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Topic: I have a stupid question (17 msgs / 483 lines)
1) From: Kevin
I know there is supposedly no such thing as a stupid question, but I think
this qualifies:
What do those on this list do if they have a roast that didn't come well?
Do you suffer through the batch and use it up or do you toss it and start
anew?  I have a 1/2 lb of the Ethiopian DP Sidamo that was taken too far
(French?) tastes thin bodied, flat, and burnt.  I'm debating between
drinking the lot in due time or just tossing it and roasting anew.  It's
tough to drink this when you know how good coffee can taste, but on the
other hand I hate wasting SM coffee, it's almost criminal...  What are your
thoughts?
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2) From: RK
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I trash any roast that got away why I wasn't paying attention to =
business. If its not to far you can blend it with a lighter roast.
RK

3) From: Robert Avery
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Good Question ??? You are required by Law to serve it to your friends, =
and tell them how great it taste and that you will give them some of the =
next batch just like it. What you don't serve to your friends you have =
to drink yourself ... heeee !  Later, Bob

4) From: Sheila Quinn
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How about... serve it to your friends and tell them it's from Starbucks. ;)
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How about... serve it to your friends and tell them it's from
Starbucks. ;)
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  Good Question ??? You are required by Law to serve it to your
friends, and tell them how great it taste and that you will give them
some of the next batch just like it. What you don’t serve to your
friends you have to drink yourself .. heeee !  Later, Bob

5) From: Eddie Dove
I cup it over a week or so for the knowledge.  I did this once to a Timor
FTO Peaberry and it was actually good ...
Eddie
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6) From:
Kevin:
I think you should just dump it and roast more. This is how we learn.
ginny
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7) From: Kevin
I may cup it a few times after more rest but it won't be my go to beans for
breakfast in the up coming week.
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8) From: David B. Westebbe
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Throw it in the freezer, and dig it out when you are desperate.

9) From: Brett Mason
Use it as a gift for people who say they just can't imagine anyone
spending much time on coffee, or that Folgers is perfectly good for
them...
Brett
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

10) From: Sheila Quinn
I finally got my husband to stop saying that after he tried the Ethiopia 
Misty Valley. I've never seen him so excited about coffee - he says it's 
the absolute BEST coffee ever! I only wish I'd bought a whole huge sack 
of it. :)
Sheila
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11) From: Sandy Andina
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I brew beans that mistakenly went to French as New Orleans cafe au  
lait (or even black) with a little chicory.  If they are really  
awful, I put them in the "sink shots" bag of stale beans I keep  
around for purging Cafiza residue out of my machine after  
backflushing.   If I have a "pinto" roast (pale stragglers AND French  
roast beans that stopped my roaster in its tracks), I cull the dark  
beans as above and wok-and-whisk-roast the pale stragglers till they  
go to at least a City roast and smell decent--and add the latter to  
the beans that did come out right.
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Sandy
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I brew beans that mistakenly =
went to French as New Orleans cafe au lait (or even black) with a little =
chicory.  If they are really awful, I put them in the "sink shots" bag =
of stale beans I keep around for purging Cafiza residue out of my =
machine after backflushing.   If I have a "pinto" roast (pale =
stragglers AND French roast beans that stopped my roaster in its =
tracks), I cull the dark beans as above and wok-and-whisk-roast the pale =
stragglers till they go to at least a City roast and smell decent--and =
add the latter to the beans that did come out right.
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8, 2006, at 4:51 AM, Kevin wrote:
I know = there is supposedly no such thing as a stupid question, but I think this = qualifies: What do those on this list do if they have a roast = that didn't come well?  Do you suffer through the batch and use it up = or do you toss it and start anew?  I have a 1/2 lb of the Ethiopian DP = Sidamo that was taken too far (French?) tastes thin bodied, flat, and = burnt.  I'm debating between drinking the lot in due time or just = tossing it and roasting anew.  It's tough to drink this when you know = how good coffee can taste, but on the other hand I hate wasting SM = coffee, it's almost criminal...  What are your thoughts?
-- Kevin http://homecoffeeroastbl=og.blogspot.com/ "I got a fever and the only prescription... = is more cowbell!" = =">http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.htmlwww.sandyandina.comwww.sass-music.com=="=" class="3D"Apple-interchange-newline""> = = --Apple-Mail-93-468458093--

12) From: jim gundlach
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If you don't like it, compost it.
     Pecan Jim
On Dec 8, 2006, at 4:51 AM, Kevin wrote:
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If you don't like it, compost =
it.    Pecan Jim
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Kevin wrote:
I know there is supposedly no such thing as a stupid = question, but I think this qualifies: What do those on this list = do if they have a roast that didn't come well?  Do you suffer through = the batch and use it up or do you toss it and start anew?  I have a = 1/2 lb of the Ethiopian DP Sidamo that was taken too far (French?) = tastes thin bodied, flat, and burnt.  I'm debating between drinking = the lot in due time or just tossing it and roasting anew.  It's tough = to drink this when you know how good coffee can taste, but on the other = hand I hate wasting SM coffee, it's almost criminal...  What are your = thoughts?
-- Kevin http://homecoffeeroastbl=og.blogspot.com/ "I got a fever and the only prescription... = is more cowbell!" =http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html

13) From: James
Do you have an espresso machine? That sounds perfect to try for a good shot=
. The stuff I used to use for my espresso machine before homeroasting was T=
rader Joe's Italian Roast. Stuff is almost black as coal and very shiny. Ma=
kes a very decent cup of espresso.
  
James in Southern CA
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From: Kevin 
To: homeroast <=
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Sent: Friday, December 8, 2006 2:51:14 A=
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Subject: +I have a stupid question
I know there is supposedly no s=
uch thing as a stupid question, but I think this qualifies:
What do th=
ose on this list do if they have a roast that didn't come well?  Do you suf=
fer through the batch and use it up or do you toss it and start anew?  I ha=
ve a 1/2 lb of the Ethiopian DP Sidamo that was taken too far (French?) tas=
tes thin bodied, flat, and burnt.  I'm debating between drinking the lot in=
 due time or just tossing it and roasting anew.  It's tough to drink this w=
hen you know how good coffee can taste, but on the other hand I hate wastin=
g SM coffee, it's almost criminal...  What are your thoughts?
-- =
Kevinhttp://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/"I got a fever and=
 the only prescription... is more cowbell!" http://www.funnyhub.com/vide=os/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html=
Any ques=
tions? Get answers on any topic at www.Answers.yahoo.com.  Try it now.

14) From: an iconoclast
On 12/8/06, Kevin  wrote:
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I'm constitutionally unable to throw away coffee.  I just did the same
thing with the same bean. I blended it with lighter roasts about 1/3
burnt to 2/3 light.  And then I added some cream to my cup.  Per
previous posts that cream comes in handy.
Take care,
Nancy

15) From: Lynne
If it wasn't roasted that much, I'd say - do what I've done lately when 
a roast just doesn't come out right - put it back on for a brief second 
roasting. I started doing this when it was mentioned on this list - it 
doesn't always work (had to actually toss some Costa Rican Decaf just 
recently - blech - don't know what I did wrong..). Sometimes it just 
makes a bad batch pretty good.
And sometimes it doesn't work.
Lynne
(forever 'cheapo')
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16) From: Sheila Quinn
I have thrown away plenty of coffee - if it's no good, I don't see the 
point in keeping it. If I want to drink bad coffee, I can go back to 
Folgers. :)
Sheila
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17) From: Chad
I can't throw it away either. I just completely failed at my first HG/DB 
attempt. 13 mins and I couldn't get over 300deg. Darn cheap heat gun! I 
tossed the beans in a wok on the side of the bbq to finish. Scalded the 
beans in the wok because I was trying to get the temp up fast.  Result 
was a 20min uneven baked and burnt roast. am I drinking it?  Sure am!
Chad
Running Springs, CA
On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 4:33pm, an iconoclast wrote:
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