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Topic: Second Annual Open Sky Roast-off (Chicago) (16 msgs / 428 lines)
1) From: Scott Marquardt
Inasmuch as last year's event was a lot of fun . . .
Announcing the second annual Open Sky Roast-off on Saturday, August 25, at
the North Riverside Farmers Market just west of Chicago (map:http://snurl.com/opensky),between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Last year we debuted
our new roaster prototype http://marquardts.org/Coffee/openskyroaster.html).This year we're unveiling the production model -- a 10 pound roaster (not
grill-based) with a surprise feature or two.
Amateur coffee roasters are invited to bring their own greens to roast
(minimum batch size between 1.5 and 2 lbs). Swap beans with other roasters,
answer questions from inquisitive coffee lovers, trade tips, make friends,
and enjoy several varieties of coffee (freshly brewed and free during the
event). You may bring your own rested roasts for brewing as well.
What to expect: This is a small farmer's market (no huge crowds), so think
of this as a roasting meet-up but with numerous coffee-loving civilians on
hand who'll love conversing with you about your craft. Attendees are welcome
to bring their own small roasters. Available AC power should be sufficient
if you wish to demonstrate your innovations with poppers, heat guns, and so
forth. Attendees are welcome to offer patrons free samples of anything they
roast on-site.
RSVP from amateur roasters would be helpful, but not necessary. Professional
roasters are also welcome.
Calendar this now. Rain or shine!
- Scott
P.S.  -- If you have a small folding chair and can pack it along, please do!

2) From: Sandy Andina
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AAARGHH!!!  I'll be in Little Rock that weekend. Hoist a mug or two  
for me.
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Sandy Andina
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AAARGHH!!!  I'll be in Little =
Rock that weekend. Hoist a mug or two for me.
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2007, at 1:19 PM, Scott Marquardt wrote:

Inasmuch = as last year's event was a lot of fun . . .

Announcing the second = annual Open Sky Roast-off on Saturday, August 25, at the North Riverside = Farmers Market just west of Chicago (map: http://snurl.com/opensky),between = 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Last year we debuted our new roaster prototype ( http://marquardt=s.org/Coffee/openskyroaster.html). This year we're unveiling the = production model -- a 10 pound roaster (not grill-based) with a surprise = feature or two.

Amateur coffee roasters are invited to bring = their own greens to roast (minimum batch size between 1.5 and 2 lbs). = Swap beans with other roasters, answer questions from inquisitive coffee = lovers, trade tips, make friends, and enjoy several varieties of coffee = (freshly brewed and free during the event). You may bring your own = rested roasts for brewing as well.

What to expect: This is a = small farmer's market (no huge crowds), so think of this as a roasting = meet-up but with numerous coffee-loving civilians on hand who'll love = conversing with you about your craft. Attendees are welcome to bring = their own small roasters. Available AC power should be sufficient if you = wish to demonstrate your innovations with poppers, heat guns, and so = forth. Attendees are welcome to offer patrons free samples of anything = they roast on-site.

RSVP from amateur roasters would be helpful, = but not necessary. Professional roasters are also = welcome.

Calendar this now. Rain or shine!

- = Scott

P.S.  -- If you have a small folding chair and can pack it = along, please do!

Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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3) From: Scott Marquardt
Enjoyed meeting you last year. Regret not making it to the Fox River this
summer to see you there. Someday!
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4) From: Sandy Andina
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I'll be at Fox Valley Folk Festival Labor Day weekend, though.
On Jul 30, 2007, at 10:54 PM, Scott Marquardt wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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I'll be at Fox Valley Folk =
Festival Labor Day weekend, though.
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Enjoyed= meeting you last year. Regret not making it to the Fox River this = summer to see you there. Someday!   On 7/30/07, Sandy = Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: AAARGHH!!!  I'll be in Little Rock = that weekend. Hoist a mug or two for me. =  Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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5) From: Scott Marquardt
Aah! THAT's what you'd told me of. So I didn't miss it after all.
Cool.http://members.aol.com/fvfolk/On 7/30/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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6) From: David Schooley
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I'll be there, perhaps with another Moka Java blend like I did last  
year.
I will also bring chairs.
On Jul 30, 2007, at 1:19 PM, Scott Marquardt wrote:
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 I'll be there, perhaps with another Moka Java blend like I did =
last year. 
I will also bring = chairs. 
On Jul 30, 2007, = at 1:19 PM, Scott Marquardt wrote:

Inasmuch = as last year's event was a lot of fun . . .

Announcing the second = annual Open Sky Roast-off on Saturday, August 25, at the North Riverside = Farmers Market just west of Chicago (map: http://snurl.com/opensky),between = 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Last year we debuted our new roaster prototype ( http://marquardt=s.org/Coffee/openskyroaster.html). This year we're unveiling the = production model -- a 10 pound roaster (not grill-based) with a surprise = feature or two.

Amateur coffee roasters are invited to bring = their own greens to roast (minimum batch size between 1.5 and 2 lbs). = Swap beans with other roasters, answer questions from inquisitive coffee = lovers, trade tips, make friends, and enjoy several varieties of coffee = (freshly brewed and free during the event). You may bring your own = rested roasts for brewing as well.

What to expect: This is a = small farmer's market (no huge crowds), so think of this as a roasting = meet-up but with numerous coffee-loving civilians on hand who'll love = conversing with you about your craft. Attendees are welcome to bring = their own small roasters. Available AC power should be sufficient if you = wish to demonstrate your innovations with poppers, heat guns, and so = forth. Attendees are welcome to offer patrons free samples of anything = they roast on-site.

RSVP from amateur roasters would be helpful, = but not necessary. Professional roasters are also = welcome.

Calendar this now. Rain or shine!

- = Scott

P.S.  -- If you have a small folding chair and can pack it = along, please do!

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7) From: Scott Marquardt
Very grateful for the chairs!
Bait: my machinist called today (I just got  back from a brief vacation),
and he said that one of our surprise features on the new roaster has really,
really benefited from his new CNC mill. He said I better bring some spare
pants in case I pee when I see it.     ;-)
LOL
Should be a fun time.
By way of disclosure, we're really fighting the schedule and our sanity to
have this roaster done by market time. We're committed -- or we will be!
- Scott
On 8/9/07, David Schooley  wrote:
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8) From: raymanowen
A Roast Off?
This won't conflict with the NAPA Mechanic's International Lifting
Device competition at McCormick Place next April, will it? I think it
all starts around the first...
Cheers and best wishes -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
On 8/12/07, Robert Yoder  wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

9) From: Scott Marquardt
Someone asked about that last year, then I forgot to make sure everyone in
attendance was fine by that. I won't make that mistake again this year!
On 8/12/07, Robert Yoder  wrote:
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10) From: CoffeeRoastersClub
What was the neat new thing your machinist designed with the CDC?
Len

11) From: Scott Marquardt
We worked out the design of this element a couple weeks ago, but he just
finished the fab.
Simple, elegant, functional, sweet.
Secret till the roast-off.     ;-)
Wouldn't be hard for someone to guess, but I'll neither confirm nor deny.
;-D
On 8/13/07, CoffeeRoastersClub  wrote:
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12) From: CoffeeRoastersClub
Scott,
Its not that Flux Capacitor we have been talking about on CG, is it?
:)
Len

13) From: Scott Marquardt
Your inferential engine needs a couple more coke cans and banana peels
thrown in . . .
;-)
On 8/15/07, CoffeeRoastersClub  wrote:
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14) From: Scott Marquardt
Whokay, a meager couple teaser shots as Erik and I flail to get the new
roaster done in time for the roast-off.http://scott.marquardt.googlepages.com/openskyroaster2If anyone who hasn't cares to RSVP, it would be more helpful than I'd
originally thought. And remember to bring a chair if you can.    :-)
On 7/30/07, Scott Marquardt  wrote:
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15) From: David Schooley
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How did it go? I had to leave town on short notice due to a death in  
the family, so I could not attend.
On Jul 30, 2007, at 1:19 PM, Scott Marquardt wrote:
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How did it go? I had to =
leave town on short notice due to a death in the family, so I could not =
attend.
On Jul 30, 2007, = at 1:19 PM, Scott Marquardt wrote:

Inasmuch = as last year's event was a lot of fun . . .

Announcing the second = annual Open Sky Roast-off on Saturday, August 25, at the North Riverside = Farmers Market just west of Chicago (map: http://snurl.com/opensky),between = 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Last year we debuted our new roaster prototype ( http://marquardt=s.org/Coffee/openskyroaster.html). This year we're unveiling the = production model -- a 10 pound roaster (not grill-based) with a surprise = feature or two.

Amateur coffee roasters are invited to bring = their own greens to roast (minimum batch size between 1.5 and 2 lbs). = Swap beans with other roasters, answer questions from inquisitive coffee = lovers, trade tips, make friends, and enjoy several varieties of coffee = (freshly brewed and free during the event). You may bring your own = rested roasts for brewing as well.

What to expect: This is a = small farmer's market (no huge crowds), so think of this as a roasting = meet-up but with numerous coffee-loving civilians on hand who'll love = conversing with you about your craft. Attendees are welcome to bring = their own small roasters. Available AC power should be sufficient if you = wish to demonstrate your innovations with poppers, heat guns, and so = forth. Attendees are welcome to offer patrons free samples of anything = they roast on-site.

RSVP from amateur roasters would be helpful, = but not necessary. Professional roasters are also = welcome.

Calendar this now. Rain or shine!

- = Scott

P.S.  -- If you have a small folding chair and can pack it = along, please do!

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16) From: Scott Marquardt
Sorry to hear of it!
Twas about like last year. Some out-of-town attenders were discouraged by
the weather, and missed the fun. But we had Michigan and Wisconsin in
attendance, so that's at least a three state party.
There's a cute photo of the new roaster (not completed) in the midwest
section at CG. Doesn't show the feature we were testing, though (Jim was
actually spinning the drum, not blessing it ;-)
Alas, my own camera had dead batteries.
Only a couple attending roasters brought greens to roast this year, but
that's fine. Chatter was brisk and I, for one, was busy. Brought my new KMB
(barely dialed in, I'm a noob with it) and tried to use that to keep sample
cups filled. Customers enjoyed the free coffee. Our sales of roast were off
a bit, but that's OK.
Sorry you missed it but sorrier that you had a funeral to attend.
- Scott
On 9/3/07, David Schooley  wrote:
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