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Topic: roasting in the cold (41 lines)
1) From: Peter Zulkowski
Just finished roasting 600 Gr of Harrar Horse and I have a bit of a 
chill. Even had to wear a long sleeve shirt!
Gosh, it is 49.1 F here with the wind from the NW at 15 mph brrrrrr!
Here is a link to our weather:http://www.wunderground.com/stationmaps/gmap.asp?zip403&magic=1&wmo999The day is clear though, and I can see both ranges of mountains in 
California that I should be able to see from here.
Hark, is that snow on the side of one of the mountains about 65 miles 
away? Could it be?
Nope, must be a cloud!
It drifted off to the side!
This is lots different from roasting in New England, which I only do now 
during the summer; but I do know what northern winters can be like :)
So I moved to Arizona.
For the winters at least.
Still no blueberry from my Horse.
Okay, so my next coffee related project will be building a bean cooler!
There are lots of great ideas for coolers here on this list, and I have 
collected a pile of fans and blowers and vacuums to arrange into 
something compact that will do the job.
I really like Alchemist Johns cooling method of dumping the beans into a 
large SS bowl. I seem to have acquired lots of them ;)
Beans in the bowl, the bowl cooled by a fan from underneath, additional 
cooling from above with a hair drier or another fan?
Would love to have automatic stirring....
PeterZ
Suffering ;) in the not really so cold cold, here in LHC


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