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Topic: Acceptable stash size (37 msgs / 805 lines)
1) From: J.W.Bullfrog
hey all,
I would propose that 25 pounds per person, is the appropriate stash 
size. that means that you have three coffee drinkers in your house, that 
a stash of 75 pounds is optimal.  I base upon the fact that a 'normal' 
coffee drinker will consume about 50 pounds of coffee a year.
my person experience has shown that if I exceed that limit, coffee 
becomes old and stale,  and I do not have space/justification to buy the 
new coffees as they come up.  As I said, several years ago, coffee is an 
agricultural product; it comes it goes, don't try to hold onto it, that 
serves no purpose.
-- 
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

2) From: Gene Smith
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Sr. Bullfrog,
At what rate of consumption does your stash factor apply?  I'm pretty sure 
my wife & I don't drink 50 pounds each...more like a pound-a-week for the 
two of us.
Gene Smith
threading the wild learning curve, in Houston

3) From: Les
We go through 3 to 6 pounds a week in our house depending on who is home an=
d 
what brew method. I know when pulling shots, I go through more coffee.
 Les
 On 9/6/05, Gene Smith  wrote: 
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4) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Gene Smith wrote:
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three 18 g triples per day, times 1.15, plus a little extra for gifts, 
visitors, etc.
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-- 
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

5) From: J.W.Bullfrog
opps, make that '18 gram doubles'
Gene Smith wrote:
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-- 
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

6) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Les wrote:
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yep, I started out with the idea of having a 6 month stash on hand, and 
the figured that an example number/target would help more people.
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-- 
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

7) From: Rick Farris
Personally, instead of making assumptions about other's consumptions, =
I'd
make my advice based on the coffee harvests.
I agree that it is arguable that saving room for new coffees is a good =
idea.
But what I do is calculate what quantity of green beans I'll use of my
favorites, and buy a year worth of each for my stash.  Why?  Because =
there
is only one harvest a year of the best beans.  They'll keep easily a =
year
without any "old and stale" happening.  That way, when the good harvest
comes in, it's sure that you won't run out when everyone else figures =
out
how good it is.
Of course if you're new to roasting, then you probably won't know which
greens that you like year after year, but once you do, why put in orders
every couple months for the same ones?  You'll save money and ensure =
that
you don't run out by placing annual buys.
-- Rick
P.S. "Acceptable?"
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Clear in San Diego, CA
57F (13C)  -  78% RH 
Wind From N at 3 mph (07:59:27)
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8) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Rick Farris wrote:
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true, however when I exceed my rule of thumb by two much I get in trouble.
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perfectly valid.
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fyi, I did switch my list 'name' 6 - 9 months ago when I split my coffee 
email off of my business account.
Ben T.
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-- 
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

9) From:
I would propose that 25 pounds per person, is the appropriate stash for me.=
 
OK, Out!
On 9/6/05, J.W.Bullfrog  wrote:
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-- 
One good shot deserves another Mmm- Masarap! Ayos na ang Kasunod.

10) From: tom ulmer
I've read this before and was expecting to see something similar, but the
press pot is a much bigger coffee hog at my place. Each 12 cup press pot
takes approximately 5-6 oz. by volume of green beans whereas a packed double
basket holds approximately .25 oz. by volume of green beans.
admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:23 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Acceptable stash size
We go through 3 to 6 pounds a week in our house depending on who is home and
what brew method.  I know when pulling shots, I go through more coffee.
 
Les

11) From: J.W.Bullfrog
tom ulmer wrote:
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maybe I'm repeating myself and don't remember.
maybe I'm repeating myself and don't remember.
maybe I'm repeating ...............
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-- 
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

12) From: tom ulmer
Oh.... but then how do I know? I mean, how would I know if I ever knew at
all?

13) From: J.W.Bullfrog
tom ulmer wrote:
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Ahh, i thought I might be reapting myself; not you. However, I'm not 
sure if I would know if either occured!
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Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

14) From: tom ulmer
Whew!! I thought this spot on my shirt might have spittle dripping off my
chin and not the remnants of the tomato from my BLT.
I like to move through the cupboard so that I don't have anything older than
3-4 months.

15) From: Rick Copple
raymanowen wrote:
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Hum, interesting discussion. I guess I've not really attempted to figure 
out how much I use and how much beans to keep on hand, etc. I just buy 
what looks good. Yet, I'm not too far off the 25# mark you guys are 
claiming is ideal.
Ok, I went and weighed what I usually use to make a pot of coffee. It 
came out to 3 oz. of beans. I guess you multiple by 1.15 to get 
pre-roasted weight, approximately, so that comes out to 3.45. I make 
around 2 pots of coffee a day. My son drinks a cup here and there, but I 
drink most of it. That makes it 6.9 ozs a day. Muliply by 7 gives me 
48.3 ozs a week, and by 52 gives me 2511.6 ozs a year. Divide by 16 and 
you get 156.975# a year. I guess I'm not normal.
So based on the 6 month setting, I should have around 75# stash for 
myself and the little my son drinks. Boy have I got some buying to do! 
"Honey...do we really need that couch in the living room...we can use 
folding chairs can't we?"
-- 
Rick Copple
Marble Falls, TX

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"I guess I'm not normal. [Stay, Stay- you're among friends and equals.] 
Who's normal that roasts his/her own coffee? Only we who eschew Big Coffee=
 
and other McDreck.
"Honey...do we really need that couch in the living room...we can use
folding chairs can't we?"[I'm telling you- and can I use the basement 
fireplace flue?]
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
One good shot deserves another. Mmm- Masarap, Ayos na ang Kasunod

17) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Rick Copple wrote:
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Why be normal. Also, less than that is just fine. FYI, 'normal' is based 
upon a study that says that most coffee drinkers consume on average of 3 
cups per day. I translate that to 3 doubles that are turned into 
americano's.
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Well, I am in the process of building my own 'dog house / roast house' ;-)
-- 
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

18) From: Jerry Procopio
I guess one might consider consumption rate and other things to be 
factors in determining stash size but bottom line is coffee is much like 
golf clubs and tools.  He who dies with the most wins.
Jerry
J.W.Bullfrog wrote:
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19) From: Rick Farris
Really?
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9/7/2005 12:25:14 PM
Mostly Cloudy in San Diego, CA
67F (19C)  -  73% RH 
Wind From ENE at 6 mph (11:29:02)
"Bigamy is having one wife too many.  Monogamy is the same." --Oscar =
Wilde

20) From: Rick Copple
J.W.Bullfrog wrote:
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Eh eh! Who said I wanted to be! ;-)
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Yea, I figured it was something like that, but then based upon that 
study of health benefits for coffee drinking, they are not drinking the 
required amount to get them. I think one of them suggested 4-6 cups a 
day to decrease something, I think diabetes, by half in males. So, 
normal can be dangerous in this case! lol.
Maybe a better would would have been the "average" coffee drinker. :-)
-- 
Rick Copple
Marble Falls, TX

21) From: Susan Wolfe
25 pounds per person!!  Joy! Joy! I am not eccentric!  I get nervous 
when my stash gets below 30 lbs.  Of course it started out with a 20 lb 
limit, then 25 lb.  But since there is two coffee drinkers in the house 
and since I only have about 35 lbs on hand... I'm 15 lbs below limit!
joy! joy!  I can order more ,"just to be safe".  ;~D

22) From: Barbara Greenspon
Did all the other 100 + pounders leave the list?  I feel so alone! Ha.
Barbara
Susan Wolfe wrote:
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23) From: Linda Ferguson
No I have about 110# and am trying maintain at that level for now. 
Linda in Lakeside, Oregon
mailto:lindafe
Roasting in a Cast Iron Skillet
Stitchin with a Treadle

24) From: Barry Luterman
I'm here Barbara

25) From: Les
Barbara,
I am over 100 again after last nights order. When the Pacamara comes in it=
 
will go up again! I didn't order a few coffees I plan on adding to the 
stash, but I never let a special one linger, they disappear. I noticed the=
 
special Columbia award winner I was waiting on is gone :>((. The problem of=
 
stash reduction! By the way, I am going to be in the Twin Cities the last=
 
weekend in October.
 Les
 On 9/8/05, Barbara Greenspon  wrote: 
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26) From: Barbara Greenspon
Yea!  There are very few I don't like.  But what fun.
Barbara
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27) From: French Lewis
Alone?   You've got 100+ pounds of coffee to keep you
company or attract more friends  :)
french
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28) From: Michael Dhabolt
Still hanging in there with >100 pounds.
 Mike (just plain)
 On 9/8/05, French Lewis  wrote: 
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29) From: Barbara Greenspon
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Great response!
French Lewis wrote:
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30) From: Barbara Greenspon
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Great response.
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31) From: R.N.Kyle
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100 + lbs for me
RK

32) From: Barbara Greenspon
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Wow!  I am supposed to be out of town, maybe!, and now that I know this, 
I'm going to try to change the weekend I'm away.  What actual dates will 
you be here?  I need to have a house visit from Dr. Crema; excellent 
crema is not my strong suit.  And I'd love to meet you.
Barbara
Les wrote:
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33) From: David Yeager
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180#,  but I factor in my give-away network's consumption.
Is there a 200 Club??
David Y
Feeling largely unacceptable, in Atlanta 

34) From: Les
David,
Mike McKoffee and I were in the 100 kilo club for a while.
 Les
 On 9/9/05, David Yeager  wrote: 
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35) From: Peter Zulkowski
What is normal??
This is so difficult..
or not...
To save bucks, and be sure of having what I like, I ordered 40# of Horse 
and 20 # of Monsooned Malabar, and some others that sounded great.
This did not stop me from ordering again... what sounded good from the 
discussions.. Harvey of course :)
and they were..
er..
are still...
great coffees :)
I probably have over 60# of different coffee in my stash.
Thanks Tom :)
Just finished the first 20# bag of Harrar, and went on to the second. 
This has been stored in swampy (humid) Massachusetts. It is not baggy, 
just different than the first bag.
What is different.
Every time I roast some it is different.
It is different in the cup as it cools.
Still Harrar.
It is still rich, full, (no blueberries) and delicious.
But different.
The results with a hundred gram batch are different than the outcome of 
a 550 Gram batch.
Each is excellent though.
No way I can run the same profile unless I use the exact same weight.
Even then it is a bit different.
Still Harrar though.
In the almost two years I have been roasting I am about to give up on 
trying to repeat the exact roast or find that extra special cup I had.
Every sip is different.
Still Harrar Horse.
Each sip excellent in it's own way.
Each roast is excellent.
Why 'try to repeat' excellence when it is always there?
Charlotte says: "Don't mess with perfection."
Any way you roast it, brew it, sip it.
It is Harrar Horse.
Perfection.
Smile,
PeterZ
Still camping out, in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Rick Copple wrote:
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36) From: Sandy Andina
Yipe--I'm a real piker--have only about a ten-pound stash of assorted  
beans. I've never bought in lots of more than 5# (MG, Greenline,  
Greenline Decaf) and more often a pound or two or even some half'ers  
from my first SM sample.  Love to get my hands on some Central  
American COEs and try my hand at doing some Yauco Select (which I had  
roasted to City by Porto Rico Importers in NYC last month--it was  
exquisite, approaching the best JBM Wallensford I've ever drunk in  
balance and smoothness).
On Sep 13, 2005, at 12:26 PM, Peter Zulkowski wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

37) From: Les
Sandy,
If you want some smooth and balanced that is offered at present from Tom,=
 
try the Brazil Yellow Bourbon and the Panama Geisha Blue. I prefer both of=
 
these over Yauco and Jamacian for balance and smoothness.
 Les
 On 9/13/05, Sandy Andina  wrote: 
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