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Topic: on beer and coffee (15 msgs / 313 lines)
1) From: gin
Peter:
I have dumped many a roast for that reason as well as many a beer. The Spanish have a beer that is like mud, ugh. As a matter of fact I think there is a "common"roast name Spanish roast for a very, very, very dark almost burnt bean.
ginny

2) From: petzul
When I was younger, I could not imagine why anyone would want to drink 
beer. Anything you had to get used to the taste of could not be worth it 
I said.
Now I like Guinness :)
Coffee was another story, I have always liked it.... however..,
Dark roasted coffee, to me, is best of all, and Harrar has been very 
satisfying, as has most of the coffee I have tried that I have taken 
just into second crack.
Funky Monsooned Malabar is just wonderful.. my mid afternoon cup usually.
Just recently I got from SM some French Roast blend, which Tom suggests 
you roast well into second crack. Well, I had some like I usually roast 
it, barely into second, and it was great!
The other day I got brave and decided to take it well into second crack, 
slowly so as not to burn it.
Kinda reminded me of that first beer! Maybe it has to age more, or maybe 
I did not do it right, but I really have to get used to this.
I hate to go through all that learning again just to appreciate 
something. Yes I am committed to finishing what I roasted, and who knows 
I may get to like it. My lovely wife says it is great.. so maybe I 
should listen....
PeterZ
Roastin and esperimentin... here in LHC.

3) From: Gary Townsend
Pete, I'm fond of Full City roasts, myself. i tried the CoE#12 from
Tom,& it's really that good. My wife and daughter(19 year old soph @
K-state) really raved about the Cappo's I made for them on
Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed it, myself 2X4 americano style. My wife
likes Guats more than Kenyans. I'm the other way around, go figure, by
blending both, I've come up with a great compromise that we both enjoy
1st thing in the morning as a drip. BTW, I like German 'wheat beer' or
hefewiesen...but it's really fattening! off to the gym!
Gary Townsend

4) From: petzul
This morning's coffee, same roast.. much better. I do not think that I 
am getting used to it.
I think that it has to age a few days... whew!   C still loves it!
PeterZ
About to roast some Puro Scuro now.. to just into 2nd, here in LHC where 
the temp is 55F right now.
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5) From: Scott Jensen
I think I did that roast last week!  It was so dark the beans didn't 
even oil up- I don't think they had any oil left.
Scott
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6) From: Felix Dial
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:29:24 -0700, petzul  wrote:
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Stone Brewery here in Northern San Diego manufacturs/brews Arrogant
Bastard Ale with the following text on its label:
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won't like it. It is quite
doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to
appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you
stick to safer and more familiar territory -- maybe something with a
multi-million dollar ad campaing aimed at convincing you it's made in
a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy
yellow beer will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think
multi-million dollar ad campaings make a beer taste better. Perhaps
you're mouthing your words as you read this.
Anyone care for cinnamon roasted Monsooned Malabar?
Happy Roasting,
   Felix

7) From: AlChemist John
I utterly love Stone Brewery, that Ale and that label.  I smile every time 
I read it (with my mouth closed :-| )
I have done cinnamon roasted aged Sumatra before.
Sometime around 22:13 12/1/2004, Felix Dial typed:
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

8) From: Tom Ulmer
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   but did you like it?
   
  I have done cinnamon roasted aged Sumatra before.

9) From: AlChemist John
Yes, absolutely.
Sometime around 06:41 12/2/2004, Tom Ulmer typed:
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

10) From: Gary Townsend
That's awesome! They market that stuff over the internet? Anybody have
an empty bottle they'd like to send me for my collection? Thanks for
sharing that with us,Felix, I'm still laughing as I type.
 Felix Dial  wrote:
 
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11) From: Steve McKinney
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Have you tried their seasonal Double Bastard?  Definitely near the top of my
short list of favorite beers.
At what point do you stop a cinnamon roast?  I've never been quite clear on
this, and Tom doesn't mention it on his pictorial 'degrees of roast' page.
Steve  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of AlChemist John
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 6:23 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +on beer and coffee
I utterly love Stone Brewery, that Ale and that label.  I smile every time I
read it (with my mouth closed :-| )
I have done cinnamon roasted aged Sumatra before.
Sometime around 22:13 12/1/2004, Felix Dial typed:
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:29:24 -0700, petzul  wrote:
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Stone Brewery here in Northern San Diego manufacturs/brews Arrogant
Bastard Ale with the following text on its label:
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won't like it. It is quite
doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to
appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you
stick to safer and more familiar territory -- maybe something with a
multi-million dollar ad campaing aimed at convincing you it's made in
a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy
yellow beer will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think
multi-million dollar ad campaings make a beer taste better. Perhaps
you're mouthing your words as you read this.
Anyone care for cinnamon roasted Monsooned Malabar?
Happy Roasting,
   Felix--  
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

12) From: Felix Dial
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 11:00:16 -0600, Gary Townsend  wrote:
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Greetings Gary,
If you type in the following in google, you'll get a big photo of the label:
"Are You Worthy" arrogantbastard index2
Just do a simple cut and paste. The first link google returns is the
one you'll want to click. If you click around enough I'm pretty sure
you'll get to the Stone brewery merchandise page.
The Arrogant Bastard Ale is indeed an intense brew. I hope I don't
upset any beer aficionados, but the Arrogant Bastard Ale tastes like a
much stronger and more bitter India Pale Ale. I much prefer the Stone
Pale Ale.
Happy Roasting,
   Felix

13) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
As an aspiring CSA member, this sounds like good wording to use on the
labels I put on the homeroasted that I give out.  :)
Thanks for the laugh, Felix.
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
And getting too snobby for his own britches
On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 22:13:02 -0800, Felix Dial  wrote:
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Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
For a Drip/Moka Brew

14) From: Gary Townsend
Felix, done deal! I also sent it to a couple of friends who I thought
might get a kick out of it! Now, I gotta try it.Hmmm.
Thanks, Gary

15) From: AlChemist John
Yes, as soon as I empty it, it is yours.  Get me an address off list.
Sometime around 09:00 12/2/2004, Gary Townsend typed:
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/


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