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Topic: In case it breaks, was +am I the only one this dumb? (8 msgs / 191 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
I'm the same way. I use a moka pot for brewing my daily coffee. But I
have a Krups Moka Brew, in case I need it, and TWO back-up Krups Moka
Brews, in case the first one breaks. And I have a Presto Scandinavian,
in case the three Krups Moka Brews break, and a back-up Presto
Scandinavian, in case everything else breaks....
On Nov 9, 2007 11:09 PM, TERRY TITSWORTH  wrote:

Sorry, Brian,
Wasn't ignoring...Been out of touch with my gmail for a couple of days.
My wife doesn't drink coffee and she is having a hard time with my
'collecting' stuff.
Stir-Crazy, waiting to find a turbo oven. Gas grill waiting for a
roasting cannister/chamber (I have used a Webber charcoal for grilling
food for the past 30 years). And looking for more hot air poppers...
"But you have a roaster, what do you need all this other stuff
for?"...I just point at her 'piles' of stuff....
On Nov 10, 2007 12:46 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
(I'm the tall guy in the middle)

3) From: Brian Kamnetz
oooohhhh, poppers..... they are hidden away in my "basement in the
sky" (unfinished room over my garage), and I forgot about them.  I
roast with a Master Appliance 751b, but have a little Milwaukee
heatgun in case the Master breaks, and a Poppery II as a backup for
the heatguns, and somewhere around 9 other poppers in case the Master
and the Milwaukee and the  Poppery II all break.... Unfortunately,
unlike you, I don't have a "normal" person around to keep me a bit
more sane...
Did I mention that I have never used either of my Scandinavians? Never
even had them out of the box.
(I don't think I want to think about this anymore...)
(At least I gave my Stir Crazy to my buddy Jeff, and now it is in HIS
basement waiting for a turbo oven)
On Nov 12, 2007 4:07 PM, TERRY TITSWORTH  wrote:

I got off a 'letter' to my old hunting buddy in Calif. while I was
waiting for gmail to rewind.
Even though I haven't used some of the stuff I have to build other
roasting stuff, I can't imagine having something that 'works' and not
using it.
I go nuts when I get a rifle and have to wait for reloading dies, a
bullet mold or cartridges for it, just do I can get out and shoot it.
But a coffee maker or roaster NOT being used...and
working...Insane...Well, I do have a little more time now...so I jump
into using stuff pretty quick to 'see how it works' or 'lets see how
it will taste with this'. I have a hard time letting a new bean rest.
Heck, it's roasted, lets grind it and see how it tastes...It took
years of tasting and fulfilling my chocolate curiosity before I was
able to let a chocolate bar set around the house and not eat it
quickly. Now I have to worry about if it will stay where I put it and
not wander off with my wife or daughter, "But dad you weren't eating
I bagged a stainless steel Moka from Tom & Maria's and after UPS left
(they delivered it to my job stockroom) I was wishing I had my
electric hot plate at my desk so I could 'see how it works'. But I had
to wait, until I got back to my trailer that evening. And as soon as I
got the load of beans out of the truck and into the trailer, guess
what I did? OOOHHH so nice and I think it tastes better than the
aluminum model I have.
Well, best get off this, still have an hour before I can get back and
brew another one.
Brian, take care...Man, unused stuff...go figure...
On Nov 12, 2007 3:18 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
(I'm the tall guy in the middle)

5) From: raymanowen
"...in case everything else breaks...."
In that case, there is always *$ - In that case you can log the whole syste=
Crapresso must make a lot of other stuff besides expresso machines
(execrable espresso)- their affention is not fully into the repeated clean
brewing of shots.
Or, Yours Truly is just not swift enough to outsmart the machine. I made my
own blanked off filter basket with the bottom of a styrofoam coffee cup
blocking the filter.
I had done my best to clean it already, and got past most all of the light
tan Bilge Water on allegedly blank shots. The *espresso machine Go Joe* sai=
to put 1/2 tsp of their stuff in the blank filter.
I did the requisite 5 reps, and all manner of gunk coffee grounds
materialized. Gee!! Finally I was getting crystal clear blank shots, absent
the scuzzy old coffee aroma!
After a thorough rinsing, it made a *Giant* Liquid Amber double shot with
the 14g Roastmaster's flash frozen, #20 grind, grounds. 75 F reservoir, =
5 s
pre-infusion - pure crema out the spouts. Nothing but Liquid Gold Nectar.
"Mmmm- Real Good- Best one of all," was the Celtic Critic's report.
Happy, Happy! New tricks for an espresso newbie. EGAD, it gets good! Thanks
for all the espresso ranting and raving since I've been reading the list.
Without the tacit encouragement from certain shills, I would never have
tried it myself. Hallelujah!
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
On Nov 10, 2007 11:46 AM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:

6) From: raymanowen
Why wait? I cobbled up an 8mm Owen based on a 300 Weatherby ream in the 8mm
Mauser barrel of a VZ-24 action. I was hemorrhaging bucks at the 300
Gunsmith in Denver, so I just fireformed cases for a while until I
remembered my plan to use the same ream on my RCBS dies.
That was so long ago, I don't remember it all. The recoil was Hellacious,
but no pressure signs when I worked up some test loads. Accuracy was
somewhat better than a sling shot, and that was saddening, so there is no
8mm Owen.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Police all brass!
On Nov 12, 2007 2:57 PM, TERRY TITSWORTH  wrote:

7) From: Jim Gundlach
On Nov 12, 2007, at 4:29 PM, raymanowen wrote:
      I have two Androck over the fire popcorn poppers and wood to  
burn, pecan wood that is.
          pecan jim

8) From: Les
I have the same setup, but I use Myrtlewood and Maple.
On Nov 12, 2007 6:34 PM, Jim Gundlach  wrote:

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