HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Re;+Too darn casual on records/what IS this, coffee? (29 lines)
1) From: ellen howlett
Thanks, Vicki and Mike, for the help with my water quality concerns.  I'm working on a way to mineralize my distilled water (unconventionally) and meanwhile I am using my new/old 12.5amp superkettle.  It boils the water before I even have a chance to get distracted and wander off.  After doing some research on copper, I've come to the conclusion that what little may leach into the water from the heating elements might actually be helpful.
I am encouraged to contribute to this next thread:  I've been roasting a only few months, and I like to roast coffee, more than I can really use, so I do small lots in my HG/DB and give them away in original SM bags with label.  The jars and bags I use for myself are not a matched set, and end up with a ripped scrap of (clean, white) paper penciled with shorthand name and date of the roast tossed in on top of the beans.
Guess I've deteriorated faster than some folks.  But if you wiggle the paper a bit, it can be viewed from the outside til you memorize it.
I couldn't find a pencil yesterday so I just ripped a piece of paper and put it in the bag.  Figured I would remember (or not) when a pencil was found.  Doesn't matter at this point;  I devastated my stash on holiday sharing.   Maybe I'll get organized when the new stash arrives (a big decaf sample pack and some other stuff).  I'll write in someday if I find a great deal on a case of canning jars.  I'm not buying any more scotch tape til I use up the tape I've got around here. If I can find it.  Do I win a prize for being most  disorganized?  
Ellen
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Lynne wrote;
Ken, when I started roasting, I purchased a label maker, and printed out each name of each roast, along with the date. But I didn't like the quality of the print, so I returned this label maker.
I then started to carefully cut out nice pieces of paper, and wrote each name with care and precision. Next to each name, I recorded the date; I attached tape behind each label, and placed each label on the mason jar with my fresh roasted coffee. 
Soon, I started scribbling the names... stuck scotch tape over each... now I'm lucky if I even write the country of origin. Forget the date, now.. smack each one with scotch tape, over the mason jar.
It'll be gone in a day or two. 
Organized I'm not. Happy - mmmm- as long as there is at least one jar of homeroast in the cabinet, yes, I'm happy.
Maybe someday I'll actually remember to record my impressions.. 
Lynne
 
Ken Schillinger wrote:
I especially thank those folk who fessed up to being a 
little disorganized like myself 
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