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Topic: Test & Hello... (9 msgs / 433 lines)
1) From: Coffeenut
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Hi All,
I've been off this board for quite a while, but am still an avid
home-roaster after 7years after stumbling onto the Sweet Marias website
(while looking for roasted Sulawesi).  I've remained an active customer of
Tom and Maria and really appreciate what they do for the home-roasting
community.  It's good to see that that the group is still active and I see a
few old timers are still here.  I'm still using a grill-roaster made with a
modified Alpenrost drum (from an Alp that croaked years ago).  The
assortment of home-built roasters is always an inspiration to me on the SM
website.  I'm thinking of taking a crack (no pun intended) at improving my
roaster to include an easier method of dumping and cooling the beans, better
temp control, etc.
Anyway, best wishes in your roasting and the new year.
Rick (coffeenut)

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Welcome back to the List. Keep us posted if/when you proceed with further
Alp "mods":-)
 
Fascinating how often paths are similar. I stumbled on SM searching the net
for places to order not just roasted but roasted to desired degree rather
than all too often over roasted Sulawesi and Sumatra Lintong. Home roasting
solution made perfect sense and so the journey began.
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Coffeenut
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 6:31 AM
Hi All,
I've been off this board for quite a while, but am still an avid
home-roaster after 7years after stumbling onto the Sweet Marias website
(while looking for roasted Sulawesi).  I've remained an active customer of
Tom and Maria and really appreciate what they do for the home-roasting
community.  It's good to see that that the group is still active and I see a
few old timers are still here.  I'm still using a grill-roaster made with a
modified Alpenrost drum (from an Alp that croaked years ago).  The
assortment of home-built roasters is always an inspiration to me on the SM
website.  I'm thinking of taking a crack (no pun intended) at improving my
roaster to include an easier method of dumping and cooling the beans, better
temp control, etc.
Anyway, best wishes in your roasting and the new year.
Rick (coffeenut)

3) From: Coffeenut
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Mike,
Thanks for the welcome.  Sounds like your situation may have been the same
as mine years ago.loved Sulawesi and hated buying the way-over-roasted
version of it from Starbucks?
The best thing I got out of that dead Alp was the drum.  It will easily do a
1.5lb roast in my grill which is 3x it's original design intention.  Thanks
to the early pioneers of grill roasting like Ron Kyle, I was able to put the
dead Alp's drum to use.
Glad to see that you are still here.
Rick  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of miKe mcKoffee
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 3:19 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: RE: +Test & Hello...
Welcome back to the List. Keep us posted if/when you proceed with further
Alp "mods":-)
Fascinating how often paths are similar. I stumbled on SM searching the net
for places to order not just roasted but roasted to desired degree rather
than all too often over roasted Sulawesi and Sumatra Lintong. Home roasting
solution made perfect sense and so the journey began.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Coffeenut
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 6:31 AM
Hi All,
I've been off this board for quite a while, but am still an avid
home-roaster after 7years after stumbling onto the Sweet Marias website
(while looking for roasted Sulawesi).  I've remained an active customer of
Tom and Maria and really appreciate what they do for the home-roasting
community.  It's good to see that that the group is still active and I see a
few old timers are still here.  I'm still using a grill-roaster made with a
modified Alpenrost drum (from an Alp that croaked years ago).  The
assortment of home-built roasters is always an inspiration to me on the SM
website.  I'm thinking of taking a crack (no pun intended) at improving my
roaster to include an easier method of dumping and cooling the beans, better
temp control, etc.
Anyway, best wishes in your roasting and the new year.
Rick (coffeenut)

4) From: RK
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welcome back Rick, nice to have you aboard again.
RK

5) From: Coffeenut
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Thanks Ron.good to be back and to see that the list is still full of folks
helping each other.  I've made a point to check your website several times
over the years just to see what you've created.  You have a very nice drum
that I often recommend to people wanting to get into gas grill roasting.
Rick  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of RK
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 4:33 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Test & Hello...
welcome back Rick, nice to have you aboard again.
RK

6) From: Jerry Procopio
Welcome home!
Good to see you back with us.
JavaJerry
RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA
Coffeenut wrote:
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7) From: Coffeenut
Thanks Jerry...a fellow grill-roaster I see.  Looking forward to sharing and
helping with you folks.
Rick

8) From: Andy Thomas
Hey, I remember you! You were one of the "old-timers"
on this list when I first started lurking -- also
about seven years ago ;-) Welcome back.
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9) From: Coffeenut
Hi Andy,
Thanks for the welcome.  I'm still learning and have missed being here.  My
life just got too hectic for me to continue a few years ago and I had to
simplify (manage my time differently).  But I always missed the information
shared here, seeing newbies making progress and of course the unique flavor
and unending knowledge development of this group.  Hopefully, I can be of
some help and expect to learn a lot more from others here.
Rick


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