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Topic: Thanks for the help! (15 msgs / 270 lines)
1) From: Fiona in PDX
Wow, the dogbowl idea is amazing.  Using good ol cast iron as well.  Seems that you don't need fancy machines to get heat to the beans.  Thanks for all the great ideas.  I have 20 different 1lb bags of green beans just waiting for me to get my butt in gear (I guess a cup of coffee would help - ahhhhhh).
   
  Thanks again, Fiona
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2) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
Curdles my heart to read "Wow" and "amazing" in the same sentence as
"dogbowl."  But then I felt a sharp pain as I read about your 20
one-pounders.  You'll be getting some valuable roasting experience, but
working with small amounts of that many varieties is as likely to scramble
your tasting sensibilities as to inform them.  Which doesn't have to be a
bad thing, I suppose.  Anyway, consider a 5lb purchase of one of your most
promising varieties and keep going back to it so you can learn about what
happens with slight variations in your roast profiles. My 2 cts.
Martin
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3) From: Don Cummings
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Based on experience I would tend to agree.  In the early stages of building
my collection I, too, bought many single pounders.  This is fine for coffee=
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I turn out not to like. As it turns out though, I have not found one yet.  =
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do 8 oz batches so I only get 2 out of a pound. Math, yay!  The worst thing
that can happen for me, now is to pull out one of those pounders, roast it
up, find an amazing coffee, and then find out it is gone.  At this point th=
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minimum I order is 2 lbs.  I think I will always have a difficult time
ordering 5 lbs of a bean that I haven't tried.  What I do now is order the =
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lbs, roast a batch fairly soon after receiving it and then, if it is
exceptional, order a 5 lb bag.  If it is gone by that time at least I have =
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friends.
It is very satisfying to see those five pound bags of coffees that I love
sitting there in my collection, the Lot 30 being a notable example. Plus I
have a big bag of Matadakad heading my way as we speak.
Storage space is becoming a serious issue for me now.
Don

4) From: Woody DeCasere
I usually do the same with the 2 pounders, unless it is something i am not
sure of, want to experiment with, or i need to fill out harvey.
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5) From: Scot Murphy
On |May 10, at 12:58 PM|May 10, Don Cummings wrote:
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Have you got any unnecessary family members you can jettison?
Scot "priorities" Murphy
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6) From: Don Cummings
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:)  Good idea! I am going to start conducting interviews to identify space
worthiness in the household. I am looking at one of the cats as a
possibility. She would be fun to jettison also.  I am thinking catapult.
Don

7) From: Rudy Ramsey
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 >> I usually do the same with the 2 pounders, unless it is something i am
not sure of, want to experiment with, or i need to fill out harvey.
OK, OK, I can't stand it any more. Who's Harvey?
 
(Yes, I do see that it's a shipping method at the SM site, but I still don't
know who/what/how he/it is. :-)  
Rudy

8) From: Brett Mason
Harvey is a code name...  Actually the name of Tom's post man.
Hold for harvey means flat rate shipping $9 for up to 12 lb of beans.
Very fast and reliable....
Brett
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9) From: Rudy Ramsey
Aha. Thanks. Do I understand correctly that that's a normal USPS method, and
therefore available nationwide?
Rudy

10) From: Michael Dhabolt
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Yes
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11) From: Don Cummings
I just received my first 'Hold for Harvey' order yesterday.  Took four days
LESS than UPS.  2 days for USPS, 6 days for UPS.  FYI, I am in OH.  Wish I
had known sooner.  I HATE the waiting period after I pull the trigger.
Don
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12) From: raymanowen
"...the waiting period after I pull the trigger."
Therein lies the utility of a Stash. Of course, you can obviate the stash.
You know how it goes- "Prior Planning Prevents P Poor Performance" (PPPPPP-
Inaudible on a musical instrument, or a sick Lucent acronym).
This pre-Lot30 Horse is FF on the music score. I can't wait to "play" the
Lot 30!
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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13) From: Don Cummings
As usual ????
But anyway, my stash has been ample since my first order arrived.  I still
have some of those beans.  This has nothing at all to do with the
anticipation I feel at the arrival of a new batch of greens with every orde=
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I place. Every week is X'mas for me since I started this hobby.  I actually
got six boxes of coffee related stuff yesterday.
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14) From: Vince Doss
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I can relate! I havent even roasted a bean yet...I put my new
Brinkmann grill together last weekend when I my RK Drum arrived, Then I got
my first order from SM! beans, beans, and more beans...couple books, thermo
and some other stuff. Just got my Technivorm from SM, yesterday I received
my 18" round Sieve for cooling, and then last night (friday night, yeah I a=
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old!) Got a 47 qt plastic flower pot from Lowes for it to fit in and got a
new shop vac and set that all up (too late to roast anything though)
I am about to go roast for the first time now.
and a BIG THANKS to *espressoperson* (MichaelB) for drawing my name to buy
his Silvia! I am taking off Monday to go up to Philly to pick it up (I live
in Northern VA). I will be taking advantage of Harvey as well in the future=
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All of you folks are great! I have learned a great deal from reading your
posts.
Thanks
Vince

15) From: Les
Now Vince that is what I call jumping in with both feet!!  Congrats on
going first cabin from the get-go.  Just for a contrast when I started
21 years ago, first cabin was a modified Poppery 1 bought from Sivetz
and 3 types of beans.  I hadn't really heard about espresso and I had
a nice drip pot from Givalia that did an OK job.  Upgrading meant
going to a French Press.  I still have it and use it.
Les
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