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Topic: newby update.... no question today. (2 msgs / 76 lines)
1) From: john roberts
Got my shipment today from SM... mounted the thermometer on my still working
Gourmet and find that after it ramps up it pretty well hard regulates the
roast temperature to what looks like 430'. I don't know how accurate the
thermometer is but it was correct at 212'.
I would also suggest ignoring the screening on the front panel regarding
cooling cycle... it's more like only the last 2 1/2 minutes, not 5 as
labeled but more than adequate to cool beans and hardware.
While my first brew with the burr grinder felt like a half step backwards, I
reduced the grind fineness to 5, and even tried a brew with the grounds in a
nylon bag instead of my typical paper....  two full steps forward! I like my
oil and am having to learn that you don't have to see the oil on the outside
of burnt beans to get it into the cup.... (I get it, I'm already shopping
for a metal filter).
I am also starting to understand the problem with proliferation of green
coffee... I should only drink one pot a day but am already drinking 2x that,
and still not putting much of a dent in my growing inventory. My thermometer
was accompanied by 3 new varieties to sample (one down, two to go)...
Life is good and getting better...  thanks to all for the good advice. I'm
sure I'll come up with more questions to as but for now I'm enjoying my
cups.
JR
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2) From: Les & Becky
JR
You will always find folks on the list that will help you with stash
reduction!  The good thing is that properly cared for greens will last up to
3 years.  To paraphrase J.D. Rockafeller answer to the question "How much
money do you have?"  His response was "I don't know and if I did I wouldn't
be rich."  The interviewer then asked, "How much is enough?"  His response
was, "Just one dollar more!"  In terms of stash, "How much coffee do you
have?"   Response,  "I don't know."  How much is enough?   Response, "Just
one pound more!"
Les
Roasting and turning tampers in S. Oregon


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