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Topic: Its too long (30 msgs / 731 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
I will be out of the office starting  11/26/2002 and will not return
until 12/02/2002.
I will respond to your message when I return.
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2) From: Barry Luterman
It's too long between posts I think I might have been dropped.Let's see
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3) From: Lynne
No, Barry, you haven't been dropped. We've all been asleep...
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4) From: Terry McVay \(rr\)
No Barry, you're fine..
Terry/Kona-Hawaii

5) From: Lynne
Terry - have you always been in Hawaii - or did I just not notice before?
Lynne
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6) From: Tom Ulmer
It seems more likely the sense of community that once existed in this forum
has dropped. I suspect there will notices of reunions at some point in the
future.

7) From: Lynne
I think you're right, Tom. Makes me kinda sad. I know we have the forum
here at SM now, but I never even think of looking over there - mostly I
just don't have the time.
...sniff...sniff...
Lynne
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8) From: Jon Morgan
I really miss opening my Email and reading the many informative messages
every morning. Where did everyone go? Does no one have any more questions?
Have we all perfected our technique and no longer need the help of others?
Are all the old guys gone or has everyone gone to the forum?
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9) From: John T Bushoven
Not really, I just joined and have yet to do the first roasting... 
Regards, 
John
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10) From: Rich
They have moved on to the forum most likely. Mailing lists are work and 
people get tired of the net-nannies carping about changing the topic, 
off topic etc. These things do not happen in the forum environment.
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11) From: Sheila Quinn
I don't care for the forum...I like this list a lot better!
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12) From: Dave
I'm a member of the forum. I was there probably 6 moths ago. At the time
there was nothing going on there either.
I read this email list everyday.
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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13) From: Edward Bourgeois
From what I've seen, the forum seems to be getting the new members.
Something seems to be changing a bit in roasting discussions across
the various venues. I think I'm seeing less in-depth fundamentals of
roasting discussions. That long journey we all learned to accept and
appreciate.
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14) From: Peter Louton
I don't think that the list is gone, rather everybody is busy planning for  
Tofurkey day, I mean Thanksgiving day.  I personally don't like forums very  
much.  The email programs are a lot easier to use and more user friendly.   
Plus, I don't always have a computer or internet access, but can type and  
send an email at most times.  
I haven't posted something, because I am still working on it.  I just got a  
used SuperJolly and I don't like the hopper.  But I really don't think that  
it should cost almost 300 bucks to convert to a chute, with almost 200 of  
that in a simple sheet metal funnel.  So I am trying to come up with  
something more reasonable in cost.   But the real reason I haven't posted,  
is that I have just been plain too busy to do anything but roast, grind,  
brew and go to work then repeat again and again.  
Peter

15) From: Lynne
Me too, Sheila!!
I miss the activity here, too. :(
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16) From: John and Emma
I look here every morning before I start work. I don't like forums
personally and loved this list for a long time. I miss all the communication
as well.
Myself I have been too busy lately. I'm finding it hard to find the time to
roast right now.
John H.
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17) From: Lynne
Well, wish that was the only reason... the list has gotten a lot quieter in
the past, say, year or so.
I don't think that the list is gone, rather everybody is busy planning for
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I'm jealous of that Super Jolly! I'm still using my simple, cheapo whirly
non-burr grinder. Sorry the chute stinks though.
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I hear ya!! I'm job searching & can hardly breathe in between. Almost went
for a job @a George Howell cafe - as much as I wanted that, I realized I
couldn't make enough to live on, so I passed on it. Once I start (working)
I prob won't have the strength to even read my emails!
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Lynne
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18) From: Martin Maney
On Wed, Nov 09, 2011 at 08:48:06AM -0500, Jon Morgan wrote:
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There have been a number of "Hi, I've been roasting SM's beans since
19xx" messages in the forum for such things, but it doesn't seem to
have resulted in a huge increase in traffic.  One thing about the
forum, it reports how many [logged-in] users and guests are about, and
the usual ratio is a few to a couple tens (okay, the numbers get that
high only sometimes, call it evening peak).
I guess I forgot to inquire here when I was asking about a local
(Chicago area) spare roaster I could borrow, possibly purchase.  Now
that the Behmor is en route, purchase isn't in the near-term picture,
but I'd still be interested in a chance for some hands-on with a Gene
or HotTop.
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Remember the refrain:  We always build on the past;
the past always tries to stop us.  Freedom is about stopping the past,
but we have lost that ideal.  -- Lawrence Lessig
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19) From: disracer@msn.com
What don't you like about the superjolly hopper? 
Sent from my LG phone
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20) From: kevin creason
Yes - I agree on all parts.
Not enough time to roast - I only roast once a week. At least I can to 3.5#
batches for me, office, my son, and a pound to sell to coworkers. They
sometimes have to arm wrestle to see who gets to buy my one pound per week.
;)
Definitely not enough time to sit on a forum. I like the email because I
can peruse it much easier on my smart phone.
-Kevin
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21) From: John Borella
I'm guessing it is the doser not the hopper you want to replace with a
funnel not a chute?? I've owned stock SJs & Majors & both with the
stainless funnel. My advice is fix what you don't like about the doser as
the stainless funnel set up will give you mega static issues. The doser can
be easily modified to sweep clean & dump the grounds straight into your
basket if that is whats bothering you. Check out the Mazzer mod threads on
H-B for tips. The grounds distribution out of the doser is much better then
what you will get from the funnel.
 As for the Mazzer funnel kit (funnel/backing plate/screws/gasket) it can
be had for less then $200 shipped through the right source. If you are set
on suffering with the funnel contact me off list for a contact.
John B.
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Peter Louton 

22) From: Jim Gundlach
I have missed the postings here also.  I was just about to send a test post to see if something had happened to my list subscription when this showed up.    I tried to come up with a posting topic and could only think of this right now.
   I know freshly roasted coffee tastes better after a couple of days rest and  in fact I have empirically replicated that a few hundred times.  But, for some reason I cannot get out of the habit of actually tasting the improvement in the coffee over the first couple of days after roasting.  Just looking for something to talk about.
         pecan jim 
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23) From: Barry Luterman
I don't know Jim but I am willing to bet that you also do not wait for
Christmas Day to unwrap your presents either.
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24) From: Bob Hazen
I also am unable to let my coffee rest.  Right out of the roaster it can be 
a delight with volatiles that go away by the next day.  2nd day is a typical 
low, 3rd is much better and day 4 is spectacular in a deeper way than time 
zero coffee.  This time frame is typical for my usual degree of roast. 
Lighter roasts strech out longer; darker roaasts progress more quickly.
Bob
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25) From: Terry McVay \(rr\)
Yes Lynne, in Kona since '84, in Hawaii since '64 (less about four years
with Uncle Sam, also in the '60's) Are you in Hawaii as well? Do we give
that Pac Nor'west crowd a run for their beans??

26) From: peter zulkowski
Sorry, I am a professional lurker.
That being said I have been on the list for lots of years, mostly roasting
with my own home built roasters.
A year or so ago (maybe longer) I bought a Behmor, and have used it
infrequently.
Since we moved from AZ to MA that is mostly all I use. Sometimes I use a
modified Poppery that I brought with me, but I left all my other roasters
in AZ. The Behmor is great, and I have learned to do french roast with it.
(C likes that roast).
Since it smokes too much to get along well with the fire alarm, I have been
roasting outside.
The other day I got distracted by the UPS guy (maybe I said this already)
and the beans inside caught fire! Oh my, even got an error on the front
panel!
Well, I did not open the door, but unplugged it for a while, then plugged
it in and pushed cool.
The roaster survived!  :) :)  , but was it ever filthy! The beans? they
held their shape, but were very light and crumbly. Tasted.. well, burnt!
There was almost nothing to them. just about ash.
Nothing I tried.. Fantastic, Simple Green, Orange cleaner, Brillo.. would
touch the yucky mess burned on to the chaff tray. That is, until I tried
Dawn Power Disolver.. (Just had to share that)
Wow! Now my chaff tray looks like new again! I even sprayed it onto and
into the drum. All the burned on sticky carbon is off of that too!
Now I have to do the inside of the actual roasting chamber without wrecking
the elements or the electronics. Will let you know how that works out.
Since the fire, and cleaning I have roasted several pounds. I roast about
380 grams at a time, set for a pound, use A and p1. Then I pre heat the
drum and beans for about a minute and a half, shut it off and restart with
the same program.
About half way through I increase the time 5 pluses (+). and watch closely.
Even ignore UPS!
I can not hear first crack :( But when second crack starts, it is erratic,
so then I let it run until smoke is starting to come out around the door
and push 'cool'.
Great roasts every time! :)
You cans see why I can't use it inside.
The other day in the cool breezes outside I put it inside a cardboard box
turned on it's side (the box).
This was good. Now I am going to get some aluminum flashing and make a box
(enclosure) for it that I can fold up when not in use, and cover all six
sides, with vents to regulate the heat inside it.
Oh, I almost forgot. The fire happened when I had the chaff tray covered
with aluminum foil, shiny side to the drum. That really increases the heat
inside. Still the chaff tray got messed up with the fire.
PeterZ who is Not in LHC, AZ anymore. Now happy in Rockport
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27) From: Ken Schillinger
Sorry to hear about the fire. I've had chaff fires, but nothing to the
extent you mention. The Dawn Power Dissolver sounds interesting.  I've had
great success using Windex with ammonia.
Ken

28) From: Doug Grove
I've successfully used Dawn Power Dissolver on the inside of the chamber
before.  After years of roasting with the behmor, the chamber built up a
patina that simple green, even in concentrated form, could do nothing to.
Power dissolver took it all off.
The Behmor reps say not to use it, but nothing else I tried did anything, so
I used it and it worked.  This was at least 6 months ago, and have yet to s=
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any ill affects of using it.
Doug
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29) From: John A C Despres
Still roasting and lurking more than ever. I think the folk who need help
are on the forum and are asking their questions there instead of here.
John
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30) From: peter
That may be that they are lurking on the forum, but i'll take this any day.   
Anyways, I had way too many great coffees to remember, but I just recently  
roasted some monkey blend for my neighbors and loved it and wants me to  
roast more.  Now I wish that I didn't have a such a large stash of other  
blends...  oh what a dilemma to have.
Peter
PS and yes I like my super jolly and am still mulling my dilemma and I am  
going to solve it, but that funnel from the video is a little long for  
me....
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