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Topic: you won't laugh, will you? (9 msgs / 572 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
I was gathering up all the coffee related things I "need" to take with 
me on my two week trip to Toronto and Detroit, when it occurred to me 
that the coffee shtuff seems to require its own suitcase.
Normally I travel with a small grinder, my beans, an aeropress or other 
single cupper, and a heater coil for fast hot water. It all fits into a 
nifty case that I can pack inside of my regular luggage.
This time I am bringing:
*7 pounds of roasted coffee (for distribution Saturday at a party).  I 
roasted today, and packed it in 1/2 pound one way valve bags.
*5 pounds of greens
*my *extra* KMB
*solis maestro grinder
*IR2
*heat gun
*big wire strainer, for cooling (my hosts are supplying bread machine 
and fan)
*digital scale
I'm glad I kept all the original boxes and packaging for all these toys, 
and only a little bit embarrassed by this. My friends have been mightily 
amused by my coffee fetish, and are expecting to get the full roasting/ 
home roast experience. My goal is to bring 3 or 4 of them into the cult.
vicki

2) From: Steven Van Dyke
Vicki,
I'm glad you mentioned this - I still need to make my 'stuff' it's own
travel case.
I'll do it like I did one for my camera gear.  You take a cheap case -
generally 'soft sided' but with the sides actually hard - and put a hard
liner on the bottom.  You can use 'hardboard' (hardware store stuff) or if
you have lots of empty kitty litter buckets you can come up with a nice
sheet of hard plastic.
Two choices for how to continue.  You can either put a layer of foam (such
as those foam pads for camping) on the bottom and then work from there *or*
if you can come up with some appropriate blocks of shipping foam you can
just fill the whole case and work from t here.  In either case make sure
there *is* foam at the bottom.  Cut / pull / make foam lined 'holes' for
your 'stuff'.  If you want to get fancy, pad the bottom and sides and add
strategic velcro strips you can use to arrange velcro'd foam dividers.
Don't forget that you can keep things like coffee *inside* things like Bodum
kettles during travel.
Also don't forget another foam layer as a 'lid' to protect things during
travel.

3) From: Vicki Smith
I hadn't really thought about fitting out a good case. It sounds easily 
doable, but mebbe not for the trip that starts at 4:30 AM tomorrow. I 
had cut a liner out of an exercise mat already, but that is as far as I 
will probably go this time. Fortunately I have all the boxes and packing 
shtuff for everything that has a glass component.
v
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4) From: Lynne
Sounds normal to me.
: > )
Lynne
On Nov 9, 2006, at 2:10 AM, Vicki Smith wrote:
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5) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Vicki,
If I take my equipment with me to my weekday 'home' it is packed into a 30"
X 16" X 16" crate that my daughters cast iron cook set came in. I stuff in
an I-R-2, a Bodum Antigua grinder, a digital scale, a log book, a couple of
jars for gound coffee, degassing bags and anywhere from 7 to 25lbs of greens
(depending on if I intend to roast a lot that week). Fortunately it fits
inside the back compartment of my extended cab S-10 pickup along with my
clothes and groceries for the week. i get to pack this every Sunday evening
or EARLY Monday mornings.
You won't get any laughter from this addict.
On 11/9/06, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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6) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I won't laugh in fact you are herby awarded 346 CSA points!!!!!!!!
Plus a bonus 62 for each new member you recruit!!!!!
 
Dennis
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FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
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Man of many hats!
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 176 and counting..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call
away!"

7) From: Sandy Andina
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Oy vey. I travel with my beans, grinding and brewing stuff (inc. a  
small electric kettle and a couple of travel press mugs), but never  
my roasting gear. When driving, it all fits into a cloth shopping bag  
in the back seat; when flying, it gets tucked into various pockets  
and corners of my rolling garment carrier. (skycaps have commented on  
how great my luggage smells).
On Nov 9, 2006, at 1:10 AM, Vicki Smith wrote:
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Sandy
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Oy vey. I travel with my beans, =
grinding and brewing stuff (inc. a small electric kettle and a couple of =
travel press mugs), but never my roasting gear. When driving, it all =
fits into a cloth shopping bag in the back seat; when flying, it gets =
tucked into various pockets and corners of my rolling garment carrier. =
(skycaps have commented on how great my luggage smells).
On =
Nov 9, 2006, at 1:10 AM, Vicki Smith wrote:
I was gathering up all the coffee related things I = "need" to take with me on my two week trip to Toronto and Detroit, when = it occurred to me that the coffee shtuff seems to require its own = suitcase. Normally I travel with a small grinder, my beans, an = aeropress or other single cupper, and a heater coil for fast hot water. = It all fits into a nifty case that I can pack inside of my regular = luggage. This time I am bringing: *7 = pounds of roasted coffee (for distribution Saturday at a party).  I roasted today, and packed = it in 1/2 pound one way valve bags.*5 pounds of = greens*my *extra* KMB*solis maestro grinder*heat gun*big wire strainer, for cooling (my hosts are = supplying bread machine and fan)*digital = scale I'm glad I kept all the original boxes and packaging = for all these toys, and only a little bit embarrassed by this. My = friends have been mightily amused by my coffee fetish, and are expecting = to get the full roasting/ home roast experience. My goal is to bring 3 = or 4 of them into the cult. vicki homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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8) From: Sandy Andina
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I would make a custom hardshell case for my coffee gear for flying,  
but I usually also check my guitar in a flight case, so there goes my  
two free pieces of checked baggage.  (Can't carry on the guitar,  
since I have to carry on the dulcimer and laptop).
On Nov 9, 2006, at 5:41 AM, Steven Van Dyke wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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I would make a custom hardshell =
case for my coffee gear for flying, but I usually also check my guitar =
in a flight case, so there goes my two free pieces of checked baggage.  =
(Can't carry on the guitar, since I have to carry on the dulcimer and =
laptop).
On Nov 9, 2006, at 5:41 AM, Steven Van Dyke =
wrote:
Vicki, I'm glad = you mentioned this - I still need to make my 'stuff' it's owntravel case. I'll do it like I did one for my = camera gear.  You take a = cheap case -generally 'soft sided' but with = the sides actually hard - and put a hardliner on = the bottom.  You can use = 'hardboard' (hardware store stuff) or ifyou have = lots of empty kitty litter buckets you can come up with a nicesheet of hard plastic. Two choices = for how to continue.  You = can either put a layer of foam (suchas those foam = pads for camping) on the bottom and then work from there *or*if you can come up with some appropriate blocks of = shipping foam you canjust fill the whole case = and work from t here.  In = either case make surethere *is* foam at the = bottom.  Cut / pull / = make foam lined 'holes' foryour = 'stuff'.  If you want to = get fancy, pad the bottom and sides and addDon't forget that you can keep = things like coffee *inside* things like Bodumkettles during travel. Also don't = forget another foam layer as a 'lid' to protect things duringtravel. ----- Original Message = -----From: "Vicki Smith" <vicki.smith><= DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; = margin-left: 0px; ">To: <homeroast= s.com>Sent: Thursday, November 09, = 2006 1:10 AMSubject: +you won't laugh, will = you? I was gathering up all the = coffee related things I "need" to take with meon my two week trip to Toronto and Detroit, when it = occurred to me that thecoffee shtuff = seems to require its own suitcase. Normally I travel with a small = grinder, my beans, an aeropress or othersingle = cupper, and a heater coil for fast hot water. It all fits into = anifty case that I can pack inside of my regular = luggage. This time I am bringing: *7 = pounds of roasted coffee (for distribution Saturday at a party).  Iroasted today, and packed it in 1/2 pound one way = valve bags.*5 pounds of greens*my *extra* KMB*solis = maestro grinder*IR2*heat gun*big wire = strainer, for cooling (my hosts are supplying bread machine = andfan)*digital scale I'm glad I kept all the original = boxes and packaging for all these toys,and only = a little bit embarrassed by this. My friends have been = mightilyamused by my coffee fetish, and = are expecting to get the full roasting/home = roast experience. My goal is to bring 3 or 4 of them into the = cult. vicki homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations,unsvbscribes) go = tohttp://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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9) From: Scott Marquardt
Sez the guy who has pallets of greens VertRep'd on deck by a Seahawk.    ;-=
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- S
On 11/9/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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