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1) From: Rayburn Robert
I've been roasting coffee for a few years now...I roasted my first batch in our kitchen oven, very bad idea.  I bought a hot air popper next, then went through 2 Fresh Roast machines.  Christmas of 2011 I bought a Behmor and the obsession definitely kicked in.  I roast a least 2 lbs per week, sometimes more.  I like P3 with 1/2 lb.  I've roasted approx. 50 lbs since I purchased the Behmor.  Out of the 50 lbs, there were approx. 50 varieties...all but 2 from Sweet Marias.
I thought it might be interesting to see how obsessed the rest of you are.  If you don't mind sharing, please post information similar to what I have just posted.
Bob
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2) From: Lynne
My obsession has its limits - but only because my income has limits that
prevent me from buying everything in sight.
I started with a stove-top popper I got at a yard sale for a whole dollar
(never was used). I wore that out w/in a couple of months. Progressed to
roasting stove top. Was gifted (by a very generous, kind soul here on SM) a
roasting machine, which I could not figure out how to adjust according to
my tastes. Seriously, I almost had a nervous breakdown because something so
simple was beyond my capabilities! I now know it's because of a limitation
that the brain problem due to my fibro - my doctor told me there is a lot
of similarities btwn brain damage patients and some of the memory &
cognitive problems that fibro patient have. No matter - I gifted it on to a
friend who is now roasting (played it forward), and went back to what I
could handle.
After I moved to my current apt., I realized the World's Worst stove (now
w/only two, small working burners) could not roast coffee that was
deserving of SM's. Fowlgers, maybe, but not SM's.
So I'm now happily using a popcorn popper. Works for me. I don't want to -
no, I can't do any adjustments as many do to improve the popper. I watch
closely & only seldom get a batch that is over roasted.
Sure beats everything that is on the market... I cannot buy coffee out, nor
do I try to drink a cup if I'm at any function. Not worth the pain!
Lynne
Lynne
On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Rayburn Robert  wrote:
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3) From: Barry Luterman
A trip to Bali started me on the path to home roasting. We fell in love
with the local coffee on a trip to Bali. When we returned to the states we
found no one carried roasted Bali. The only thing I found was the SM site
that once had Bali greens. However, it was currently out of stock. Started
home roasting with the expectation that the Bali beans would be in soon. It
took over 2 years before Tom featured any Bali  coffee again.
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Robert Rayburn  wrote:
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