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Topic: newbie-update (7 msgs / 141 lines)
1) From: Melinda Lee Shaver
My shipment just arrived and I am ready to go. While waiting for my SM
shipment I have been busy preparing my roasting area. I emptied the work
bench of most tools. Have lined one shelf with half a dozen mason jars ready
for roasted beans,  I could not find the west bend Popper but found an off
brand with the side vents. I have not modified yet.thought I would try it as
is first. For back up I bought a heat gun, and I dragged out my old bread
maker. And just in case I really do something wrong I bought a fire
extinguisher. 
I polished up Miss Silvia getting her ready for new adventures. Prepared
chocolate /orange extract syrup that I read about on a post. Stocked up on
cups and to go cups.
My shipment from SM was like Christmas: Rocky Grinder, Slater Scale, 5 lbs
each of Bolivia FTO SHG EP Caranavi, Ethiopia FTO Yigacheffe, Moka Dadir
Blend. And again for back up 1 lb of Roasted Moka Kakir Blend (I really want
to learn how to roast, but I'm a little worried that I'll end up with
nothing drinkable).  Not knowing what to store the green beans in I also got
the burlap bags. I was a little disappointed that I forgot to order the
sampler pack..but I will remedy that today. And last but not least was the
French Press; I have been drinking drip since day one so this shall be
interesting also.
So today is the day. I'm going to start with the hot air popper. It is less
intimidating. And the Bolivia. Wish me luck. I have been reading all the
posts and think I have picked up some excellent tips. We shall see.
Thanks for all your post and suggestions
mls 

2) From: Brett Mason
Please post your address - we're all coming over!
Brett
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Patrick S. Harper
Christmas indeed, are you adopting?
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4) From: Lynne Biziewski
Melinda -
It was a delight to read your post. You sound like the typical obessive
compulsive type who will fit right in here with the rest of us!!
Welcome to the fold. You have lots of fun in store...
Lynne
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5) From: Jason
Melinda,
Sounds like you are well on your way.  I have become quite obsessed and as
posts reflected had to buy a vac sealer so I make sure my greens are staying
fresh.  LOL  You will have a great time with it!
Jason

6) From: Eddie Dove
Melinda,
Welcome aboard!
Wow ... you really are ready ... completely opposite of me!
That Bolivia Caranavi is an exquisitely elegant coffee ... I think you will
thoroughly enjoy it.  Do let us know!
Respectfully,
Eddie
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7) From: raymanowen
"...in case I really do something wrong I bought a fire extinguisher."
I might spin that as follows:"I really did something wrong. I bought a fire
extinguisher."
I hope you got a CO2 bottle, and practice actually extinguishing a fire with
it. Otherwise, any fire extinguisher is worse than useless.
The dry powder extinguishers make an awful mess on first use. A partial
discharge on first use is false economy, because the powder gets in the
valve and slowly discharges the propellant gas.
There is no second use, lacking a recharge. PRACTICE extinguishing fires or
don't risk your life and limb with a dainty Psst! Psst!
Don't Try to extinguish a fire. Just put it out or dial 9-1-1 and Get
Everybody OUT.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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