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Topic: A Slightly Early Christmas Wish... (20 msgs / 407 lines)
1) From: Mike Womer
Its 4:15 pm here in Houston Tx, 35 degrees and falling, and best of all its SNOWING! On Christmas Eve, no less. I'm not roasting, brewing, drinking or thinking coffee... this is just so remarkable for us here.
My very best wishes go out to all!

2) From: Ron_L
My outdoor thermometer reads 0...  It's Christmas Eve and people are
expecting coffee for Christmas... I have 18 pounds left to roast... 
I'm about to put on a pair of sweatpants, my jeans, a T-shirt, a
sweatshirt, a heavy jacket, two pairs of socks, boots, hat and gloves
and head out to the garage to roast!
Just in case my fingers are too cold to type later, I hope all of you
have a great Christmas (if that applies)!
...ron (Dreaming of a warm Christmas...)

3) From: Barbara Greenspon
Merry Christmas.
It could be cool to have people remind us where they live when weather 
is mentioned!!
Ron_L wrote:

4) From: miKe mcKoffee

5) From: Mark Tosiello
Hey all,
Christmas eve, got the kids today and we're gearing up for the big nite. 
  Tracking Santa at the NORAD Tracks Santa site is a tradition, as is 
driving around looking at Christmas lights here in Traverse City, MI (Hi 
Sue, wherever you are...we drive downtown in and out of the area around 
6th to 12th street, up Silver Lake Road and thru Silver Farms, etc). 
It's about 0 out, we're about 2 feet deep (and climbing rapidly) in VERY 
powdery, very pretty white snow.  I'm done roasting for the holiday (So 
far), got some wonderful Moka Kadir Blend, some El Salvador CoE #12, and 
some Uganda Bugisu all roasted into Full City + for my Ristrettos and 
Americano pleasure.  I'll be out visiting on Christmas, toting my Zass 
169 and my roasts of Harar "Horse" and MNEB, as well as the CoE #12. 
The Coffee Fairy Lives!
Anyway, I just wanted to wish you all the VERY best during the 
holidays....wouldn't seem right not to tell that to my coffee "family" 
here in EtherLand...
Joy and Peace,
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6) From: Les
It is 40 degrees with nice puffy clouds and sun breaking through in
Roseburg, OR.
WELCOME BACK MIKE MCKOFFEE!  I was getting worried about you.
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 13:03:54 -0500, Mark Tosiello

7) From: Ron_L
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 11:50:29 -0600, Barbara Greenspon  wrote:
Oops...  Sorry!  That would be in the Chicago Suburbs!

8) From: Tom Ulmer
Warm here in s.e. Fl. Ron... overcast and rainy though.
Just swatted a mosquito on the back of my neck. Guess that's what I get for
leaving the doors open.
Brrr! And I thought it was cold in the garage at 30f for those two batches I
roasted earlier this morning!
Chin up there old boy. Onward to the best of times.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

9) From: R.N.Kyle
I did some last minute roasting this afternoon in Anderson SC the temp was
42, I roasted 1/2 lb of Moka Kadir Blend Vienna, 1/2 lb of Kona Peaberry,
Full city +( don't cringe Mike, but I like it dark)
and 1 lb of Columbian Organic to full city +
all done in 1 hr. in a RK drum of course.
Have a good Christmas to all.

10) From: H Hurd
Christmas Eve, no less
Santa must have sent you that snow special delivery.
It's 10 deg w/ 6 inches on the ground here outside Detroit, MI.
Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all

11) From: R.N.Kyle
must be nice to have a white Christmas, Elaine and I were hoping that it
would happen here in SC but not the case.
We will be getting very cold tonight and thru the Christmas season, but no
Snow :O(

12) From: Brett Mason
It's a breezy 60-ish outside early evening in Southern California.  We
have had Santa Ana winds from the desert, so allergies are up and
temperatures are down...
Roasted 8 lb last night on the BBQ side burner with my skillet - the
wind kept blowing out my burner, and it had to be in the 40's.  But
this is hard when I prefer short pants and Hawaiian shirts...
Thanks all for a great year on the list, the many ideas, the politics
(YES!), the Traditions, The Baklava from New Orleans from Eileen, the
scientists, all those who corrected everyone else...  and Tom and
Merry Christmas,
Brett & Debbie Mason, and our 7 boys!
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 17:57:45 -0500, R.N.Kyle  wrote:
Brett Mason
   _(( )_  Please don't spill the coffee!

13) From: Ron_L
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 17:57:45 -0500, R.N.Kyle  wrote:
Well... Its just brown and gray in Chicago...  Northern Indiana has
lots of snow, but the Chicago area is just cold!
I survived my roasting marathon.  My wife added a couple of people to
the list, so i ended up roasting 21 lbs, all in my SC/GG combo!  My
roasting grill was thrown off of the deck in a wind storm a couple of
weeks age and was damaged, so I couldn't use my RK drum...  It would
have been soooo much faster!  It was so cold in the garage that the
glass of water that I took out with me had a crust of ice on the top
when I went to take a sip 15 minutes later!

14) From: R.N.Kyle
  It was so cold in the garage that the
Now that is a dedicated home roaster.
Merry Christmas
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15) From: Ron_L
On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 08:14:52 -0500, R.N.Kyle  wrote:
or crazy!
Merry Christmas to everyone!
...ron (who just opened his new Chemex from his wife!  And she ordered
it form SM, too!)

16) From: AlChemist John
It is christmas morning and a crispy sub 32 degrees here in foggy Oakland 
Oregon.  Off to feed and milk.  Crunch crunch goes the grass.
Sometime around 18:29 12/24/2004, Brett Mason typed:
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17) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- "R.N.Kyle"  wrote:
 I agree. But I won't forget the cold snap last winter(-30) when
 my mug of strong Canadian beer froze solid while I was looking
after one roast...
 Feliz Navidad,
Brick Oven Roasting in British Columbia 
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18) From: R.N.Kyle
Dang Charlie, you win he brave home roasters award.
-30 now that's dedicated.

19) From: Ron_L
On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 22:37:23 -0500, R.N.Kyle  wrote:
Yeah...  And its a shame about the beer... :<)

20) From: Sue
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.
We certainly did here. After watching the kids open gifts and having
our traditional big breakfast we headed off to Grandma and Grandpas
for the day. It was a real nice day, but it sure is nice to be home!
My coffee roasting brother was there. He seems to have picked up Hot
Top roasting well. He brought 4 different types of coffee and they
were all wonderful!
Hi Mark, Hope you had a great time with the kids. I live on Oak near
Fifth street. There are a lot of homes in the neighborhood that are
just beautiful this time of year. I love all the big old Victorians
homes. Our not-so-big house was lit up as well. How about the pretty
house on 6th street with the antique horse drawn sleigh in the yard.
It's really neat.
I think it has warmed up to 12 F here in Traverse City Michigan! 
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 13:03:54 -0500, Mark Tosiello

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