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Topic: Come All ye lurkers Holiday offering + Question (18 msgs / 575 lines)
1) From: Todd Christell
Kevin,
Well I'll have to break my well established list rule; never post until
you've lurked at least 2 weeks.  Back in the 90's you could get booted
from a list with a posting that didn't understand the list culture.
But it is obvious by this post that the culture of this list is friendly
and generous; and I would appreciate being in on your raffle.
I have a Maria 8 lb. sampler on my birthday list (which will happen since
I helped my wife out by ordering it) and planned on trying the Corretto
method.
My question.  I know that 500 degrees is mentioned for thermometers, but
wondering what the highest practical temp is that I will be measuring?
The entire subject of roasting has always fascinated me (not to mention
the quest for good coffee) and only in the last week have I found out that
I could do it myself without a home equity loan.  I'm stoked.
Todd
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2) From: Leo Zick
I think an espresso corretto is flavored with some grappa.

3) From: Brett Mason
Corretto From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to:
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Corretto Model G
Corretto, from the Italian for 'Corrected' is the name given to a shot of
espresso 'corrected' with a shot of grappa - a Caffè
corretto
.
A Corretto is also a home roasting
coffeemethod that
uses a bread
machine  to stir the beans and =
a
stand-mounted heat gun  to provide
the heat. The 'Corretto' is named for its developer who shared the concept
with other home coffee roasters.
Typically this method allows a much greater control of the roasting process
and when coupled with a data logging
multimeterit is second only
to professional roasting machines in the ability to
monitor and control roasting variables.
While the method is among many used by home coffee roasters around the worl=
d
it is a fairly recent innovation and in its current form was developed by a=
n
Australian 'Coffee Snob ' and has
rapidly grown in popularity.
There is a growing community of dedicated Corretto users, who are becoming
distinctive in the commitment to logging data of individual bean roasts and
sharing the roasting profiles to build the knowledge base of this method of
home roasting coffee.
Typically this roasting process can be controlled sufficiently to deliver a
roast that is similar in profile to commercial coffee roasters. This allows
the home roaster to prepare pre-blended roasts of coffee beans with much
greater quality control than by most other methods.
Data logging Corretto users have identified controls for collecting data,
including the position of
thermocouples,
periods in data recording and protocols for the presentation of the data.
The Corretto has found a niche among home coffee roasters dissatisfied with
the lack of control of roasting variables possible in most home roasting
methods. The Corretto provides a cheaper option than commercially produced
home roasting machines but still allows the home roaster to produce high
quality, high volume roasts of up to 700g of coffee at a time.
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4) From: Todd Christell
I could be wrong (I'll use my newbie get out of jail free card) but I
believe that it is the heat gun + bread machine roasting method.  I think
it came from a woman in Australia that promotes it.
Todd
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5) From: Vicki Smith
Nope, it is an espresso with the addition of cognac, or some other 
alcoholic "correction".
v
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6) From: Vicki Smith
I guess I stand corrected about the definition of Coretto, but my guess 
is that someone editing the wiki from OZ might have exaggerated a bit 
about the term being widely used (well outside of the coffee snob group) 
to refer to a method of roasting.
vicki
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7) From: Vicki Smith
I went up to the coffee snobs board and read through the posts about 
bread machine roasting. The person who first began roasting in a bread 
machine there (in September) thought she had developed the method (and 
in terms of her not knowing that other people roasted this way too, she 
did I guess).
Then one of the board members started calling it the Coretto method and 
edited wikipedia in such a way that made it sound like it was a well 
known "fact" that it was referred to this way, and that it was, urmmm, 
highly scientific.
Coretto seemed a bit embarrassed by this claim, but it is in the wiki, 
and I guess will pass into the realm of unquestioned fact soon enough. 
It wouldn't bother me, except for the fact that bread machine roasting 
has been around for awhile, and the facts about whoever did it the first 
time, remains somewhat of a mystery.
I know I saw my first bread machine roaster (with major mods)on 
homeroaster.org long before I tried it for the first time myself in 
August.
vicki
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8) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Ok what is the Corretto method?
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
CS/CS-5
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
Man of many hats!
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 150 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support
of Operation Eagle!"
I have a Maria 8 lb. sampler on my birthday list (which will happen
since I helped my wife out by ordering it) and planned on trying the
Corretto method.

9) From: Sandy Andina
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Grappa, sambuca, anisette or Galliano, but NEVER cognac!
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Nope, it is an espresso with = the addition of cognac, or some other alcoholic "correction".

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10) From: scott miller
When I was in Normandy in France around the town of Calvados, it was common
for folks to have a tiny shot of the local apple eau-de-vie with a morning
espresso. Sort of brings new meaning to that first coffee of the day!
cheers,
Scott
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11) From: Jerry Procopio
Methinks PeterZ was one of the first.
JavaJerry
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12) From: Vicki Smith
Belinda (AKA Corrado), the woman who introduced this method of roasting 
on the coffee snobs list has done wonders getting folks down there using 
an unmodded bread machine. And even though no one other than their group 
really calls it a Corrado (yet), it's great seeing any kind of roasting 
getting so much space on wikipedia.
I just wrote to Tom, Maria and the gang, suggesting that they put some 
bread machine roasting pics on their pages with the other homemade 
roasters. I sent links to Belinda's pictures, my own, and the heavily 
modded picture of David Yeager's machine on homeroasters.org.
I'm pretty sure that David Yeager and Michael Zukowski (sp?) did some 
amazing bread machine roasting beginning quite a while ago. I'd love to 
see this part of our history as home roasters more fully documented and 
easier to find for beginning roaster, or people who are homeroast-curious.
Michael (Mick) Carroll, the fellow who wrote the wiki entries, told me 
last night that he just joined our list. It will be great having an 
Ozzie presence on the list!! I hope Belinda joins too.
vicki (feeling somewhat guilty about not posting some follow-up on my 
own bread machine roasting on homeroasters.org and off to do that now)
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13) From: Vicki Smith
Yes, and in a follow-up most I mistakenly called him Michael Z. My bad. 
There used to be (someplace) pictures of some great mods by him and also 
by David (hope I got that right) Yeager. I wish I could find them again, 
as both were important in my decision to roast in a bread machine, 
though my choice was to try the unmodded version.
v
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14) From: Peter Zulkowski
Lots of stuff on Homeroasters.org.
Here is a link to my first Bread Machine mod.http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id2&thread_id1With all the business of life I have not made any more progress toward a 
larger version.
The first one works very well, and I just use that. Usually I roast 
about 600 - 700 gr at a time which lasts about a week for us.
No resting, just enjoy the great coffee as it ages day by day :)
All this talk about bread machines makes me feel guilty about not 
updating the HR site. Must get busy on that also.
PeterZ
Cold here today, may only get up to around 70F, here in Lake Havasu 
City, AZ.
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15) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Actualy you are correct I have just never heard that before.... But the
etearnally wise list has once again come through and taught me how
little I know..
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
CS/CS-5
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
Man of many hats!
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 149 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support
of Operation Eagle!"
I could be wrong (I'll use my newbie get out of jail free card) but I
believe that it is the heat gun + bread machine roasting method.  I
think it came from a woman in Australia that promotes it.
Todd

16) From: Kevin
Just wanted to let those who entered know that the drawing for the
iRoast 1 will be held tonight. I will announce the winner to the group
and arrange shipping off-line.  Good luck to those who entered!
Kevin
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17) From: Kevin
Okay, I'm a little late in the drawing for the IR1.  I apologize for
the tardiness.  The holidays have been hectic.  On the 29th of Dec my
mother went into the hospital for a blood infection (meningitis).
Fortunately the infection responded to antibiotics and she's scheduled
to be released this Friday.  Then, on NYD we found out that my wife's
uncle unexpectedly passed away from a massive heart attack and the
wake is tomorrow.  Bottom line:  I will draw the winner tonight and
notify the list.  Again, I apologize for the delay.
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

18) From: Sandy Andina
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Kevin,
	My sympathies and prayers for you and your family. My father-in-law  
collapsed after dinner with my husband in NY last night--Bob's a  
cardiologist so he immediately suspected unstable angina and CHF and  
had him admitted to North Shore Hospital and he will have a cardiac  
cath Monday. Gordy and I are flying out there this afternoon.
On Jan 4, 2007, at 9:45 AM, Kevin wrote:
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Kevin,	My =
sympathies and prayers for you and your family. My father-in-law =
collapsed after dinner with my husband in NY last night--Bob's a =
cardiologist so he immediately suspected unstable angina and CHF and had =
him admitted to North Shore Hospital and he will have a cardiac cath =
Monday. Gordy and I are flying out there this afternoon.  =
 
On Jan 4, 2007, at 9:45 AM, Kevin wrote:
Okay, I'm a little late in the drawing for the = IR1.  I apologize = forthe tardiness.  The holidays have been = hectic.  On the 29th of = Dec mymother went into the hospital = for a blood infection (meningitis).Fortunately = the infection responded to antibiotics and she's scheduledto be released this Friday.  Then, on NYD we found out = that my wife'suncle unexpectedly passed away = from a massive heart attack and thewake is = tomorrow.  Bottom = line:  I will draw the = winner tonight andnotify the list.  Again, I apologize for the = delay. -- My home = coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblo=g.blogspot.com/Kevinhomeroast 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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