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Topic: accidentally AWESOME roast! (3 msgs / 76 lines)
1) From: stereoplegic
at 1.5 days rest, a VERY light-roasted batch (very uneven, even for DP 
Ethiopian) of a 3 DP Ethiopian blend (1/3 FTO DP Sidamo, 1/3 IMV, 1/3 
Harar Horse Lot 14659, pre-roast vac-bag blended) is tickling my 
tastebuds as i type. i'll get back to this delightful blunder after i 
explain.
so, i dropped the eWok portion of my eWok/CO (after i spent so much time 
tweaking it for the homeroasters.org contest... :-(  ), and so my 
stirring arms are out of whack (scraping along the wok in some spots, 
going too high and getting beans stuck underneath in others... the whole 
reason i ditched the stir crazy portion of the SC/CO in the first place, 
w/o the reversals-the arms just stop dead). i managed to get them going 
by either flipping the motor's toggle switch on and off several times, 
or taking off the CO top and manually turning them enough to get them 
moving on their own again (this happened several times). didn't help 
that i had roasted three half-pound batches right before this 
half-pounder (all for my Seattle road trip which starts tonight after 
work), all w/ the same problems. hopefully, i just need to tighten the 
arms on the motor shaft, just didn't have time at the time.
back to the original subject, i opened the bag a WOW! strawberry candy 
and a beautiful bouqet of flowers, a little lemon, tangerine, peach, and 
blueberry syrup. at 1.5 days rest, mind you. i have 3 others for the 
trip (Monsooned Malabar, Aged Sumatra Mandehling '04, and a local-bought 
Brazil Bourbon "Santos"-while not SM's, i love what this Brazil does for 
my espresso blends, and that i can go to the store and get as much as i 
want right away w/o waiting for Harvey or Brown), but i don't know if i 
can stop drinking this delightful accidental melange ranging from 
Cinnamon (if that, believe it or not) to maybe City+ (and 15 minutes 
just to get there!). I wish all mistakes were this delicious! BTW, 
ground in a Trosser (the whole point of brewing this early after 
roasting was to check my grind for the trip), brewed in an *$ French 
Press/Tumbler combo (can't pull ristrettos in the car... yet ;-)  ).

2) From:
very nice guy.
congratulations.
I will try thi scombo; it sounds and smells great!!
Thank for the post.
ginny
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Okay ... so ... how much for a pound of the blend!?!?!?!?!  That sound
so much like something I would love.
By the way, if you figure out how to pull ristrettos in the car,
please let me know ... maybe I can adapt it to my motorcycle ...
Have a great trip!
Eddie
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Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 8/20/07, stereoplegic  wrote:
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