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Topic: Jim's Beans (3 msgs / 62 lines)
1) From: Les & Becky
I got the chance to view and smell some of Jim Gundlach's  Pecan Roasted
Uganda beans today when visiting Alchemist John at his place of business.
It was fun to view the preliminary analysis of Jim's bean on John's super
machine.  Hey Jim!  You do a fine roast!  It isn't all that often we get to
see another person's work.  I followed Tom's profile on some ISH last week,
and didn't like it as well as the one I developed for myself.  However, I
think I would like Jim's Uganda as it is roasted to about the same darkness
as my roast.  As long as we are discussing experimentation, I was wondering
Jim, would you like to try a small sample of myrtlewood and compare it to
the pecan?  I could bundle up some of my scraps and ship them (preferably
after the Christmas madness), and you could give a report on if the type of
wood makes a difference in the taste.  You are the expert in the group on
wood roasting!
Les
Roasting in S. Oregon
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2) From: jim gundlach
Sure,
     I would be willing to roast some over myrtlewood.  Thanks for the 
complement.   I just looked at some myrtlewood on the web, it can be a 
beautiful wood.  Some of it reminds me of one of my favorite rocks, 
picture jasper.    We do have crepe myrtle here but i'm sure it is not 
at all related to the  myrtlewood that grows in Oregon.
Jim Gundlach
On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at 08:18 PM, Les & Becky wrote:
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3) From: Les & Becky
Jim,
I will start putting a bundle of wood together for you.  Myrtle is my
favorite wood to work with.  It is in the bayleaf family, so it has a
wonderful smell to it.  I has many colors.  I have a friend in Eastern
Oregon that mines, collects, and works picture jasper.  I am sure you have
heard of Biggs Picture Jasper.  A real tragedy happened when an
inexperienced dozer operator ruined one of the largest collection areas
because he didn't know what he was doing!  This coffee expermenting is
getting fun!  I saw Alchemist John's plans for his roaster.  If it works
half as good as it looks, I think he will have a winner on his hands!
Les
Roasting in S. Oregon


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