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Topic: new guy (62 msgs / 1163 lines)
1) From: ginny
Billy Z:
Welcome and glad you joined the email list. You will certainly learn around here and have some fun at the same time.
Do you mind if I ask where you are?
thanks,
ginny

2) From: ginny
Billy Z:
point to remember, Les is the only one around here who gets carried away.
ginny

3) From: ginny
OK Jeff O,
 just start a food fight as soon as we get a new member. it takes us months to get new blood be nice.
 Bill it's the shrub for sure.
ginny

4) From: ginny
No one (read NO one) is protected around here.
You Bretty Boy are as bad as Jeff O. We should not start food fights when we have new members.
At least leave that honor to me!
ginny

5) From: ginny
Billy:
the BEST question is:" what is the BEST way to roast?"
wok, fry pan, dog bowl, FR, HT, BBQ DRun, Areo, Rosto, AlChem Zen  and on into the night...
ginny

6) From: Mike Womer
Hey Bill,
Yet another "Welcome to the List" note here. It is a bunch of characters! Lefties,
Righties, Blue-ees (sp, anyone?) Red-ees (ditto), scientists, technicians, zen-gestalters, 
Air-poppers, Stir Crazies, Heat-gunning dog bowlers, Propane-grilling Drummers, 
brownie-lovers, musicians, even folks who bought products designed to... 
GASP! roast coffee beans!!! Great response, great thread. Now get them to fill you in 
on the whole "Kopi Luwak" controversy!
I don't know what I enjoy more, the coffee or reading the list.
So glad to be here,
Mike

7) From: Bill Zambon
Hello from a first time poster:
After gradually upgrading my coffee experience over the course of the
last several decades (Folgers in a Mr Coffee..... Folgers in a
Bunn..... Grind my own Beans, prepare in a Braun..... Grind my own
beans.. brew in a French press)... I took the plunge and bought some
green Columbia M. Santos beans and a FreshRoast Coffee roaster.
Unfortunately, I didn't stumble across SM before I ordered them, but
after perusing the resources here, I should be a regular customer and
contributor.
Looking forward to trying my hand at roasting beans... and drinking
the results. I am sure that frustration and questions will attend my
effort, as well as satisfaction and and a good measure of fun. I look
forward to learning more.
Bill Z

8) From: Les
Welcome Bill!  This is a fun forum.  We get a bit carried away at
times, but it is all in fun I hope!
Les
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:32:47 -0500, Bill Zambon  wrote:
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9) From: Jared Andersson
Glad to have you on board Bill.  Jared
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:52:16 -0800, Les  wrote:
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10) From: Bob Baker
Hi Bill.
Welcome to the list, and all the interesting thing that are posted here!
You'll learn something new every day. A lot that has nothing to do with  
coffee too>
Bob/Dallas
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11) From: Ben Treichel
Bill Zambon wrote:
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You sound a bit over due, Bill.  ;-)

12) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
Bill,
     Welcome.  When you run into problems, you will usually find advice 
available here - often contradictory but advice none the less.
        Jim Gundlach
On Feb 14, 2005, at 12:32 PM, Bill Zambon wrote:
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13) From: Dennis Parham
Welcome Bill!
Dennis Parham
On Feb 14, 2005, at 12:57 PM, Bob Baker wrote:
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14) From: Brett Mason
W e l c o m e    B i l l . . . . .
Les DOES get carried away.  Others sometimes show opinions, and also
we do get some food fights.  It's the normal family stuff.  You'll
like it here...  We have scientists who can prove you'll like it here,
and philosophers who can explain why it is the scientists are wrong...
 And it's probably your grinder's fault, but I would recommend a new
vacuum seal.  Just imagine what awaits you!!!
Bottom line, grab a cup of Joe, and enjoy...  We're glad you're in the 'hood!
Regards,
Brett
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:57:50 -0800 (GMT-08:00), ginny
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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15) From: Jeff Oien
Welcome Bill. Just don't say anything about Al Gore and you'll be fine.
JeffO

16) From: Brett Mason
I thought Bill Clinton was the protected species...
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:39:34 -0600, Jeff Oien  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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17) From: Justin Marquez
Hey, Bill - Welcome aboard!  If you think the forum is running slow
and you start to get bored, just ask:
"Say, what is the best grinder I can get for $50 or less?"
That'll keep it going for about a week.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.comOn Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:32:47 -0500, Bill Zambon  wrote:
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18) From: Bill Zambon
Wow!
I leave my computer, return, and find a mailbox stuffed full of welcome notes. 
To address the posters- not necessarily in order....
I'm in Ann Arbor, MI. I moved here about a year ago from Galveston, Tejas.
I won't mention Al Gore. I am a poster at the Motley Fool's Political
Asylum board, and I will treat this place as a refuge from the
craziness of unresolvable political controversy.
Someone mentioned scientists and philosophers. I also saw a post from
a fellow minister here... a Reformed Church guy if I am not mistaken.
The two of us will resolve all disputes regarding how many angels can
dance on the head of a coffee grinder.
Peace,
Bill Z
-- 
William R. Zambon
First Presbyterian Church, Wyandotte MI
(734) 282-3160
(734) 272-7062  cell

19) From: Les
Brent you forgot us theologians who will make it all heavenly.
There are a number of us Rev. types on the list.
Would rather sign as Dr. Crema, 
But my full alphabet soup is
Rev. Les Albjerg, M.A., M.Div., C.P.C., C.B.F.
Looks impressive, but looks are decieving!
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:33:40 -0800, Brett Mason  wrote:
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20) From: Justin Marquez
Burr or whirlyblade?
(Get ready to duck...)
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.comOn Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:59:23 -0500, Bill Zambon  wrote:
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21) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
On Feb 14, 2005, at 1:59 PM, Bill Zambon wrote:
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But, do you know an angel who can remove the lower burr from a Gaggia 
MDF?
      Jim Gundlach

22) From: Dennis Parham
mmmmm... Willy G's... mmmmm... hehehe
Dennis Parham
On Feb 14, 2005, at 1:59 PM, Bill Zambon wrote:
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23) From: Bill Zambon
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:03:44 -0600, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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OK... I'll bite. Nothing like finding out where the bones are buried
early in the game....
Burr.
And the answer to the question is that the angels are baptist angels..
they don't dance.
Bill Z
-- 
William R. Zambon
First Presbyterian Church, Wyandotte MI
(734) 282-3160
(734) 272-7062  cell

24) From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Scott_Kou=E9?=
OK Bill, first -  how are your feelings on vacuum and steam 
engines?...;)  Sorry that was sort of an inside joke.  If the coffee 
you bought doesn't turn out great try ordering some from SM.  My first 
try at roasting was pretty bad but it had more to do with the quality 
of the beens that to my poor technique.  Roasting isn't that hard but 
the old "garbage in garbage out" really applies.
SK

25) From: Frank Haist
Now, if only one of those angles can tell us how to get the lower burr 
off the grinder... ;-)
---Frank
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26) From: Bill Zambon
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:05:47 -0600, Dennis Parham  wrote:
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Great view of the harbor. Overrated and overpriced though (and loud)
Bill Z

27) From: Lowe, David
Bill,
Welcome to the list, good to see that you have a sense of humor... it
helps around here. And don't believe Ginny, Les isn't the only one who
gets a bit carried away around here. After all, we are a collection of
coffee fanatics :-)
Speaking of coffee fanatics, you may have been sliding down the slippery
slope of coffee fanaticism but be warned, the slope gets a lot steeper
here. Maybe more like a cliff... :-) Once you start home roasting there
is no going back! And you'll definitely get plenty of encouragement to
venture into deeper waters here. 
Dave Lowe

28) From: jerms
i bought a zassenhaus from ebay for $20
works pretty well 
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:52:13 -0600, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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mmmmmm.  beer

29) From: Les
Be careful Bill, I am an ordained Baptist!  You don't want to get in
hot water the first day!  8>)   If you really want to get in hot water
ask about exothermic vs endothermic reactions in the roast.
Les
Spiritual Care Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:08:47 -0500, Bill Zambon  wrote:
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30) From: Les
Yes I do Jim.  He will come and bring you a nice Mazzer grinder and
send the Gaggia to hell!
Les
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:05:31 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach
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31) From: Barry Luterman
Burr is the correct answer. Advance to brewing. Vac or drip?

32) From: Bill Zambon
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Oh... I can guess where that would lead! Directly to that "Is Hell
Exothermic or Endothermic" essay exam that is quite funny.
Bill Z
-- 
William R. Zambon
First Presbyterian Church, Wyandotte MI
(734) 282-3160
(734) 272-7062  cell

33) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
And I bought a Fassenhaus knee mill for $7.
       Jim Gundlach
On Feb 14, 2005, at 2:31 PM, jerms wrote:
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34) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
That is OK, I already have the Mazzer, it is just there has been a lot 
of discussion about the problem of getting that bottom burr off - I 
don't know if they ever did but was looking to me like there was a need 
for divine intervention.
      Jim Gundlach
On Feb 14, 2005, at 2:47 PM, Les wrote:
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35) From: jerms
see, you're scaring me now.... i knew this thing looked like a knockoff
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:52:45 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach
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mmmmmm.  beer

36) From: Ben Treichel
Bill Zambon wrote:
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Nope, think cracks! (not wise either)
-- 
Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan

37) From: Brett Mason
Of course the zass works pretty well - IT'S THE BEST GRINDER THERE IS!!!!
oops,
Brett
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:31:49 -0600, jerms  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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38) From: Brett Mason
LOL Jim - 
I got my zass on eBay and it was listed as Fassenhaus ... pour cretin
couldn't spell and didnt know the difference...
Brett
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:52:45 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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39) From: Les
Brett,
You may be right!  My Zass did the daily grind for 18 years before I
got lazy and bought an electric.  It still does a really nice grind.
Les
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:01:47 -0800, Brett Mason  wrote:
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40) From: Dennis Parham
hehehe... well... I had a "special" plate made for me when I show 
up...yea..I can make anything they have on the menu and even better at 
1/2 cost but hey... like you said... Its a View! lol
I've always like their crawfish etoufee' though.... and they throw in 
on a mess of fried catfish... lol ... I think I spelled it right...lol
Dennis P
On Feb 14, 2005, at 2:11 PM, Bill Zambon wrote:
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41) From: Dennis Parham
or Kopi Lawak coffee beans... =))
(name hidden) :-P
On Feb 14, 2005, at 2:46 PM, Les wrote:
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42) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
It is not a knock-off.  Some eBay sellers cannot read German Script and 
read the Z as an F.  Since I cannot spell, I often would do eBay 
searches with a misspelled word and I would occasionally come across 
good buys, like a vaccum pot for $6.00 when the same item spelled 
vacuum was going for over $30.00.  Items sought under Wedgewood often 
sell for less than the same items found under Wedgwood,  is another 
example.  Buyers who know what they want search for it by spelling it 
correctly, sellers who don't know what they have will often misspell 
it.  I often find misspelled items too good a buy to pass up.
       Jim Gundlach
On Feb 14, 2005, at 2:55 PM, jerms wrote:
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43) From: Barbara Greenspon
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Welcome Bill!
Brett Mason wrote:
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44) From: Gene Smith
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Ah, a fellow former Galvestonian.
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Oh, don't worry...it's unresolvable here, too.
Welcome!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

45) From: Gene Smith
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Wow!  Well, I'm impressed. To think, you used to be head of M. division...
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

46) From: Angelo
Does "Reformed Church guy" mean you've given up religion and have seen the 
light (not necessarily in that order)?
A..
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47) From: R.N.Kyle

48) From: Gene Smith
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"Pour cretin"?  Isn't that French for "No more coffee for the stupid guy"?
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

49) From: Les
Funny Gene!  M.Div. stands for Masters of Divinity.  2 years of Greek,
1 year of Hebrew and 242 credits of graduate work.  I cramed a three
year program into four
Les
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50) From: Gene Smith
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Golly, so *that's* what they do over in M. division...now I'm even more 
impressed!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

51) From: Mark Tosiello
Hi from Traverse City, Bill!
I left Ann Arbor (and the U of M) for these "up north parts.  Enjoy your 
stay...you'll learn a lot from our "family". This is the best list I've 
ever been on, and I've been on the net since late 1976-1977......geez, 
I'm a geek.....
Enjoy!
Mark

52) From: Bill Zambon
Hello Mark!
I worked in Kalkaska back in college... I remember the area around
Traverse City quite fondly- but that was waaaaay back in 68.
You've been on the net since 76? Geez... that's back during the time
when Al Gore was getting the whole thing started!
Oh... I forgot. I wasn't supposed to mention him.
Bill Z
On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 00:14:02 -0500, Mark Tosiello
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-- 
William R. Zambon
First Presbyterian Church, Wyandotte MI
(734) 282-3160
(734) 272-7062  cell

53) From: Rick Copple
Les wrote:
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Ohhhh.
Well, I haven't said anything either, but I do have a BA in religion and 
pastored for a while. Don't right now. So you can add one more to the list!
Oh, yea, how many angels does it take to get a burr off a G. grinder?
Two, one to rain flaming hail and brimstone down upon it and another to 
turn the shaft into a pillar of salt. Might be a little difficult to get 
it back together. For that, you need Elisha to pull the bones back 
together again.
Now for something totally different.
I've tried the Bolivian tonight roasted to Vienna to see about them 
plums and raisins. I don't care as much for the darker roast because I 
like less bitter and more flavor, but it does leave that plum and raisin 
after taste in the mouth. Nice on that end. Once I get use to the more 
bitter flavor I can taste the rest fairly well. Nice cup overall.
Looking forward to trying it at full city.
-- 
Rick Copple
Marble Falls, TX

54) From: Brett Mason
Put me on the list sort-of...  Went to Bioal so I could work in the
Philippines as a missionary.  We lived there for a couple of years but
couldn't stay healthy.  Did get to see the Bible Church of the
Philippines grow...  My heart is still there.
On a more important note, angels always use the Zassenhaus mill, and
don't worry about the burrs...
Brett
On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 00:53:52 -0600, Rick Copple  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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55) From: Neil Atwood
Guess I'm another. ;-)
Full time pastor in Sydney...   
But I definitely see angels on my Mazzer!
Neil A.
Sydney, Oz 
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56) From: AlChemist John
Hey, I received my own roast method - cool.
Welcome Bill!  It's almost always fun around here - and when it's not, it 
is for the spectators.
Sometime around 11:58 2/14/2005, ginny 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/

57) From: Tim TenClay
On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 19:22:41 +1100, Neil Atwood  wrote:
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  And I.....
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   In SW Michigan...
 
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  The question, as I see it, is not whether THERE ARE angels (I have
no doubt there are!) but WHICH kind of Angels...remembering that the
adversary himself was an angel at one time too (herself? -- :-) --
that always gets me hit at home) .
Grace and Peace,
  `tim
-- 
Rev. Tim TenClay
Dunningville Reformed Church (www.dunningville.org)
Knots & More Tatting Supplies (www.knotsandmore.com) NATA #253

58) From: AlChemist John
Mortar and Pestle, one bean at a time, triple sieved to remove the dust :-)
Sometime around 12:03 2/14/2005, Justin Marquez 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/

59) From: John David Huddle
Bill,
Welcome to the asylum.
Maybe you can start a prison ministry and make a bunch of converts.   Give 
them the GOOD NEWS and good coffee too!
I saw this story on yahoo news this AM
" Free coffee soon will be off the menu in Michigan's prisons. In an effort 
to save $250,000 this year, inmates in state prisons and people in boot 
camps and correctional centers won't be able to get free coffee after March 
1, Corrections Department spokesman Russ Marlan said Monday."
Dave    ( transplant from Ft. Worth, TEXAS to Columbus OH  -34 years, 5 
months and 15 days ago)
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60) From: Bob
This is wonderful! I finally came up with the perfect excuse for roasting on
Sunday mornings - the beans are flocking ~ there's a homily in this somewhere.
All kidding aside, welcome and enjoy the brew-haha
Bob - who's seen the inside of a church on occasion.... son of a son of a
daughter of a Baptist preacher.

61) From: Neil Atwood
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My angels are definitely nice ones! Otherwise why would the coffee taste so good... ;-)
Neil A.
Sydney, Oz

62) From: Leslie H. Smith
Welcome from another non-native Ann Arborite (though I've been here a bit 
longer than you, about 15 years).
   - Leslie
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