DIY Roasters and Modifications

Home Roasting Basics: Overview of home coffee roasting, from picking a roast method to selecting beans and determining roast level.
Hot Air Popcorn Popper Tipsheet (pdf): Tips on using a Hot Air Popcorn Popper as a coffee roaster.
Air Popper Roasting: What You Need: A hot air popcorn popper of the recommended design only.....
Coffee Roasting Tutorial: Popcorn Popper Method (Video): Tom demonstrates roasting in a popcorn popper.
The Homemade "Hot Rod" Roasters Page: For some people who roast their own coffee, off-the-shelf home coffee roasting appliances don't cut it.
Air Popper Modifications - Adding a Thermometer: A thermometer can help you establish a more consistent roasting routine. Adding a thermometer to your air popper measures....
Air Popper Modifications - Experimental Chimneys: Creating an experimental top for your roaster from household trash can be fun and rewarding.
Air Popper Modifications - Installing a Switch: On drawback of air popper roasting is that it offers no control over the heat. You can gain some by being able to switch...
Stovetop Roasting (Whirley Pop/Wok/Pan): Features: Can produce any roast style, from City roasts to Dark French/Spanish roasts. Lighter roasts are more difficult....
Building Your Own Roaster: Samples of Perforated Metals: So you are going to build your own drum coffee roaster? You're nuts, but you already know that...
Oven Roasting Instructions: Features: Can produce Full City to French roasts. Beans are not easily observed as other methods. Oven vents smoke.
Custom Chaff Collector for Hearthware i-Roast: Read about Tom's attempts to fashion a custom chaff collector for the Hearthware iRoast
Building Your Own Roaster: Images of Jabez Burns Sample Roaster: As inspiration for builing home-made drum roasters or roasters from converted gas barbeque grills, I wanted to share...
Making a Thermometer Clip fo a Stovetop Popper: You need a good 550 degree thermometer to roast with a stovetop popper like the Whirley Pop (Theater 2),
Hearthware Gourmet Details Page: After roasting hundreds of batches, there are a couple adjustments I have made to my Hearthware roast chamber.
Air Popper Modifications - Using a Timer: When I started roasting with an air popper, I found that timing the roasts was difficult. If I watched the clock on the wall