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Topic: Of Misty Valley, iR2s, and Moka pots (10 msgs / 308 lines)
1) From: Larry Johnson
I roasted the Misty Valley (in my iRoast2) just a shade darker than I meant
to (somewhere between FC and FC+); I'm still learning to do this, forgive
me. It wasn't the machine's fault. I obviously don't have one of the "hot"
ones that everyone is talking about. Mine seems to perform as advertised. I
set a profile like the one Tom of SM said that he uses for most of his
roasts:
"340 for 2 minutes --this will give you a high speed air pattern to aid in
really even initial heat distribution
390 or 400 for 3 minutes -- this raises the temperature right to the verge
of first crack
450 for 4 to 6 minutes -- with most coffees, 4 minutes will give you a City
Roast, 5 a Full City, and 6 gets you to the door of 2nd crack."
The problem seems to be the last stage. I got into FC in about 4 minutes,
and was edging into FC+ before I realized that I needed to hit the COOL
button.
One day of rest, ground 2 scoops worth in my Maestro (a plain SM, not the
Plus), into the itty-bitty Bialetti Moka Pot, used Brian's instructions for
pulling it off the heat when the flow started and kept it slow and low for
the whole process.
Silly me - ordering only 2 lbs. of this beautiful bean. I think I'll go
correct that mistake right now.
Larry J (Lilboybrew).......Mama sell my clothes, I've died and gone
to heaven......
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"Having a positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it annoys
enough people to make it worth the effort."

2) From: Sandy Andina
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Did mine about 7 min. on Preset 2. 3 days post-roast I had an  
Aeropress cup of it in my hotel room, and it was exquisite--like an  
elegant and complex version of Harar.
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Did mine about 7 min. on Preset =
2. 3 days post-roast I had an Aeropress cup of it in my hotel room, and =
it was exquisite--like an elegant and complex version of =
Harar.
On Jan 21, 2007, at 10:23 AM, Larry Johnson =
wrote:
I roasted the Misty Valley (in my iRoast2) just a = shade darker than I meant to (somewhere between FC and FC+); I'm still = learning to do this, forgive me. It wasn't the machine's fault. I = obviously don't have one of the "hot" ones that everyone is talking = about. Mine seems to perform as advertised. I set a profile like the one = Tom of SM said that he uses for most of his roasts:   = "340 for 2 = minutes --this will give you a high speed air pattern to aid in really = even initial heat distribution 390 or 400 for 3 minutes -- this = raises the temperature right to the verge of first crack 450 for 4 = to 6 minutes -- with most coffees, 4 minutes will give you a City Roast, = 5 a Full City, and 6 gets you to the door of 2nd crack."
The problem seems to be the last stage. I got into FC = in about 4 minutes, and was edging into FC+ before I realized that I = needed to hit the COOL button.   One day of = rest, ground 2 scoops worth in my Maestro (a plain SM, not the Plus), = into the itty-bitty Bialetti Moka Pot, used Brian's instructions for = pulling it off the heat when the flow started and kept it slow and low = for the whole process.   Silly me - ordering = only 2 lbs. of this beautiful bean. I think I'll go correct that mistake = right now.   Larry J (Lilboybrew).......Mama = sell my clothes, I've died and gone to heaven......  =   -- "Having a positive attitude may not solve = all your problems, but it annoys enough people to make it worth the = effort." Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.com = --Apple-Mail-14--38198448--

3) From: an iconoclast
On 1/21/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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Welcome back, Sandy.  We've been thinking about you. I hope things are going
as smoothly as possible under the circumstances.
Take care,
Ann
Sandy Andina
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4) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I finally got a order in for more IMV myself!!... I was worried there
for a little while afraid that it was going to be gone before I could my
order in...
Harvey will be brining 10# of IMV and 2#of Robusta (for those hard core
chiefs that wnat just a little somethiung extra in their cup...LOL (If
they really want Vienna ++ will it matter if I give them a blend with
some of the indian robusta? After some people really like *$ coffee...no
matter how hard I try to break them of it...)
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
Safety Dept 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the southern hemisphere 
 "On station and on point 124 and counting down..."

5) From: Laura Micucci
I hear ya Dennis.  My neighbor just asked if I could help him with "an
experiment".  He wants me to dark roast (read burn) some beans for him.  He
likes it dark and oily "tasting like coffee" he said.  He wanted to know
where I get my beans.  He is going to order some from SM.  I don't know if =
I
can do it!  It's murder!
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Laura Micucci
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6) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Well I am already making Pruo Scuto blend I figure that if I just start
a 2/1 ratio adding in more Robusta I can strech the beans and think it
may be more of the cup he is looking for....(I don't mind burning
robusta even good robusta)
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
Safety Dept 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the southern hemisphere 
 "On station and on point 123 and counting down..." 
6 more days to hump day part deux!!!!!! (do I hear a third?)
	 
	I hear ya Dennis.  My neighbor just asked if I could help him
with "an experiment".  He wants me to dark roast (read burn) some beans
for him.  He likes it dark and oily "tasting like coffee" he said.  He
wanted to know where I get my beans.  He is going to order some from SM.
I don't know if I can do it!  It's murder! 
	
	
	On 1/21/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) 
wrote: 
		I finally got a order in for more IMV myself!!... I was
worried there for a little while afraid that it was going to be gone
before I could my order in... 
		Harvey will be brining 10# of IMV and 2#of Robusta (for
those hard core chiefs that wnat just a little somethiung extra in their
cup...LOL (If they really want Vienna ++ will it matter if I give them a
blend with some of the indian robusta? After some people really like *$
coffee...no matter how hard I try to break them of it...) 
		Dennis 
		AKA 
		FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
		Safety Dept 
		USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
		FPO AE 09532-2830 
		HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the southern hemisphere 
		 "On station and on point 124 and counting down..." 
		
			

7) From: Justin Marquez
On 1/21/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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Make it a real experiment.  Roast some "oily" as he requests and roast
some however Tom recommends for the bean he orders. Have him compare
the results for himself.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

8) From: Laura Micucci
Actually he's had my coffee before.  Just a couple of nights ago they called
to see if they could borrow some coffee because they ran out.  afterwards I
asked if he liked the coffee and he said "it definitly had a lot of tastes
to it but none of them coffee".  he likes it "like in Italy".
On 1/22/07, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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9) From: Justin Marquez
On 1/22/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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In that case, tell him to buy some Robusta and burn it for him!
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

10) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
I have done that I take it a coffee (Puro Scuto) to FC++ ...what do I
hear a few days later?!? Can we make the next batch darker?...ARRGGG
 
Make it a real experiment.  Roast some "oily" as he requests and roast
some however Tom recommends for the bean he orders. Have him compare the
results for himself.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)


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