is the real deal.  For me, it was the next step above the normal poppers, and later to the Turbo Oven/Stir Crazy system, and finally to the Behmor.

But starting with the poppers is the best way, IMHO, to better understand the basics of roasting.  Smaller batches mean more opportunities to learn (and, aheh, to mess up, heh).  Now you can find a variac to control the voltage as well as other accessories to enhance your new hobby.

 
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