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Topic: Reaching out and such (10 msgs / 294 lines)
1) From: Scot Murphy
Hello from a seldom-contributor,
I've got a project this summer and wonder if someone in the general southern Lake Michigan area might be willing to help. I am planning to go to a festival up near Muskegon, MI called Lakes of Fire (www.lakesoffire.org). It's one of those Burning Man festivals that happen every year. This'll be my first. It's a 3-day thing, and it's pretty much a hippie thing where the general thing to do is give gifts of some kind or another. Anything from art to performance to food. I'd like to set up my camp as a coffee roasting theme site. I've heard that morning coffee is hard to come by at these things, and I'd like to be the camp where everyone can come for a cup of coffee. 
The thing there is, I need a charcoal-and-drum setup for this site and project. It's beyond my finances right now to buy one, so I'm hoping there might be someone in the general area I can borrow a set-up like this from for the weekend. It's not until late June. I live in northcentral Indiana and would be willing to travel a fair distance to borrow one, if one exists nearby. I'll leave you something as collateral. :) 
Would anyone be able and willing to help?
Scot "provide your own cup" Murphy
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2) From: Joseph Robertson
Hey Seldom contributor Scott,
Nice to see you posting and going natural out by the camp fires. I had my
most fun with coffee roasting over a camp fire. Don't hesitate to
demonstrate the CFFP approach to fresh camp coffee. Camp Fire Frying Pan.
Easy to do and hard to master. Stir crazy roaster you will be, (use a
wooden spoon ) If the spoon smokes your not stirring fast enough. ;^).
Great way to attract folks to your camp and to a great cup of coffee. I'm
not suggesting this is a substitute for the charcoal drum method. You will
need the drum to keep up with a for sure demand you will create. If your
not alone one person could man the Barbeque drum while you bring them in
with your morning frying pan bean smoke and fast action it takes to keep
from burning the cherished beans.
Hey, I wish I could be there too. Sounds like fun. Best regards with this
fun endeavor Scott.
Joseph
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3) From: Scot Murphy
On Jan 22, 2012, at 10:38 PM, Joseph Robertson wrote:
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Google "Burning Man" for an event that might be near you, or start here:  
I've heard many cool things about them.
Scot "cool for an event with a giant fire, that is" Murphy
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4) From: Jim Gundlach
I have roasted coffee in a large wok over a camp fire, down to coals only, at a camp ground meeting.  The wok took a little over two pounds of green beans per roast and the smell of the roast attracted a good set of observers and they were eager to help through taking lessons in stirring.   Here is an old series of pictures of a similar roast:
  http://www.ineedcoffee.com/00/wok/   pecan jim 
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5) From: John T Bushoven
Indeed, a true steel Wok works well....I have been doing so for awhile now (inside on a gas range no less, albeit with some good ventilation). Just need to stir constantly....Jim has the idea 
scoop from 2 to 10 
scoop from 3 to 9 
scoop from 4 to 8 
push from 9 the the center 
at a four-five time 
Thanks Jim... 
Regards, 
John

6) From: Jim De Hoog
You might try an over the fire popcorn roaster.  There is a guy in West T=
exas that roasts over a mesquite fire so he smokes and roasts at the same t=
ime..He used a popcorn popper basket.
From: Scot Murphy 
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Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 9:09 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] Reaching out and such
Hello from a seldom-contributor,
I've got a project this summer and wonder if someone in the general souther=
n Lake Michigan area might be willing to help. I am planning to go to a fes=
tival up near Muskegon, MI called Lakes of Fire (www.lakesoffire.org). It's=
 one of those Burning Man festivals that happen every year. This'll be my f=
irst. It's a 3-day thing, and it's pretty much a hippie thing where the gen=
eral thing to do is give gifts of some kind or another. Anything from art t=
o performance to food. I'd like to set up my camp as a coffee roasting them=
e site. I've heard that morning coffee is hard to come by at these things, =
and I'd like to be the camp where everyone can come for a cup of coffee. =
The thing there is, I need a charcoal-and-drum setup for this site and proj=
ect. It's beyond my finances right now to buy one, so I'm hoping there migh=
t be someone in the general area I can borrow a set-up like this from for t=
he weekend. It's not until late June. I live in northcentral Indiana and wo=
uld be willing to travel a fair distance to borrow one, if one exists nearb=
y. I'll leave you something as collateral. :) =
Would anyone be able and willing to help?
Scot "provide your own cup" Murphy
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7) From: Lynne
All these ideas are good - but will only give him a small amt of coffee
w/each roast. I don't know about the popcorn roaster - do you know how much
he can roast at one time, in comparison to a drum setup?
Scot - another idea: if you don't come up with anyone in a nearby area from
whom you can borrow equipment, maybe there's sources for you to get the
supplies yourself, for free. What would you need? Maybe we can all keep our
collective eyes out & if we spot something (I can't remember how the drum
setups work), maybe they can be sent to you.
Just a thought...
Lynne
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8) From: Mike Chester
Scot,
I don't remember if you have a Webber kettle, but it would get to roasting 
temps with a frying pan. Maybe the WSM with the top section removed would 
make it that high; I don't know, you would need to check it out. A Colman 
camp stove would be hot enough. If you can borrow a small generator, you 
could use your regular roaster.
Mike

9) From: Greg Gearheart
I have an old, well used drum (aluminum) that I would be happy to donate.
It has a few roasts left in it - maybe.
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10) From: Scot Murphy
On Jan 23, 2012, at 5:48 PM, Greg Gearheart wrote:
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I will take you up on that. Email me in private and we'll talk. My great thanks.
Scot "w00t!" Murphy
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