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Topic: PNWG V one week away (29 msgs / 696 lines)
1) From: Les
This morning I gave my wife her cup of coffee.  Her first words were, "this
is an African."  I have her well trained.  It was the "dad tax" from a pound
of older Bugisu that I had roasted for my daughter in Idaho.  With Dennis
coming, no BUG in sight from Tom, I came to peace with my roast selection
for next week.  I will be roasting my last pound of BUG tomorrow so it will
have a nice 7 day rest for the PNWG in Dennis' honor.  So what are you all
bring to the party, like we need to bring any coffee with what I am sure
Mike is roasting up!
Les

2) From: Michael Dhabolt
Les,
Les wrote:
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I'll roast a couple of pounds of Yellow Bourbon as a base for the blending.
Mike (just plain)

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
 
I'll be roasting the last of my "Old Brown" Aged Java and also Aged =
Sumatra,
a couple different WP Yirgacheffes plus Misty Valley and probably =
another
high note coffee, haven't decided on which Kona or Konas yet. But my
roasting for the Gathering will likely be less than previous years. Just =
too
much else still to do planning/prepping other areas of the Gathering =
(like
food etc.) and time has been limited. Consecutive back to back 65+ hour =
work
weeks combined with getting home anywhere from 4:30 to 5:30 PM M-Th then
fixing dinner hasn't been leaving much time during the week. (Debi =
doesn't
get home 'til usually 6ish and forget Friday's with my second gig making =
18
hour day, got home last night just before 1 AM and who knows why got up =
at 6
AM!) Not sure what else I'll find time to roast this weekend. Have to =
buzz
over to Portland today to pick-up some parts for the La San Marco at the
café (One of two steam wands was snapped off when I got there and the
ding-dong owner still hasn't ordered the group gaskets! So yesterday =
finally
gave up waiting and was going to order from ESPN but checked with Kobos =
in
Portland and they had 'em in stock.) Also need to re-supply Traeger =
pellets
at the Traeger Outlet in Oregon City. (Don't have enough mesquite left =
for
the kalua pork low & slow cook) Think we're going to combine the
afternoon/evening with just some basic playing around relaxing followed =
by
going out to dinner. (din-din out paid for with this week's tip money =
from
the café that was just shy of matching the first two weeks combined:-) =
Well, this yummy wake-up WP Yirg' Americano gone so time to pull another
something and start some roasting...
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must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal =
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone =
before.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
	Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 3:50 PM
	
	This morning I gave my wife her cup of coffee.  Her first words
were, "this is an African."  I have her well trained.  It was the "dad =
tax"
from a pound of older Bugisu that I had roasted for my daughter in =
Idaho.
With Dennis coming, no BUG in sight from Tom, I came to peace with my =
roast
selection for next week.  I will be roasting my last pound of BUG =
tomorrow
so it will have a nice 7 day rest for the PNWG in Dennis' honor.  So =
what
are you all bring to the party, like we need to bring any coffee with =
what I
am sure Mike is roasting up! 
	 
	Les

4) From: Kris McN
Though I'm feeling quite shy about bringing anything I've roasted, what with
the mounds of experience and skill that's going to be in the house, I'll
suck it up and roast up a couple of the Central Americans I got during my
chocolatey coffee craze (sounds like there's going to be good representation
of other continents already).  Probably the Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu -
Conquistador and the Guatemala - Aqua Tibia.  Somebody's got to represent
for the BrM/HG roasters, right?
Kris McN

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Kris,
 
Glad you decided not to be shy! This isn't about "judging" other's roast but
having fun (and maybe learning). Well, I'll take that back. Some of us might
"judge" each other's roasts but only after we've been heckling each other
for a few years:-) But really this is a Journey always with room for
improvement whether you've done 20 or 20,000 roasts!
 
Half pounders of two different WP Yirg's & DP Misty Valley Yirg' done. (I'm
on another Yirg' kick:-) Roasted same profiles ending within 1 sec. total
roast time, next decided to "suck it up" and roast my last of stash '06
"Merlot" Kenya - Auction Lot #54 PB. But that's ok, believe I have a good
replacement Kenya for it but haven't roasted any of it yet.
 
Gotta go, just got an 'order' for a cappuccino. (Debi stuck her head in the
garage:-) Then to roasting the Lot54 Kenya, couple Konas, Old Brown, Age
Java Sumatra half pounders....
 
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Kris McN
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 8:21 AM
Though I'm feeling quite shy about bringing anything I've roasted, what with
the mounds of experience and skill that's going to be in the house, I'll
suck it up and roast up a couple of the Central Americans I got during my
chocolatey coffee craze (sounds like there's going to be good representation
of other continents already).  Probably the Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu -
Conquistador and the Guatemala - Aqua Tibia.  Somebody's got to represent
for the BrM/HG roasters, right? 
Kris McN

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Ended up stopping this morning's roast session at 8 half pounders for next
Saturday. The "Old Brown" 96/97 crop Aged Java, Aged Sumatra, two different
WP Yirgs and Misty Valley DP Yirg. Then decided to roast my last of stash
'06 "Merlot" Kenya Lot54 PB, but targeted more for SO cappuccinos and
Americanos than the bean blending bar. Debated whether to roast Gesha for
the Gathering this year and decided not to since most on the List had the
opportunity to try it on their own. Keeping that 1.5# for our special
occasion coffee, my precious! So instead roasted two Konas I suspect none on
the List have had. Zuma Estate, a Kona Cupping Competition finalist and
Pearl Estate also a finalist. The Pearl Estate was a bit of a tough decision
since was not only a finalist but the Comp' Winner and could only get 2# of
greens! (So likely no #1 for my traditional Kona Christmas List gifting this
year, sorry:-(
While out and about in Oregon City and Portland this afternoon getting
needed specific Traeger pellets for the luau cook and LSM group gaskets went
looking for and picked up a dozen cheap clear plastic canisters for the bean
blending bar. Had planned to just use canning jars but decided non-breakable
better for a crazy wired day and larger opening would work much better for
easily scooping some beans out.
Time to hit the hay. 
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7) From: Alchemist John
Well that all sounds really great.  I have a Classic Sumatra to add 
to the blending bar.  11 minutes total time, 4 minutes between 1st 
and the first (and only) snaps of 2nd.  I particularly want to see if 
the Sumatra does what I have often seen them to.  When I have a blend 
or SO of Sumatra, I have always had to really dial back my grinder or 
have gushers.  Have never suitably explained it, but it will be fun 
to play with it.
I guess I can understand hoarding your Gesha - I am one of the few I 
bet that couldn't swing it at the time.  Have yet to try it.  The 
Kona should of course be great.
On this side, the SO Panama in on and refining.  It was so silky and 
non-astringent and non-bitter coming out of its first grinding I 
decided to really push a couple limits.  It is a 83.3% dark 
chocolate.  Just for comparison, I molded 4 oz of the unsweetened 
chocolate that I will bring along for people to taste and compare 
should they desire. This is NOT the baker's chocolate of your childhood!
So, Mike, I guess this would be the last day to give it a 
roll.  Is/did the smoked Idido going to happen?
That's it - see you in a week.
At 00:19 6/10/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

8) From: Michael Dhabolt
Roasted the 2 lbs. of Brazil Organic Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon last
night, should have aged perfectly by party time.
Profile (PID program):
ambient to 220 - 2:30 min.
220 to 300       - 3:00 min.
300 to 380       - 2:00 min.
380 to 400       - 1:30 min.
400 to 445       - 5:00 min.
The short segment (380 to 400) was recently inserted to circumvent
ramp overshoot at 400, ensuring slow entry into 1st crack.
Roasted four 1/2 lb. batches. EOR's 436F, 438F, 440F and 442F.  The
last batch was exhibiting 2nd crack outliers.  Should provide a fairly
broad spectrum melange roast for espresso blend base.
I busted a glass chimney (fumble fingers) while roasting the Brazil.
So I need to do a little roasting to 'settle' in a new Pyrex 'bake a
round" tube.
So:
I didn't see any Monsooned Malabar on any one's list so I'll do a half
pound of "Elephant" - same profile as above with a quick 30 second
push to approx. 450 EOR at the end. I'll also do a half pound of
Australia - Mountain Top XF "Bin 35" with an EOR of 438.
Can anyone think of any other beans that would benefit the blending
bench, that I could add?
Mike (just plain)

9) From: miKe mcKoffee
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I thought of Malabar but usually prefer my shot blends without it but was
going to roast some to "get rid of it" but had other things to do yesterday
afternoon so by the time got 8 half pounders done ran out of time. (that
sentence structure is why English teachers hammered me:-) Then today thought
about it but had forgotten about telling Alchemist I'd do that 4x Misty
smoked coffee experiment (just finished final roast, the post roast and
pre-post double smoked in the smoker now.) Too much else to do today before
leaving for evening gig to do anymore roasting...
 
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Sure, could think of a whole bunch of them! Others I thought about roasting
for the bean bar Rwanda, Panama (like Maunier or other bourbon and/or typica
cultivar no cats) and same for Guat', Harrar, couple other non-aged Indos
besides Sumatra Alchemist is bringing (like Flores & Sulwesi), Yemen (have a
nice Ismali)...  
Just finished eating late breakfast while typing so time to move on to other
tasks!
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10) From: Tom Murray
Mike and Mike
 I did a pound of it (Monsooned Malabar) yesterday along with a pound of 
Bugisu.
Plus a pound of Dr. John's MG
The insignificant
Tom
Michael Dhabolt wrote:
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11) From: Barry Luterman
From my experience of the last few PNWG'S you guys will have enough coffee 
to keep the PNW awake for three days. Wish I could be there to enjoy the 
coffee fellowship with you. Guess my next trip back east will have to wait 
till Thanksgiving.

12) From: Michael Dhabolt
miKe,
I've got some "lot 30" left, I'll do a half of it. Also a half of the
Rwanda 'Butare Bourbon' and a half of the Mendheling 'Blue Batak'.  I
don't have any 'Centrals' of any consequence.
Figure an EOR around 436 - 438 for all of them.  Sound right???
Let me know if the group gaskets you got for the LSM in Portland
worked out, I'll bring a couple if not.
Mike (just plain)

13) From: miKe mcKoffee
Mike,
IRRC believe your temp measures running about 5f lower than mine. That said
I'd go 5f darker for the Batak, and also use a minute faster profile for the
PB Batak versus other Sumatras. I actually took Lot30 a tad darker too, to
very beginning of 2nd, seemed to bring out more blueberry balanced with
bittersweet dark chocolate for me. But roast 'em how you like 'em! 
Got the LSM group gaskets yesterday no problem. And Kobos service dept.
charges less than half most places online, only $2.50 each.  
miKe
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14) From: Michael Dhabolt
Barry,
You will be missed and I'll be looking forward to the fall.  How is
the family in Portland doing?  If I can remember, I'll take a jug of
single malt and we'll toast one to you. ;~)
Mike (just plain)

15) From: Michael Dhabolt
miKe,
It's good to know that Kobos has a service dept.  Do they carry pieces
and parts for various machines?
Roasting as I type. Saw your note before doing the Blue Batak and the
Lot 30, I'll go a bit darker with both and shorten things up a bit
with the Sumatra.  Allways up for trying things a little different.
BTW, Loretta won't be able to make it next week - gotta work.  I'll
expect to make a donation toward the festivities while there.
Mike (just plain)

16) From: Alchemist John
I will (happily) join Mike in that toast with the single malt.  What 
do you prefer Mike (just plain)?
At 12:37 6/10/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

17) From: Barry Luterman
Hey wait for me. As soon as I get off the narcotics I can join you. Perhaps 
I can get there Thanksgiving time and see my family. It's been over 5 years 
since I have seen my daughter and grandson from Malaysia

18) From: Michael Dhabolt
John,
Staple is usually Glenlivet 12.  When I feel like a dip in the bog,
Lagavulin 16.  A friend recently sent a jug of Glen Garioch 15 that
I've never tried and looking for an excuse to crack the seal.
Barry,
I'll make sure there is a jug with your name on it for your next visit.
Mike (just plain, feeling like an evening of Espresso, Scotch, a cigar and Jazz)

19) From: Alchemist John
I like both of those, although never tried Glen Garioh.  My staple is 
usually Bunnahabin 12(sp) and Talisker on the peated side.  The 
Talisker is one of the reasons I got Mike to go in on this craziness 
of smoked Idido.  If I can be of assistance in being that excuse, and 
our host would not mind....
See you in a week.  The chocolate just came out on the refiner and I 
will mold up on Thursday.  Chocolate, not unlike coffee, likes a bit 
of a rest too.  Hrm, the mousse recipe calls for an optional 
liquor.  I wonder how a little Talisker would go in a few.  I might 
have to try and keep that in mind.
At 18:40 6/10/2007, you wrote:
<Snip>
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

20) From: Michael Dhabolt
John,
As if I needed more reasons to look forward to the get together.  See
ya Saturday.
Mike (just plain)

21) From: miKe mcKoffee
No reason to mind. While I don't imbibe alcohol anymore, remember I did say
earlier today I'm making scratch Mai Tai's to go with the luau with choice
of with or without the dark & light rum! 
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22) From: Alchemist John
Duh, and I actually read that.  Never mind the very tired Alchemist 
mumbling in the corner....
At 22:57 6/10/2007, you wrote:
<Snip>
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

23) From:
Les wrote:
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I did a batch of the dry-process Indonesian Flores Sasandu last night =
(Sunday).  Maybe something else, like the latest Harrar or the lot 30 =
Harrar tonight.
Bruce

24) From: Brandon Kolbe
Hey All,
   I am so terribly jealous of everyone that is able to make it to this
event.  If it wasn't so far away I could possibly make it.  Perhaps it will
be closer to Wisconsin in the future and I will be able to attend.  My
thoughts will be with everyone while they are enjoying the coffee and
comradery.  It sounds like there will be some wonderful coffees to sample as
well as the wealth of knowledge.
Happy Roasting,
Brandon
On 6/8/07, Les  wrote:
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-- 
"We are what we think.
All that we are arises
With our thoughts.
With our thoughts,
We make our world."
       -- Buddha

25) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Hmmm, not likely the Pacific Northwest will up and move to Wisconsin any
time soon:-)
 
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brandon Kolbe
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 7:47 PM
Hey All,
   I am so terribly jealous of everyone that is able to make it to this
event.  If it wasn't so far away I could possibly make it.  Perhaps it will
be closer to Wisconsin in the future and I will be able to attend.  My
thoughts will be with everyone while they are enjoying the coffee and
comradery.  It sounds like there will be some wonderful coffees to sample as
well as the wealth of knowledge. 
Happy Roasting,
Brandon

26) From: Aaron
Of course the wisconsinites can have their own gathering.  Call it the 
Cattle Fart Festival or something like that. oh wait, they already have 
that....
Seriously though, theres the png  and there is a georgia gathering, I 
havent heard of any other regular gatherings, especially up north.  Go 
ahead and start the tradition up there.  the great white north "take 
off"  for the weekend and enjoy some coffee eh?    I know of at least a 
few folks from the flatlands who'd probably be more than happy to join 
up and join in.
aaron

27) From: Brett Mason
Partner, Now Wisconsin Gathers...
PNWG-Sequel
We CAN meet, and we can abuse the acronym  as much as anyone ...
All are welcome - Brandon, set it up...
Brett
On 6/11/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

28) From: Brandon Kolbe
Do we really talk like that?? :-))  hmmmm, maybe we do.  You are right
though.  It would be a wonderful idea to start my own gathering.  We all
know that we need more than beer to keep us warm up here.  Perhaps in the
future I will actually be able to afford to make it out to the PNWG.
On 6/11/07, Aaron  wrote:
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-- 
"We are what we think.
All that we are arises
With our thoughts.
With our thoughts,
We make our world."
       -- Buddha

29) From: Barbara Greenspon
Depends on where in Wisconsin you are.  We having a gathering in the  
Twin Cities (Minnesota) at the end of the month.  I'm not certain the  
date has been confirmed, but you're surely welcome!
Its just a few hour gathering, but we had a really good time last time.
Barbara
On Jun 11, 2007, at 10:06 PM, Aaron wrote:
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