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Topic: Officially Delurking (11 msgs / 427 lines)
1) From: Casey Jones
Following the trend of recent months, and after being on the list since
March'03, I guess itąs about time for me to officially delurk.
I started roasting about 2 years ago.  A friend of mine who knew I enjoyed
coffee, recommended me to an unnamed site that, in addition to roasted
coffee, sold green beans for homeroasters.  This intrigued me.
I can roast my own??
So, I read up on the info on the SM site, picked up a Toastmaster popper
from a local kitchen store, and set out to roast some Uganda Bugisu. I
didnąt know too much about roasting so I started in the kitchen. As smoke
filled the air, I stood there intently listening for the cracks.  After
about 4 minutes (which is about how long it took for the smoke to get to th=
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back bedroom and wake up my wife) it was done.  From the bedroom I heard,
"What ARE you doing out there??"
I brought my colander of smoking beans back to her...I made COFFEE!
Since then I've acquired many poppers and my stash of greens is continuing
to grow -- currently 30 lbs, which isn't even close to some on this list.
I'm currently roasting in a P1, grinding in a cheapo burr grinder and
brewing in a Chemex.
I have an old LaPavoni as well, but I'm waiting until I have a decent
grinder to go down that road. I know about the importance of a good grinder=
.
I haven't purchased a Zass yet as it will only prolong my wait for a Rocky,
or even and Mazzer.
Thanks to the list for all the discussion, both on and off topic. It is
truly a unique group.
Still a newbie, I'm not sure what I will be able to add, so you may not hea=
r
from me often.  But here goes...
-Casey Jones
p.s. My wife now looks forward to my homeroasts.  And I now roast in the
garage.

2) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
Casey,
       Welcome to the active side of the list.  And, we can always use =
someone with a sense of humor.
           Jim Gundlach
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3) From: gin
Welcome Casey:
Do you have a favorite now?
ginny

4) From: R.N.Kyle
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welcome aboard Casey. My wife also run me out of the house, I noticed right
away it was going to be a problem when the smoke alarm went off, and she
came out of the living room coughing and gasping for air. Allergic reaction
to the smoke. I now roast outside.
RK

5) From: John Blumel
On Aug 30, 2004, at 9:22pm, R.N.Kyle wrote:
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Well, what did you expect from a 4lb drum and a grill Ron?
John Blumel

6) From: Oaklandguy
Welcome Casey!  Great story.  Glad your wife came to see the brew, too.
Brent

7) From: Lesley Albjerg
Welcome Casey!  Newbies keep us honest around here!
 
Les
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On Aug 30, 2004, at 9:22pm, R.N.Kyle wrote:
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John Blumel

8) From: Sue Stevenson
Glad to see you delurking! Welcome to the list. Sue
Casey Jones  wrote:Following the trend of recent months, and after being on the list since
March'03, I guess itąs about time for me to officially delurk.
I started roasting about 2 years ago. A friend of mine who knew I enjoyed
coffee, recommended me to an unnamed site that, in addition to roasted
coffee, sold green beans for homeroasters. This intrigued me.
I can roast my own??
So, I read up on the info on the SM site, picked up a Toastmaster popper
from a local kitchen store, and set out to roast some Uganda Bugisu. I
didnąt know too much about roasting so I started in the kitchen. As smoke
filled the air, I stood there intently listening for the cracks. After
about 4 minutes (which is about how long it took for the smoke to get to the
back bedroom and wake up my wife) it was done. From the bedroom I heard,
"What ARE you doing out there??"
I brought my colander of smoking beans back to her...I made COFFEE!
Since then I've acquired many poppers and my stash of greens is continuing
to grow -- currently 30 lbs, which isn't even close to some on this list.
I'm currently roasting in a P1, grinding in a cheapo burr grinder and
brewing in a Chemex.
I have an old LaPavoni as well, but I'm waiting until I have a decent
grinder to go down that road. I know about the importance of a good grinder.
I haven't purchased a Zass yet as it will only prolong my wait for a Rocky,
or even and Mazzer.
Thanks to the list for all the discussion, both on and off topic. It is
truly a unique group.
Still a newbie, I'm not sure what I will be able to add, so you may not hear
from me often. But here goes...
-Casey Jones
p.s. My wife now looks forward to my homeroasts. And I now roast in the
garage.

9) From: Casey Jones
Favorites? Hmm..  I think I'm all over the map.
Some of the highlights along the way have been:
Harar Horse (finally tasting the blueberry)
Sumatra Mandheling
A great Kona sample from Mike
Right now I'm experimenting with the "wussy" Centrals.
I think the problem  is when the list recommends a new green.  I'm
just a sucker for a new bean. And since Tom only carries the best, what hav=
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I got to lose, right?
Ah the slippery slope!
-Casey Jones
"high on caffeine"
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10) From: Casey Jones
Yes, she came around within a matter of weeks.
As a bonus,  my parents gave up $bucks, bought a vac pot, and request
"beans-to-go" at every visit.
-Casey
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11) From: Gene Smith
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You know you better watch your speed...
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston


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