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Topic: SC/TO Tradition (2 msgs / 88 lines)
1) From: Jerry Procopio
Dear fellow list members,
Last year PeterZ offered a SC/TO Tradition of which I was the lucky 
winner.  I used the SC/TO a few times but never mastered it since I had 
just started using a HG/DB and was having too much fun stirring and 
blowing.  I wrote to Peter a few months ago to get his concurrence in 
passing this Tradition item on to someone else and he has agreed.  I'm 
including Peter's description and disclaimer and with the same 
considerations I am offering this modified SC/TO up to someone who would 
like it.  I'll draw a name from those submitted sometime next Wednesday 
evening, June 7.  Please contact me OFFLIST at cafehombre if you 
want in the drawing.
Bonne Chance!
JavaJerry
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On March 31, 2005 PeterZ wrote:
"Tuesday is trash day, so I am cleaning out my garage again. Some day I 
will get to see the floor perhaps. Forget putting a car inside. You 
probably noticed that I am an avid tinkerer, and love to try roasting 
coffee. Sadly, there comes a time when one just KNOWS that one will 
never get to certain  projects, or even use certain things ever again 
(sniff). With these considerations, and making additional disclaimers as 
to what you might be going to do with these items, and with no guarantee 
expressed or implied, and with your full knowledge that experimenting 
with electrical appliances can be hazardous, and your knowing that one 
should use an electrical appliance only for its intended purpose, I 
offer up for your disposal a 1200 watt Turbo Air Convection Oven Cover. 
This includes the glass top and the electric part that has a dial timer 
and a dial thermostat that is calibrated to 500F, and a power cord with 
some heat shield on it.
(I used it to roast coffee, and went on from there. ) It sits on a 
shelf, gathering dust, along with a semi modified Stir Crazy, which I 
consider a bit wimpy. But that's just me. Said Stir Crazy has had the 
heating element disconnected, and then connected again to it's own cord 
which comes out the bottom of the chassis through a genuine electricians 
strain relief connector. I did plug it in, and it gets hot, and the stir 
crazy rod goes around, and reverses. Again, no guarantees expressed or 
implied. I suggest you use this just to pop popcorn, as was it's initial 
intended use. If you want to roast coffee with it, well, that's up to 
you. Some people do with great results I hear, with the added, included 
convection oven thingie. But I would never suggest doing such a thing. I 
am offering these pieces merely as parts, inanimate objects. I think 
they may be electrical because they have cords on them. I do not claim 
to know what you do with these things, nor do I advise you to do 
anything with them except to put them in your garage and let them 
collect dust. If you want to experiment and try roasting coffee, please 
let us all know how  this works for you. Please email me off list if you 
want into the drawing held next Sunday.

2) From: Jerry Procopio
I hadn't used the PeterZ SC/TO since sometime last summer, so yesterday 
I decided to dust it off and try it out to make sure all was still 
working properly.  After cleaning, I roasted 8 oz. of PNG.  My toast 
timer was unplugged and I didn't notice that for a few minutes so it got 
started about 5 minutes into the roast.  This is when I switched off the 
heat to the SC and lowered the temp on the TO from 450 to 400.  I 
watched the roast through 1st crack, amazed at how evenly it seemed to 
be roasting, then about a minute after 1st crack ended, I turned the 
temp back up to 450.  Two minutes later the roast looked dark enough 
and evenly roasted, so I cut everything off and dumped into my bean 
cooler.  Just before I turned the fan on, I heard 2 snaps of 2nd crack 
coming from the beans in the strainer.  I was trying for a C+ and 
probably achieved an FC- (if there is such a thing).  After 15 hours 
rest, I made a pot this morning in the Technivorm.  Yum!  I thought this 
coffee was going to need 48 hours before it was good - what a surprise. 
  This was really a successful test.
Remember, if you are interested in getting in on this Tradition, e-mail 
me off list to cafehombre before Wednesday evening, June 7. 
Only 12 names in the hat so far.
JavaJerry
Jerry Procopio wrote:
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