Re: Coffee Video
Howdy back at 'ya!
Yes, that link is for the newer version of the blue UFO, now black and
touted as a popcorn popper/nut roaster. You'll notice the picture
shows the device filled with mixed nuts - not popcorn!
I am amused further by the fact that if you scroll down on the Amazon
page, you'll notice that under FREQUENTLY BOUGHT TOGETHER with this
popper is the Sunpentown Turbo Oven!!! I know what they're building!
I (as far as I know) pioneered the use of the UFO instead of a Stir
Crazy. Check out http://snipurl.com/ufo_story to see the writeup I
did on homeroasters.org.
The UFO has a metal stir shaft, alleviating the replacement of the
plastic shaft on current Stir Crazy units. I only had to disconnect
the heating element & replace the plastic stir arm hub with a 6mm wing
I believe the overall diameter of the UFO is smaller than the Stir
Crazy. I topped the spacer ring with high heat silicone tubing to
grip the glass of the turbo oven, thus keeping it from slipping one
way the other.
Last time I was in Texas (Austin a month or so ago), I went into a
Macy's & saw the black UFO on a clearance table - they had a bunch of
them at like 40 or 50% off! I had no way to deal with buying a few &
getting them back to DC, so I left them. Is there a Macy's near you?
Anyway, I've been very happy with the thing, and I have used it about
every 6 days for 2.5 years! She's still going strong.
--- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Harmon" <Texas_Coffee@...>
> Howdy David!
> I dropped the Stir Crazy bottom of my TurboCrazy roaster. Is this:
> http://tinyurl.com/4ox6nx , what you used for the UFO/TO roaster. Did
> you have to do any modding of the popper bottom other than the
> stand-off ring to raise the turb oven top?
> --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "dmankin" <david.mankin@> wrote:
> > Folks,
> > The economy's pitfalls have dented my work schedule substantially,
> > leaving me time to do useless stuff like make videos of my coffee
> > roasting & espresso making!!! (not good for the wallet, but fun to
> > make the video!)
> > Check out http://snipurl.com/bean2cup
> > It's my UFO/TO roaster in action, and a shot from the Bunn ES-1A. Mr.
> > Sinatra accompanies me with his "Coffee Song".
> > David