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Topic: finally got my Thermos (2 msgs / 64 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
Well, I have to be honest, due to health circumstances money is 
always tight around here, though it didn't slow me down from building 
up a decent stash or getting the roaster I researched and really like.
My next investment was a good burr grinder and wow, what a difference 
that made.  I now have gotten my mother and two friends I roast for 
to buy them.  They didn't go to SMs and bought less expensive ones, 
but they can still tell the difference.  My powers of persuasion seem 
to go only so far.
So, it was the coffee maker.  Well, mine is a drip makes which does a 
great job.  I have checked the temperature of the finished product 
and it is at the suggested point.  The issue is that since I drink 
the pot (I know, that is a lot of coffee, but I love it) it stays on 
the burner a long time.  So, I went to SMs and got the Gourmet 
HandyPot.  It was less expensive than I expected, but they gave it a 
good review.  So, for a couple of days I have been able to take the 
hot coffee off of the burner and still have hot coffee that hasn't 
had evaporation take place or any burning flavor.
This was not a major problem, but if did affect the pot of coffee on 
the days that I really took my time.  I can honestly say that I 
notice a difference as I near the end of the pot I made.  I may be 
moving slowly - for the IR2 will be with me for a long time - 
assuming it holds up and even then I would probably replace it 
(though I change my mind often), but I am getting there.  I would 
love to get a Technivorm Moccamaster CD, but my brewer works very 
well, heats appropriately and I already have it.  But, when it dies I 
will make sure I move up in the world of brewers.  I just have to 
really watch how I spend the money.
There are two of us in this household and I am the only one drinking 
coffee, so I need to be respectful of the money I spend, though there 
has never been a comment to date.  My partner sees how much I love 
all of this and that it makes me very happy during some stressful 
medical times.  So, I have been lucky.  Anyway, I did want to say 
that I do notice a difference in the coffee with the Handypot, 
particularly at the end of the pot.  I am making progress, but I have 
so much more to learn and I am so impatient.
Stephen

2) From: gin
Stephen:
It sounds like you are making very good progress!
How much do you roast in an aversage week?
ginny
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