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Topic: come on UPS! (12 msgs / 190 lines)
1) From: Kevin
I'm so phyched.  This week I put an order in for a Gene Cafe w/a double 8
sampler and a Bodum Santos Vac brewer.  Too bad UPS is so slow (ground) to
NY...I sold my <> xBox 360 on ebay for the Gene Cafe!  It feels like
Christmas...come on Santa...I mean UPS...
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Kevin

2) From: Eddie Dove
Kevin,
You are verge of some great coffee consumption!  Let me know how you like
that Vac Brewer.
Eddie
On 11/2/06, Kevin  wrote:
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3) From: Kevin
eddie
i will, thanks! With the Gene cafe I plan on dedicating my saturday mornings
to roastiing for the week and taking notes.  It'll be easier to document
everything on a Saturday then on a weekday after work.  with any luck, I'll
have time to put it all on a webpage that I can distribute to the list.
That's my plan anyway...
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Kevin

4) From: Eddie Dove
Kevin,
I do just about the same routine with my Gene Cafe.  I just need to get
better at taking notes during the week when I brew.
Eddie
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5) From: John Lauck
What details do you record?  My spreadsheet records beans, roast profile,
1st crack timestamp, 2nd crack (if i ever let it) timestamp, stopped time,
weight before roast, weight after roast, and weight loss percentage.
Anyone record anything else about the roasts?
When it comes to the brew I'm a little confused as to what to include.
John
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6) From: Eddie Dove
John,
I record pretty much the same, but also record how the method of brew,
filter medium, grinder setting, amount of rest (for the coffee, that is) and
any aesthetic notes (perhaps after day 5 the flavor is waning, etc.  It may
be time to revamp my sheet, but I will send you a copy offlist.  Maybe
together we can come up with something better.
Eddie
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7) From: Kevin
Eddie,
Would you mind sending me a copy as well?
Kevin

8) From: Kevin
I also record:
   - ambient temperature/humidity at the time of roast
   - print out a copy of Tom's cupping review for the bean details
   (wet/dry processed, screen size, etc.)
   - note anything of interest during the roast.
Since I have an iRoast (soon to be a Gene Cafe) that would include:
   - how well the beans circulated in the chamber (I've noticed that dry
   processed coffee's do not circulate as well in the iRoast as wet processed
   coffees for a given bean mass, possibly b/c they have more chaff...),
   - general appearance of the post roasted beans.  I even started using
   a digital camera to capture the roasted beans (one of a pile, and a close up
   of a few beans).  This enables me to compare the look of multiple roasts of
   the same bean.
   - Have three separate cuppers (myself, my wife (press pot), and a
   neighbor (Mr. Coffee Drip) writing cupping reviews based off of Tom's taste
   terminology.
The data are unless I trend it.  That's the next step but I won't have time
for that for a while.

9) From: Public
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ARE YOU CRAZY??????  ;-)  I love my Gene Café but I would NEVER trade =
my
360.  Especially as I was 1 of 36 people in my city to get one on launch
night!  :-)
 
Enjoy the Gene it’s a terrific roaster.
 
Mike  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:53 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +come on UPS!
 
I'm so phyched.  This week I put an order in for a Gene Cafe w/a double =
8
sampler and a Bodum Santos Vac brewer.  Too bad UPS is so slow (ground) =
to
NY...I sold my <> xBox 360 on ebay for the Gene Cafe!  It feels =
like
Christmas...come on Santa...I mean UPS... 
-- 
Kevin 

10) From: Kevin
UPS is on their way today!!!  What a way to cheer up a Monday!
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Kevin

11) From: Eddie Dove
Kevin,
Tip # 1 for new Gene Cafe users:
Before you even plug the thing in, make sure you take out the "drum" /
roasting chamber and take a good look at it.  Holding the drum by the handl=
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look just above your finger.  See that little, camouflaged, black metal
hinge?  Even when the roaster runs through its cooling cycle, that little
hinge can be surprisingly hot!  I don't want you to get caught off-guard an=
d
drop / break your roasting chamber / glass cylinder.  I don't wear gloves,
but I am very much aware of that hinge and avoid touching it ... because I
have touched it before!
Never sit the roasting chamber down unless you are using the stand that the=
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provide or putting back into the roaster.
Hope this helps ...
Respectfully,
Eddie
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12) From: Kevin
Eddie,
Thanks for the tip.  I hope I remember about that hinge!
-- 
Kevin


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