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Topic: oh how that stash has grown (25 msgs / 561 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
You know, there isn't a real guide to how much coffee should make a 
stash, but I think I hit it, or very close.  If my order count is 
correct, which includes a double order that may or may not have been 
caught (I fear I have messed up SMs packing and shipping for the next 
week or two), by the end of next week I will have 43 pounds on 
hand.  There is just so much out there and I love to roast, to learn, 
to try and be better.  So, while I can't drink it all, I can give 
portions of the roasts to friends, including the ones who want to pay 
for it.  I also am holding five pound for my mother, it is Costa Rica 
Vino de Arabia, her favorite.  I like it, I can roast it quite well, 
so that is good.
I also noticed I bought when I was personally down, I looked for the 
high in buying coffee beans.  If one has to act out, I think that 
buying beans is just fine.  I also noticed that when the pain was up 
I placed orders, talk about an odd ball, I make a new definition of one.
But, all in all, I am very excited about it.  I hope there are not 
any mistakes and it all comes through, what a safe high that will 
be.  Now, I have to roast these beans fairly fast, in the next few 
months, for there will be more cool beans coming in and I will be low 
again, I am sure.
Take the beans, the two new grinders (electric from SMs and a hand 
one from Ebay), a new gold filter and I am getting there, I am really 
making a coffee house in my own home.  Plus, when I figure out what 
to do with all of the big bean bags I bought, I am up to 16 I think 
(that really is too many), I can make this place look great.
I hope to one day meet some of you and exchange some roasted beans or 
try some of each others' coffee, how cool would that be!
So, from this growing stash  to yours, have a great evening and rest 
of the week.
Stephen

2) From: George
You call that a stash?  (-:
just kidding of course.
I have about 30+ varieties and about 12 different ones in decaf.   Total 
stash:  regular is well about 130 to 150# and decaf is about 20 to 25#.
George

3) From: Stephen Carey
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George, that makes me feel better, I didn't want others to think I 
was possessed and as long as it stays good for a few months I will be 
fine, but more, I will be having fun!!  Thanks again for making me smile.
Stephen
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George, that makes me feel better, I didn't want others to
think I was possessed and as long as it stays good for a few months I
will be fine, but more, I will be having fun!!  Thanks again for
making me smile.
Stephen
At 07:00 PM 9/13/2007, you wrote:
You call that a stash? 
(-:
just kidding of course.
I have about 30+ varieties and about 12 different ones in
decaf.   Total stash:  regular is well about 130 to 150#
and decaf is about 20 to 25#.
George
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4) From: Stephen Carey
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George, that makes me feel better, I didn't want others to think I 
was possessed and as long as it stays good for a few months I will be 
fine, but more, I will be having fun!!  Thanks again for making me smile.
Stephen
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George, that makes me feel better, I didn't want others to
think I was possessed and as long as it stays good for a few months I
will be fine, but more, I will be having fun!!  Thanks again for
making me smile.
Stephen
At 07:00 PM 9/13/2007, you wrote:
You call that a stash? 
(-:
just kidding of course.
I have about 30+ varieties and about 12 different ones in
decaf.   Total stash:  regular is well about 130 to 150#
and decaf is about 20 to 25#.
George
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5) From: Michael Wascher
As a friend always tells me (this is usually related to coffee or fountain
pens): "Just because somebody is crazier than you doesn't prove that you are
sane." So, just because yours is bigger doesn't mean that Stephen's isn't a
real stash.
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6) From: Eddie Dove
"So, just because yours is bigger doesn't mean that Stephen's isn't a real
stash."
Come on folks, let's keep it clean.  This is a family rated mailing list.
Eddie
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7) From: Eddie Dove
"So, just because yours is bigger doesn't mean that Stephen's isn't a real
stash."
Come on folks, let's keep it clean.  This is a family rated mailing list.
Eddie
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Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/

8) From: George
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Didn't you see the (-:     and just kidding in the original post.
 
Geesh, give me a break.  I never said his wasn't a real stash.

9) From: Eddie Dove
Yes, I saw your post and knew you were kidding.  I also saw the post
after yours and before mine, hence the quotation marks,
"So, just because yours is bigger doesn't mean that Stephen's isn't a
real stash."
I was kidding too ... have a laugh on me.
By the way, is "Geesh" anything like quiche?
Have a great weekend.
Eddie
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10) From: George
Quiche is made from milk and eggs and baked, Geesh is made from French press 
mud (made by putting espresso grounds thru a French Press) and extra strong 
espresso.  Instead of being baked, it's boiled in a cast iron bean pot on a 
camp fire until the consistency of road tar.
Reminds me of how strong and thick a coffee made by my older sister (now 
gone) used to be.
George

11) From: Brett Mason
We're not possessed - we can quit anytime we want to....  We just don't want
to...
My stash is at about 25lb - it's getting low, I know...
Brett
On 9/13/07, Stephen Carey  wrote:
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12) From: raymanowen
"...as long as it stays good for a few months I will be fine."
The industrial Ziplocs in which the beans have been shipped are sealed
and maintain the environment of Sweet Maria's the day they were packed
and shipped.
The Ethiopian Harar Lot 30 and the Green Stripe were the latest beans
I have purchased. Due to the financial null, I am forced to forego the
neat beans available of late. It has been a real surprise that beans
I've had for 12, 18 and 25 months have really responded to careful
roasting.
I've been doing mostly first in, first out (FIFO) roasting and I have
about 15# of Ethiopian and a couple left of Chiapas.
I was getting the inclination to dump the 9# of Vietnamese, from the
tenor of previous commentary and my own heavy-handed roasting
experience. I'm Sure Glad I Didn't toss them. My initial cups from the
Bunn restaurant brewer had really been an exquisite fragrant
experience.  Several weeks later, that roast smelled like the starting
line at a dragstrip running some AA Fuel eliminations.
So I do have the ability to send it to Blazes. I never brewed any more
after it became the Retread Plant roast. If I could wreck the beans in
a P II, what if I use my new toys- the HG/BM- that give a lot of
control along with the Grand Slam brake set?
I'm able to suddenly cool the beans right at the point in the roast
that my juvenile senses tell me "This is IT- STOP NOW!" It was one
thing to imagine I had more control- could I do anything with it? Yes.
This was the third morning my Celtic Critic honey asked for some fresh
brewed Vietnamese!
Cheers and Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
When you get to your destination, stop right there- don't coast on...
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13) From: Aaron
Ray, I dug up some OLD green beans, well they are actually a bit of a 
yellow shade by now that have to be god, close to 3 years old now or 
whenever I started this roasting 'hobby'.    You know what, they still 
taste extremely good, even by my spoiled palate of today they are still 
producing excellent roasts.
I have quit buying beans partly because of finances but that's changing 
now thankfully but mainly because i just simply have too many friggin 
beans here.  I need to be rid of some of them, im still close to 100 Lbs 
I bet.   Luckily my new job, there are close to 20 people in my shop and 
most drink coffee, so im thinking that I can get a hot top here which i 
wanted for a while and get help pitching in for beans and bringing them 
to work.  Ive already been giving out samples of my coffee and am 
building a following so this could work out.
There is no need to ever throw beans away I don't think unless you 
physically did something to wreck them, like let them get wet and molded 
them or something.  I might keep several pounds and try one every 6 
months just to see how many years one can stretch out a bean before it 
starts getting truly disgusting and earns that mermaid sticker.
Aaron

14) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 9/14/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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That may not be quite correct. IIRC, Tom et al. poke several pinholes
into each industrial ziploc before shipping.
Brian

15) From: Edward Rasmussen
 Well, not quite.  Someone mentioned a long ago on this list that the
zip locks have a few pinhole punched in them before they are shipped,
presumably to minimize the problems of trapped moisture in the packs.  I
just filled one of the empty SM zip locks with water and could see
droplets oozing out of the pinholes.
I live about 120 miles north of you, Ray, in Laramie, Wyoming, and, at
7,200 ft altitude I have received numerous shipments from sea level
shippers which have been packed using air-cel packing material.  When
the boxes arrive on my doorstep they are bulging and bursting at the
seams because of the reduced air pressure here and the puffed-up packing
materials.  Those "sealed" SM zip locks are always nice and flat and
showing no threat of exploding.
Ed
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16) From: raymanowen
I know the pantry in which I keep the beans always has the pleasant
smell of green coffee beans. So, Sweet Maria's pokes pin holes in the
bags huh? Would you know if they're taking aps?
I used to punch holes in paper at 50ft and 100 yds. Not exactly
pinholes: I really got a kick out of 0.324", 0.358", 0.429", 0.451"
holes. -ro
My email has aged!
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On 9/15/07, Edward Rasmussen  wrote:
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17) From: Steven Sobel
Okay Ray, I'll bite.
What is special about those size holes?
Steve
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Okay Ray, I'll bite.
 
What is special about those size holes?
 
Steve
On 9/24/07, raymanowen  wrote: 
I know the pantry in which I keep the beans always has the pleasant
smell of green coffee beans. So, Sweet Maria's pokes pin holes in the 
bags huh? Would you know if they're taking aps?
I used to punch holes in paper at 50ft and 100 yds. Not exactly
pinholes: I really got a kick out of 0.324", 0.358", 0.429", 0.451"
holes. -ro

19) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Oh ray a man after my own heart! I agree great fun ever seen a tracer
round from a 50Cal skip on the water at night?
Dennis
"It is by Caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion
It is by the beans of Java, that my thoguhts aquire speed
the hands acquire shakes; the shakes become a warning
It is by Caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion"

20) From: raymanowen
I was real impressed one time when I was on the tower fooling with the
UHF antennas to reduce the vswr so I could boost the power without
cooking the coaxial feedlines. I didn't accomplish very much that
night, but the view to the south was incredible!
To keep this on topic, I was drinking nothing whatsoever- not
Carling's, not San Miguel, definitely not the instant C-rations
coffee. (The popular coffee at Thuy Hoa came from the Kidde
Construction pot.)
I saw some angry-looking red-yellow arcs coming ashore down towards
Cam Ranh Bay. One second after a round leaves the barrel, the
trajectory has dropped 16 feet. Those things had to be huge.
Write more, digress more...
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
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21) From: John Brown
my answer is unfortunately yes and 20 m/m as well.
True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
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22) From: John Brown
i have had the ^*** scared out of me be the  big 16's.  they were so far
away  we did not know they were in the area.  the landing craft i was on
was 115 feet long and 50 foot wide, with a cargo of 150 tons of 55
gallon barrels of road asphalt for the new air field run way at Dong
Ha,  the sound of the blast was like nothing i have ever heard before or
again  the boat shook like it was in a earth quake of a 6 or 7
magnitude.  the crew as convince we had hit a mine and was going to sink
in VC territory.  we all grabbed our guns and life jackets and went to
check on the boat.  be fore we could get back to our posts there was a
second blast this time we figured it out.  it was the New Jersey firing
her broad side of 16 inch Naval rifles. after that there was nothing
else to scare us.
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23) From: Bailey Blanchette
I was TDY to Qui Nhon for a while, and was quartered in the 'guest tent' the
first night.  I was very rudely awakened at 2:00 AM when the 105 battery
next door started shooting H&I over the tent!  Very funny, indeed!
On 9/25/07, John Brown  wrote:
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24) From: John Brown
harassment and interdiction fire.
 i learned to sleep through it.  sleep was too dear to loose
altho when the 5 inch went off the whole ship shook.  of course the ship 
was  only 255 feet long
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25) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Brett, I like Mark Twains response to his cigar "addiction".
"I can Quit smoking any time I wish.....And have done it several times."
TerryT
On 9/14/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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