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Topic: Tom Did it Again! (16 msgs / 442 lines)
1) From: Les
Brown arrived yesterday with 13 pounds of yummy beans.  I held off as long
as I could.  I just couldn't pass up the Guat Aqua Tibia, so I waited for
the "low stock" warning to appear before ordering.   Talk about perfect
timing, I see it is all gone now!   Added to the order was the Cameroon and
a few other select goodies like the new  Guat Yellow Bourbon.  So, I go to
the SM site to read the review again on the Cameroon before roasting an
exciting new Origin, and low and behold Tom has posted the Nicaragua CoE an
awesome Kenya peaberry and a PNG.  I must practice some restraint to keep
the stash under control!  This is the 3rd time this has happened!  It sure
is nice to have these kind of problems.
Les

2) From: Bob Brashear
Les wrote:
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NO! Everything to excess! Moderation is for monks! :)
Bob
PS: What condition was the package in. I just had an order of steel 
thrown on my front doorstep with both end caps missing on the package 
and a bar of 5/8 inch hotroll missing. The guy booked before I could 
grab him.

3) From: Stephen Carey
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Tom, I am going to need a loan for the all the coffee I am buying 
after reading one of your notes on a great coffee.  You have only led 
me to wonderful roasting and brewing experiences, so that means it is 
time to check in at SMs and make the purchases as suggested, hope 
they are still there.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Tom, I am going to need a loan for the all the coffee I am
buying after reading one of your notes on a great coffee.  You have
only led me to wonderful roasting and brewing experiences, so that means
it is time to check in at SMs and make the purchases as suggested, hope
they are still there.
Thanks for the heads up.
At 12:47 PM 8/30/2007, you wrote:
Brown arrived yesterday with 13
pounds of yummy beans.  I held off as long as I could.  I just
couldn't pass up the Guat Aqua Tibia, so I waited for the "low
stock" warning to appear before ordering.   Talk about
perfect timing, I see it is all gone now!   Added to the order
was the Cameroon and a few other select goodies like the new  Guat
Yellow Bourbon.  So, I go to the SM site to read the review again on
the Cameroon before roasting an exciting new Origin, and low and behold
Tom has posted the Nicaragua CoE an awesome Kenya peaberry and a
PNG.  I must practice some restraint to keep the stash under
control!  This is the 3rd time this has happened!  It sure is
nice to have these kind of problems. 
 
Les
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4) From: Barry Luterman
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Stephen I think you are getting ready to take the CSA pledge.
http;//home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htm

5) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Oh my gosh!  Ever since I took up home roasting, my husband keeps telling
me  "I'm sure there's a 12 step program...", now I can tell him there is
one!
Thank you,
Bonnie P.
Santa Rosa, CA.
On 8/30/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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6) From: Stephen Carey
Barry, you are so right.  I just printed it and joined, for we are a 
member when we say we are.  It is getting really bad, I don't drink 
coffee anywhere but here an at one friends house, or I bring a roast 
as a hostess gift - that way I get good coffee at a dinner party type thing.
My current small stash is as follows, I now have to add what Tom 
suggested, plus there is just so much more to try and so little time 
to try them.  Some, I am told, are very good, the others I will just 
find out, but I expect them all to be better than ANY can.  Just have 
to decide what to add, plus, I roast only about a pound a week, at the most.
The stash includes (all are 1 pound unless it says otherwise):
Costa Rica Vino de Arabia 5 lb
Ethiopia Kochera District Yirgacheffe
Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry Process
Nicaragua Matagaipa Paca Mara Peaberry
Tanzania NgoroNogro Convent
Zimbabwe AA - Durdoni Estate 1/2 lb
Guatemala Frajanes - Finca Awua Tibia 1/2 lb
Panama Auction Lot #2 Mama Cath Gesha
Panama Esmerelda Especial Gesha - Culitiver
Colombia Cup of Excellence - El Caucho
Guatemala Chimeltenango - San Jose Ocana
Brazil Cachoeira da Grama -Yellow Bourbon
Colombia Huila -San Augustin Microlot
Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry
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7) From: Robert Joslin
Steven
     I notice the Columbia Huila, San Augustin on your list.  If you haven't
tried it yet, you are in for a treat.  Delightfully fragrant both when
grinding and brewing.  Roasted 1st batch last week to about City + and tried
it next day.  So good that I tried to order 10 more lbs.  So sad.  Its all
gone.  I've had to console myself with half a dozen cups a day for the
last 4 days and it just gets better and better.
Josh
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8) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 8/30/07, Stephen Carey  wrote:
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I may be misremembering, but it seems that I recall Sandy saying she
brings an espresso machine to dinner parties!
Brian

9) From: Sandy Andina
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If it's a big party, I bring Silvia & Rocky. But right now Silvia's  
subbing for Livia, which is still in the shop.
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
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If it's a big party, I bring Silvia & Rocky. But right now Silvia's =
subbing for Livia, which is still in the shop.
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2007, at 9:18 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
On 8/30/07, Stephen Carey <steve> = wrote: It is getting really bad, I = don't drink coffee anywherebut here an = at one friends house, or I bring a roast as a hostess gift -that way I get good coffee at a dinner party type = thing. = I may be misremembering, but it seems that I recall = Sandy saying shebrings an espresso machine to = dinner parties! Brianhomeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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10) From: Michael Wascher
Cool. I need an upgrade. If I invite you to a party will I get a Silvia & a
Rocky too?
;)
On 8/30/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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"Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo." -- Robert
Byrne

11) From: raymanowen
"I'm sure there's a 12 step program..." [There Was- called Harvey- no longer-]
It's over 70 steps to complete the program now, and there's no early out. Gotta do 'em all...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! 
Got Grinder?
On 8/30/07, Bonnie Polkinghorn  wrote: 
Oh my gosh!  Ever since I took up home roasting, my husband keeps telling me  "I'm sure there's a 12 step program...", now I can tell him there is one! 
  
 Thank you,
  
 Bonnie P.
 Santa Rosa, CA.
 
 On 8/30/07, Barry Luterman  wrote: 
 
Stephen I think you are getting ready to take the CSA pledge.
http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htm

12) From: Les
WOW!  Talk about thread deterioration!  This one has really gone
south.  Since I started it, I feel I can comment on its life!  This
started as a new coffee thread.  So to pull it back, I am enjoying the
Cameroon this morning.  What an interesting cup.  It is true to its
African heritage, but I would have guessed it blind tasted as a blend
of a good Typica or Bourbon from Central American and a good rustic
East African.  That tobacco hint in the finish is special.  I am
enjoying a little fruit, but it has more berry like character than
fruit.  A very nice clean cup with a hint of rustic finish with
chocolate hints.  This is a good one!  Thanks Tom!
Les
On 8/31/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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13) From: raymanowen
WTFO- OK, speaking about roasting and brewing coffee that has a
Hellacious response to the"Same Old, Same Old" treatment of other
beans, I did a FC+ roast with the HG/BM of some green Vietnamese
beans. I got to thinking- how could they have been mistreated in the
past?
Apparently, they are kind of delicate, and even my normal ramping is
somewhat fast. The FC roast was a little uneven. The dark beans were
very intense on Bean Crunch, and the light ones were pretty
delightful.
Last night, I did the Steinway right after roasting and got a >very<
intense mug. A Fabulous mouthfeel as I swallowed it. Think, think,
think- how to Not Waste the 400g I roasted? This morning, I boiled a
partial pot of water (200 F here), refilled the pot and let it sit on
the stove with the fire off.
As I set up the TechniVorm and ground 45g of 6 hour old beans into the
Gold mesh and paper filter, I closed the basket valve and dribbled the
125 F water over the grounds and got a definite, mild bloom. With the
TV all set to go, I switched it On and alternately added 125F water
from the pot to the basket to keep the brew around 165 - 175F.
Eureka!! Ich habe es gefunden! Magaling! Mas maganda!
The next roast will be ramp metered and stopped just short of the end
of 1st Crack. Educational, indeed- they're teaching me!
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Alte Hund- ja.
New tricks- jawohl!
On 8/31/07, Les  wrote:
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14) From: raymanowen
One more thing- Last night was my very  Decaf roast!
350g of Ethiopian Harar, just starting to aubibly roll in 2nd sparkle,
then hit the Grand Slam.
Steinway was good last night, but more better this morning. I'll keep
sampling this Decaf. Little do my brothers know they're Guinea pigs! I
announced in a quiet, clear voice- "These two push button airpots are
Ethiopian Harar decaf, and the lever airpot is Vietnamese."
I know I'll get feedback- they'll just think I'm lying about the
Decaf! Who knows how the Vietnamese highlands coffee will taste to
somebody that just wants a caffeine jolt? It's in there, not as
delicate as next time perhaps...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
On 8/31/07, raymanowen  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

15) From: Floyd Lozano
I roasted this in a freshroast and it was barely drinkable.  Grass clippings
and a hint of pressure treated wood in the cup.  I am guessing I 1)
underroasted and 2) got one of those grassy cups Tom mentioned.  I am going
to try again to tame this one in the RK drum sometime down the road, but
this weekend I will (hopefully) be enjoying Gethumbwini peaberry and a 9
bean roast composed of most of the sample 1/2lbers I had laying around
unfinished along with some other near empty bags.  Let's hear it for old
coffee!
-F
On 8/31/07, Les  wrote:
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16) From: Les
Floyd,
It was for sure an under roast!  The Gethumbwini is one of the best I
have enjoyed!  I am sipping on a Cappo of the Mayian Guat this am.
Nice almond chocolate!
Les
On 8/31/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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