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Topic: Bean Explosion! (5 msgs / 69 lines)
1) From: Jerry Procopio
Well, they didn't really explode, but here's what happened:  I roasted 
eight pounds of my special blend of guat, kenya, harar, sulawesi and 
bugi the other night for a customer.  After bagging it up I had just 
enough left over to fill a 6 ounce mason jar to the brim.  I put a lid 
on it and screwed it down real tight.  I often do this instead of 
letting it degas with the lid loose.  When I opened it this morning, the 
pressure from the gas made a big "pop" and blew about a tablespoon of 
beans out of the jar and all over the place.  It was kind of like a 
champagne cork popping and spraying, but with coffee beans instead.  And 
yes, every one of those wayward little gems made it from the floor to 
the grinder for this morning's brew.
RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA

2) From: Vince Doss
Ha ha ha, I have a visual of a bath-robed, half-awake man on his knees
picking up coffee beans in the kitchen...I have done this too, mostly to
keep the Labs (and pug) from getting them. atleast thats what I tell
On 11/1/06, Jerry Procopio  wrote:
At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much what
the "origin character" of the coffee was...
Tom Owens - Sweet Marias

3) From: Jerry Procopio
Sans bathrobe.  It wasn't a pretty sight.
Vince Doss wrote:

4) From: Tim Wat
Jerry Procopio wrote:
A visual image I don't think I needed today.  I thought Halloween ended 
last night.

5) From: MichaelB
Yup! Bean there, done that! And somehow the shots from those retrieved beans
always taste better than the rest.
On 11/1/06, Jerry Procopio  wrote:

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