You'd think that, until you're the one who accidentally burns an entire batch!
Here is the simple and SAFE way to make popcorn with the popcorn machines found at TechShop!
You will need:
A popcorn machine
Most techshops have a maeasuring cup, but don't worry if they don't. You can eyeball it.
At TechShop San Jose, you can find our popcorn kernels stored in a bright yellow (food safe) 5 gallon bucket right under the popcorn table along with the veggie oil.
*NOTE: Make sure the wand located in the bottom of the kettle is spinning. If it isn't, grab a DC. If the wand isn't spinning, then the popcorn will probably jam in the kettle and burn
burned popcorn = no bueno
You will also want to slightly close the doors to keep things from flying out, but don't close them all the way.
If they're completely closed, it will hold in too much moisture which makes for soggy popcorn.
If you are making popcorn at any TechShop, please do not leave the popcorn machine until you are finished.
The main culprit of burned popcorn is people walking away, getting distracted, and not making it back in time to dump the popcorn.
Don't be that guy who burns the popcorn.
No one wants to be that guy.