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Topic: Sweet Maria's 10th Anniv - early sitrep (11 msgs / 275 lines)
1) From: Michael Wade
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Wow, where to start?  (the coffee, start with the coffee!)  At some =
point Tom pointed out two plastic bins and said "oh, these are party =
favors, help yourself to one of each. One is 5-day rested India Anohki =
Liberica, and the other is Idido Misty Valley."  About half-pound bags.  =
I stuck them in my camera bag.  What a wonderful idea - now my camera =
bag smells like Sweet Marias every time I open it.
Then there was the Behmore 1600 set up with a bag of Ethiopian =
Yirgacheffe (sorry I didn't note the details), a shop vac, an =
instruction book, a colander for dumping out beans and a stack of small =
paper bags to take 'em home in...  Everyone was sort of waiting for =
somebody to go first so I figured, "let's try this thing out", right?  =
The host offers you a gadget to play with, it's your duty as a guest, =
you know?  I'm happy with my CCR hottop, so I'm not in the market for =
one, but if I was looking for something in between an iR2 and a =
programmable hottop, with even more capacity, I'd be reaching for my =
credit card.  So now I've got a 1/4 pound bag of City Yirg in my hip =
pocket...
There were two Technivorms on more or less continuous rotation brewing =
up Misty Valley (at least that's where they started) , an Aeropress =
pumping out samples of Jeffrey Pawlan's double-roast, Tom's home-brewed =
beer in 3 flavors (think micro-brewery, not home-brew quality) of which =
I only tasted the dark (darn it) several varieties of brat, sausage and =
hot dogs on the grill, chips, dips and home-made salsa, and a HUGE =
anniversary cake! 
The Karaoke machine had a sign that said if you sing, you get to pick up =
a cupping spoon tee shirt. Alas, no shirt for me...  chicken to the =
core.  The sapo coin-toss game was in nearly continuous use, clinking =
away in counterpoint to the Karaoke.  
Was it fun? Did we have a good time?  Oh, yes!
Thanks, Tom and Maria and Crew!
MANY HAPPY RETURNS!

2) From: Lynne
Thanks so much for sharing with us (and how I wish I had been able to be
there!)
Sounds like so much fun!
Lynne

3) From: Jeff Oien
Michael Wade wrote:
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We need the pictures.
JeffO

4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Michael,
Thanks for the report. I sure envy you and anyone else who was able to
make it there.
Brian
On 10/27/07, Michael Wade  wrote:
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5) From: Alchemist John
Sorry, but I just have to point out how I read this.  Consider if I 
said the following.
"Michael's home roasted coffee (think small commercial roaster, not 
home-roasted quality)...."
Just food for thought.
BTW, Tom, I am impressed.  Ben Otto AND you find time to 
brew.  WOW.  I haven't brewed in years.
At 23:14 10/26/2007, Michael wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

6) From: Michael Wade
Working on it...
Michael

7) From: Michael Wade
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John,
I read somewhere that the listener controls the conversation. 
The listener can always read more, less or something else into your =
words.
I do understand your point, and I regret that I did not phrase my =
comment more sensitively.  I meant no slur, in fact quite the contrary.  =
But you knew that.
Michael

8) From: Alchemist John
I absolutely know what you meant and no that no slur was meant.  It 
was just my homebrew snob in me defending my turf :)  Just like you 
and I would for coffee.
At 15:14 10/27/2007, you wrote:
<Snip>
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

9) From: Floyd Lozano
still sounds like a compliment to me, both of them, knowing what I know
about home roasted ;)
On 10/27/07, Alchemist John  wrote:
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10) From: Robert Pearce
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I tried to get out of work early but I've been traveling too much lately and
just had too many things to wrap up before the weekend.
/cry
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Michael Wade
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 11:14 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Sweet Maria's 10th Anniv - early sitrep
Wow, where to start?  (the coffee, start with the coffee!)  At some point
Tom pointed out two plastic bins and said "oh, these are party favors, help
yourself to one of each. One is 5-day rested India Anohki Liberica, and the
other is Idido Misty Valley."  About half-pound bags.  I stuck them in my
camera bag.  What a wonderful idea - now my camera bag smells like Sweet
Marias every time I open it.
Then there was the Behmore 1600 set up with a bag of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
(sorry I didn't note the details), a shop vac, an instruction book, a
colander for dumping out beans and a stack of small paper bags to take 'em
home in...  Everyone was sort of waiting for somebody to go first so I
figured, "let's try this thing out", right?  The host offers you a gadget to
play with, it's your duty as a guest, you know?  I'm happy with my CCR
hottop, so I'm not in the market for one, but if I was looking for something
in between an iR2 and a programmable hottop, with even more capacity, I'd be
reaching for my credit card.  So now I've got a 1/4 pound bag of City Yirg
in my hip pocket...
There were two Technivorms on more or less continuous rotation brewing up
Misty Valley (at least that's where they started) , an Aeropress pumping out
samples of Jeffrey Pawlan's double-roast, Tom's home-brewed beer in 3
flavors (think micro-brewery, not home-brew quality) of which I only tasted
the dark (darn it) several varieties of brat, sausage and hot dogs on the
grill, chips, dips and home-made salsa, and a HUGE anniversary cake! 
The Karaoke machine had a sign that said if you sing, you get to pick up a
cupping spoon tee shirt. Alas, no shirt for me...  chicken to the core.  The
sapo coin-toss game was in nearly continuous use, clinking away in
counterpoint to the Karaoke.  
Was it fun? Did we have a good time?  Oh, yes!
Thanks, Tom and Maria and Crew!
MANY HAPPY RETURNS!

11) From: George
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Talk about envious.  Sure wish I could have been there.  But with my =
current situation it was impossible to even consider trying to get =
there.  Perhaps some day I may get lucky enough to attend some =
gathering.   Craps, there isn't even anyone on the list that is in the =
CNY area that home roasts.  
I guess when I retire soon, it's time to leave this GOD forbidden high =
tax, good job loss, no sun state.  I have nothing much to keep me here =
anyhow.   Now where to go??????  
GeorgeM


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