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Topic: Good Morning PNWG IV Gesha (3 msgs / 239 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Started the morning waking up about 5:30am which is b4 Bricanna's timer is
set to come on. Though went be bed about 12:30am last recall glancing at the
clock 1:55am. As is my natural mind wouldn't shut thinking of what still
needed to be done preparing for today's festivities.
We had a great evening with Barry & Lois over for cedar planked low temp
alder fired grilled (~235f) Wild Alaska Copper River Salmon dinner. During
previous communications Barry had mentioned he'd once had cedar planked
Salmon and loved it and Lois had never experienced it. Though they initially
wanted to take us out to dinner I talked him into letting me prepare dinner
for them instead. Barry agreed with the stipulation I allow him to pay for
the fixin's. 
I'd planned to have Panama Gesha with dessert but you'll be happy to know we
didn't touch the Gesha! However, Barry is a bit forlorned that many won't be
able to sample any of the 1# of "Barry's Blend" he brought that is now only
3oz. (and that was with only one sink shot, which wasn't actually a sink
shot 'cuz the shot was fine but a sink cap', first attempt steaming with the
Brute while pulling a shot, the milk sucked producing a cap' wholly
unacceptable to serve Lois, more on Brute trials and tribulations later.)
Rambling, who me? Back the Gesha. Starting this morning with a now 5&1/4 day
rested (mason jar vac sealed as is my norm) Americano. If anything a hair
more wonderfully balanced complex cup than at 3&1/2 days rest. I promise to
stay out of it 'til after attendees arrive! (Unless Debi wants some Gesha
when she wakes up)
Since I'd gotten up before the Bric' on by timer thought it'd be interesting
to compare the Brute to Bric' initial boiler heat up times. I gave Brute the
~3sec head start since on opposite counters and couldn't reach both machines
on switches. Bric' hit boiler temp 2min before the Brute hit steam boiler
ready and then started heating the brew boiler with both Brute boilers
coming initially ready 10 min after the Bric'. While waiting for the Brute
to come up to first ready (not shot ready of course) I proceeded with a
Bric' speed get up to shot temp ready, which is simply pulling 2oz blanks
with about 45sec inbetween. Had the Bric's no surf shot temp up to 208f just
as the Brute's boilers initially heated. The big difference in heat up time
of course expected and a result of the Bric' having an 1800w heater and
single boiler, while each of the Brute's two boilers have a 1000w heater,
operating one at a time with steam boiler priority. While this feature
allows the Brute to be rated for 15A service, it also results in a
performance hit, and not just in heat times. More details on Brute
impressions, trials and tribulations later, including a call to WLL tech
support which cumlminated with our mutual realization I knew more about the
Brute's workings than she so had Todd call me from his son's softball game.
Which while her lack of Brute knowledge and trying to fake it at first a bit
daunting and a bit of a hit to WLL Service, Todd calling me back in a few
minutes even though not official at work a plus to WLL Service. (she kept
talking about OPV adjustments while my issues strictly had to do with temp
and adjusting steam pstat and  brew boiler HX feed from steam boiler issues,
sucker was running hot ~205.5f shots no matter what the brew boiler setting)
Lots to do and my Gesha Americano LONG GONE! (way beyond "Good to the last
drop";-) Off to pull something, haven't decided whether another Americano or
a cap' and of what, think maybe some Moki's Kona, likely won't switch to
straight shots 'till after I eat breakfast!
Gotta go, Debi's up so off to put my barista hat back on!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Pacific Northwest Gathering IVhttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/pnwgIV.htmURL 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.

2) From: Brett Mason
Hi Mike,
I just gotta say - Iowa is Jealous...
Brett
On 6/24/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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-- 
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Morning Brett,
Yeah, would be great to meet you some day! G'luk troubleshooting your
new/old HX BTW. Have you posted your queries on HB? Many way experienced
espresso machine guts kind of people hang out there.
BTW re "Barry's Blend". It's an excellent simple blend suitable for any
brewing method, ristretto, normale, cap', Americano, Press, vac... (even
drip if you happen to lean that way;-) 1 part City+ Air roasted Kenya G'
Peaberry, 2 parts FC+ drum roasted Sumatra Mandheling.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Pacific Northwest Gathering IVhttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/pnwgIV.htmURL 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.
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
	Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 8:41 AM
	
	Hi Mike,
	
	I just gotta say - Iowa is Jealous...
	
	Brett
	
	On 6/24/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote: 
		Started the morning waking up about 5:30am which is b4
Bricanna's timer is
		set to come on. Though went be bed about 12:30am last recall
glancing at the
		clock 1:55am. As is my natural mind wouldn't shut thinking
of what still 
		needed to be done preparing for today's festivities.
		
		We had a great evening with Barry & Lois over for cedar
planked low temp
		alder fired grilled (~235f) Wild Alaska Copper River Salmon
dinner. During
		previous communications Barry had mentioned he'd once had
cedar planked
		Salmon and loved it and Lois had never experienced it.
Though they initially
		wanted to take us out to dinner I talked him into letting me
prepare dinner 
		for them instead. Barry agreed with the stipulation I allow
him to pay for
		the fixin's.
		
		I'd planned to have Panama Gesha with dessert but you'll be
happy to know we
		didn't touch the Gesha! However, Barry is a bit forlorned
that many won't be 
		able to sample any of the 1# of "Barry's Blend" he brought
that is now only
		3oz. (and that was with only one sink shot, which wasn't
actually a sink
		shot 'cuz the shot was fine but a sink cap', first attempt
steaming with the 
		Brute while pulling a shot, the milk sucked producing a cap'
wholly
		unacceptable to serve Lois, more on Brute trials and
tribulations later.)
		
		Rambling, who me? Back the Gesha. Starting this morning with
a now 5&1/4 day 
		rested (mason jar vac sealed as is my norm) Americano. If
anything a hair
		more wonderfully balanced complex cup than at 3&1/2 days
rest. I promise to
		stay out of it 'til after attendees arrive! (Unless Debi
wants some Gesha 
		when she wakes up)
		
		Since I'd gotten up before the Bric' on by timer thought
it'd be interesting
		to compare the Brute to Bric' initial boiler heat up times.
I gave Brute the
		~3sec head start since on opposite counters and couldn't
reach both machines 
		on switches. Bric' hit boiler temp 2min before the Brute hit
steam boiler
		ready and then started heating the brew boiler with both
Brute boilers
		coming initially ready 10 min after the Bric'. While waiting
for the Brute 
		to come up to first ready (not shot ready of course) I
proceeded with a
		Bric' speed get up to shot temp ready, which is simply
pulling 2oz blanks
		with about 45sec inbetween. Had the Bric's no surf shot temp
up to 208f just 
		as the Brute's boilers initially heated. The big difference
in heat up time
		of course expected and a result of the Bric' having an 1800w
heater and
		single boiler, while each of the Brute's two boilers have a
1000w heater, 
		operating one at a time with steam boiler priority. While
this feature
		allows the Brute to be rated for 15A service, it also
results in a
		performance hit, and not just in heat times. More details on
Brute
		impressions, trials and tribulations later, including a call
to WLL tech 
		support which cumlminated with our mutual realization I knew
more about the
		Brute's workings than she so had Todd call me from his son's
softball game.
		Which while her lack of Brute knowledge and trying to fake
it at first a bit 
		daunting and a bit of a hit to WLL Service, Todd calling me
back in a few
		minutes even though not official at work a plus to WLL
Service. (she kept
		talking about OPV adjustments while my issues strictly had
to do with temp 
		and adjusting steam pstat and  brew boiler HX feed from
steam boiler issues,
		sucker was running hot ~205.5f shots no matter what the brew
boiler setting)
		
		Lots to do and my Gesha Americano LONG GONE! (way beyond
"Good to the last 
		drop";-) Off to pull something, haven't decided whether
another Americano or
		a cap' and of what, think maybe some Moki's Kona, likely
won't switch to
		straight shots 'till after I eat breakfast!
		
		Gotta go, Debi's up so off to put my barista hat back on! 
		
		Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee


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