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Topic: hgdb, finally (7 msgs / 134 lines)
1) From: David Martin
Many months ago I posted about how I was getting sick of the
limitations of the FreshRoast, and was going to try the HG method. For
some reason I didn't get around to actually doing it until today. I
roasted 1 cup of CR Dota Conquistador  to FC, using a 1-quart aluminum
mixing bowl and a Milwaukee 8975.
I won't taste the results until  tomorrow, but my first impression is
this: if I've known it was this easy (and fun), I wouldn't have waited
so long to try it.
I feel like this is going to open up a whole new dimension to my
roasting experience.
Just wanted to share...
-Dave
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2) From: Paul Helbert
Hands on. Back to basics. Do it yourself. Whatever you want to call it, is
not only what made America great, it is also much more fun than being a
consumer / appliance operator.
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 1:02 AM, David Martin 
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-- 
Paul Helbert
"A gun-toting schnook became an embarrassing crook when he robbed
a Spokane dollar store Sunday. Seriously, if you're going to commit
a Class A felony, you might as well rob a Class A joint."
Frank Sennett; Dollar-Store Thief Bucks Common Sense; Spokesman Review
(Washington); Mar 9, 2007. A.Word.A.Day
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3) From: David Martin
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 6:30 AM, Paul Helbert  wrote:
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True, although I think the Behmor also exemplifies what makes America
great - innovation+entrepreneurialism.
At any rate, I'm glad I went with the HG, not only because it's a
cheaper option, but also because I can tell I'm going to learn a lot
using this method.
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4) From: raymanowen
How much fun and creativity in "Which button do I push?" While completely
ignorant of the operating voltage available. -ro
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 7:30 AM, Paul Helbert 
wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
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5) From: Bill
control control control.  the HG offers more control of roasting heat and
agitation than any other method.  of course, in some variations, it is not
at all repeatable... but still, you have total control over the HG method!!!
woo!  glad to hear that you're enjoying it.  Check out an IR thermometer for
added input and control...
love the HG
bill
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6) From: David Martin
Yeah; I've done 3 additional roasts since my original post, and I
really like it. I think it's safe to say that this will be my primary
roasting method for the next few years at least. Personally I don't
care too much about repeatability, so that won't bother me too much,
although at some point I probably will pick up an IR thermometer.
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 9:55 PM, Bill  wrote:
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Bill, if you think HG offers more control than any other roasting method
you've definitely someday got to experience roasting with a USRC (or
comparable) drum! Oh, and quite repeatable too:-) Control without being able
to repeat a roast is not control but an illusion of control.Kona Konnaisseur
miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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I'll also say a dual variable voltage controlled popper (or Rosto) is also
very controllable and roasts very repeatable even simply using decent
bi-metal thermometer in bean mass.
Don't get me wrong, not poo-pooing low tech roasting methods. I have a 14
guage carbon steel wok dedicated to coffee roasting. Have also roasted using
SS skillet no stirring chef tossing the beans only, only lost 12 beans out
of a half LB:-)
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