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Topic: 3rd Crack? (15 msgs / 674 lines)
1) From: Dan Bollinger
What the...?   I read about the Roaster's Guild Retreat on alt.coffee (I had
thought about going).  One of the blends was this one.  What the heck is 3rd
crack?
6th Place
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1 part Kenya at 3rd crack
2 parts Colombia Supremo at 2nd crack
2 parts Harrar at 2nd crack
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2) From: Charlie Herlihy
I followed some of the reports from the Roasters Guild Retreat
on Alt.coffee a couple of weeks ago and the 3d crack referance
is a tongue in cheek way of describing one roasters extreemly
dark roasts.
 Charlie
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3) From: The Scarlet Wombat
3rd crack is when you leave your Gourmet on too long and the glass vessal 
cracks, it would definitely be a very dark roast, and with glass shards in 
it, give a whole new meaning to grinding.
Dan
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4) From: John Coxford
Ah, the 3rd crack. I was a starving college student trying to cut costs by
"roasting my own", though the roast I achieved from a DeLonghi toaster oven
was uneven at best, charcoal at worst. It was late on a Saturday night. I'd
just poured a few ounces of green beans on the metal tray and cranked up the
dial to 500 degrees when my friend Tara called. Had no idea how long it took
to roast coffee beans, so I kept one eye on the DeLonghi and both ears on
Tara's tales of European adventure. Soon I forgot all about the beans. Until
I smelled the smoke. "Tara, gotta go. Call ya back." Click. What I then
encountered must have looked like the scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
when Indy's nemesis opens the mysteriously glowing ark in front of the
Nazis. "It's...beautiful..." Tiny blue flames danced capriciously along the
tops of blackening beans in a mysterious and enchanting pyrolytic ballet.
Then things changed. The DeLonghi was suddenly engulfed in the flames of
hell, and I was met with a conflagration that threatened to turn my studio
apartment to a cinder, and my security deposit along with it. I unplugged
the infernal device, rushed to the kitchen for a pot of water, and just as
the flames licked hungrily at my window drapes I heaved the liquid into the
DeLonghi's steaming bowels, upon which a plume of otherworldly smoke and
steam billowed through the apartment, out the windows, and up into the cold
night sky. I was alive. The beans were toast. And I somehow got my security
deposit back. This, my friends, is the third crack.
On 9/11/02 7:55 AM, "The Scarlet Wombat"  wrote:
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5) From: Mike McGinness
Excellent relating your experience John! 
MM;-)
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6) From: Dan Bollinger
LOL!
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7) From: floyd burton
Hey John-check out the thrift stores-I stopped buying Poppery II's and now
will only buy complete vac pots and Poppery I's.  Never paid over $3 for
anything-bargain too-wear old clothes-look hungry and kinda wild eyed-those
christian ladies always take pity.

8) From: Jim Gundlach
On Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at 02:36 PM, floyd burton wrote:
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Some people would call that exothermic.
Jim Gundlach
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9) From: DJ Garcia
That's the cracking sound of your head hitting the floor after passing
out from smelling the stuff ...
DJ
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10) From: Garrik
wow....great story.  Ever consider going into writing?

11) From: Charlie Herlihy
 It sure is a well written story. Great job John.  And the whole
subject reminds me of one of the funnier moments I've
experienced reading this list when a couple of months ago
someone described 3rd crack as the rolling pin to the head when
dear wife saw how much smoke and chaff a french roast was
pouring through the house...
Charlie
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12) From: John Coxford
Thanks, Charlie. Thankfully, my wife has spared me the rolling pin (aka,
third crack), but only because I constantly tell her "how much money we're
saving on coffee by roasting our own." Wonder how long that explanation will
hold up.
john
On 9/11/02 6:36 PM, "Charlie Herlihy"  wrote:
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13) From: R.N.Kyle
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John it probably never held water to begin with, I think she like your =
coffee. It's a smart wife that lets her husband think he's running the =
show. 
Ron Kyle
a coffee roaster from South Carolina
rnkyle

14) From: John Coxford
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LOL...neither of us run the show, Ron. Itıs our crazy dogs.
john
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Re: +3rd Crack?
LOL...neither of us run the show, Ron. It’s our =
crazy dogs.
john
On 9/12/02 4:37 PM, "R.N.Kyle" <rnkyle> wrote:
John it probably n=
ever held water to begin with, I think she like your coffee. It's a smart wi=
fe that lets her husband think he's running the show. 
Ron Kyle
a coffee roaster from South Carolina
rnkyle

15) From: R.N.Kyle
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Re: +3rd Crack?Hey John I know what your saying, We have 2 cats, had 3 =
but some wild pack of dogs got the other, guess he wasn't drinking =
enough coffee, and was to slow. They sure do add into the stream of =
things at this house. Well off to work, with a thermos of Mocha Java.
Ron Kyle
a coffee roaster from South Carolina
rnkyle


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