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Popcorn machine...... who has one


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    #1201 1 year ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    What's sprouted popcorn?

    Essentially better for you with more nutrients and less glutens/sugars. Lots of information online if anyone cares to research. I’ll run a batch soon and share if it’s as good as it normally is with a double blind taste test lol.

    From the interwebz “Sprouting is a way to release all the vital nutrients stored in whole grains. Sprouting grains and seeds before baking produces living, nutrient-rich food. The flour made from these grains provides more protein, vitamins and minerals than refined flours. Sprouting also neutralizes phytic acid, a substance present in grains, which inhibits absorption of nutrients.”

    #1202 1 year ago

    I've got a line out on a Star MFG 39R-A model.
    Any good?

    #1203 1 year ago

    That better be some great tasting Popcorn, cuz 3lbs of Sprouted is the same price as 50lbs of Extra Large Yellow.

    #1204 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aladdin:

    I've got a line out on a Star MFG 39R-A model.
    Any good?

    Star makes great quality poppers.

    Make sure it ALL works, because you won't like the cost of replacement parts for it.....

    #1205 1 year ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    That better be some great tasting Popcorn, cuz 3lbs of Sprouted is the same price as 50lbs of Extra Large Yellow.

    No kidding! Our grocery bill in the past year has increased well more than double so thankfully not that much of an increase. Hoping if works/tastes ok we will have something we don’t normally eat anymore.

    #1206 1 year ago

    What are the main causes for the popcorn to turn out chewy? I use coconut oil and fresh popcorn. It helps a bit when it sits on the heater for a while, but I can’t quite get the movie theatre crispness

    #1207 1 year ago
    Quoted from Plunger069:

    What are the main causes for the popcorn to turn out chewy? I use coconut oil and fresh popcorn. It helps a bit when it sits on the heater for a while, but I can’t quite get the movie theatre crispness

    Let the oil get hotter before you put the kernels in.

    #1208 1 year ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Let the oil get hotter before you put the kernels in.

    Used to be chewy for me until I did the opposite. Cold oil, problem solved.

    #1209 1 year ago
    Quoted from JimB:

    Used to be chewy for me until I did the opposite. Cold oil, problem solved.

    That's certainly not how movie theaters do it, but if it works for you, excellent.....

    #1210 1 year ago

    Thanks. I will try a batch both ways.

    #1211 1 year ago

    If any of you have a Rural King near by It's worth stopping in for a free bag of popcorn while you shop . Movie popcorn isn't as good as theirs !

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    #1212 1 year ago

    This is my popcorn popper. It has a small steam engine that stirs the popcorn and turns the peanut roaster.
    It is heated by propane and was originally fire by naptha supplied by the tank above.

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    #1213 1 year ago

    Wow! That is quite the contraption!

    #1214 1 year ago

    Steampunk popcorn!

    #1215 1 year ago
    Quoted from krunch:

    This is my popcorn popper. It has a small steam engine that stirs the popcorn and turns the peanut roaster.
    It is heated by propane and was originally fire by naptha supplied by the tank above.

    I love it!

    Is there a guard that keeps kids from getting their fingers chopped off by the Flywheel ?

    #1216 1 year ago
    Quoted from krunch:

    This is my popcorn popper. It has a small steam engine that stirs the popcorn and turns the peanut roaster.

    That thing is awesome! It looks like it's in collector quality condition. What year is it from?

    #1217 1 year ago

    Wow - would love to see a video of that working

    #1218 1 year ago

    It is a 1911 Kingery will try and get videos

    Its not the flywheel you need to worry about it's the pipes get hotter than hell!

    #1219 1 year ago

    It is nice. Thanks for sharing.

    #1220 1 year ago
    Quoted from Plunger069:

    What are the main causes for the popcorn to turn out chewy? I use coconut oil and fresh popcorn. It helps a bit when it sits on the heater for a while, but I can’t quite get the movie theatre crispness

    Are you letting the steam out? When we first got our Paragon 4oz popper the popped corn was tough and chewy. It's much better if we leave the door open to let more of the steam escape.

    #1221 1 year ago

    The door does get full of steam. I will try to leave it open a little. Thanks

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    #1222 1 year ago
    Quoted from dmacy:

    Bumping this for the organic/special Pinsiders that may be aware of sprouted options. My wife and I (me for my Lupas BS), both eat regarding food response testing (which had been a huge leap in my health/pain since following without any meds) and have picked up some sprouted popcorn.
    Before I waste my time, has anyone tried this in their poppers? If so, it will be a huge advantage to enjoying something we both can’t have otherwise so hoping it’s been used. Otherwise, I’ll be giving an honest assessment. We use Thrive for a few items we can’t get from our local Whole Foods (Kimberton) and the wife/fat neighbor said she’d like to try it. We and our family have called the popcorn from these machines “crack” as it’s really good and we both miss it.

    Finally had a chance to test. Tastes the same to me but will be curious to have others try. For reference, I took the measurements of the 8 oz GN kits I used and substituted the following:

    - 1 1/4 cup of organic sprouted popcorn (From Thrive Market 1 lb. size package)
    - 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of Better Buttery Flavacol
    - 1 3/4 tablespoonfuls of coconut oil (Snappy Pure Coconut Oil but can use any quality coconut oil or ghee)

    I wanted to try some ghee but wanted to only change things one batch at a time. It seems to be the same taste (changing only the popcorn itself) but I honestly haven’t made much since I’ve tested negative (Nutrition response testing as this has had a huge impact on my Lupas pain/lack of) for corn. It’s also awesome to enjoy popcorn again!

    Hoping this helps anyone that can’t have corn (but can have sprouted), etc.

    NOTE: baggie is the original GN popcorn.
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    #1223 1 year ago

    My little fun one...

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    #1224 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexSMendes:

    My little fun one...

    Aww, so cute! I assume "pipoca" is "popcorn" in Portuguese?

    #1225 1 year ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    Aww, so cute! I assume "pipoca" is "popcorn" in Portuguese?

    #1226 1 year ago

    Hi Guys, has anybody got a mini popcorn machine like this one ?
    I used arachide peanut oil and it pops pretty good for a small machine.
    Can i put the flavacol in this popcorn kettle? Or is it better to add it after popping?

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    #1227 1 year ago
    Quoted from dmacy:

    Finally had a chance to test. Tastes the same to me but will be curious to have others try. For reference, I took the measurements of the 8 oz GN kits I used and substituted the following:
    - 1 1/4 cup of organic sprouted popcorn (From Thrive Market 1 lb. size package)
    - 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of Better Buttery Flavacol
    - 1 3/4 tablespoonfuls of coconut oil (Snappy Pure Coconut Oil but can use any quality coconut oil or ghee)
    I wanted to try some ghee but wanted to only change things one batch at a time. It seems to be the same taste (changing only the popcorn itself) but I honestly haven’t made much since I’ve tested negative (Nutrition response testing as this has had a huge impact on my Lupas pain/lack of) for corn. It’s also awesome to enjoy popcorn again!
    Hoping this helps anyone that can’t have corn (but can have sprouted), etc.
    NOTE: baggie is the original GN popcorn.

    where did you get the small container of coconut oil?

    #1228 1 year ago
    Quoted from Insane:

    where did you get the small container of coconut oil?

    I got it from Amazon a few years back.

    #1229 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorro:

    Can i put the flavacol in this popcorn kettle? Or is it better to add it after popping

    Always put the Flavacol in the oil, never sprinkle it on top of already popped corn.

    Quoted from jorro:

    I used arachide peanut oil and it pops pretty good for a small machine.

    Try switching to Coconut oil next time you run out, it has a cleaner taste on popcorn.

    #1230 1 year ago

    hi vid, what's the ratio oil ,corn, flava
    i just used a teaspoon oil for about 2 portions in my little machine

    #1231 1 year ago

    8oz Corn

    1 heaping TBS (that's the larger of the 2 little measuring spoons that come with it) Coconut Oil
    (the exact amount depends on diameter of the kettle - usually it's printed on the door, some really big kettles use 2oz oil per cup of corn)

    1/2 tsp (that's the smaller of the measuring spoons) of Flavacol

    -

    If you like that super salty bar popcorn, they use 1tsp per 8oz of corn.

    #1232 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorro:

    Hi Guys, has anybody got a mini popcorn machine like this one ?
    I used arachide peanut oil and it pops pretty good for a small machine.
    Can i put the flavacol in this popcorn kettle? Or is it better to add it after popping?

    I have one and it’s more gimmicky than anything in my opinion. It was a gift and I was initially excited so I could make some jalapeño popcorn but it doesn’t work all that well for that.

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    #1233 1 year ago

    From experience what brand has the best popcorn packs? Great Northern, Pop Weaver, etc?

    #1234 1 year ago
    Quoted from Waldo:

    From experience what brand has the best popcorn packs? Great Northern, Pop Weaver, etc?

    I like the Gold Medal ones ...

    amazon.com link »

    #1235 1 year ago
    Quoted from Waldo:

    From experience what brand has the best popcorn packs? Great Northern, Pop Weaver, etc?

    I use these popcorn packs from Snappy Popcorn and really like them.

    http://www.snappypopcorn.com/store/pc/24-10-6-oz-Snap-Paks-for-8-oz-poppers-49p39.htm

    Gord

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    #1237 1 year ago

    The bulb just burned out in my Great Northern. Does anyone know the correct type and wattage of bulb to replace it with?

    #1238 1 year ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    The bulb just burned out in my Great Northern. Does anyone know the correct type and wattage of bulb to replace it with?

    Should be a 50 watt R20.

    Depending on your usage, you may want to get a longer life bulb (10k-20k hours). I have my machine on almost 24/7, so I bought a pack of 20k hour ones and they are working great.

    Here are some links:
    https://www.bulborama.com/45-50-WATT-R20-FLOOD-20K-TURBO-LIFE-LIGHT-BULB-20-000-HOURS-p9.html

    I had purchased these in the past, but they are no longer available:
    amazon.com link »

    I'd also suggest avoiding LED bulbs as they heat of the incandescent works to help keep your popcorn warm and crispy, even if you have a heated deck.

    #1239 1 year ago
    Quoted from Lamprey:

    Should be a 50 watt R20.
    Depending on your usage, you may want to get a longer life bulb (10k-20k hours). I have my machine on almost 24/7, so I bought a pack of 20k hour ones and they are working great.
    Here are some links:
    https://www.bulborama.com/45-50-WATT-R20-FLOOD-20K-TURBO-LIFE-LIGHT-BULB-20-000-HOURS-p9.html
    I had purchased these in the past, but they are no longer available:
    amazon.com link »
    I'd also suggest avoiding LED bulbs as they heat of the incandescent works to help keep your popcorn warm and crispy, even if you have a heated deck.

    Thanks for the info!

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    #1240 11 months ago

    I accidentally left my popcorn maker on for about two hours after I popped a batch the other night. Now there is a charred caked on residue covering the entire bottom of the pot. What is the best way to clean this?

    #1241 11 months ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    I accidentally left my popcorn maker on for about two hours after I popped a batch the other night. Now there is a charred caked on residue covering the entire bottom of the pot. What is the best way to clean this?

    I think your best bet is to use a razor blade and scrape it clean. I have had to do that on a few kettles before when nothing else would touch it.

    #1242 11 months ago

    If it was canola oil (versus coconut oil), it could be totalled.

    #1243 11 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    If it was canola oil (versus coconut oil), it could be totalled.

    It was coconut oil. I use Gold Medal pre-portioned packs.

    #1244 11 months ago

    Good news then. Most Gold Medal commercial dealers have a few canola oil ruined kettles on display. The $7.00 gallon jug of canola oil at Sam's Club or Gordon food service seems like a bargain compared to a $20-25 gallon of coconut oil until you ruin a $300-800 Gold Medal kettle.

    #1245 11 months ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    I accidentally left my popcorn maker on for about two hours after I popped a batch the other night. Now there is a charred caked on residue covering the entire bottom of the pot. What is the best way to clean this?

    There are cleaners specifically for popcorn kettles, but I have not used them myself. Not sure if they'd help in this case or not..?
    amazon.com link »

    #1246 11 months ago
    Quoted from Lamprey:

    There are cleaners specifically for popcorn kettles, but I have not used them myself. Not sure if they'd help in this case or not..?
    amazon.com link »

    That stuff actually looks like it might do the trick. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

    #1247 11 months ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    That stuff actually looks like it might do the trick. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

    Try Carbon-Off. You can get it on Amazon. I used this stuff on both a kettle that was in regular use in a concession trailer for 8 years using Canola oil and a 1955 Manley kettle with an unknown number of years (decades?) of carbon build up. It got both literally looking like new outside of any blueing on the actual metal from heat. Follow the directions and save yourself ALOT of work.

    #1248 11 months ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    I accidentally left my popcorn maker on for about two hours after I popped a batch the other night. Now there is a charred caked on residue covering the entire bottom of the pot. What is the best way to clean this?

    We once installed a new machine and the pub owner gave us the **ruined** one to dispose of.

    CarbonOff would not touch the burned on whatever it was (plastic bag?), so I had to sandblast it back to bare metal.

    Sold it for $500 at the church garage sale

    #1249 11 months ago

    I just wanted to follow up. The Gold Medal "Heat N Clean" worked amazingly. The kettle looks brand new!

    #1250 11 months ago

    We have been enjoying ours for a couple weeks now. Cannot tell the difference from theater popcorn.
    amazon.com link »

    1 cup kernels
    2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
    1/2 tsp Flavacol

    Do NOT add salt. Do add butter flavoring. Takes about 5 minutes to make an 8oz batch from start to finish. Takes about 25 minutes to clean. To clean the kettle, I use 1 Tbsp of kettle cleaner with 2 cups of water. Turn the heat on until it just starts to boil, let cool, then rinse under water. I clean the inside with a wet rag and follow that with some non-ammonia glass cleaner and paper towel.

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