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Modified Whirley-Pop Popper (6 Quart) + 50-550F Thermometer
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Modified Whirley-Pop Popper (6 Quart) + 50-550F Thermometer

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Description

Get back to coffee roasting's roots with the Whirley-Pop style of coffee roasting. Roast anywhere from 1/4 lb. to 1.5 lb. of beans over your stovetop! Keep in mind, this method will produce a bit of smoke and you will need a colander to cool your beans after.

This unit comes with a 1" dial/5" stem 50-550F thermometer (MT505). Each Whirley-Pop unit is drilled so that this thermometer fits right in the lid and the base sets just above the roasting beans - ensuring an accurate temperature reading. Radius of Whirley Pop is 4"

Made from aluminum
 

 
Item # COF123
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Weight 3 LBS
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To roast coffee beans
Claude M on Sep 29, 2021
Great design with useful modification.
Michael B on Feb 5, 2021
To roast coffee beans
Claude M on Sep 29, 2021
IT WAS MANUAL
Skip F on Feb 20, 2021
Great design with useful modification.
Michael B on Feb 5, 2021
BECAUSE OF THERMOMETER
JACK C on Jul 13, 2020
Friend Recommendation
Bret M on May 28, 2020
I am a coffee lover and am learning to roast my own coffees
Sandra D on Feb 7, 2020
I wanted to dip my toe in the coffee roasting ocean.
Matthew P on Aug 10, 2018
IT WAS MANUAL
Skip F on Feb 20, 2021
BECAUSE OF THERMOMETER
JACK C on Jul 13, 2020
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Rated 1 out of 5
Flimsy construction
From the picture it looked like stainless steel (although text in description does say aluminum). Instead it is thin aluminum. But the worst part is that the gears on the stirring mechanism are cheap plastic, not metal (I had a stainless steel version of this in the past that had metal gears and it lasted for years).
So I would not recommend.
February 9, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
WHIRLEY POPPER not modified
II like it but no thermometer. Makes it tough to roast my coffee beans.
July 27, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great start to develop mad skills
I started with this roaster and used it for about 9 months before moving on to a more automated roaster only after I understood the various aspects and relationship of the physical changes/characteristics the beans.

The key is to develop a detailed understanding of the relationship of how the smell progresses from straw getting more pungent as the beans begin darken towards the 1st/2nd cracks. Before getting a more automated roaster you truly need to recognize the progression of the roast from the changes in smell as related to the cracks. Additionally, the most important visual cue relates to the absence or present, and increase, of oil on the beans - not darkness of the beans.

I originally went to the Nesco on here after the Whirley mostly because the plastic gears broke twice after some significant use. The Nesco is nice because you still have the ability to easily track changes in smell because of the exhaust while, somewhat problematic because of the noise of the motor and spinning beans, you can still track the 1st/2nd cracks. I really liked this roaster better than $350+ drum roasters despite only able to do about 1/3 of a pound vs 1+ pounds of the drum types.

If you consider all things, a 1/3 of a pound is perfect for ensuring that you always have the freshest coffee available. If you drink regularly, that 1/3 pound will be gone before 7-10 days when quality begins to decline.

Those are just my $0.03 worth.
August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
15 years of whirly-popping
You can't get a better value than the whirly pop. It is labor intensive and loud as sin but gets the job done and base model is available at many local stores for under $20.
November 11, 2015