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Topic: corn-fused ore worse (138 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
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Thank you, Frank.  I do see where in my mind I, at first, NOT now, 
thought if I spent more on everything I would roast better.  Now I 
see that if I can improve any of a number of things I will make the 
coffee I have come fully to fruition.  That means, to me, that the 
money should go to the green beans and roasting.  I have a good drip 
brewer.  Sure, I want something more, but it has to wait.  If I had 
bought it first I would have had okay coffee taste more 
okay.  Actually, I was buying from a roaster but still wanted it 
fresher, wanted to see what I could do and I wanted to have something 
to take my mind of some other things.
I has worked.  So, I will have a cool looking storage room for almost 
know money, just the big burlap bags for the wall and a few green 
bean storage bags, plus baskets to hold those, and, of course, plenty 
of the original plastic bags.  It is strictly show and tell - other 
than keeping the room at the correct atmosphere as far as temperature 
and humidity and light go.
Like you, I am the only coffee drinker here, and money is tight due 
to some things, so I don't feel right spending a lot and taking away 
from others just for me.  That doesn't mean I don't do some, as I 
described, but I am careful.  Some time the day will arrive when I 
can get a vacuum brewer, but not yet.  I have a great machine, I have 
all of you from which to learn, and a world of beans to try.  I 
honestly think I have it pretty good.
Thank you for your suggestions.  Trust me, I print some and file them 
by topic, others I color label on my email client to let me know that 
a particular email has certain information.  I use 7 colors.  One 
more way for me to have fun with all of this.
Thank you.
At 11:18 AM 8/1/2007, you wrote:
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Thank you, Frank.  I do see where in my mind I, at
first, NOT now, thought if I spent more on everything I would roast
better.  Now I see that if I can improve any of a number of things I
will make the coffee I have come fully to fruition.  That means, to
me, that the money should go to the green beans and roasting.  I
have a good drip brewer.  Sure, I want something more, but it has to
wait.  If I had bought it first I would have had okay coffee taste
more okay.  Actually, I was buying from a roaster but still wanted
it fresher, wanted to see what I could do and I wanted to have something
to take my mind of some other things.
I has worked.  So, I will have a cool looking storage room for
almost know money, just the big burlap bags for the wall and a few green
bean storage bags, plus baskets to hold those, and, of course, plenty of
the original plastic bags.  It is strictly show and tell - other
than keeping the room at the correct atmosphere as far as temperature and
humidity and light go.
Like you, I am the only coffee drinker here, and money is tight due to
some things, so I don't feel right spending a lot and taking away from
others just for me.  That doesn't mean I don't do some, as I
described, but I am careful.  Some time the day will arrive when I
can get a vacuum brewer, but not yet.  I have a great machine, I
have all of you from which to learn, and a world of beans to try.  I
honestly think I have it pretty good.
Thank you for your suggestions.  Trust me, I print some and file
them by topic, others I color label on my email client to let me know
that a particular email has certain information.  I use 7
colors.  One more way for me to have fun with all of this.
Thank you.
At 11:18 AM 8/1/2007, you wrote:
Gail/Stephen, I use SM 2# cloth
bags (not the burlap) to store my coffee. My last order, I ordered the
same number of bags as 2# batches of beans and the beans were shipped in
the plastic baggies inside the cloth bags. I just emptied the beans from
the plastic to the cloth when I received them. This is fine for me. I do
not order stashes of beans for months on end for storage like many do. I
like to drink up one order before placing another--this way I'm always
trying out Tom's newly received beans. But, I would imagine that they
could be stored in these cotton sacks for several months without being
any more of a problem than storage in burlap or plastic (only guessing
here, no facts to back it
up
, though).
 
I haven't had any problems with the cloth bags but could imagine there
being a couple. One is the drawstring used. Although it hasn't done it,
yet, I guess it could come unravelled and cause problems (but for the
cheap price of new bags, no big deal for me--Mr. Cheapskate, even). The
only other problem is that it can not be tied tight enough at the top to
prevent possible bug infestation, although I have not had that problem,
either (can the burlap be secured better?). Again, I only store coffee up
for 1 or 2 months or so in these bags (and I do reuse them).
 
Stephen, I am relatively new to this site like you (been here 3 or 4
months or so), but really enjoy the company and coffee here. In the short
time my old body has been here, I have become a "coffeegeek" so
to speak (a good
thing
) and almost, but not quite, a "coffee fanatic" (also, a good
thing, I
think
). The difference being (to me, anyway), that I do not spend a lot of
money on my equipment (only because I am a Cheapskate, "and",
don't have the extra money to "splurge"). I just can not
justify the huge jump in cost in equipment (to my wife, the
"boss" and "accountant" of the house (who is not a
coffee drinker)) to get "maybe" minimal (or maximum-I will
never know till I try it, will I?) dividends in extra taste/flavor.
 
Anyway, I can see that you are really enjoying your coffee. I do envy
your being able to taste/describe the different flavors that you are
getting from the coffee. I have only been able to do that occasionally.
Sometimes, I get "hints" of different flavors, but just can not
place what they are.
 
Sorry for the long rambling post.
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