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Topic: redundant questions (3 msgs / 128 lines)
1) From: Peter Zulkowski
I have only been on this list for a couple of years, so I am a newbie. 
Started roasting at the same time I joined the list ,have asked my share 
of stupid questions and threw out lots of weird ideas about roasting.
Have always received respectful answers, and I enjoy the patter that 
goes on in the back ground on this list.
We went through times when we had no archives to search, or they were 
broke.
Apparently they are fixed now, but it is easier and friendlier to just 
ask questions and provoke some thought.
We discus the same things over and over. New people join and go through 
the same learning curve as we all did.
Grinders, extension cords, variacs, turbo ovens, drums...  /ad infinitum.
/It is fun to watch the discussions go on, the excitement, sometimes 
bewilderment and even confusion as we all get better at our obse.. err 
hobby!
Some days I just don't have the patience to search through the archives, 
but it is nice to feel that we are a responsive group of friends, always 
ready to help on another.
Coffee roasting can be as rocket science or as primitive as you want to 
make it, and crossing boundaries between the two extremes can be a 
hassle or it can be a fun adventure.
I personally want to thank every one here that has helped me along on my 
path of roasting. Even if you did not think you did, I learned a lot 
from all the discussions,
and probably would have missed a lot if all those folks searched through 
the archives instead of asking questions.
Hope this helps,
PeterZ

2) From: Eddie Dove
Which is why it is essential to answer the questions for the next generation
that will take up the task of answering those questions.  I really
appreciate everyone that has entertained my inane questions.
Eddie
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3) From: Coffeenut
Very well said Peter.  There were many things I related to in your message.
It get's in your blood (home-roasting) and I've maintained interest for
7yrs.  This list was my first school of home-roasting and taught me enough
to have early success.  When I try to convey the unique differences of
coffees from around the world, how like fine wines they are and how deep the
process coffee undergoes while roasting, most people don't get it.  However,
most will admit that your home-roasted coffee is the best they've had (even
if at first blush it seems "stronger").  It is communities like this one
that have people who do "get it", and from here the enjoyment of
home-roasting is grown.  
Sometimes you don't even know the effect your gifts of coffee have upon
those who may appear to have little interest.  At Christmas my next door
neighbor (who is basically a "non-coffee drinker") and whom I'd given
roasted coffee on occasion, surprised me.  He researched the best coffees of
2006 on the net, ended up on Sweet Maria's website and ordered a pound each
of the "Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda Gesha" and the "Guatemala Cup of
Excellence El Injerto" for me as a gift.  I had him over to cup some of both
and was quite surprised at how much his interest had grown.  There may be a
future home-roaster in there somewhere.
Rick


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