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Topic: New to list, and wondering about... (12 msgs / 229 lines)
1) From: John
Hi, I'm new to this list, and I've been enjoying reading the posts.
I'm in Ontario, Canada and the weather is only now starting to allow
outside roasting .
I'd like to mention my website and ask for opinions.  I'm hoping
(since there is no commercial aspect--it's all free) that this is
within the rules of the list.
When I started roasting, I had a heck of a time keeping track of
things, but eventually I figured out a system.  It worked for me.  I
wondered if others would be interested...?
So now I have a website which describes my system.  If it's helpful to
you, it's open to all, and it's free.  If anybody has time to take a
look, the questions on my mind right now are like this:
1.  The site is aimed at iRoast I roasters, because that's what I was
using.  What changes would make it useful for iRoast II, or other
particular roasters?  What if there was a choice of label layouts?
2.  I stopped short of implementing a proper log-in database, since
initially it was only for my own use.  However, a database does have
advantages:  "What temperature settings did I use for that great roast
back in January?", etc.  Or quickly fill out label data by recalling a
previous roast.  So if there was interest, I would take the time to
set up a database.  Still free.
The site ishttp://myroasts.comInterested in any comments, good or bad.
John
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2) From: Dean De Crisce
nice site john. welcome. i feel so unsophisticated!! i use a simple
stickum!!
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3) From: Barry Luterman
Very interesting web site.However, as you might know not all i-roast
machines are the same. Some run substantially hotter than others. It
is almost impossible to compare roast cross machines. Now if you could
modify the web-site for Behmor it could be very valuable. I like your
labeling system also. Welcome to the list. You sound like a valuable
new member.
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4) From: John
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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Yes, indeed, that's exactly why I wanted to keep track of MY machine,
in my environment.  And hopefully, by "keeping track", you get "a feel
for" how things work.  In my opinion, home roasting is more "art" than
"science", so learning by doing is key.
The trouble is, "learning" implies "remembering", and my memory cells
definitely needed an assist!
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I looked at the Behmor website--beautiful machine.  I would need to
know what data you (and other Behmor owners) wanted to monitor.
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5) From: John
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Dean De Crisce  wrote:
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Indeed, simple is best.  Usually.  Alas, being simple-minded (like
me!) is NOT best.  Since the iRoast had settings for 3 phases with 3
times and 3 temperatures, plus date and ambient temperature...that's a
lot to write down on a stickum for each and every roast, and waaaay
more than I can remember.
Besides, unlike doctors, who are of course famed for their excellent
penmanship, I can't read my own writing two minutes after I've written
it!  (That's thanks to several decades of keyboard use--I basically
can't write any more).
My theory was that the more I could keep track of the variables and
the results, the more I would learn.  I still believe this, but wow, I
still have a long way to go!
John
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6) From: Lynne
Ha! John, you sound like me (except I have no desire to keep track of the
details that I find so difficult)!! Stove-top roasting eliminates all my
brain-fuzz confusion. I work better at an intuitive level.
Lynne
On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 3:58 AM, John  wrote:
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7) From: John
On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Lynne  wrote:
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I like to do my roasting outside, to avoid the smells and smoke in the
house.  I wanted to try stove-top roasting but I couldn't get the
stove through the door.
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8) From: Paul Helbert
On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 10:16 AM, John  wrote:
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Yeah, The Whirley Pop is the one I have to do in the house, too. All
the other methods I do in the garage with doors wide open (in fact the
new doors are under the workbench and the old ones are alongside the
driveway where they have been all winter while I jacked up the center
post).
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Paul Helbert
Prepackaged, roasted & ground coffee,,,
Some of the worst ideas since sliced bread.
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9) From:
Anyone have any experience with this coffee.  It is from a well known
roaster, I will not mention them by name, but this coffee sounds interesting
India Devon Estate SL-795 Arabica
"Primate Reserve Espresso"
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10) From: miKe mcKoffee
No, but sounds like a shot one might go bananas over:-)
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
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11) From: Allon Stern
On Jun 3, 2008, at 10:28 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Soylent Green coffee.
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allon
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12) From: Sandy Andina
On Jun 3, 2008, at 9:22 PM, isemingerfamily wrote:
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Hey, isn't that another name for Monkey Blend???
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