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Topic: OT: Retired Topics (may have spew potential) (24 msgs / 635 lines)
1) From: john nanavati
On 4/25/07, undisclosed member wrote:
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Just so that I can keep track, I'd like to have a list of the topics that
are have "beaten the dead horse" (disclaimer: no horses were actually harmed
in the fashioning of this email)
What topics are considered "Retired?" Here's what I'm tracking:
- resting time
- what kind of rice to use to clean a grinder
- what is hold for harvey
Have we elected an officer to monitor and bury dead topics?
Just trying to keep things straight ;- )
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

2) From: Jim Carter
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It is good to keep in mind that the homeroast list is dynamic - new 
members come aboard frequently. Many of them have the same questions 
that we all had at one time. Just because an issue may be old to you or 
me, it doesn't mean that it is for somebody else.
Personally, I don't mind seeing the same questions asked and answered 
periodically. The topic may appeal more to me now than the previous 100 
times it was brought up. Sometimes the way a "dead horse" question is 
asked leads some of the creative minds on the list to try a new 
experiment. Sometimes I learn something.
I hereby nominate you as your own personal Dead Horse Officer to monitor 
and bury dead topics as you see fit. One method you might consider is to 
read the subject line and hit the delete button if it smells like a Dead 
Horse to you. Or maybe you can get fancy and create some email filters 
if you want to increase your chances of avoiding something that might be 
new disguised as a Dead Horse.
Regards,
Jim Carter
Progress is impossible if we always do things the way we've always done 
things.
john nanavati wrote:
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Here's one:
- Vacuum sealing sucks the life out of the beans
Have we elected an officer to monitor and bury dead topics?
Yes, his name is John Nanavati, but I haven't seen him lately.
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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4) From: Eddie Dove
Jim wrote, "Sometimes the way a "dead horse" question is asked leads
some of the creative minds on the list to try a new experiment.
Sometimes I learn something.:
Precisely.  That's why I don't mind either ...
I think the OP was in jest ...
Eddie
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5) From: Brett Mason
John,
It's all about me.
I don't care about any topics, except for the ones that apply to me.
If it's the ACME Roadrunner Roaster, then I am IN.  I want to know about how
to PID the damned thing, how to rest it, roast it, ship it, and whether a
civet excretion rested bean would do better in the ACME Roadrunner Roaster
than in, say, an AeroSkwirsher.
If anyone becomes a new customer of Sweet Marias, they ahd better darned
well know their stuff, or we will just smack them and tell them to research
the archives.  They are obviously behind the curve cause they got here after
we did.
Smack em once more for me too!
Brett
  RWA
PS.  I use regular rice in my Zassenhaus, and don't care a lot for all the
counsel I keep getting when I do so...  Did I tell you yet that the
Zassenhaus is by far the best grinder for the money, and the most versatile?
On 4/26/07, john nanavati  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

6) From: john nanavati
Man, you guys (except for Brett - i knew i could count on you, man) are just
no fun. I was trying to exercise my inner curmudgeon.
I totally agree with the sentiments that were expressed, I had no intention
of flaming new members or creating a hostile environment; especially, since
we've had so many traditions ;- )
I just found my curmudgeon role model's comment funny and thought we could
have a fun string.
As my first edict: all topics from this point forward need to be about Brett
(I hope the spew police don't catch me ;- )
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey
Dead Horse Inspector

7) From: Jason
To the archives why am I sentenced, hmm?  I like human interaction even if,
over a computer, is it.  Must roast coffee.  Must make espresso.  Your draw
practice.  Much anger in you, you have.  You are the bean not.  Let the bean
flow though you, you must.  Hmmmmmm.
Signed,
Yoda....  Who I think could use an espresso based on the last 3 movies.
On 4/26/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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8) From: john nanavati
Back in your cage.
(spew alert - but fresh horse)
But you know. That gives me another idea. We could have a tv show about
creating theme-based espresso machines. Maybe a spiderman espresso machine,
one for the fire fighters, and another for orphans. Now all we need is a
disfunctional family of espresso fabricators ... this is great!
any volunteers?
On 4/26/07, Jason  wrote:
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John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

9) From: Mark J Bergh
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"Do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
 
MJB  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:15 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +OT: Retired Topics (may have spew potential)
To the archives why am I sentenced, hmm?  I like human interaction even if,
over a computer, is it.  Must roast coffee.  Must make espresso.  Your draw
practice.  Much anger in you, you have.  You are the bean not.  Let the bean
flow though you, you must.  Hmmmmmm. 
Signed,
Yoda....  Who I think could use an espresso based on the last 3 movies.
On 4/26/07, Brett Mason < homeroast  >
wrote: 
John,
 
It's all about me.  
I don't care about any topics, except for the ones that apply to me.
 
If it's the ACME Roadrunner Roaster, then I am IN.  I want to know about how
to PID the damned thing, how to rest it, roast it, ship it, and whether a
civet excretion rested bean would do better in the ACME Roadrunner Roaster
than in, say, an AeroSkwirsher. 
 
If anyone becomes a new customer of Sweet Marias, they ahd better darned
well know their stuff, or we will just smack them and tell them to research
the archives.  They are obviously behind the curve cause they got here after
we did. 
 
Smack em once more for me too!
Brett
  RWA
 
PS.  I use regular rice in my Zassenhaus, and don't care a lot for all the
counsel I keep getting when I do so...  Did I tell you yet that the
Zassenhaus is by far the best grinder for the money, and the most versatile?
On 4/26/07, john nanavati  > wrote: 

10) From: jim gundlach
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Aye,
     One of the facts of life is that you have to explain the facts  
of life to each new group of kids.  And the facts of life don't  
change, at least here the good coffees keep a changing as does what  
the do during the resting cycle.
        Pecan Jim
On Apr 26, 2007, at 9:43 AM, Jim Carter wrote:
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Aye, One of the =
facts of life is that you have to explain the facts of life to each new =
group of kids. And the facts of life don't change, at least here the =
good coffees keep a changing as does what the do during the resting =
cycle.  Pecan Jim
On Apr 26, =
2007, at 9:43 AM, Jim Carter wrote:
It is = good to keep in mind that the homeroast list is dynamic - new members = come aboard frequently. Many of them have the same questions that we all = had at one time. Just because an issue may be old to you or me, it = doesn't mean that it is for somebody else. Personally, I don't = mind seeing the same questions asked and answered periodically. The = topic may appeal more to me now than the previous 100 times it was = brought up. Sometimes the way a "dead horse" question is asked leads = some of the creative minds on the list to try a new experiment. = Sometimes I learn something. I hereby nominate you as your own = personal Dead Horse Officer to monitor and bury dead topics as you see = fit. One method you might consider is to read the subject line and hit = the delete button if it smells like a Dead Horse to you. Or maybe you = can get fancy and create some email filters if you want to increase your = chances of avoiding something that might be new disguised as a Dead = Horse. Regards, Jim Carter Progress is impossible = if we always do things the way we've always done things. john = nanavati wrote: On = 4/25/07, undisclosed member = wrote: I wasn't going to reply since it's = about the bazillion and eleventh poston "rest" since I've been on the = List but the cats out of the bag! ..... = Just so that I can keep track, I'd like to have a list = of the topics that are have "beaten the dead horse" (disclaimer: no = horses were actually harmed in the fashioning of this email) =
What topics are considered "Retired?" Here's = what I'm tracking: - resting time - what kind of = rice to use to clean a grinder - what is hold for = harvey Have we elected an = officer to monitor and bury dead topics? Just trying = to keep things straight ;- ) = John Nanavati Plainfield, New = Jersey No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.463 / Virus Database: 269.6.1/776 - Release Date: 4/25/2007 = 12:19 PM -- = Amber Systems, Inc. 414 Main Street Suite 211-C Rochester, Michigan 48307 www.ambersystems.com p. 248-652-3140 ext. 224 f. 248-652-3402 = --Apple-Mail-21--399645775--

11) From: Barry Luterman
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Perhaps we could assign a mentor to each newbie who joins the list.

12) From:
Jim and Jim have it right.
some facts don't change. as mr carter put it so nicely, "It is good to keep in mind that the homeroast list is dynamic - new  members come aboard frequently. Many of them have the same  questions that we all had at one time. Just because an issue may be  
old to you or me, it doesn't mean that it is for somebody else.."<<<
I could not agree more, who cares if the same question is asked over and over it simply nice to respond to the new roasters. There are many who forget they started someplace and asked the very same questiions.
PecanJim also hits it on the nail, each batch/roast changes...
thanks to the two Jim's for their insight,
ginny
 I am sure Tom, Maria and ben would agree.
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13) From: Mejia, Carlos
I'm really surprise that this thread has gone on as long as it has
without anyone mentioning an FAQ list.  Why doesn't someone (other than
me!) create an FAQ so us newbies don't irritate so many veterans with
the same old questions every two weeks.  ~carlos

14) From: Justin Marquez
It gives the crusty ol' curnudgeons something to do between their cups
o'coffee...
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 4/27/07, Mejia, Carlos  wrote:
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15) From: Melinda Lee Shaver
I second that suggestion Carlos. I'm so new to this that I don't even know
the questions yet!!
mls

16) From: john nanavati
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All right ... all right.
Break it up.
This horse is officially retired and going out to pasture.
*Please note that this was meant as a novelty conversation and not
encouraging flaming or not supporting newer members, suppressing the
learning process of current members, or, in anyway, disrupting the inner
peace of any readers.*
John Nanavati, DHI
Plainfield, New Jersey

17) From: raymanowen
Or, a new Subject line, E. D.-
Here's one: - Vacuum sealing sucks...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."  - -Thomas
A. Edison

18) From: Eddie Dove
At one time, there was an effort here to make a wiki page:http://homeroast.pbwiki.com/Eddie
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19) From: john nanavati
nice link.
On 4/27/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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John Nanavati, DHI
Plainfield, New Jersey

20) From: Mark Bartkowiak
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Nayyyyy! hehehehe

21) From: raymanowen
"...all we need is a disfunctional family of espresso fabricators ... this
is great!"
What we have: a family of dysfunctional espresso fabricators ... this is
great!
Good!  I'll have a Dysfunctional Double, please.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really
true, there would be little hope of advance. - -Orville Wright

22) From: john nanavati
coming right up. would you like it overnighted or snail mail.
we also offer "hold for harvey." ;- )
On 4/27/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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John Nanavati, DHI, CIT
Plainfield, New Jersey

23) From: raymanowen
How far are you from Atlantic City? New Jersey can't be that big, and I'd
love an all-nighter/ overnighter (!) at the Convention Hall on the
Boardwalk! Long, long story, but I was invited to play the pipe organ in th=
e
auditorium about four years ago.
Two problems:
a.) -I'm no organist and couldn't play it, and
b.) -It's about $10 million shy of a desperately- needed renovation. It's
entirely controlled by 14vdc, and has 137,000 miles of wiring. The salt
water Atlantic Ocean is only a few hundred feet away from the thousands of
open electrical contacts in the seven manual console.
The 600hp blowers can't even be turned on now, but when I got the
invitation, I had been dry. I started drinking my home roasted coffee after
a 25-year hiatus. Not of coffee, the home roasted.
I must have given my AromaRoast to somebody or left it in one of my shops.
It was a goner by '02. I've got the evil form popper, so I just went over t=
o
Boyer's and got some Kenya AA green- for the price of roasted. What a guy. =
I
knew from nothing.
I took a little trip on wings of Silicon and 3.3 volts that was non-
existent before. I found out I was going to enjoy excellent coffee. I was
going to abundon the Bann and use one of its paper filters over
the filter screen of the 1L press. Microwaved the beaker to keep the brew
temperature up near 200.
From lab experience, I knew the beaker of boiling water was going to lose
heat energy with the temperature falling like a rock, so the microwave came
into play.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Disclaimer: Read fast or stop at anytime. This could get long.
On 4/27/07, john nanavati  wrote:
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Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

24) From: john nanavati
I'm about 2 hours from atlantic city, although i've never been.
ummm. it sounds like there's a big chunk of background information missing.
... invited to play the pip organ but couldn't play ... i don't know where
to begin. ;- )
happy day.
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