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Topic: Arctic Roasting and Other Loony Thangs (11 msgs / 470 lines)
1) From: Gail Shuford
Vicki, nice to hear from you.....Haaaa!!  That was a real late night  
roller, heee.. I prob wont be too funny once winter really sets in.   
You are in a cold area also. Temps are only into the mid 40's at  
night right now and up to mid 50'd daytime.  I just commented in my  
daughter's email that I was gearing up for my first winter roasting -  
(she thinks Im a little obsessed with this coffee thang) Getting the  
deck area prepared and the shed as a back-up (well, all right it will  
be THE place to be in NOV-FEB).  Now I can say that I have met  
another cool roaster.  We can think of each other braving the  
elements all for some coffee?!  Oh, I'm happy as a loon on the  
popcorn popper method but I've heard good things about the heat gun  
method but nothing about using a bread machine (with it I  
presume!? ).   Oh, besides myself you are the first person I have  
ever met who uses "thang" in humor like myself.  I wonder if that  
could be a take from the many hours of watching the Red/Green show...
Gail
On Sep 22, 2007, at 10:26 PM, Vicki Smith wrote:
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2) From: Robert Gulley
Ha!
You gals "remember to keep your stick on the ice!"
Robert "Fondly Remembering Red Green with Joy and Sadness" Gulley
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3) From: Vicki Smith
We just put the snow tires on the car, mebbe a bit early, but we are 
driving over the mountains next week and it's snowy in the passes. It's 
going below freezing here at night, so waking to snow is just a matter 
of time. I roast in our unheated garage when it is super cold. It's a 
matter of being out of the wind and having dry feet.
I think I watched Red Green more on PBS when I lived in the states than 
I do now in Canada. The Canadian show you *southerners* should watch for 
this season is  Corner Gas, which has been picked up by one of the US 
Superstations.
I've got some info on bread machine roasting here: http://coffeecrone.com/roasting/faq.htmvicki
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4) From: Gail Shuford
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Hay Robert!  Sure, it counts...good to hear from you.  What area of  
the world are you roasting in?   I dont play hockey or run with those  
that do, but will try and keep my ski poles where they belong if I  
can get out there this year for a little fun and exercise.
Gail
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Hay Robert!  Sure, it =
counts...good to hear from you.  What area of the world are you =
roasting in?   I dont play hockey or run with those that do, but =
will try and keep my ski poles where they belong if I can get out there =
this year for a little fun and exercise.  Gail
On Sep 23, 2007, at = 2:25 AM, Robert Gulley wrote:
Ha! You gals "remember to keep your stick on the = ice!" Robert "Fondly Remembering Red Green with Joy and Sadness" = Gulley At 02:56 AM 9/23/2007, you wrote: Vicki, nice to = hear from you.....Haaaa!!  That was a real late night  roller, = heee.. I prob wont be too funny once winter really sets in.   = You are in a cold area also. Temps are only into the mid 40's at  = night right now and up to mid 50'd daytime.  I just commented in my  = daughter's email that I was gearing up for my first winter roasting = -  (she thinks Im a little obsessed with this coffee thang) = Getting the  deck area prepared and the shed as a back-up (well, = all right it will  be THE place to be in NOV-FEB).  Now I can = say that I have met  another cool roaster.  We can think of = each other braving the  elements all for some coffee?!  Oh, I'm = happy as a loon on the  popcorn popper method but I've heard good = things about the heat gun  method but nothing about using a bread = machine (with it I  presume!? ).   Oh, besides myself you are = the first person I have  ever met who uses "thang" in humor like = myself.  I wonder if that  could be a take from the many hours = of watching the Red/Green show... Gail On Sep 22, 2007, at 10:26 = PM, Vicki Smith wrote: 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 Gail Shuford wrote: There are several in this online = group I've noticed but seems to  be more drum and Torpedo roaster = guys! = ha.. = homeroast mailing list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations,  = unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/= maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = homeroast mailing = list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = = --Apple-Mail-1--337561401--

5) From: Gail Shuford
Amazing!  Your area is colder than AK?  Now that is something.  Still  
in the 40s at night here.  Could have to do with Anchorage being  
closer to the ocean and you all are smack in the middle of the  
Canadian Shield!  (any geologists out there?)  We dont normally put  
the snow tires on til about the middle of October, which is coming up  
quick!  That sounds like a good idea to go ahead and get them on to  
be ready for the mtn passes.  I dont know what happened to Red/Green  
here on our stations.  I havent seen it listed anymore for quite a  
while.  I'll have to look for the shows you mentioned.   I would  
roast in a garage if I only had one so the shed in back is the 2nd  
best option.  It is wired w/elec thank goodness. I am planning on  
using an electric space heater out there when it gets really cold.   
It shouldnt matter too much tho if I roast right after a walk or a  
run, el body heat should suffice for the short amount of time it  
takes to roast a batch in the poppery.  Thanks for the info on Bread  
machine roasting.
Gail
On Sep 23, 2007, at 5:38 AM, Vicki Smith wrote:
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6) From: Vicki Smith
The shield is actually in Eastern and Central Canada--not here on the 
prairie. See:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_ShieldIt's also in 
part of the US.
We can get quite cold--several weeks of -30C ( not that the C matters at 
that temp) during the winter is not uncommon. We also get these weird 
warm ups called Chinooks several times during the winter, when it gets 
practically spring like quickly and folks break out their shorts for a 
day or two. Not smart folks, as it is still pretty damn cold, but...
Our garage is not heated, but it does have electricity. We have block 
heaters and plug in our cars at night when it is needed. I haven't used 
a space heater in the garage--that's what snowmobile suits are for. I 
also have an IR2, so I can roast inside if I need to. I didn't last winter.
Vicki
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7) From: Gail Shuford
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HI!  Know what you mean.  Trust me, good coffee is A NECCESITY in  
Alaska.
(Well,  a geographer is close!)  I think you made a better decision  
as for area.  You can always visit here but you cant beat Hi  
weather.  I know the down sidees bec I used to live on Kauai.  I read  
an article several mos ago that Anchorage or Alaska or both was the  
coffee drinking capital of the world!!  I thought surely the  
Norweigees would have us beat, but not!  Perhaps SMs has not yet  
realized the untapped coffee customer potential up here.   You hit it  
right on target - they can take coffee or leave it but dont take away  
their beer or wine, generally speaking.  Hot tea is a Hi cussword.   
The haoles shun hot and if they drink it at all, it's iced of  
course.  All having to do with GEOGRAPHY!! right?
Gail
On Sep 23, 2007, at 11:06 AM, Chris Hardenbrook wrote:
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HI!  Know what you mean.  =
Trust me, good coffee is A NECCESITY in Alaska.  (Well,  a =
geographer is close!)  I think you made a better decision as for =
area.  You can always visit here but you cant beat Hi weather.  I =
know the down sidees bec I used to live on Kauai.  I read an article =
several mos ago that Anchorage or Alaska or both was the coffee drinking =
capital of the world!!  I thought surely the Norweigees would have us =
beat, but not!  Perhaps SMs has not yet realized the untapped coffee =
customer potential up here.   You hit it right on target - they can =
take coffee or leave it but dont take away their beer or wine, generally =
speaking.  Hot tea is a Hi cussword.  The haoles shun hot and if =
they drink it at all, it's iced of course.  All having to do with =
GEOGRAPHY!! right?Gail
On Sep 23, 2007, at =
11:06 AM, Chris Hardenbrook wrote:
Not a = geologist, but I am a geographer and you are right! Being close to the = coast brings you into the influence of the ocean which moderates = temperatures. You will always find greater extremes of temperature = (climate) inland, rather than on the coast. Latitude plays a big part, = however, and the further north or south you go from the equator the = greater your chance for low temps. Before I landed the job in = Hawai'i, I interviewed for a similar position at Ft Richardson in = Anchorage. Sometimes I regret not getting that job as my only exposure = to Alaska was four days on tour in the late nineties. Really liked it = there, but Hawai'i is nice, too ;-) Good coffee in Alaska would = seem to be a necessity, whereas in Hawai'i it is more of a luxury. = (We'll see if that's a controversial statement!) = Cheers, Chris in Hilo At 08:19 AM 9/23/2007, you = wrote: Amazing!  = Your area is colder than AK?  Now that is something.  Still  = in the 40s at night here.  Could have to do with Anchorage being  = closer to the ocean and you all are smack in the middle of the  = Canadian Shield!  (any geologists out there?)  We dont normally = put  the snow tires on til about the middle of October, which is = coming up  quick!  That sounds like a good idea to go ahead and = get them on to  be ready for the mtn passes.  I dont know what = happened to Red/Green  here on our stations.  I havent seen it = listed anymore for quite a  while.  I'll have to look for the = shows you mentioned.   I would  roast in a garage if I only = had one so the shed in back is the 2nd  best option.  It is = wired w/elec thank goodness. I am planning on  using an electric = space heater out there when it gets really cold.   It shouldnt = matter too much tho if I roast right after a walk or a  run, el = body heat should suffice for the short amount of time it  takes = to roast a batch in the poppery.  Thanks for the info on Bread  = machine roasting. Gail On Sep 23, 2007, at 5:38 AM, Vicki Smith = wrote: We = just put the snow tires on the car, mebbe a bit early, but we  = are driving over the mountains next week and it's snowy in the  = passes. It's going below freezing here at night, so waking to snow  = is just a matter of time. I roast in our unheated garage when it = is  super cold. It's a matter of being out of the wind and having = dry  feet. I think I watched Red Green more on PBS when I = lived in the states  than I do now in Canada. The Canadian show = you *southerners* should  watch for this season is  Corner Gas, = which has been picked up by  one of the US Superstations. = I've got some info on bread machine roasting here: http://coffeecrone.com/roasting/faq.htm = vicki Gail Shuford wrote: Oh, I'm happy as a loon on the popcorn popper = method but I've  heard good things about the heat gun method but = nothing about  using a bread machine (with it I presume!? ).   = Oh, besides myself  you are the first person I have ever met who = uses "thang" in humor  like myself.  I wonder if that could be = a take from the many hours  of watching the Red/Green show... = = homeroast mailing list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations,  = unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/= maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = homeroast mailing = list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings=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>= --Apple-Mail-4--325428757--

8) From: Gail Shuford
Oops, I didnt realize you were on the praire thought you were in  
Central.  Oh, we get those weird warm ups also called Chinooks  
several times in January.  It makes for alot of melted ice and  
slippery navigating.  Several times my outdoor cache has unthawed  
during these surprise bouts of warm winds.  Oh, yes, the engine block  
heaters...ditto here.  Ive heard good things about the IR2.  Im not  
unhappy (yet) with the basic poppery.  Your bread machine/heat gun  
zapper is quite the rig up!  Sounds like you have it down to a science.
G
On Sep 23, 2007, at 11:48 AM, Vicki Smith wrote:
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9) From: Robert Gulley
Hay Gail!
I'm in balmy Northern KY, just across from Cincinnati. It was 90 here 
today - we just can't get a hold of fall weather yet! Speaking of 
fall and winter, I'd better check my stash for when the cold weather 
really hits - then it's coffee all day every day (and I'm only on my 
10th home roast!)
Probably end up doing one a day here shortly!
Now I wonder how Red Green would employ duct tape in a coffee roaster 
- probably attach a hose to the radiator of an old "K" car - close 
off the thermostat to produce steam, and somehow get the coffee to 
come out the exhaust after having the beans crushed by the cylinders! 
All held together with the handyman's secret weapon!
Robert "long-live possum lodge" Gulley
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10) From: Gail Shuford
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HAAaaaa!  Yeah, I can just see him now riggging the whole thang up.   
I hope his wife (he did  have one didnt he) would be able to drink  
whatever was left over after the big bang!
G
On Sep 23, 2007, at 2:32 PM, Robert Gulley wrote:
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HAAaaaa!  Yeah, I can just see =
him now riggging the whole thang up.  I hope his wife (he did  have =
one didnt he) would be able to drink whatever was left over after the =
big bang!G
On Sep 23, 2007, at 2:32 PM, Robert Gulley =
wrote:
Hay Gail! I'm in balmy Northern = KY, just across from Cincinnati. It was 90 here today - we just can't = get a hold of fall weather yet! Speaking of fall and winter, I'd better = check my stash for when the cold weather really hits - then it's coffee = all day every day (and I'm only on my 10th home roast!) Probably end = up doing one a day here shortly! Now I wonder how Red Green would = employ duct tape in a coffee roaster - probably attach a hose to the = radiator of an old "K" car - close off the thermostat to produce steam, = and somehow get the coffee to come out the exhaust after having the = beans crushed by the cylinders! All held together with the handyman's = secret weapon! Robert "long-live possum lodge" Gulley = At 02:01 PM 9/23/2007, you wrote: Hay Robert!  = Sure, it counts...good to hear from you.  What area of the world are = you roasting in?   I dont play hockey or run with those that do, but = will try and keep my ski poles where they belong if I can get out there = this year for a little fun and exercise.  Gail On = Sep 23, 2007, at 2:25 AM, Robert Gulley wrote: Ha! You gals "remember to = keep your stick on the ice!" Robert "Fondly Remembering Red = Green with Joy and Sadness" Gulley At 02:56 AM 9/23/2007, you = wrote: Vicki, = nice to hear from you.....Haaaa!!  That was a real late night  = roller, heee.. I prob wont be too funny once winter really sets in.   = You are in a cold area also. Temps are only into the mid 40's at  = night right now and up to mid 50'd daytime.  I just commented in = my  daughter's email that I was gearing up for my first winter = roasting -  (she thinks Im a little obsessed with this coffee = thang) Getting the  deck area prepared and the shed as a back-up = (well, all right it will  be THE place to be in NOV-FEB).  Now = I can say that I have met  another cool roaster.  We can think = of each other braving the  elements all for some coffee?!  Oh, = I'm happy as a loon on the  popcorn popper method but I've heard = good things about the heat gun  method but nothing about using a = bread machine (with it I  presume!? ).   Oh, besides myself = you are the first person I have  ever met who uses "thang" in = humor like myself.  I wonder if that  could be a take from the = many hours of watching the Red/Green show... Gail On Sep 22, = 2007, at 10:26 PM, Vicki Smith wrote: 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 Gail Shuford wrote: = There are several in = this online group I've noticed but seems to  be more drum and = Torpedo roaster guys! = ha.. = homeroast mailing list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations,  = unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/= maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = homeroast mailing = list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= = = --Apple-Mail-2--315226486--

11) From: John Brown
i am tempted to reply i just changed to the sand tires for the winter.  
you know when the wind blows and sand flys.  the night time temp might 
drop to the mid to high twenty's, the day time temps to the mid to high 
80's.
i live n the Sonoran Desert.
Vicki Smith wrote:
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