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Topic: Tradition Winners~~~~~ (4 msgs / 260 lines)
1) From: Lisa Carton
Sorry this took longer than expected but I did pick the winners and here th=
ey are:
SC/TO: Tim 3rd day roaster (I don't know your last name Tim!)=
Trivia Card Set: Dan Kellgren
Latte Art Video: Eddie Dove
 
Congra=
tulations to the winners! Please email  me your info off-list so i can send=
 out the stuff!
thanks!
~Lisa
 
 
 
 
Visit my Blog here:  ht=
tp://lisabeeen.blogspot.com    
See my BAND here:  www.myspace.com/bitchk=
ittyrocks
 
----- Original Message ----
From: JoAnne Phillip=
s 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monda=
y, November 26, 2007 1:22:30 PM
Subject: Re: +Successful decaf in the iRo=
ast
I'm with you Frank, John Brown and I met at the Tucson Mall one=
 day and swapped roasts.  We both use the same roaster so it was good to co=
mpare.  There had been talk of a get-together of those of us in AZ, but Joh=
n had to go home for illness in the family and I went back to PA for my cla=
ss' 60th reunion.  Now we have the holidays coming up, but come January I t=
hink we should all plan something.  I think it was Gin who suggested we mee=
t someplace in the PHX area, which seemed OK with most.  It would be super =
to meet some of those on this list who have been so helpful to me and also =
to bring along some roast samples to swap.
JoAnne in Tucson 
=
On Nov 26, 2007, at 10:56 AM, Frank Awbrey wrote:
Hey, I really lik=
e your idea of a roasted bean exchange. I am like you. I have nothing to co=
mpare it to locally, except the old folgers thing or *$ or similar.
=
On 11/25/07, MSMB  wrote: 
I work at home a lot s=
o I don't mind doing smaller roasts and letting the
roaster cool down, at=
 which point I repeat.  I never tasted anyone else's 
home roast, so it i=
s hard for me to tell if the roasts come out "right.'  It
is like trying =
to describe color; you can describe as much as you want, but
you have to =
experience it.  But by comparison with, say, Counter Culture 
Coffee, whi=
ch people tell me they like a lot, I know mine tastes pretty
good.  I als=
o know because ever since I began to roast (or at least to get
the hang o=
f it) my kid (senior in high school) brings her friends to the 
house for=
 coffee and she and the friends hang out here more (I was getting a
littl=
e worried about her never being at home; coffee keeps kids off the
street=
s!).  Still, at some point, it would be nice to get involved in an 
excha=
nge of our roasted beans.
By the way, I have noticed with my I-Roast t=
hat the amount of air that
escapes through the top is a very big factor. =
 The inert with the screen in
it that sits on the chaff collector is brok=
en on mine and I have to keep an 
iron pan sitting on one edge of it and =
balanced on the other end on a
plastic container of equal height to keep =
the thing from blowing off.  A
couple of times the edge across from the o=
ne the pan was on raised up so 
that more air escaped.  At those times my=
 beans made it to first crack but
came out cinnamon colored and I had a n=
ice mélange with some darker beans.
Another factor that I have found is=
 time of day.  It seems that there is a 
greater drain on my electricity =
resulting in less heat in the I-Roast during
the day.
I am going to =
go for the thermometer. It is just that I have a real talent
for messing =
up even simple modification jobs; but I guess this one--to get 
the therm=
ometer into the IR-- is pretty easy.

2) From: gin
Lisa, Eddie Dove is out of the country for the next 6 months, I will keep h=
is prize for him.
ginny
address coming off list!!
---- Lisa Carton  wrote: 
<Snip>
they are:
SC/TO: Tim 3rd day roaster (I don't know your last name Tim!)
Trivia Card Set: Dan Kellgren
Latte Art Video: Eddie Dove
 
Congratulations to the winners! Please email  me your info off-list so i ca=
n send out the stuff!
thanks!
~Lisa
 
 
 
 
Visit my Blog here: http://lisabeeen.blogspot.com   
See my BAND here:  www.myspace.com/bitchkittyrocks
 
----- Original Message ----
From: JoAnne Phillips 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 1:22:30 PM
Subject: Re: +Successful decaf in the iRoast
I'm with you Frank, John Brown and I met at the Tucson Mall one day and swa=
pped roasts.  We both use the same roaster so it was good to compare.  Ther=
e had been talk of a get-together of those of us in AZ, but John had to go =
home for illness in the family and I went back to PA for my class' 60th reu=
nion.  Now we have the holidays coming up, but come January I think we shou=
ld all plan something.  I think it was Gin who suggested we meet someplace =
in the PHX area, which seemed OK with most.  It would be super to meet some=
 of those on this list who have been so helpful to me and also to bring alo=
ng some roast samples to swap.
JoAnne in Tucson 
On Nov 26, 2007, at 10:56 AM, Frank Awbrey wrote:
Hey, I really like your idea of a roasted bean exchange. I am like you. I h=
ave nothing to compare it to locally, except the old folgers thing or *$ or=
 similar.
On 11/25/07, MSMB  wrote: 
I work at home a lot so I don't mind doing smaller roasts and letting the
roaster cool down, at which point I repeat.  I never tasted anyone else's=
 
home roast, so it is hard for me to tell if the roasts come out "right.'  I=
t
is like trying to describe color; you can describe as much as you want, but
you have to experience it.  But by comparison with, say, Counter Culture 
Coffee, which people tell me they like a lot, I know mine tastes pretty
good.  I also know because ever since I began to roast (or at least to get
the hang of it) my kid (senior in high school) brings her friends to the 
house for coffee and she and the friends hang out here more (I was getting =
a
little worried about her never being at home; coffee keeps kids off the
streets!).  Still, at some point, it would be nice to get involved in an 
exchange of our roasted beans.
By the way, I have noticed with my I-Roast that the amount of air that
escapes through the top is a very big factor.  The inert with the screen in
it that sits on the chaff collector is broken on mine and I have to keep an=
 
iron pan sitting on one edge of it and balanced on the other end on a
plastic container of equal height to keep the thing from blowing off.  A
couple of times the edge across from the one the pan was on raised up so 
that more air escaped.  At those times my beans made it to first crack but
came out cinnamon colored and I had a nice mélange with some darker be=
ans.
Another factor that I have found is time of day.  It seems that there is a=
 
greater drain on my electricity resulting in less heat in the I-Roast durin=
g
the day.
I am going to go for the thermometer. It is just that I have a real talent
for messing up even simple modification jobs; but I guess this one--to get=
 
the thermometer into the IR-- is pretty easy.

3) From: Eddie Dove
Thank you, Lisa!!!
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Nov 26, 2007 1:00 PM, Lisa Carton  wrote:
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4) From: Eddie Dove
BUSTED!
On Nov 26, 2007 1:44 PM, gin  wrote:
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