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Topic: Happy New Year! (13 msgs / 275 lines)
1) From: Les & Becky
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
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2) From: Ben Treichel
"Les & Becky" wrote:
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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 
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3) From: John Abbott
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.

4) From: petzul
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.

5) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Happy New Year to All!! Wish you all the very best in this new year! Cheers!

6) From: Laura Micucci
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

7) From: Eddie Dove
Hear, Hear!  Happy New Year to one and all!
Eddie
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My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 12/31/06, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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8) From: Darliene Stanhope
Happy New Year everyone!
On 12/31/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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9) From: Aaron
Happy new year all, just finished my tradition of blowing up the 
neighborhood heh hehe ..... enjoy what the next 365 bring you...
Aaron

10) From: Ed Needham
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)
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11) From: Brett Mason
Here, here!  Well stated Ed!
On 1/1/07, Ed Needham  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

12) From: Howell Ite
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!

13) From: Justin Schwarz
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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.
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