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Topic: Meanwhile to the Far North..... (22 msgs / 829 lines)
1) From: Gail Shuford
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Im not in the corn, and Im not dave, Im Gail in Alaska having popcorn  
right now if that counts, ha!!  Is there no one from Alaska in this  
group or am I a forger in the wilderness?
On Sep 22, 2007, at 9:06 PM, Dave Kvindlog wrote:
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Im not in the corn, and Im not =
dave, Im Gail in Alaska having popcorn right now if that counts, ha!!  =
Is there no one from Alaska in this group or am I a forger in the =
wilderness?
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Rich,   What?  Another Iowa = coffee nut?  Glad to know there is yet another coffee enthusiasts = nestled amongst the corn!   Dave = Cedar Rapids, IA   On= 9/22/07, Rich <rich-mail> = wrote: See, even = the nice boys at google are not giving you all of that storage space for = free.  They ae building a monster computer centre here in = Council = Bluffs.  

2) From: David
I am originally from the corn, Iowa City to be exact,
have called Seattle home for the last 12 years.  Go
Hawks!
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that gives answers, not web links. http://mobile.yahoo.com/mobileweb/onesearch?referNXIC

3) From: Ken Schillinger
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Hi Gail,
I'm a newbie to this group, and am not from Alaska. I have however been =
to Juneau a couple of times, including a summer spent with my aunt and =
uncle in the summer of 63. 
Even with my newbie status I'll still say welcome.
Ken.

4) From: Gail Shuford
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Well, thanks, Ken.  Juneau is beautiful but I seldom get there.  I  
started roasting at home around May of this year.  I went in already  
knowing that very few females would be into this but I love good  
coffee and this seems to be the most cost effective way to do it  
yourself like many other things.  It isnt much harder than popping  
popcorn that is the real beauty of it.  People can usually find the  
time for the things that are important to them.
Gail
On Sep 22, 2007, at 9:28 PM, Ken Schillinger wrote:
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Well, thanks, Ken.  Juneau is =
beautiful but I seldom get there.  I started roasting at home around =
May of this year.  I went in already knowing that very few females =
would be into this but I love good coffee and this seems to be the most =
cost effective way to do it yourself like many other things.  It isnt =
much harder than popping popcorn that is the real beauty of it.  =
People can usually find the time for the things that are important to =
them.  Gail
On Sep 22, 2007, at 9:28 PM, Ken =
Schillinger wrote:
Hi = Gail,I'm a newbie to this group, = and am not from Alaska. I have however been to Juneau a couple of times, = including a summer spent with my aunt and uncle in the summer of = 63.Even with my newbie status = I'll still say welcome.----- Original = Message -----From: Gail = ShufordTo: homeroastSent: Saturday, September 22, 2007 10:10 PMSubject: +Meanwhile to the Far = North..... Im not in the corn, and Im not = dave, Im Gail in Alaska having popcorn right now if that counts, ha!!  = Is there no one from Alaska in this group or am I a forger in the = wilderness?  
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5) From: Ken Schillinger
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Hmmm,
I don't know about the not many females part; it seems like there are =
lots of women into roasting.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pursuit.
Ken.

6) From: Gail Shuford
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There are several in this online group I've noticed but seems to be  
more drum and Torpedo roaster guys! ha...It really doesnt matter to  
me as I am a retired grandmother anyway and not looking for another  
spouse, don't do the partner thing, and barely have enough time for  
the freinds I have now.  Roasting coffee is a wonderful hobby.    
Thanks for your kind words.
Gail
On Sep 22, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Ken Schillinger wrote:
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There are several in this online =
group I've noticed but seems to be more drum and Torpedo roaster guys! =
ha...It really doesnt matter to me as I am a retired grandmother anyway =
and not looking for another spouse, don't do the partner thing, and =
barely have enough time for the freinds I have now.  Roasting coffee =
is a wonderful hobby.   Thanks for your kind =
words.  Gail
On Sep 22, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Ken =
Schillinger wrote:
I don't know about the not = many females part; it seems like there are lots of women into = roasting.Anyway, I hope you enjoy = the pursuit.----- Original = Message -----From: Gail = ShufordTo: homeroastSent: Saturday, September 22, 2007 10:39 PMSubject: Re: +Meanwhile to the Far = North..... Well, thanks, Ken.  Juneau is = beautiful but I seldom get there.  I started roasting at home around = May of this year.  I went in already knowing that very few females = would be into this but I love good coffee and this seems to be the most = cost effective way to do it yourself like many other things.  It isnt = much harder than popping popcorn that is the real beauty of it.  = People can usually find the time for the things that are important to = them.  Gail  
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7) From: Zara Haimo
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I love good coffee and this seems to be the most cost effective way to =
do it yourself like many other things.  
There are quite a few women on this list.

8) From: Vicki Smith
I'm not as far north as you are, Gail. I live in Central Alberta--where 
it is still cold enough for me to have to roast in a strange down filled 
get-up five months a year. I'm a fan of the bread machine/heat gun 
thang. No drums and torpedoes here (well, not yet).
Vicki
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9) From: Robert Gulley
Does wanting to live in Alaska count???
RG
At 01:10 AM 9/23/2007, you wrote:
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10) From: Robert Joslin
Hey Gail
     There is (or was) at least one other roaster in Alaska who posted to
this list, a young man whose name I don't recall now.  He never responded
to an offlist greeting, so I never sent him a "hospitality" package. I think
he lived out in the boonies and had been roasting for quite a while.
Hope you have a nice Autumn there in Anchorage.  Gonna hit the State Fair?
(The one in Fairbanks.)  They might have a category for home roasted
coffeebeans nestled there among the pumpkin pies, beet pickles and flower
arrangements.  The bean entries could be ground, brewed and the judges
decision made based on the flavor and aroma of the cup!  Take Care.     Josh
On 9/23/07, Robert Gulley <2bopen4all> wrote:
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11) From: Ed Needham
Popcorn?  I thought all Alaskans ate whale blubber as a snack, and they know 
at least 25 terms to describe different types of snow! :::grin:::
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Ed Needham (Indiana, across the mighty Ohio, but pretty much a suburb of 
Louisville, KY)
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

12) From: RK
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Gail there is two that I know of in Juneau Jane and Jeff Hill
They used to post here on the list and still do from time to time.
Operates a coffee roasting business.
RK

13) From: Gail Shuford
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Oh hi Josh,  Long time no heary from U.  I have seen some of your  
communques to the list however.  Hmmm, so another AK roaster hiding  
out somewhere, maybe a low profiler but might would show back up  
again if he thinks we are talking about him!  Well, he lost out by  
not responding to you "off list".  Im glad I did, not just for the  
wonderful beans you sent, but for meeting another happy roaster like  
you.  No plans for the state fair.  It's over now I think.  It is  
riddled with parking problems and all sorts of mismanagement and  
other problems.  It is also a ways out of town to have to go when  
there are several "farmers markets" that operate on weekends right  
here in town.  Does your state fair have a coffee hut with something  
like you mentioned?
Gail
On Sep 23, 2007, at 4:27 AM, Robert Joslin wrote:
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Oh hi Josh,  Long time no =
heary from U.  I have seen some of your communques to the list =
however.  Hmmm, so another AK roaster hiding out somewhere, maybe a =
low profiler but might would show back up again if he thinks we are =
talking about him!  Well, he lost out by not responding to you "off =
list".  Im glad I did, not just for the wonderful beans you sent, but =
for meeting another happy roaster like you.  No plans for the state =
fair.  It's over now I think.  It is riddled with parking problems =
and all sorts of mismanagement and other problems.  It is also a ways =
out of town to have to go when there are several "farmers markets" that =
operate on weekends right here in town.  Does your state fair have a =
coffee hut with something like you =
mentioned?Gail
On Sep 23, 2007, at 4:27 AM, =
Robert Joslin wrote:
Hey Gail      = There is (or was) at least one other roaster in Alaska who posted to = this list, a young man whose name I don't recall now.  He never = responded to an offlist greeting, so I never sent him a "hospitality" = package. I think he lived out in the boonies and had been roasting = for quite a while.    Hope you have a nice Autumn there in = Anchorage.  Gonna hit the State Fair? (The one in Fairbanks.)  The= y might have a category for home roasted coffeebeans nestled there = among the pumpkin pies, beet pickles and flower arrangements.  The = bean entries could be ground, brewed and the judges decision made = based on the flavor and aroma of the cup!  Take Care.     = Josh   On = 9/23/07, Robert Gulley <2bopen4all<= /A>> wrote: Does wanting to live in Alaska = count??? RG At 01:10 AM 9/23/2007, you = wrote: Im not in the corn, and Im not = dave, Im Gail in Alaska having popcorn right now if that counts, ha!!  = Is there no one from Alaska in this group or am I a forger in the = wilderness? On Sep 22, 2007, at 9:06 PM, Dave Kvindlog wrote: = Rich,   What?  Another Iowa = coffee nut?  Glad to know there is yet another coffee enthusiasts = nestled amongst the corn!   Dave Cedar Rapids, = IA   On 9/22/07, Rich < rich-mail = > wrote: See, even the nice = boys at google are not giving you all of that storage space for free.  = They ae building a monster computer centre here in Council = Bluffs.  =

14) From: Gail Shuford
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Hi there! thanks for the info.  Maybe they will respond to some of  
these.  I'd love to chat with them.
Gail
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Hi there! thanks for the info.  =
Maybe they will respond to some of these.  I'd love to chat with =
them.Gail
On Sep 23, 2007, at 7:30 AM, RK =
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Gail there is two that I know of in Juneau = Jane and Jeff HillOperates a coffee = roasting business. RK

15) From: Robert Joslin
Gail
    No, so far as I know, the Arkansas State Fair doesn't have a coffee
roasting competition....although they should. Perhaps when we have a few
more home roasters....
I've also been to a fair in September in Palmer, I believe.  I think it was
also called the Alaska State Fair, though it wasn't as big as the do in
Fairbanks. Is there ONE official State Fair?  Better go.  I've wandered O.T.
Happy Roasting.  Josh
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16) From: Kathleen Tinkel
Hi, Gail --
I grew up in (well, near) Anchorage but have lived outside since 
finishing high school (Class of '59; plans are afoot for our [gasp!] 
50th reunion and, health willing, my husband and I hope to be there).
I have been making various attempts to roast coffee since the 1970s, 
starting with various gadgets shown in the Whole Earth catalog. It is 
much easier and more practical today, with better roasters and, of 
course, Sweet Maria's.
While I rarely post, I have been on this list for years. There are 
more women active now than in, say, 2000. But there have always been 
a few.
-- Kathleen
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17) From: Gail Shuford
Hi! Well, thanks for sharing.  50th!! wow....good for you.  Hope you  
get to come.  I did not grow up here.  I came here in the early 80's  
with now my x-hsuband and stayed for career reasons.  Just got used  
to it and now am settled here.  Ak's been good to me.  It seems that  
when I visit my home state I find mostly people who grew up  
elsewhere.  Isnt that funny how that works.  Sounds like you've been  
a roaster for quite a while.  Yes, thank goodness for small favors  
like SM's bec the others are just no comparison.
Gail
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18) From: Kevin Creason
 >Is there no one from Alaska in this group or am I a forger in the 
wilderness?
I was, seven years ago. But I felt the yearning to thaw out after 25 
years there.... I miss the mountains, hunting with my dad, and the 
occasional Alyeska ski trip, but don't miss the long dark winters. But 
work pulled me away and I'm not ready to go back. Well, a visit w/ 
friends would be really nice....
You know, it was that daylight thing that got me hooked on coffee. In 
the winter it was dark all the time and me /feel /tired, so I drank coffee.
Then in the summer the sun was up until 2, so I never went bed until it 
was too late to rest proper, so I drank coffee because I actually was tired.
Now I'm just hooked. If the US suddenly had no more beans, I might just 
fall over dead.
-Kevin

19) From: John Brown
does just wanting to live count?
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20) From: Gail Shuford
Yeah, you are mostly correct.  I do not care for the long daylight  
hours into the evening in the summertime either..A real drain on the  
bio clock which translates to not feeling your best during the  
daytime.  The darkness in winter has not bothered me as much  bec at  
least you can get better sleep, I have a workout routine and keep  
busy so the days fly by.  I'm not sure my coffee love is that much  
due to the cold and darkness.  Nothing changed when I left for six  
weeks, so it cant be all related to the AK weather.  Funny you said  
25 years.  It's been that long for me too as of this past August,  
25th anniversary so to speak.  Now I think I'm too old to move or  
care but often entertain such thoughts.  It would be expensive to  
move and I dont like the hot weather (and crowds/traffic) down  
there.  So last year, I took a 6 week vacation to the east coast in  
their early spring! and stayed some with family, some elsewhere and  
really enjoyed the change but generally they have thier share of the  
problems there too.  I dont plan to be without my beans if at all  
possible.  I have about a 9 mos or more supply on hand and plan to  
keep it at level just in case the world finally does go crazier.  You  
didnt say where you ended up?
Gail
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21) From: Gail Shuford
OF COURSE BRO!!!!  In these trying times, that is saying alot.  With  
a little help from SM coffee, we can hang tougher and happier, right?
Gail
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22) From: Matthew Evans
Hello all you Arctic Roasters!!!
   
  Sorry I didn't respond to the initial call out, I've been squeezing every ounce of summer left in beautiful South Central AK that I possibly could.  Now that the salmon have accomplished their yearly task, and it's almost too cold to tie a rainbow fly on, it's time to get back to serious roasting.  I just kind of roast to make sure I have fresh coffee during the summer, now is the time I get to cup new coffees and make new blends.  I too have been on this list for awhile... I guess I'm a bit of a lurker :)  I am in Anchorage and roast on a BBQ (RK Drum of course) in the garage.  No matter the weather, I'm out there in parka and hat doing my thing (I know my neighbors think I'm nuts).  Anyway, I didn't realize there was anyone else up here.  I'm happy to know that there are other coffee nuts up here who appreciate something better than the coffee shack on every corner can provide!!
   
  Cheers,
   
  Matt Evans
  Arctic Roasting..... only the strong survive!!
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