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1) From: Zara Haimo
I have accumulated quite a few leftovers from various different green beans in my stash.  Most are 100-150 grams each which is too little to run through my HotTop.  They are a very eclectic bunch of beans, everything from Yemen to Central America.  Should I just throw everything together and make a random blend, or should I roast beans from the same region together, or is there some other good way I could use up the remains of some very good lots?
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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3) From: kevin creason
I think this is the second time this year this has come up.
My vote is always this: they become your Christmas blend for your friends
who can appreciate good coffee. It's tough to repeat (unless you are part
engineer and make detailed notes) but it is always good. Gift it to those
lucky friends along with a small press pot, mugs, or just coffee. Lots of
fun!
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Ditto what Tom said. Shoot the List what you have to blend including amounts
by weight and target batch size or batch size range - since HT I'd say 220g
to 300g max most likely. (Though depending on model you "could" do as little
as 2oz batches and the blending exercise would be a moot point, at least I
worked out how with CCR HT:-) While tossing 'em all together willy-nilly
"might" yield a great result, there is also good a chance it will end up
less than it could have been if intentionally blending. For instance might
have a nice bright winey Kenya and a bright floral citrus WP Yirg' in the
leftovers. Individually can be great components of a blend but not
necessarily together IMO. 
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5) From: Edward Bourgeois
Ditto MiKes Ditto
And please give the reasoning for the suggestions.
Ed B.
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
That would be the REASONABLE way to do it, but some of my favorite
roasts have been mixtures of random leftovers.... that is when I used
to do small batches (half a cup at a time) in a hot air popper. Now
that I do half-pound roasts I don't have "leftovers". It could be that
hot air poppers, where people tend to take every roasts straight to
the first few snaps of second, are better adapted for cur batches.
Brian
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7) From: mvivit
I have a methodology similar to Brian's. I have one container that is  
a random, end-of-roast/end-of-variety mix. When I have too little for  
a full pot, in the remainder of those beans go. When I have a little  
bit left of a variety, I'll roast it up and in "it" goes. We use the  
mix for the odd, quick pour-over cup and to buy us a day while a new  
roast is resting. We treat it more as a "plan-over" (we plan to use  
it) rather than "left-overs". The rotation never gets stale.
Mary in chilly and breezy Utah
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9) From: John A C Despres
Paul, with a couple exceptions, I'd swear you snuck in and pinched my stash.
Therefore, I'm looking forward to a couple blend ideas based on your list.
I'm having so much fun learning the myriad of single origins, I've not tried
blending at all. Maybe it's time.
John
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10) From: Zara Haimo
I will be roasting coffee soon for a weekend gathering of some friends and 
wonder if there is a good blend hiding in these remainders either to serve 
them for breakfast every morning or to make a party favor for them to take 
home.  I'd appreciate any suggestions on what to blend as I've never done it 
before!
I have a HotTop - the one with the digital readout, but not programmable. 
It seems to do best with 250 gram loads, which is why I have ended up with 
so many remainders.  All these beans have been kept vacuum sealed in a cool, 
dark storage room:
150 grams Congo Kivu Peaberry
110 grams Brazil Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon Dry Process
190 grams Nicaragua Matalgalpa Peaberry
100 grams Columbia COE Hacienda La Virginia
110 grams Yemen Mokha Sharasi
120 grams Brazil Organic Fazenda Jacaranda
130 grams Oaxaca Finca El Olivo
80 grams Panama Hacienda La Esmerelda Gesha
100 grams Guatamala Finca San Jose Ocana

11) From: Paul Helbert
Hey Zara,
I'd be glad to trade you anything on my list for the 80g of Gesha. I do have
means of roasting small lots.
Whatsay?
Paul
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12) From: Zara Haimo
Sorry, my backup plan for all the leftovers is to get my heatgun and dog 
bowl out of the garage - the Gesha, and a couple of others I didn't put on 
the list, may be too good to use in a blend.  I've just been too lazy to use 
the dog bowl since I got the HotTop.

13) From: Paul Helbert
He he he,  Same here. Haven't roasted much with any of the  poppers, HGBM.
SCTO or stovetop since last April when the Behmor came. It's easy to get
spoiled.
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14) From: Seth Grandeau
I have some Maui Mokka that is so small that it falls through the Behmor
small grid.  That will finally get me to pull out my old IR2.
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