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Topic: travel and roasting (19 msgs / 993 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
I need some help, here.  I am still lost on how one travels and 
roasts.  I get the small grinder, but I am not sure of the brewer, 
where the hot water comes from, that sort of thing, what is needed to 
make it go smoothly and can one take it down to a ballroom with them 
- heck, I am the producer, so I sit at a back closed in area where 
the equipment is and my team is.  I should be able to do it there 
also.  Just not sure that  I know what to get from SMs.

2) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
I Love the AP for travel 
If you have a microwave you can heat the water right in the plunger or
if there is a un-used coffee maker around use it to heat the water. 
The AP is very forgiving vs. other methods when it comes to grind and
always seems to produce a wonderful cup. 
IMO and as always YMMV
Dennis
Yes back out at sea once again...

3) From: Jason Brooks
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I recently flew up to Boston for some training.  I packed an AP, a hot
water kettle with a bag of roasted, my Zass knee mill and a ceramic mug
wrapped in a t-shirt.  All in my checked baggage.  Traveled fine and had
great joe on the road.
Jason
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4) From: Stephen Carey
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So I better get an AP, ugh, I have spent so much, two new grinders, a 
ton of coffee.  Well, might as well go for it now!
Stephen
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So I better get an AP, ugh, I have spent so much, two new
grinders, a ton of coffee.  Well, might as well go for it
now!
Stephen
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I recently flew up to Boston for some training.  I packed an AP, a
hot
water kettle with a bag of roasted, my Zass knee mill and a ceramic
mug
wrapped in a t-shirt.  All in my checked baggage.  Traveled
fine and had
great joe on the road.
Jason
<quote who="True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)">
> I Love the AP for travel
> If you have a microwave you can heat the water right in the plunger
or
> if there is a un-used coffee maker around use it to heat the
water.
> The AP is very forgiving vs. other methods when it comes to grind
and
> always seems to produce a wonderful cup.
> IMO and as always YMMV
>
> Dennis
> Yes back out at sea once again...
>
>

5) From: Jason Brooks
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FWIW, I've also traveled with a SS Bodum Colombia FP.  I actually took
that in my carry on about two years ago.  Got pulled to the side for a
double check, but let through.  I didn't feel so lucky on the recent trip,
so I went with the AP.
Jason
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6) From: Barry Luterman
That is exactly my travel kit.

7) From: Rich Adams

8) From: Sandy Andina
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Mine too, though I sometimes sub for or add to the AP a small FP plus  
plastic travel mug, or even a stainless thermal FP mug.  Also,  
filters for the AP, sometimes--if driving so I can carry all my  
coffee stuff in a recycled-fiber shopping tote--a small one-cup (#2  
size filter) pourover & Swissgold (if I have roomies who don't want  
to wait while I brew cups in sequence), plus a couple of paper basket  
filters if there's an auto-drip machine in the room. Lately, I've  
noticed a trend even in luxe hotels towards those one-cup auto-drips  
that use their own filter packets and disposable packet holders.  My  
guess is that it's because most guests don't care, might waste a full  
pot's worth, and that chambermaids won't have to clean out coffeemakers.
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Mine too, though I sometimes sub for or add to the AP a small FP plus =
plastic travel mug, or even a stainless thermal FP mug.  Also, filters =
for the AP, sometimes--if driving so I can carry all my coffee stuff in =
a recycled-fiber shopping tote--a small one-cup (#2 size filter) =
pourover & Swissgold (if I have roomies who don't want to wait while =
I brew cups in sequence), plus a couple of paper basket filters if =
there's an auto-drip machine in the room. Lately, I've noticed a trend =
even in luxe hotels towards those one-cup auto-drips that use their own =
filter packets and disposable packet holders.  My guess is that it's =
because most guests don't care, might waste a full pot's worth, and that =
chambermaids won't have to clean out coffeemakers.
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14, 2007, at 12:03 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
That is exactly my travel kit.

9) From: Vicki Smith
I am a fool. I am travelling to BC (that would be driving over the 
Rockies from Alberta) for a vacation on Hornby Island. I am bringing, in 
our very capacious trunk, my KMB, a Solis Maestro (Rocky will stay at 
home), my bread machine, my cooling strainer, and a heat gun. If there 
is room in the trunk, I will also bring a fan. We have insulated shtuff 
for the drive as well, so we can have our usual coffee as we drive. I'll 
bring enough fresh roast for the days on the road, and roast during the 
week we are there, so we have fresh roast for the whole two weeks we are 
gone.
As tempting as it might be to roast in the mountain air, using the plug 
in our car, I don't want to have to make a big adjustment for altitude. 
My friends on Hornby want to learn to roast. As I have a spare heat gun 
and a spare bread machine, I may leave my roasting equipment there .
Vicki

10) From: Lisa Carton
and you are a fool WHY!?!?!
hehe
That sounds incredible  to me vicki! =
 
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From: Vicki Smith 
To: homeroast
Sent: Friday, September =
14, 2007 5:26:03 PM
Subject: Re: +travel and roasting
I am a fool=
. I am travelling to BC (that would be driving over the 
Rockies from Alb=
erta) for a vacation on Hornby Island. I am bringing, in 
our very capaci=
ous trunk, my KMB, a Solis Maestro (Rocky will stay at 
home), my bread m=
achine, my cooling strainer, and a heat gun. If there 
is room in the tru=
nk, I will also bring a fan. We have insulated shtuff 
for the drive as w=
ell, so we can have our usual coffee as we drive. I'll 
bring enough fres=
h roast for the days on the road, and roast during the 
week we are there=
, so we have fresh roast for the whole two weeks we are 
gone.
As te=
mpting as it might be to roast in the mountain air, using the plug 
in ou=
r car, I don't want to have to make a big adjustment for altitude. 
My fr=
iends on Hornby want to learn to roast. As I have a spare heat gun 
and a=
 spare bread machine, I may leave my roasting equipment there .
Vicki=
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11) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Not a fool~ passionate ~is the proper term for us...
Dennis

12) From: Steven Van Dyke
You could always do what I did.
Get a small suitcase and one of those light foam pads for sleeping on 
when you camp, and a roll of duct tape.
Cut a sheet of the foam to fit the bottom of the case, and a strip to 
go around the inside.  Tape the bottom panel in place, then line the 
sides and tape that in place.
Now you cut pieces of foam to make compartments for all your stuff.
My case has:
Coffee maker in upper left (currently an AP)
Coffee in upper right (generally in ZipLocks)
Two stainless steel travel coffee mugs (one under the coffee, one 
under the coffee maker)
Small IBIS hot pot in lower right
Grinder on lower left (now my Zass Turkish).
Tucked in amongst the things are a couple of dish rags, the nifty new 
travel pack of Bounty Paper towels (full sized of the new half-sheets 
but rolled vertically so it's easy to pack), ziplocks with sweetner 
and creamer (the wife likes it), and of course stirrers.  All I need 
is water and an outlet and I'm set.
At 10:46 AM 9/14/2007, you wrote:
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13) From: Dave & Beth
I just returned from my Anaheim trip, where I enjoyed some terrific coffee
during my stay in the hotel.
I took a small Zass, a 4-cup French Press, and a variety of roasted and
rested beans.  Don't think I'd ever try roasting on the road; the beans
wouldn't get a chance to rest properly during my 3-5 day trips.  I put the
beans in Ziplok bags and placed them in the FP, put the FP into a gallon
Ziplok bag (to keep my clothes from smelling like coffee), and likewise put
the Zass in a gallon Ziplok bag to contain the coffee aromas.  Wrapped the
FP in a t-shirt and placed both in the center of my suitcase to keep from
damage.  I always carry my suitcase onboard, never check it.
I used the hotel coffee maker (if you could call it that) to "brew" the hot
water.  Made the coffee in the usual way, using the provided mugs, then
rinsed and dumped the grounds down the toilet when I was done.  Worked
slick.
When the restaurant offered me coffee at the end of my meal, I kindly
declined, knowing what pleasure I would have upon my return to the hotel
instead.  A great way to wake up, and also to unwind after a long day on the
road!
Dave

14) From: Justin Marquez
Last year I roasted HG/DB at 8700 ft and it didn't seem to matter at all
 to the roast.  Proceeded as normal and fine results.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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15) From: Sandy Andina
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I carry all that stuff when I am on a car trip in one of those  
recycled-fiber Whole Foods grocery tote bags.  If flying, it all goes  
in a small rollaboard into which I place all my toiletries and hair  
tools, plus a couple pair of flat shoes in the shoe pockets. I then  
check it with my regular rolling garment bag. (Gotta carry my purse,  
computer and either a guitar or dulcimer onboard).
On Sep 14, 2007, at 8:35 PM, Steven Van Dyke wrote:
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I carry all that stuff when I am on a car trip in one of those =
recycled-fiber Whole Foods grocery tote bags.  If flying, it all goes =
in a small rollaboard into which I place all my toiletries and hair =
tools, plus a couple pair of flat shoes in the shoe pockets. I then =
check it with my regular rolling garment bag. (Gotta carry my purse, =
computer and either a guitar or dulcimer onboard).
On Sep =
14, 2007, at 8:35 PM, Steven Van Dyke wrote:
You could always do what I did. Get a small suitcase = and one of those light foam pads for sleeping on when you camp, and a = roll of duct tape. Cut a sheet of the foam to fit the bottom of = the case, and a strip to go around the inside.  Tape the bottom panel = in place, then line the sides and tape that in place. Now you cut = pieces of foam to make compartments for all your stuff. My case = has: Coffee maker in upper left (currently an AP) Coffee in = upper right (generally in ZipLocks) Two stainless steel travel = coffee mugs (one under the coffee, one under the coffee maker) Small = IBIS hot pot in lower right Grinder on lower left (now my Zass = Turkish). Tucked in amongst the things are a couple of dish rags, = the nifty new travel pack of Bounty Paper towels (full sized of the new = half-sheets but rolled vertically so it's easy to pack), ziplocks with = sweetner and creamer (the wife likes it), and of course stirrers.  All = I need is water and an outlet and I'm set. At 10:46 AM = 9/14/2007, you wrote: So I better get an AP, ugh, I have spent so = much, two new grinders, a ton of coffee.  Well, might as well go for = it now! Stephen = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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16) From: Stephen Carey
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In the end it comes down to this, I don't have the needed equipment, 
I can't afford it right now, meds are first in line.  I produce live 
events, from conventions to major concerts.  I have a crew of 
thirty.  I get to bed at 1 or 1:30, I wake up at 4:15 to be at the 
convention center or ballroom or other venue by 5:00.  I do this 
seven days straight.  While I am getting ready the phone is ringing 
about the satellite signal or someone lost their walkie-talkie and on 
and on.  I don't usually answer, but sometimes I need to do so.  I 
just figure that for now, for my life as it is, I will drink the 
swill in the room, hit the early morning opening chain store, get a 
soy latte to cover the flavor and make my doctor happy I had more 
soy.  I can't be picky right now.  Yes, I deserve better, but reality 
hits.  One day, when I have the money, I will buy the travel items, 
but first I want the best brewer out there and that will take a 
while.  Though I might switch order of what I get.
In the end, I just need sleep and then caffeine.  I know, I am a 
looser in the travel with good coffee picture of things, but it just 
has to be for now.  Forgive me.
Stephen
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In the end it comes down to this, I don't have the needed
equipment, I can't afford it right now, meds are first in line.  I
produce live events, from conventions to major concerts.  I have a
crew of thirty.  I get to bed at 1 or 1:30, I wake up at 4:15 to be
at the convention center or ballroom or other venue by 5:00.  I do
this seven days straight.  While I am getting ready the phone is
ringing about the satellite signal or someone lost their walkie-talkie
and on and on.  I don't usually answer, but sometimes I need to do
so.  I just figure that for now, for my life as it is, I will drink
the swill in the room, hit the early morning opening chain store, get a
soy latte to cover the flavor and make my doctor happy I had more
soy.  I can't be picky right now.  Yes, I deserve better, but
reality hits.  One day, when I have the money, I will buy the travel
items, but first I want the best brewer out there and that will take a
while.  Though I might switch order of what I get.
In the end, I just need sleep and then caffeine.  I know, I am a
looser in the travel with good coffee picture of things, but it just has
to be for now.  Forgive me.
Stephen
At 05:26 AM 9/18/2007, you wrote:
Guitar or dulcimer? Old-Time
guitar player here.
Sandy Andina wrote: 
I carry all that stuff when I=
 am
on a car trip in one of those recycled-fiber Whole Foods grocery tote
bags.  If flying, it all goes in a small rollaboard into which I
place all my toiletries and hair tools, plus a couple pair of flat shoes
in the shoe pockets. I then check it with my regular rolling garment bag.
(Gotta carry my purse, computer and either a guitar or dulcimer
onboard).
On Sep 14, 2007, at 8:35 PM, Steven Van Dyke wrote:
You could always do what I
did.
Get a small suitcase and one of those light foam pads for sleeping on
when you camp, and a roll of duct tape.
Cut a sheet of the foam to fit the bottom of the case, and a strip to go
around the inside.  Tape the bottom panel in place, then line the
sides and tape that in place.
Now you cut pieces of foam to make compartments for all your
stuff.
My case has:
Coffee maker in upper left (currently an AP)
Coffee in upper right (generally in ZipLocks)
Two stainless steel travel coffee mugs (one under the coffee, one under
the coffee maker)
Small IBIS hot pot in lower right
Grinder on lower left (now my Zass Turkish).
Tucked in amongst the things are a couple of dish rags, the nifty new
travel pack of Bounty Paper towels (full sized of the new half-sheets but
rolled vertically so it's easy to pack), ziplocks with sweetner and
creamer (the wife likes it), and of course stirrers.  All I need is
water and an outlet and I'm set.
At 10:46 AM 9/14/2007, you wrote:
So I better get an AP, ugh, I
have spent so much, two new grinders, a ton of coffee.  Well, might
as well go for it now!
Stephen
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

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17) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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the Aero Press is less than $30.00 and it will pay for itself in no time
at all think about it like this a  big cup-O- will  cheep at $1.79-$2.00
12-14 cups of swill will get you an Aeropress (if you are doing *$ then
I was doing $6.00-$12.00 per day for 4 years My Ap was paid for in less
than a week!)
 
you really might want to plan on investing in one next time you end up
with the swill at 5 am
 
FYI I live over 45 miles away from work so I am up at 3:30 for my shower
such to be out the door NLT 4:30 just to make it to work in time every
day so I feel your pain brother.... belive me I feel ya!!!! and
everymorning i make an my morning cuppa with the AP and my Zass (still
using the cordless drill with a socket to speed up the grinding.... 
 
enjoying my coffee on the way to the ship... somedays that is all that
keeps me going
 
you are not a looser (or a loser either) it takes time for a major shift
in your thoughts and habits you have no Idea how much I overcame jsut
getting into homeroasting then heading out on deployment for 232 days
trying to cram in learning and equipment in less than 60 days and trying
to think about everything I would need on the ship.... that was a
challenge but the list kept me going... 
 
of course it is only IMO and as always YMMV!
 
Dennis

18) From: Sandy Andina
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I'm a sometimes-touring folkie, usually by car but sometimes I fly to  
large conferences at which I'm either showcasing or have booked gigs  
to help offset the cost. In those instances I put my guitar (I fly  
with either my Taylor 414rce or Martin D-15 RS) into an ATA-rated  
flight case and get special handling--sometimes "gate-checking." I  
once flew with my Martin D-18GE to a guitarists' gathering in NC and  
was a nervous wreck about it. I carry my mountain dulcimer onboard,  
as it fits in the overheads in its gig bag. When I am on vacation,  
the guitar with which I fly depends on whether I intend to perform  
with it--if so, it's the D-15RS; if just vacationing and needing to  
practice, a Larrivee Parlour (w/pickup in case I find an open mic) or  
Taylor Big Baby. This last trip to Vegas (purely recreational, as all  
the folk coffeehouses there seem to have gone the way of the dodo), I  
took the Larrivee in the Big Baby's gigbag, so I would also have room  
for my practice dulcimer, which is essentially a fretboard, strings,  
tuning pegs, and pickup. I had a couple of fiddle tunes to practice  
on dulcimer, so that's why I bought it. I did end up doing some  
singing, but it was strictly some cabaret vocals with the hotel's  
jazz duo.
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I'm a sometimes-touring folkie, usually by car but sometimes I fly to =
large conferences at which I'm either showcasing or have booked gigs to =
help offset the cost. In those instances I put my guitar (I fly with =
either my Taylor 414rce or Martin D-15 RS) into an ATA-rated flight case =
and get special handling--sometimes "gate-checking." I once flew with my =
Martin D-18GE to a guitarists' gathering in NC and was a nervous wreck =
about it. I carry my mountain dulcimer onboard, as it fits in the =
overheads in its gig bag. When I am on vacation, the guitar with which I =
fly depends on whether I intend to perform with it--if so, it's the =
D-15RS; if just vacationing and needing to practice, a Larrivee Parlour =
(w/pickup in case I find an open mic) or Taylor Big Baby. This last trip =
to Vegas (purely recreational, as all the folk coffeehouses there seem =
to have gone the way of the dodo), I took the Larrivee in the Big Baby's =
gigbag, so I would also have room for my practice dulcimer, which is =
essentially a fretboard, strings, tuning pegs, and pickup. I had a =
couple of fiddle tunes to practice on dulcimer, so that's why I bought =
it. I did end up doing some singing, but it was strictly some cabaret =
vocals with the hotel's jazz duo.
On Sep 18, 2007, at 4:26 =
AM, Jeff Anderson wrote:
Guitar = or dulcimer? Old-Time guitar player here. Sandy Andina wrote: = I carry all that stuff when I am on a car trip in one of = those recycled-fiber Whole Foods grocery tote bags.  If flying, it all = goes in a small rollaboard into which I place all my toiletries and hair = tools, plus a couple pair of flat shoes in the shoe pockets. I then = check it with my regular rolling garment bag. (Gotta carry my purse, = computer and either a guitar or dulcimer onboard). On = Sep 14, 2007, at 8:35 PM, Steven Van Dyke wrote:
You could always do what I did. Get a small = suitcase and one of those light foam pads for sleeping on when you camp, = and a roll of duct tape. Cut a sheet of the foam to fit the = bottom of the case, and a strip to go around the inside.  Tape the = bottom panel in place, then line the sides and tape that in place. = Now you cut pieces of foam to make compartments for all your stuff. = My case has: Coffee maker in upper left (currently an AP) = Coffee in upper right (generally in ZipLocks) Two stainless steel = travel coffee mugs (one under the coffee, one under the coffee = maker) Small IBIS hot pot in lower right Grinder on lower left = (now my Zass Turkish). Tucked in amongst the things are a couple of = dish rags, the nifty new travel pack of Bounty Paper towels (full sized = of the new half-sheets but rolled vertically so it's easy to pack), = ziplocks with sweetner and creamer (the wife likes it), and of course = stirrers.  All I need is water and an outlet and I'm set. = At 10:46 AM 9/14/2007, you wrote: So I better get = an AP, ugh, I have spent so much, two new grinders, a ton of coffee.  = Well, might as well go for it now! Stephen = Sandy www.sandyandina.com = www.sass-music.com
= = homeroast mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to = http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<= br> Sandywww.sass-music.com
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19) From: Justin Marquez
Old-time folkies here, too.
In fact, we just jammed with some folkies in England Saturday and Sunday. We
brought an autoharp, guitar, flute and a small raft of pennywhistles.
Oh, yeah - keeping it ON-Topic: I gifted them with my last half-pound of
homeroasted Blue Quetzal that I brought with us.
www.justinandlinda.com
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (in London, UK for a bit)
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