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JackH
12/14/2019 4:07 AM
I read somewhere that higher elevations have faster roast time and require somewhat lower temperatures. air is thin and has less Oxygen

allenb
12/14/2019 12:44 AM
Yes, 1st off, you must use only Panama Esmeralda Geisha beans and be sure to only roast on Saturdays. Actually, this isn't completely true. Please post in all about roasters forum. Thx!

wjohndon4566
12/13/2019 10:36 AM
I’m at 9,000 feet elevation, is there any special adjustments that need to be made to roast using an SR 540 at this elevation?

snwcmpr
12/07/2019 9:29 AM
roar

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11/27/2019 11:44 AM
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ShelfieSchtick
My first roaster was a popper, like many here. I bought it at a local thrift store for 4.99 USD, and promptly fell down the rabbit hole. A month later, I had a dimmer switch installed in the heating circuit to allow for a longer warm-up phase before FC, as well as in-chamber cooling!

Sadly, as is the case for many popcorn poppers that are called to a higher purpose, my first roaster wore out within two years. The heating element broke (and was repaired) twice, then the fan motor got weaker and weaker until it finally gave out.

So, I went looking to the thrift store again, but couldn't find another to replace it... and ended up "borrowing" the popper my in-laws got for a wedding present in the 80s! That was about 6 months ago, and it's still going strong.
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greencardigan
Nice work. I still remember my first home roast in my first popper!

And welcome to the forum!
 
ShelfieSchtick
Thanks! The rabbit hole gets deeper... I'm looking at doing a small-batch fluidbed build now. Lots of inspiration here!
 
btreichel
Nah, yo got to drink the potion like Alice to really see the size of the rabbit hole you're in.
 
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