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Topic: roasting in the storm (47 lines)
1) From: Peter Zulkowski
Out of fresh roast this morning because I just had to make a full pot of 
Horse.
Normally it would have lasted until tomorrow but... could not resist a 
second cup.
Weatherman says we are in a storm watch here in Mohave County Arizona.
Up to a quarter inch of rain is predicted!!
 From my roasting area I can see well into California, across Lake 
Havasu, and the rain is coming down in sheets, blocking the view of the 
mountains again.
The winds are whipping from all directions, a blustery 11 mph with gusts 
surely more than that.
The clouds are boiling overhead, and on the ground the wind chill is 42F.
Yup, I have my long sleeve corduroy  shirt on and  I am prepared to  
move inside quickly at the first few drops.
Roasted a batch before the first drops of rain could fall, and it seemed 
to go quicker. Maybe the thicker cold air sped up the process?
Tried cooling this batch in a aluminum colander, held over a spunky fan 
and stirred with a Teflon spoon.
Not working too well. The IR gun says it is staying warm!
Poured it back into the roaster and mixed it while holding the fan to 
blow into it.
Not very effective :(
Got out the hair drier and finished cooling in seconds.
Time for another batch?
Still no rain, but windy.
The second batch of 580 Grams went the same as the first. Very quick.
Totally finished in under 13 minutes, even with the 4 minute pause 
between first and second.
The air must be thicker today.
Went back into the house to get warm and to check the weather.
Forecast is for partly cloudy!
Shucks, we missed another one!
Sure is raining in CA though.
PeterZ


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