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Topic: Thanks To You All!!! (4 msgs / 132 lines)
1) From: Mark Tosiello
Hi,
Well, with all of your help, I belive I've completed my equipment download
(re: purchase....my wallet is now on life support).  I've been pulling good
to very good shots for a few days, using this new setup:
Isomac Tea
Zassenhaus 169 DG Grinder
Thor Hammer #2 Tamper (THANKS LES!!)
I've had a lot of visitors, and a lot of REPEAT visitors.  They all want
doubles, and they keep drinkin' em....(there's a few on the ceiling right
now..havn't had time to scrape them off yet).  Anyway, after CRANKING away
the Zass...and realizing just how many shots I'll be pulling now.....(and a
lot are family, so can't discourage 'em)...my new electric grinder should
arrive today. (but I LOVE the Zass...what an excellent machine).
 I broke down and got myself a Mazzer Mini...and I'd BETTER NOT NEED
ANYTHING ELSE .
The Freshroast is working overtime!!!
THANKS TO ALL on this list for making this plunge into Espresso a reasonable
and happy transition from Vac pots and Press Pots!!!
You are a remarkable group!!!
Mark
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2) From: Ben Treichel
  :-D  :-D  :-D
FYI, bigger better roaster.
Ben
Mark Tosiello wrote:
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3) From: Rick Farris
That sounds pretty much the path I followed, Mark.  Small capacity =
roaster,
cheap espresso machine, cheap grinder ... expensive espresso machine,
expensive grinder ... moderate capacity roaster because of all the
fresh-roast coffee I was going through ... auto machine for making =
café
crémas because I was tired of spending the entire evening standing in =
front
of the espresso machine ... large capacity roaster to keep up with the
demand from the auto machine and the expensive espresso machine ... and =
now
I’m considering a semi-pro espresso machine...
It sounds to me like you're not half done, Mark.  :-)

4) From: Steven Van Dyke
Mark,
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ANYTHING ELSE .
The Freshroast is working overtime!!!<<
Of course you don't *need* anything else.
You just *want* it. 
Really, all you need for right now is a bigger roaster.  No need to shell=
out for a HotTop right away, there are lots of less expensive options.
If you've got a Turbo Air Oven and a Stir-Crazy popcorn popper we can tel=
l
you how to set up a nifty frankenroaster (Stir-Crazy's fairly cheap but
the air ovens can be a bit pricey).
If you want to try some non-fluid bed roasting (along the lines of a drum=
roaster) all you need is your stove and some sort of pan.  Woks, frying
pans, dog bowls, lots of choices.  A nice popcorn popper is a popular cho=
ice
- Tom sells a Whirly Pop that works well and holds up.   Once again, the
list will lead you along (or is it astray ;-)
I'm sure others will chime in with things you'd don't *need*.
Enjoy!
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