HomeRoast Digest


Topic: 08 IMV, still dazzles (10 msgs / 212 lines)
1) From: sci
I just roasted 1/2 lb of 2008 IMV, p3 to C+, rested 24hrs. She still dazzles
the tongue with blueberry notes. I had 1.5lb vacuum sealed and in deep
freeze (i.e., non-defrost) for about 2 years, the longest I have stored
green. While not as bright as it was fresh, this is still an amazing cup.
Ivan
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

2) From: John A C Despres
Ivan, I'm in complete agreement! I've had some vacuum packed since I
received it and roasted a batch a couple weeks ago. I found it to be still
outstanding!
John
On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:08 PM, sci  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

3) From: Barry Luterman
I have been Vacuum packing my greens for years now. It seems to at
least double their life expectency. Members of the list ( I know MiKe)
was one did a study of the effect of vacuum packing and freezing on
greens. I believe they also found it doubled life expectancy
On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 8:53 AM, John A C Despres  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

4) From: sci
Ha! This list is like a coffee support group. If I told anybody I know that
I vac+freeze green coffee to roast 2 years later I think they would have me
admitted. I don't tell people 1/2 of the things I do to get a great cup
because the 1/2 I do tell makes them think I'm crazy.
Well, I guess the next step is a cryonic freeze to see if we can keep a
pound preserved for 5 years or longer. Hey, they keep wine that long!
Ivan
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 09:03:19 -0700
From: Barry Luterman 
To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
       list,   available athttp://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"       
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] 08 IMV, still dazzles
Message-ID:
       
Content-Type: text/plain; charsetO-8859-1
I have been Vacuum packing my greens for years now. It seems to at
least double their life expectency. Members of the list ( I know MiKe)
was one did a study of the effect of vacuum packing and freezing on
greens. I believe they also found it doubled life expectancy
On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 8:53 AM, John A C Despres 
wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

5) From: Ryan M. Ward
Ivan, personally, I far more respect a person who is willing to try something crazy- than an expert who is completely closed minded and set in their ways. Personally, I have wanted to try "aging" my beans in my cigar humidor for a year or two just to see what would happen! (and let me tell you, this is not my only hobby! You want to talk about people with their minds made up- get into Saltwater Reef aquarium keeping. Talk about strong opinions!!! Some reefers wont even try a non-traditional method or product in their tank at all and will not even entertain the notion that such a thing may work- they will tell you strait up that it does not work! )
-- 
Ryan M. Ward
*Note: This email was sent from a computer running Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala)http://www.ubuntu.com**Note: This signature was placed here by me and is not automatically-generated-annoying-end-of-email-spam placed here by anyone other than myself. I am a Linux nut and am doing my part to support open source software and the Linux and Ubuntu communities by getting the word out with each email I send, I encourage you to do the same.
<Snip>
The New Busy is not the old busy. Search, chat and e-mail from your inbox.http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/thenewbusy?ocidD28326::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WM_HMP:042010_3Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

6) From: sci
Yea, I've never been a straight "by the book" type of person either. I start
with the book, respect it, but want to push the envelope or try different
ideas that my my mind cooks up. For example, this week I am going to try
roasting 1/4lb coffee with 1/4lb of almonds in my Behmor simultaneously.
Will it work? Who knows, but I will find out. After that I will try the same
thing with cocoa beans. Worst that can happen is that I'll lose a 1/4 of
coffee. But I think roasting things together might give a unique character
to the beans.
Ivan
++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 03:55:20 +0000
From: "Ryan M. Ward" 
To: 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] 08 IMV, still dazzles
Message-ID: 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
Ivan, personally, I far more respect a person who is willing to try
something crazy- than an expert who is completely closed minded and set in
their ways. Personally, I have wanted to try "aging" my beans in my cigar
humidor for a year or two just to see what would happen! (and let me tell
you, this is not my only hobby! You want to talk about people with their
minds made up- get into Saltwater Reef aquarium keeping. Talk about strong
opinions!!! Some reefers wont even try a non-traditional method or product
in their tank at all and will not even entertain the notion that such a
thing may work- they will tell you strait up that it does not work! )
--
Ryan M. Ward
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

7) From: Ryan M. Ward
"For example, this week I am going to try roasting 1/4lb coffee with 1/4lb of almonds in my Behmor simultaneously. Will it work? Who knows, but I will find out. After that I will try the same thing with cocoa beans."
WOW! What an idea! I love it! This is actually not that weird at all. Have you ever heard of Genmaicha? It is a Japanese green tea with brown rice in it. Very weird idea but it is hands down one of my favorite tea blends. 
Personally, I make home made tofu. The thought has crossed my mind once or twice of trying to make "chocolate tofu." These crazy ideas are what make millionares. Stagnant ideas are what cause Dark Ages!
My $0.02-- 
Ryan M. Ward
*Note: This email was sent from a computer running Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala)http://www.ubuntu.com**Note: This signature was placed here by me and is not automatically-generated-annoying-end-of-email-spam placed here by anyone other than myself. I am a Linux nut and am doing my part to support open source software and the Linux and Ubuntu communities by getting the word out with each email I send, I encourage you to do the same.
<Snip>
Hotmail has tools for the New Busy. Search, chat and e-mail from your inbox.http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/thenewbusy?ocidD28326::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WM_HMP:042010_1Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

8) From: Yakster
I want to try chocolate tofu cake, something I found on the Internet.
Hadn't thought of roasting the almonds with the coffee... the almonds seem
to roast quicker, and cool slower, but if you did the right batch size of
beans I suppose it should work out.
From roasting over the campfire on trips I've decided that almonds pick up
other flavors like smoke pretty easy, but the coffee didn't taste smokey...
so you'll probably pick up some coffee roast flavors in the almonds.  Let us
know how it turns out.
-Chris
p.s.  waiting for the washing machine and dryer to quit so I can roast.
Cleaned out the garage today so I have more room, got to find a way to keep
the Wife out of the garage :-)
-Chris
On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Ryan M. Ward
wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

9) From: Allon Stern
On Jul 18, 2010, at 9:29 PM, Yakster wrote:
<Snip>
I'd guess that it depends on the target temperatures for each item being roasted; assuming that the target temperature is the same, when you roast two items together, will the "slower to roast" item moderate the roasting speed of the "faster to roast" item? It very well might. On the other hand, you might end up with a melange of sorts, with one item being overroasted and the other under. I love experiments like this :D
-
allon
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

10) From: Ryan M. Ward
Or start roasting the slower on the add the faster and finish together
<Snip>
Hotmail has tools for the New Busy. Search, chat and e-mail from your inbox.http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/thenewbusy?ocidD28326::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WM_HMP:042010_1Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20


HomeRoast Digest