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 --------------------------------- Yahoo! Mail goes everywhere you do. Get it on your phone.
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 On 5/9/06, Fiona in PDX wrote: <Snip> s <Snip> all <Snip> g <Snip> oo.com/evt=31132/http://mobile.yahoo.com/services?promote=mail>.<Snip> -- Martin Heat + Beans all the rest is commentary
On 5/10/06, Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary < heatgunroast> wrote: <Snip> e <Snip> t <Snip> 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= s I turn out not to like. As it turns out though, I have not found one yet. = I 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= e 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 = 2 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 = 3 more batches and I know that this is one that I don't pass out to family an= d 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
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. On 5/10/06, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> ble <Snip> a <Snip> ost <Snip> at <Snip> und <Snip> he <Snip> t I <Snip> nd <Snip> at <Snip> I <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
On |May 10, at 12:58 PM|May 10, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> Have you got any unnecessary family members you can jettison? Scot "priorities" Murphy "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car." --Unknown
On 5/10/06, Scot Murphy wrote: <Snip> :) 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
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. >> 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
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 On 5/12/06, Rudy Ramsey wrote: <Snip> m <Snip> n't <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
Aha. Thanks. Do I understand correctly that that's a normal USPS method, and therefore available nationwide? Rudy
Rudy, <Snip> therefore available nationwide?< Yes Mike (just plain)
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 On 5/12/06, Rudy Ramsey wrote: <Snip>
"...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! -- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might= y Wichita WurliTzer- 1976
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= r I place. Every week is X'mas for me since I started this hobby. I actually got six boxes of coffee related stuff yesterday. On 5/12/06, raymanowen wrote: <Snip> . <Snip> P- <Snip>
On 5/13/06, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> l <Snip> der <Snip> ly <Snip> 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= m 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= . All of you folks are great! I have learned a great deal from reading your posts. Thanks Vince
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 On 5/13/06, Vince Doss wrote: <Snip> ill <Snip> der <Snip> ly <Snip> t <Snip> me <Snip> !) <Snip> his <Snip> n <Snip>