Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014, 5:22pm Subject: First Poppery roast this week, a few questions
Hopefully tomorrow I will be roasting some beans in my Poppery 1. I have a couple questions that maybe you all can help me out with. I built a bean cooler today out of a 5 gal bucket, strainer, and vacuum. As soon as I'm done roasting, the beans should be immediately transferred to this thing right? I don't have any mods done to it as of now. I bought an oil lamp chimney the other day but it didn't fit. Is there any reason why I shouldn't just use the bean can instead? How do I collect chaff when the can is in place if I have no way to vent in my kitchen. What happens if the top is just open? Can it start a fire? Maybe flex duct that exhausts into a separate bucket? I'm going to do a few roasts before I add a thermometer and router speed controller.
Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014, 6:06pm Subject: Re: First Poppery roast this week, a few questions
There are some folks who say that roasting with a tin can chimney is a health hazard. See this thread.
The glass chimney I have found that fits best is a Bake-A-Round Duo pyrex chimney. They can be hard to find. They come up on eBay occasionally and I bought a couple spares to have around. The regular Bake-A-Round is too large diameter but the Duo fits the popper's top perfectly. (removed old link)
I had a craftsman weld a flange that holds the tube in place and screws down into the chamber using the original holes for the top flange mount.
You can see my venting system here. I use the rigid aluminum vent tube and connect it to a zero-space dryer vent that's expandable and fits in my window. Lowe's sells them like this. You'll need an adapter to go from the 3-in dryer tube to the 4-in duct.
Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014, 5:48pm Subject: Re: First Poppery roast this week, a few questions
Thanks Dana. Esp for the heads up on the tin can chimney. I will see if I can get a different oil lamp to fit...if i can't I will certainly buy the bake-a-round. I love your venting system and will definitely do something similar.
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