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Topic: Home Roasting Gallery+Other Comments (3 msgs / 75 lines)
1) From: Bernard Gerrard
Tom, 
1. The test site is terrific.  I did not realize that the Ethiopian 
coffee business was so large and organized.  Where does the bulk of the 
production go?  Any photo journal is a treat.
2.  The Behmor is indeed all  "As Advertised".  Thanks to all who have 
commented and offered tips.  My first productions were under roasted and 
the resulting cup(s) had a green taste.  The 1/2 lb/ P-2/B setting works 
very well and allows you to hit COOL when  the hint of 2nd crack 
occurs.  Highly recommended when the budget allows the investment.  Yes, 
I started with a popcorn popper and a trial shipment from SM's too.  A 
most satisfactory experiment.  Works well albeit messy and a small 
output per run.
3.  Since most of my postings are ignored....I will try again.  What is 
the best grind for a Cory  and/or Bodum vac. pot?  I have a Maestro Plus 
grinder.  Both of these systems stall on a regular basis with my 
handling.  I have assumed that this is caused by fines but the Maestro 
grinds with great consistency. If there is no cure for this I might 
offer them up to The Tradition and let someone else curse them.  
Aeropress and pour-over are so cheap and effective!
Bernard Gerrard

2) From: Brett Mason
Hi Bernard,
I like to grind VERY coarse for my Cory Vacpot.  For comparison, I use my
1940's Cory Grindmaster restaurant grade grinder, and it produces a very
coarse grind as well.  I rarely seem to get a stall when grinding this
coarse.
My Rocky grinds too fine for my liking in a vacpot or presspot - I really
like the sweetness I get...
Just my two cents, as many disagree with this approach.  Others can vouch
for it because they have tasted, and liked it...
You're not being ignored!
Brett
On 11/27/07, Bernard Gerrard  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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Thanks for the feedback on the Gallery site. Do you find that it 
loads slowly??? I do! It's just a test site (won't be using the 
homeroasting.com name) located on a host called "dreamhost" which has 
a reputation for great features, and horribly slow servers. So 
ultimately I will have to move this, along with a Wiki and other 
things I am working on, to a good dedicated server.
Tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com


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