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Topic: Oak Fire Roasting (6 msgs / 112 lines)
1) From: mikejfoley
     The fireplace popcorn popper has no name of anykind on it. I have
only seen one similar, to this one, once in my life, and at this point,
I don't even remember where.
  Yeah, I can build an oak fire. Have you tried other wood types, with
oak being the best?  Regards, Mike F.

2) From: jim gundlach
I prefer to roast over pecan, I started with oak because it was 
mentioned on the web page of a reputable traditional roaster.  I tried 
a few other woods, don't use mesquite, it adds a salt like taste, one 
of the few roasts I had to throw away.  I tried some myrtlewood Les 
Albjerg of Thor Tamper fame sent me to try but I think I over smoked 
the coffee with it as it was a little strong.  Sometime when I've got 
more time on my hands, I will try some more of it to add just a light 
touch of myrtlewood smoke flavor.  I also want to try apple when I can 
find some.
I usually use an Androck fireplace popcorn popper when I roast over 
wood fires.  eBay has them on every now and then but there are none 
there now.
Jim Gundlach
On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 07:48 AM, Michael J. Foley wrote:

3) From: Les & Becky
I have enjoyed roasting over fire.  My preferred wood as Jim stated is
Myrtlewood.  It is in the Bayleaf family.  I have roasted over Pacific
Madrone and it gives a creosote flavor, not good at all!  I have roasted
over some apple and it gives a real nice touch to the roast.  I am going to
try some plum wood latter this year.

4) From: Ron
..snip from Les
Plum, now that sounds interesting. Let us know how it turns out.

5) From: AlChemist John
Let me know if you need plum wood.  I have some plum tree pruning to do and 
I could save some for you.
Sometime around 09:59 4/15/2003, Les & Becky typed:
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting and Blending by Gestalt

6) From: Les & Becky
I will take some.  I don't have that much to trim this year!

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