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Topic: Mosquitoes? (16 msgs / 311 lines)
1) From: Paul Helbert
I remember reading that patio mosquito attractors use CO2. Is carbon
dioxide released during roasting? Does roasting attract mosquitoes? Or
is it that I roast in the garage with doors wide open with lights on
at night? Or just my imagination?
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Paul Helbert
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2) From: Bill
Nice question, Paul!  We're still about a month away from mosquitos.  But
I'd love to see if someone has some input on this question...
bill in wyo
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 7:20 AM, Paul Helbert 
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3) From: Rich
CO2 attracts mosquitos.  What really attracts them is propane vapor, it 
also attracts flies.  Light attracts all of the light seeking flying 
bugs.  If you roast in the garage at night with a propane fired 
appliance with the lights on  You represent a bug buffet.
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4) From: Tom Ulmer
I believe there are some mosquito eliminators that use carbon dioxide as a
breath simulator. If you're using propane as your heat source fuel then
carbon dioxide is one of the products of combustion - as well as carbon
monoxide. It certainly is in you best interest to make the roast environment
as well ventilated as possible.
Here in southeast Florida we have mosquitoes and biting midges all year. My
roasting is done in the garage as well. I have the window and door open for
fresh air and several fans on for circulation. The more the air moves the
less the pests bother me.

5) From: Paul Helbert
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Rich  wrote:
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I'm noticing the mosquitoes while roasting with electric resistance heat.
 I do use propane outdoors to fire my chicken scalder but never
noticed mosquitoes then. Of course combustion of propane releases CO2
and H2O. Scent added to odorless combustible gasses to make them
sniffable, methyl mercaptan, seems to attract spiders. I have to clean
them out of the gas pipes every spring.
Back to my question or the morning: Are we liberating CO2 from the
coffee beans while roasting? Ifso, how much?
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Paul Helbert
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6) From: Ed Needham
With a five pound batch, the smoke must drive the bugs away.  I have not 
noticed a problem with bugs at all.  Now my back porch swing is another 
issue.  Pesky mosquitoes sometimes drive me nuts.  And sometimes that's a 
short drive.
(at least I don't have to worry about alligators grabbing my stash of 
roasted beans)
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Ed Needham
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7) From: Ed Needham
CO2 is a by-product of carbon based combustion.  
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Ed Needham
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8) From: Jim Gundlach
Another way to say this is that the lights, the propane fired  
appliance, and possibly the CO2 from the coffee are like neon signs  
pointing to you the buffet.
     pecan jim
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9) From: Barry Luterman
Bugs can be a 12 month problem here. Just had the house fumigated for
Carpenter Ants. Mosquitoes do not seem to be a problem while roasting.
My major problem has always been Bees. Now,however, with the Behmor no
more bug problems. Bought the thing for a back-up and haven't gone
back to my old roaster yet . Going on 15 roasts now. Just wanted to
test it out but fell in love with it's one pound load.
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 5:03 AM, Jim Gundlach  wrote:
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10) From: Rich
The Behmor is a great 1 lb roaster.
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11) From: Darliene Stanhope
I have mosquitos year round and I roast outside on the back porch year
round.  I usually light my citronella candles prior to roasting and I have
no problems with mosquitos.  If I am outside I always have the citronella
handy.
Darliene
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12) From: RK
I have gone out to roast and the mosquitoes will be bad but once the grill
gets hot they seem to go or the ones that stay, stay near the grill and not
on me
RK

13) From: Tom Ulmer
All bean-thieving reptiles are currently in check except a brown anole that
carries off the occasionally dropped green. He puts on a great show as
though he must certainly be a bad ass among the local population before he
snatches it. I have no idea what the little fellow does with them.

14) From: Dave
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 6:01 AM, Tom Ulmer  wrote:
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Its the caffeine! Definitely makes him feel bad ass;-)
-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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15) From: raymanowen
I recommend a bat house, mounted where it's nice and warm on the house.
South end, just like the one I forgot, ******-it. They feed themselves.
I really never saw any bats or bugs- a self-organizing system. Double D_.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Coffee con carne?
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16) From: Paul Helbert
Bought a bat house on e-bay several years ago. Maybe I'll get it up
one of these days.
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 12:55 AM,   wrote:
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