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Topic: roasting indoors (2 msgs / 36 lines)
1) From: Jeffrey Dobrowski
Wait... your saying if you roast indoors it'll smell like coffee for  
weeks?!?!
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I try to roast every night and I don't shower until morning so I can  
smell the coffee while I sleep.  I've found that the coffee oils on  
my face mature just like the coffee does.  three days and it's ripe.   
LOL.  J/K.  But I do like the smell while I sleep.

2) From: Randall Nortman
On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 02:32:25AM -0700, Jeffrey Dobrowski wrote:
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It'll smell like coffee for a day or two, and then the odor turns
funky.  Not locker room funky, and not necessarily a bad odor, just
odd and not outright pleasant, and it does not immediately bring
coffee to mind.  I wouldn't mind it myself, but my wife is not a big
fan.  And we plan to sell this house within the next couple of years,
and I don't want to risk having any lingering odor turn off potential
buyers.  I mean, I did a few roasts in one bathroom probably 6 weeks
ago, and there is still a faint odor when I walk in there.  (This is a
bathroom that isn't much used, and stays closed most of the time, so
not much air circulation.)  What would happen if I did it regularly?
Probably the odor would really sink into the walls, and no amount of
scrubbing would clear it out.  A buyer could be really turned off by
any unusual smell, even if it's not a particularly foul smell.


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