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Topic: Sincere thanks to the group (56 lines)
1) From: homeroast
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Though the regular posters here are very good at showing appreciation, I
wanted to chime in with some thanks from me.
I've followed another forum/site for years (it is great for product reviews
related to pre-purchasing decisions) but I never really visited it regularly
(daily or even weekly).  Completely opposite of this list.  Both practical
and creative, this is easily the best source of random information and
focussed advice.  If the other site is like a showroom or lab in a vacuum,
this collection of people and ideas is like a friend's kitchen full of
energy, enthusiasm, support and risk-taking (in the best sense).
A smattering of what I've learned and benefited from over the past several
months here:
- running parboiled rice through my Gaggia MM grinder.  Performance perked
right up!
- various experiments with the AP, including looking into poly filters
- the wonders of a vac/siphon pot (I went Yama)
- lengthening rest times post-roasting.  An FTO Guat I roasted 2 weeks ago
was almost undrinkable (very sour) the first 2 or 3 days, but gained
wonderful balance by day 6 and still kept it together by day 11.  If I'd not
read about longer rest times here, I might've tossed the batch after day 2
or 3.
- some cool acronyms and vernacular (my favorite is HG/DB!)
- various mods/fixes for common iRoast2 issues
What I admire most about the list and its contributors is the passion
brought forward in a  non-commercial way (many of you are technically
competitors, given the way internet ordering is done these days) and the
attention to both being frugal (advice to spend 4 or 5 k on something is
easily given, but seldom helps the average home roaster/drinker) and
creative/fun.
Cheers to all, from one of the many who appreciates hearing from you.
Sean
Vancouver
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Though the regular posters here are very good at showing appreciation, I wanted to chime in with some thanks from me.
I've followed another forum/site for years (it is great for product reviews related to pre-purchasing decisions) but I never really visited it regularly (daily or even weekly).  Completely opposite of this list.  Both practical and creative, this is easily the best source of random information and focussed advice.  If the other site is like a showroom or lab in a vacuum, this collection of people and ideas is like a friend's kitchen full of energy, enthusiasm, support and risk-taking (in the best sense).
A smattering of what I've learned and benefited from over the past several months here:
- running parboiled rice through my Gaggia MM grinder.  Performance perked right up!
- various experiments with the AP, including looking into poly filters
- the wonders of a vac/siphon pot (I went Yama)
- lengthening rest times post-roasting.  An FTO Guat I roasted 2 weeks ago was almost undrinkable (very sour) the first 2 or 3 days, but gained wonderful balance by day 6 and still kept it together by day 11.  If I'd not read about longer rest times here, I might've tossed the batch after day 2 or 3.
- some cool acronyms and vernacular (my favorite is HG/DB!)
- various mods/fixes for common iRoast2 issues
What I admire most about the list and its contributors is the passion brought forward in a  non-commercial way (many of you are technically competitors, given the way internet ordering is done these days) and the attention to both being frugal (advice to spend 4 or 5 k on something is easily given, but seldom helps the average home roaster/drinker) and creative/fun.
Cheers to all, from one of the many who appreciates hearing from you.
Sean
Vancouver
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