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Topic: OT I am a new person on the lifst (7 msgs / 178 lines)
1) From: jay hobaugh
Hi there everyone. I am new to roasting my own but have loved coffee for a long time. I just never realized how good it could be when fresher. So far I have only had a couple of good pots of my own I am still trying to get it down. using a whirly blade grinder, manual drip brewer, poppery II (found at thrift store still in original box for 2$) I jopined the lifst about 4 days ago and have been perusing the archives so far.trying to learn about ramp times longer vs shorter? and profiling my roast and others experiences with air poppers. I am in indiana and expect my first shipment of SM beans within the next 4 hrs. I suspect one of the reasons I have only had 2 good pots of coffee is that I didnt buy my beans from SM and they may have been really old? OR  I am still just way too new to all of this and dont know what I am doing yet. I mean the coffee has all taseted great but not as good as those 2 pots of sumatra did. wow and on my other roasts of sumatra they were nowhere
 near as good as those 2 (one batch) ok I have rambled enough here nice to meet everyone have a great day.
  Steve
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2) From: Tim TenClay
Steve....
Welcome!  The quality problem could be a couple of things...you're
right, it could be the beans.  It might simply be that you didn't let
it rest long enough too.  I've found that some beans are pretty good
right after being roasted (I think the Mexican beans particularly) and
others really NEED to rest (I tend to feel this way about African
beans).  If something tastes pretty miserable shortly after roasting,
it might still be REALLY good after a day or three of resting...just
an idea.
Enjoy your new beans!
Grace and Peace,
  `tim
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Jay,
I recently joined the list and everyone has been quite
helpful.  This is a great bunch of folks!!!  Welcome
to the list!
Eddie
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4) From:
Steve:
welcome, you are not ALONE in the world of initial bad pots, with a couple =
of exceptions  suppose...
you are here, you have tried the fresh stuff and you by god are hooked!!
Thanks for coming to the list.
Tom, Maria and Co. have great coffee.
warmest  regards,
ginny
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a long time. I just never realized how good it could be when fresher. So fa=
r I have only had a couple of good pots of my own I am still trying to get =
it down. using a whirly blade grinder, manual drip brewer, poppery II (foun=
d at thrift store still in original box for 2$) I jopined the lifst about 4=
 days ago and have been perusing the archives so far.trying to learn about =
ramp times longer vs shorter? and profiling my roast and others experiences=
 with air poppers. I am in indiana and expect my first shipment of SM beans=
 within the next 4 hrs. I suspect one of the reasons I have only had 2 good=
 pots of coffee is that I didnt buy my beans from SM and they may have been=
 really old? OR  I am still just way too new to all of this and dont know w=
hat I am doing yet. I mean the coffee has all taseted great but not as good=
 as those 2 pots of sumatra did. wow and on my other roasts of sumatra they=
 were nowhere
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5) From: Scjgb3
hello jay,
     i am also new to this discussion  group. 1month and really am enjoying 
the whole thing. i too have a WB  poppery 2. if you want too exchange info just 
ask. 
 
joel

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Welcome to the List, enjoy the Journey!
Roast consistency sounds like might be your problem. Like anything it takes
some practice! All roasters, especially electric air roasters, are
susceptible batch size, ambient temp, voltage fluctuations to name a few
variables that'll affect the roast.  Ed's site has some links to different
some people's roaster mods that help to both monitor and control the roast.http://www.homeroaster.com/homemade.htmlKona 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.
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of jay hobaugh
	Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 12:25 PM
	
	Hi there everyone. I am new to roasting my own but have loved coffee
for a long time. I just never realized how good it could be when fresher. So
far I have only had a couple of good pots of my own I am still trying to get
it down. using a whirly blade grinder, manual drip brewer, poppery II (found
at thrift store still in original box for 2$) I jopined the lifst about 4
days ago and have been perusing the archives so far.trying to learn about
ramp times longer vs shorter? and profiling my roast and others experiences
with air poppers. I am in indiana and expect my first shipment of SM beans
within the next 4 hrs. I suspect one of the reasons I have only had 2 good
pots of coffee is that I didnt buy my beans from SM and they may have been
really old? OR  I am still just way too new to all of this and dont know
what I am doing yet. I mean the coffee has all taseted great but not as good
as those 2 pots of sumatra did. wow and on my other roasts of sumatra they
were nowhere near as good as those 2 (one batch) ok I have rambled enough
here nice to meet everyone have a great day.
	Steve

7) From: raymanowen
Greetings, Steve, and Welcome to the group of learners!
Who knows what? I didn't know from Fresh myself and Wow! Everybody knows
more than, or has made more misteaks than I have. So I can learn from the
whole gang.
That's the beauty of Lurking. You can learn from others' mistakes without
actually having to make them yourself.
Then, you have to grind some beans and make the place smell like a shrine.
Communion is delicious.
I have always liked coffee- made my first roasting mistakes with a Melitta
AromaRoast and a couple of pounds of Kenya AA. (I didn't know anything about
it around the Bicentennial.) I wish this font of knowledge existed then, or
its easy access!
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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