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Topic: yea, I have sinned... (4 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: Sandy Andina
I was, along with my singing partner, supposed to play this weekend  
at the Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival. We are booked to do a concert  
set and songwriting workshop tomorrow afternoon, and planned to  
arrive at our host's home last night. I volunteered to bring some  
homeroasted coffee beans for the fest's Green Room, and was told  
fine, just grind it in advance since the fest has no grinder (and I  
did not relish bringing a whirly-blade and getting stuck inside the  
Green Room grinding coffee all day).  I roasted up a few sample 1/4  
lb. batches for our host and then Thurs. found Costco had Seattle Mt.  
Blend still hot from the in-store roaster for $6 per 2.5 lb. bag. So  
I bought a bag--the homeroast would go to our host, and there'd be  
plenty of the other stuff (still freshly roasted) for the performers  
and volunteers.  Last night before I was to pick her up, my singing  
partner called--she had developed a nasty tummy flu. So we decided to  
wait till today, and I (gasp!) ground 2 lbs. of the Costco in my SMP  
and put them up in vac-seal valve bags before hitting the sack. This  
morning, my partner called and said she was still ill, so we're  
waiting till tomorrow morning.  Not only do I have a surfeit of  
homeroast, but I now will be bringing 2 lbs. of coffee that will have  
been ground more than 36 hrs. earlier by the time it's brewed. Oh, my  
aching reputation!! (And now I am running a temp with a scratchy  
throat).
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

2) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Sandy Andina wrote:
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see what happens when you mess with Mother Coffee! ;-)

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Actually if you immediately freeze after grinding and vac sealing the grinds
they'll stay quite decent for some time. Been making up little pre-ground
vac'd and then frozen bags for Debi to take to work for years. Can work well
for travel too if grinding won't work. Just keep them as cool as possible
while traveling and get 'em back in a freezer on arrival.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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4) From: raymanowen
miKe, along this line I've stuck the beans-to-be-ground (6-hour old Horse)
in a Ziplok sandwich bag in the freezer for an hour or so before grinding
here at home. My reasoning is that the beans will be harder, and they will
tend to fracture between the burrs rather than tear like that paper.
I was surprised at the results. Actually, there was  less sediment in
the TV pot, only using a Gold filter. I dump into a 3L glass thermos airpot,
and the whole charade gets a cup closer to the actual cupping experience.
The 65.0g/L ratio is about 2X normal for me, but what a flavor- only for the
Celtic Critic and me.
How the woman puts up with me- 35 years and a week Monday. She had
patientsas an RN when we got married!
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita WurliTzer- 1976


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