mckolit Senior Member Joined: 24 Jan 2007 Posts: 87 Location: Southern California Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Delonghi EC701 Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly (with the... Vac Pot: Bodum Santos Drip: Krups Roaster: Whirley Pop
Posted Mon Jan 27, 2014, 5:01pm Subject: Whirley Pop
I told my wife I wanted a roaster for Christmas so she got me a Whirley Pop. I jumped on YouTube to see how it was to use. I wanted to automate it after seeing a cool YouTube video where he hooked it up to a hand drill. I didn't want to cut the original crank so I used a carbon fiber tube and put the gear on that and hooked it up to a drill. The tube shattered during first crack of the first roast. So I bought a metal rod. I got two pounds of roasts out of that and the plastic gears went kapoot. Ordered the metal gears and the motor on my plug in drill quit. Backup drill was an old battery powered unit. Freshly charged. Quit 5 minutes into roast during drying phase. The automated version just never worked out. So back to the ole hand crank. I was only able to roast 3 pounds with the drill setup. I roasted two 12 ounce batches last night with the hand crank. No problems whatsoever.
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