I ordered a HotTop from Sweet Maria's late Thursday with 3-day
delivery, hoping it would be shipped on time for Wednesday delivery
for playing over Thanksgiving. Sweet Maria's shipped on Friday with a
UPS-scheduled delivery for November 22. All was going precisely
according to plan, but that did not last very long. The shipment left
Oakland on the 18th (Saturday) and arrived in Rockford, IL later that
morning. (Rockford is an hour and a half from here.) The packages
arrived at the local UPS depot at 12:18 AM today. UPS now shows them
out for delivery!
My 5-pounder is the new Yirg Moledina 3993. Some of it will be
roasted this evening for first brewing tomorrow morning. I will also
roast 1/2 lb of Harar Horse 19 to go into an ibrik as soon as it
cools enough to grind. Batch #3 will be Malibar "Elephant."
Thank you to the gang at Sweet Maria's for turning the order around