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Topic: Thursday Afternoon Cup (7 msgs / 167 lines)
1) From: Doug Hoople
Sipping a fresh-off-the-roaster cup of Sulawesi Tana Toraja Ke'pe. Just got
this bean in the same order as my two NZ-bound 8-cup Yamas, the only new
addition to the stash that I've allowed myself in months. Anyone who knows
me knows I'm a sucker for a Sulawesi.
Modifed my HG/DB method a little at the same time, nesting the bowl inside a
pan to slow the heat exchange on the periphery. Raised the heat gun maybe a
bit much and got to first crack at 11:30. Finished at 15:30 about 30 seconds
into second crack. Since I corrected the height before hitting first crack,
that effectively made it a really long initial ramp, and a pretty normal
trip through the cracks. No baking, so all is good!
It's a very nice cup of coffee, even with that fresh edge biting hard. This
is a cup of coffee I think I could serve to anyone in the world except a
committed light-roast aficionado. I don't drink espresso, so don't know how
the darksiders would like it.
Highly recommended!
Doug
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Doug,
Are you going to be able to use your current heat gun in NZ? Seems
like a good number of countries other than the US use 220.
Brian
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3) From: raymanowen
"Are you going to be able to use your current heat gun in NZ?
Seems like a good number of countries other than the US use 220."
Wouldn't be a problem. Roasting would be fast, with 4X the heat output +
motor parts, etc. Take pictures- ought to be interesting, ala Glorious
People's Orange...
Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
Think Fast!
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4) From: Yakster
Or a 220 V Variac dialed halfway down.
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5) From: Doug Hoople
Hi Brian,
Nope. My heat gun is 110 only. That's the bad news. The good news is that my
bowl and colander will work just fine! :-)
A heat gun is the least of my worries. My wife is already ready for a trip
to the hardware store on the way from the airport to our new digs.
What I haven't worked out yet is what to do about a grinder. There's not a
good answer to that yet that doesn't include upsetting my better half!
Doug
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Sounds like an excellent Sulawesi roast, not slow at all hitting 1st 11:30,
with nice 4min start of 1st to EOR 30sec into 2nd stretch. I "might" have
gone a tad slower start of 1st to EOR, but would depend on the Sulawesi and
I've not roasted that one. Personally I've found Sulawesi's few and far
between that sing well before 2nd crack. =
My afternoon cup? Ho-hum, a late afternoon nailed the sucker shot of
Delirium after a quick 7 batch 56LB roast session and popping back to Caf=
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from the Roastery to stock the retail shelf, again, third time this week.
Bummer:-)
And then at 2 minutes to 5 (5 being Café closing time) this darned regular
customer has the nerve to come in and buy two bags blowing my shelf stocking
par level again! Such a Bummer yet again:-) =
Oh, and to add insult to injury a bit earlier while at the Roastery location
with the brightly lit "CLOSED" sign on roasting away this couple has the
nerve to walk and and ask when I'm going to open. Said they've been looking
in watching the build out progress. We chatted a few while I was roasting
and they asked if I could sell the some beans. Duh! (That's the "adding
insult to injury" part, cough-cough:-)
It's taken two years to get were I can almost breathe, almost. Once St Johns
Roastery Coffeehouse open is when I'll be able to breathe. And begin
location search for Clark County East or North or Esther Short Park area
location number three....
Oops, water's boiling for the fettucini. Time to throw together the
tomato-alfredo sauce for the Alaska Sockeye I smoked for this dish the other
night...
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7) From: raymanowen
Forgot to post this serious suggestion: HG is a resistive heater and a low-V
series or PM motor on a ballast resistor, is immune to saturation, so use a
simple diode rectifier. 1/2-wave slices off exactly 1/2 of the 220 for 110 V
HG.
A triac could be set up with fixed gate bias for half conductivity. A triac
would also work for the Mazzer grinders with their PSC motors or other
grinders with series-wound motors.
The added weight would be equivalent to an automotive spark plug, not a
variable auto-transformer.
Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
Got grinder?
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