As a fellow former lurker, welcome!
Isn't it crazy how it happens one week your drinking what you think is wonderful coffee from *where ever* and the next week you are bending over a gas grill smelling smoke, tweaking the temperature knobs, peeking at timer and listening intently to any sounds of cracking with your Ove glove on anticipating the wonderful nectar.
james Ducey wrote:
last september i was searching the web for bbq sauces that used coffee.... i thought it would be a cool thing to do, being a guy that loves his grill and loves coffee. well, this story tells itself at this point. oh yeah, i found a cool thing to do alright! and it not just 'what's for supper' anymore.
fast forward a few weeks...my grill is now a roaster with a hand made drum and i'm standing in front of it with a box that says sweet maria's on it.
the list has helped me sort this all out technique and tool wise for which i am sooooo grateful to you all.
i'm doing the aeropress (a coffee laboratory in a box) with all the trappings...digital thermometer, polyfiber filters, insulated thermos, bodum double walled glasses and drinking it black for the first time in my life. the grinder is being upgraded and a french press is on the way.
i am the living embodiment of 'hook, line and sinker". and when i finally do make a coffee bbq sauce it'll be mind blowing.
a lot of what tom notes in his descriptions goes right over my head (over my taste buds?) at this point but i've been shocked many times by the flavors that seem to leap out of nowhere. which is why i would love to wrangle an invite to the Albany get together....i'm dying to do some coffee drinking and talking shop at the same time. so keep me in mind!!! for some reason when real people drink coffee they tend to talk...but not about coffee. how weird is that?
jim d (former lurker)Laura Making the world a better place one bean at a time.