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Topic: Tom's back >was Re: +Coffeegeek/computergeek/any MCSEs? (17 msgs / 348 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee

2) From: Rick Farris
I haven't really been adding to my stash lately -- last was the JBM MB
and that was a couple or three months ago.
I'm waiting for the high-altitude centrals to come on line (isn't it
about time for the good panama?) so I'm down to about 50 pounds.  The
good news is that it's almost all kona and jamaica, mon.
I got so used to drinking café cremas at home that I’m saving money =
for
a Solis 5K for the office.  Should order one next Friday!  Woohoo!
-- Rick

3) From: miKe mcKoffee

4) From: Brice D. Hornback
Okay... I thought green beans were supposed to be stored in cloth so they
can breath?  What's the story?  I'm just now starting to gather beans in
quantity and would like to provide the best storage for them.
Thanks,
Brice
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yet...
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RWWCKM:-)
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee

6) From: John Abbott
Mike,
If you figure out how to brew in the car I'm VERY interested. Getting
ready to spend 3 weeks in my car and worried about my caffeine level
falling off the chart. I have an Eagle heated cup that works a little -
but I'm now giving deep consideration to a couple of stainless steal
thermos bottles for the car. I could brew up enough to fill up while
Carolyn packs and loads the car :O)
Wish you hadn't mentioned La Berlina - now I'm crying again.
John - waiting with the rest on the new high altitude stock to arrive
On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 12:01, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
[snip of tempting talk about Panamas]
    Cool. If I worked in an office wouldn't be a bad way to go at all! Haven't
    worked out how to use one while driving around between service calls yet...
    (well, haven't tried to work it out. As I typed that inverters came
    immediately to mind. I just *settle* for a daily 20oz Sobe' bottle RWWCKM:-)

7) From: fletcher sandbeck
On 5/9/03 at 2:38 PM by coffee (John Abbott):
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Starbucks sold some travel mugs a year or so ago that had built-in mesh plungers for brewing coffee or tea.  These would work well in a travel situation, as long as you have a supply of hot water handy.  I believe I've also seen a stainless steel travel mug with a similar built-in mesh plunger.
We usually carry a Coleman stove for heating water (and roasting coffee :) and use a cone filter to brew coffee right into a thermos.  The stainless steel (and usually mottled green) thermos bottles can keep coffee at sipping temperature for well over 24 hours so on long trips we could usually brew up enough coffee in the morning to last all day.
[fletcher]

8) From: John F. Coffey
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John,
There are 12-Volt plug in drip coffee makers.  They work .. sorta ...
Most boat stores carry them.
Tried one once ... Hmmmm I wonder if I still have that somewhere .. 
or did I get rid of it ..
--John

9) From: John Abbott
John, Great Thought!!   We have an Academy Store here that I should have
checked already!!  I'll be in South Padre Island (world's largest shrimp
fleet) and there are boat stores every 20 feet so I'll try them too. 
Great idea.
John - the old Texas version
On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 15:01, John F. Coffey wrote:
    John,
    
    There are 12-Volt plug in drip coffee makers.  They work .. sorta ...
    
    Most boat stores carry them.
    
    Tried one once ... Hmmmm I wonder if I still have that somewhere .. 
    or did I get rid of it ..
    
    --John

10) From: Brice D. Hornback
Actually, I've spent several hours searching the archives trying to find the
*answer*.  I even downloaded the entire archive to expediate the search.
Can someone please just give me the short version on what was decided was
"best"?
Thanks,
Brice, MCSE, MCP+I  ;-)

11) From: miKe mcKoffee
Bottom line: opinions vary much like is drum inherently better than fluid
bed roasting! I believe vacuum sealing greens prolongs storage life...
Others do too, others don't...
MM, MCSE;-)
FFRmR - RBB - RG - MSB too!
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12) From: John Abbott
Count me in the "I believe" column.  
On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 20:51, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
    Bottom line: opinions vary much like is drum inherently better than fluid
    bed roasting! I believe vacuum sealing greens prolongs storage life...
    Others do too, others don't...
    

13) From: Ron
count me in on I beleive Vac sealing greens prolongs freshness.
Ron
rnkyle
Home Roasting in SC

14) From: Brice D. Hornback
Okay... what is the "best" way to do vacuum sealing?  What are you guys
using?
Thanks,
Brice

15) From: Lee XOC
< On Behalf Of Brice D. Hornback
< Sent: Saturday, 10 May, 2003 10:58 AM
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< Okay... what is the "best" way to do vacuum sealing?  What
< are you guys using?
I use glass mason jars sealed with a "pump-n-seal".  It's inexpensive,
but you have to poke little holes in the metal jar lids and cover the
holes with little check valves.  See:http://www.pump-n-seal.com/.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lee / San Diego
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16) From: Jim Karavias
How long do the check valves last for you?  I imagine the jar's gasket
should degrade before the check valve.
Jim K
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17) From: Lee XOC
< On Behalf Of Jim Karavias
< Sent: Monday, 12 May, 2003 12:43 PM
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< How long do the check valves last for you?  I imagine the jar's gasket
< should degrade before the check valve.
They last a long time.  You can pry them up and re-stick them over and
over, as I have done for months without needing to replace.  If you want
them to last even longer, you can just leave them in place and force the
lid off the jar the same way I guess you have to do with the other type
of jar sealer (that doesn't't use the check valves).
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Lee / San Diego
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