Sat down and watched the Rose Parade with a fine Americano of Isle of St. Helena Coffee Ground Estate Peaberry and some home made brownies, with my Pug snuggled in! Life doesn't get much better. Hope everyone has a great New Year, and I am looking forward to many coffee adventures through our group. Great Roasting, consistant grinding, and a wonderful cup to all! Les Roasting and turning tampers in S. Oregon homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
"Les & Becky" wrote: <Snip> Well we watched the parade on HGTV (no commercials) and then a great show on underground homes from Sunny AZ with the parental units and a Pap in the Lap. I had a nice cup of Timor Afau (sp?) courtesy of another list member. Have a great year, and even better cups, and perfect equipment this year. Ben <Snip> href="">http://mail.telocity.com/jump/http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroasthomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://mail.telocity.com/jump/http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroasthomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Since the borders of TEXAS know no limits - it must already be 2004 somewhere in this vast state. We are hard pressed to expect a better year than last year. All new crops - the Pacific Northwest Gathering - new friends, firming up some old friendships. The list has grown in number in 2003 and added some great personalities along with some curmudgeon grade posters (I needed the company) The birth of some new roasting machines, a new source for drums, lots of great ideas. But I'm convinced that 2004 will bring us even more. I lift this cup of ISH and wish each of you a happy and prosperous 2004! May this truly be the best year of your life! John - wishing I had ordered more ISH, but looking at the pile of greens I've got and feeling pretty happy.
Happy New Year to everyone! Just awakened this morning and drank the last of the Harrar I had roasted when we got back from Boston. Yum! Here is an observation. It was not dark roasted; even though the thermocouple said it was at 460F. It tasted fine, and I know it went through first crack, plenty of smoke in the 330 grams, but it did not get past chocolate brown. Somewhat before full city for sure, but still great! Today I roasted the last of the Harrar in that bag (320Gr) . No preheating of my turbo beast, but first crack happened in about 6 minutes at 440F. Not sure why it seems to be reading high. Anyway, I went more by sight and sound rather than temperature with this roast, and second crack happened at 465F. This is the same thermocouple I had been using with the P1, but the setup is very different. All I can figure is that the heat is ahead of the bean temp by 20 degrees or so. It is a huge environment compared to the Poppery, and the hot air is very spread out compared to the bean mass. In the Poppery there is very little air compared to the bean mass, and that air gets exhausted almost immediately. Definitely some differences in roasting. Anyway, I stopped the roast in rolling second crack (456F!), slight sheen of oil on the beans, no divots, and very EVEN roast at 10 minutes 30 seconds, and cooled them with the hair dryer to 140F in 2 minutes 10 seconds. Looks like full city +. Scooped them out by hand and was all done start to finish in under 16 minutes. It was 55F outside where I roast, and no wind today. The wind has quite an effect on roast time, and function of the turbo oven. I had been thinking that I needed to add a booster coil under the turbo, but as the weather gets warmer I doubt I will need it. Maybe I will need a booster with larger batches, but right now I see no need to roast more than 600 grams at a time or so. Another improvement I should do is completely insulate the mixing bowl. As it is about 2 inches sits up and out of the bread machine. Degree of roast is easier to control if I use all my senses to monitor things. So I still get to tinker :), and enjoy being part of the process. I like the name "Probat" for this machine, too bad it is already taken :( Turbo Beast seems appropriate, for now. Cheers, PeterZ Happily turbo roasting almost any size batch I want to, here in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Happy New Year to All!! Wish you all the very best in this new year! Cheers!
Here, here! Happy New Year Jeremy DeFranco wrote: Happy New Year to All!! Wish you all the very best in this new year! Cheers! Laura Making the world a better place one bean at a time. www.freshroastedforyou.com
Hear, Hear! Happy New Year to one and all! Eddie -- My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 12/31/06, Laura Micucci wrote: <Snip>
Happy New Year everyone! On 12/31/06, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
Happy new year all, just finished my tradition of blowing up the neighborhood heh hehe ..... enjoy what the next 365 bring you... Aaron
Well, it's freakin 2007. I can remember when I was much younger thinking what life would be like at the year 2000 and thinking it would be some sort of Jetson's type of thing. I was right. It is. But we've slowly been presented with the new inventions and products, and we've acclimated it into our lives in such a way as to not be so amazed by things. Think about tiny cell phones, MP3 players, computers, the internet, cable TV, cheap international travel, meals in a pill, and much more. I can remember someone saying, "it won't be long before they are putting computers in everything." Now they do. Life is drastically different than it was when I was a kid. Black and white TV and two channels. No remote, VCR or cable TV. I didn't have air conditioning in the home I grew up in, but now every ghetto home has at least a window unit. Two to three cars per family are the norm. We have been truly blessed with 'stuff'. My prayer is that we use this 'stuff' to make the world a better place. It's quite a mission given to us. I hope this year that I am up to it. I hope you are too. We need all the help we can get. Happy New Year. Here's to both old and new friends, and great coffee. ********************* Ed Needham® "Saving the world one bean at a time"http://www.homeroaster.com(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters) *********************
Here, here! Well stated Ed! On 1/1/07, Ed Needham wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Ditto from the great lakes! May the flow of fresh coffee continue to flow in 2007. Paul Jeremy DeFranco wrote: Happy New Year to All!! Wish you all the very best in this new year! Cheers!
--Apple-Mail-1-440464876 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed May this coming year bring new and exciting greens to fill our roasters Let us hone the skills we have, and endeavor to learn new ones And our mugs to remain full of delicious homeroast! My goodness, I think I just wrote a toast! Happy New Year to all! My coffee related resolution is to build an SC/TO found both at a thrift store over the weekend SC: $5.95, TO: $12.95, finding out that both are 50% off: priceless. I look forward to new roasting adventures. A reminiscent look back at January 2006 green offerings thanks to archve.org wayback machinehttp://web.archive.org/web/20060103190408/www.sweetmarias.com/ prod.greencoffee.mvc.shtml Justin Schwarz houstini If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right. --Apple-Mail-1-440464876 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 May this coming year bring = new and exciting greens to fill our roastersLet us hone the = skills we have, and endeavor to learn new onesAnd our mugs to = remain full of delicious homeroast!My goodness, I think I = just wrote a toast!