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Topic: Ode to My RK Drum (6 msgs / 138 lines)
1) From: Les
My RK drum hides in it heat chamber so ready to roast.
The Charbroil Grill makes such a wonderful host.
The soft patina of gold the stainless steel drum shows
Is a strong reminder of the wonderful roasts that have been exposed.
The lure of the Dietrich my humble roaster can't understand as
My RK works, and works so simply and predictable each time.
As I listen to the swish swish of the beans at 57 rounds per minute and
see my simple timer  keeping me in line to the fire that is inside, I wonde=
r
why,
the lure of the Dietrich can seduce me into such a lie.
My profiles are so clean and predictable, so simple, so easy to control.
How can the glitter and shine and the lines of a Dietrich make me think tha=
t
complex and complicated could really be so much better?
When I can roast now without a fetter.
The wonderful smell of the roast before first crack
and viewing the flame through the small hole,
tells me my beans have gotten a loving caress from the roasting
cycle of my RK,
that cannot be improved by Chrome and enamel.
So my dear RK I am back from that horrible lie!
Listening to the music of the pop pop pop of first crack,
the knob of the Charbroil turned down to pull the heat back,
reminds me that with my RK, I have total control to roast the bean
just the way I want to!
What more could anyone want?
Oh Dietrich you are so pleasing to the eye, but I'll just keep enjoying my
RK and not be seduced!
Besides as I sip this fine ristretto, it has to be some of the best coffee
produced!
Why would I want a machine that is much more complex, when my RK roasts my
beans the way I like them best!
Les
(I was feeling bad about drooling over the Dietrich 1 pound roaster)

2) From:
The Dietrich you were drooling over was Marlena, No?
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3) From: Scot Murphy
I give it an 87. It has a nice beat, and you can dance to it.
Scot "now, one about a SC/CO setup" Murphy
On Nov 25, 2005, at 6:23 PM, Les wrote:
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4) From: Les
No!  The Dietrich Sample Roaster.  Go to their website and take a look!
Les
On 11/25/05, raymanowen  wrote:
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5) From: Espressoperson
In a message dated 11/25/2005 7:24:32 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
les.albjerg writes:
Oh Dietrich you are so pleasing to the eye, but I'll just keep enjoying  my
RK and not be seduced!
Besides as I sip this fine ristretto, it has to be some of the best  coffee 
produced!
Why would I want a machine that is much more complex, when my RK roasts  my 
beans the way I like them best!
 
Les
(I was feeling bad about drooling over the Dietrich 1 pound  roaster)
Creative way to fight the siren song of the Dietrich. Hope it  works. I may 
need to write my own ode soon.
 
MichaelB

6) From: mIke mcKoffee
Another way to fight the Diedrich siren song is to compare it with the San
Franciscan! Ok, one is as loud and dangerous a song as the other;-) 
First, nothing against the Diedrich SG1 which I'm sure is one sweet machine,
a drooler to be sure. Just the more I've compared it looks like the San
Franciscan SF1 electric model with it's 220v 20A pull versus Diedrich SG1
110v 13.6A, both rated for 1 lb max load, tells me the SF would likely be
more responsive both in initial heatup and for profile control, better
profile conrol my main interest. Either exceptional roasters built for a
lifetime+ use. It would be great to be able to actually compare them head to
head. Tom mentions on SM site that the SF1 is the only "sample" roaster
capable of true profiling like a bigger pro drum, written before the SG1 was
made so who knows how it'll perform comparatively. I just know that for a
given load more controllable power equals better profile control, hence
though the SG1 may win with it's more modern clean lines the SF1 pulls the
stronger. 
miKe mcKoffee
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	Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 9:55 AM
	Creative way to fight the siren song of the Dietrich. Hope it works.
I may need to write my own ode soon.
	 
	MichaelB


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