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Topic: Phenol test (20 msgs / 397 lines)
1) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 16:58 11/15/02, jim gundlach typed:
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Ok folks, we had an emergency spill to deal with at work and I was there 15 
hours today and have to be back tomorrow :-(
Looks like we are going with the Uganda AA.
I need to read and catch up on the rest of the thread.
Stay tuned.......
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2) From: AlChemist John
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Alright folks, I think we(I) are (am) ready to go.  Go ahead and roast and 
send at your leisure.  Maybe try to send out beans in the next week or so, 
so that I can group my extractions together.   To recap, the following 
people are roasting Uganda AA's Budadiri for a comparison test of  the 
various effects of phenol content based on roasting style.
AlChemist John  Modified WBI and tester
Mark Chalkley   HWP
David Westebbe  willing to test, what type of roaster(s) do you have? (do 
you have one not listed?)
Jim Gundlach            Pecan fire roasted (really looking forward to 
seeing this one)
John Abbott             HotTop
Dave Huddle             Alpenroast (any problem getting Uganda AA?)
Mike McCoffee   Variac Rocking Rosto
Leslie Smith            Stove top whirly pop
Just go ahead and roast how you usually do, but try to go to just into 2nd 
crack.  I figure 2 oz or so should be enough, although those of you who 
roast more in one batch, I wouldn't mind 4oz, just in case.  As this is not 
(necessarily) for consumption, zip lock are fine, but if you can or want to 
vac seal, that is ok too.  Roasted beans can be sent to
John Nanci
PO Box 94
Yoncalla, OR 97499
I may try some exterior extractions and some ground extractions just for 
comparison.  Not sure yet.
Please label your containers with your roaster type and your name.
Thanks a lot folks.
Questions?
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3) From: David Westebbe
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I use a modified WearEver Popcorn Pumper.  I'll do a long slow roast to try
to simulate a drum profile.
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4) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 05:22 11/21/02, David Westebbe typed:
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Very similar to my modified WB, but that is ok.
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5) From: David Westebbe
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Given the similarities in equipment, maybe we should make the profiles as
dissimilar as possible?  I can do a VERY fast roast if I use a small amount
of beans and turn the fan down low, or an arbitrarily long roast by using a
lot of coffee and switching the heater on and off to control the
temperature.
Usually I bring whatever sized batch to 350 or so, stabilize it there, and
then figure out how I want it to crack, which depends on the bean, the
weather, and my mood.
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6) From: AlChemist John
Just a quick update.
I have received a  batch of Ugandan from Jim G, roasted over 
pecan.  Smelled marvelous.  On a VERY quick surface extraction, I found no 
phenolics, although, surprise, I did find caffeine.  I am going to try a 
more official extraction and concentration this week.  I'll report back.
May even try to determine if the roasting technique affects caffeine levels.
How is everyone else doing for getting samples to me?  Timeline?  For me, 
this week or early next would be nice.  Thanks
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7) From: Dave Huddle
John,
My Ugandan is due today from SweetMaria's.
I should be able to get something roasted (Alpenrost) early this week.
Dave
 
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8) From: John Abbott
I'll get mine roasted and in the mail tomorrow morning. I thought we were
waiting until January, so was just waiting. One of the joys of retirement is
a pretty open schedule. Today is shot, I'm a bell ringer and my wife has a
two page shopping list!
John - drinking an old favorite CRLM and its still a killer

9) From: jim gundlach
On Monday, December 9, 2002, at 08:10 AM, AlChemist John wrote:
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This may be the first time that I am not among the most tardy.
Jim Gundlach
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10) From: John Abbott
Don't worry about it Jim, I seem to have the position pretty well nailed
down lately.  And I have NO excuse other than the gray matter is all on the
outside now.  Roasting and sealing isn't a problem for me, its remembering
to get downtown to the post office to mail it - I must have but 500 miles on
a envelope going out to Mike a month or so ago. Passed the Post office maybe
20 times :o(  I'll try to do better with the shipment to John.
Happy cupping
John

11) From: David Westebbe
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I just got this email.  A few minutes ago, I noticed that I was pretty much
out of roasted coffee.  I got my Ugandan from SM last week.
I'll roast some this PM.
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12) From: Les & Becky
John,
Are you saying you have entered the "Metallic Age?"  Silver in the hair,
gold in the teeth, and lead in the butt!
Les
Enjoying the first fruits of seniorhood and demanding my senior drink at
Taco Bell since they have been asking me if I was 50 for over two years now!

13) From: John Abbott
Yep - that would be me!  I need to warn you though Les, you get more than
free coffee as a senior, you get a new hair style, a new way of walking,
tighter fitting clothes and you actually start paying attention to the drug
ads on TV!!

14) From: Ben Treichel
John Abbott wrote:
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do you mean that some of the hair didn't have a chance to turn silver?
BTW, why did you turn off the heat the day I showed up in Texas!? I 
thought you promised me warm weather.
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15) From: Leslie Smith
My Whirley-pop sample went out last Friday.
   - Leslie
At 06:10 AM 12/9/02 -0800, you wrote:
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16) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 19:08 12/9/02, Leslie Smith typed:
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And arrived today.
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17) From: Mike McGinness
I highly doubt I'll find the time 'till after Christmas, sorry.
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Miss Silvia brewin'
From: "AlChemist John" 
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levels.
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18) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 22:04 12/9/02, Mike McGinness typed:
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No big problem, just scheduling for "perfect".  If it is after christmas, 
so be it.
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19) From: Dave Huddle
IT"S  A SCAM !!!!!!
Who does Alchemist think he is?   Duping us into roasting up the good
stuff and sending it off to him?  The nerve of some people!!!!
KIDDING , of course!   :)
John,
The beans arrived yesterday from Tom.  Roasted last night.  I'll try to
get them in the mail today.
Dave    Westerville, OH
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20) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 06:24 12/10/02, Dave Huddle typed:
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Isn't that what Alchemists do?  Oh right, gold to lead, huh, no, lead to 
gold, yeah that's it (maniacal laughter)
Damn, found out.  I wondered how long it would take to have my plan 
uncovered :-)
BTW,  I still think it is neat that the coffee chosen by consensus of what 
most people had around is my favorite coffee (more maniacal laughter)
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ME TOO!
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Thanks again.
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