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Topic: Newbie coffee roaster and first time poster here.... (6 msgs / 210 lines)
1) From: Nosmo
Sounds like there are quite of few sober coffee junkies on this board ;)
I'm well into my 7th year sober and 2 months into roasting greens.
I'm so into this hobby! I'm already looking to upgrade my Caffe Rosto to one
of Ron's BBQ drum roaster. With a BBQ DR I can keep up with the demand of
friends and family have for my home roast. Like me, they really enjoy the
great taste of fresh roast estate coffee.
I really enjoy the ISH I got from SM. One of the more complex coffees I've
had to date. I had the JBM on several occasions and for my taste it's not
worth the $$$. Rather spend mine on killer CA's ,Konas or when available
ISH.
Just a newbie's TC :)
Michael

2) From: Nosmo
Sounds like there are quite of few sober coffee junkies on this board ;)
I'm well into my 7th year sober and 2 months into roasting greens.
I'm so into this hobby! I'm already looking to upgrade my Caffe Rosto to one
of Ron's BBQ drum roaster. With a BBQ DR I can keep up with the demand of
friends and family have for my home roast. Like me, they really enjoy the
great taste of fresh roast estate coffee.
I really enjoy the ISH I got from SM. One of the more complex coffees I've
had to date. I had the JBM on several occasions and for my taste it's not
worth the $$$. Rather spend mine on killer CA's ,Konas or when available
ISH.
Just a newbie's TC :)
Michael

3) From: Bill Doman
One more sober roaster here--if I'm not "struck drunk", I'll celebrate 19
years on Dec. 28th.  I'm mostly a reader and lurker here, cause a) I've only
been at this a few months and don't know enough to offer many opinions and
b) my life has lately been consumed by ridiculous work hours and my mother's
(successful!) lung cancer surgery.  But I'm learning a lot (or at least I
hope I am) from reading as many of the messages as I can find time for and
from the kind and helpful answers I've gotten to some of my questions.
Of course, being limited to decaf does in some ways simplify life, but I'm a
little envious (character defect?) when reading about things like Kona
varieties and the elusive ISH!
Bill
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4) From: Bill Clark
Welcome Bill D!
Bill C

5) From: javafool
After a few months roasting I had a lot of answers and knew a lot about
roasting. Now that I have over 5 (maybe 6) years experience roasting coffee
I have more questions than answers. Welcome Bill, you really don't need to
know a lot about roasting to have an opinion here.
Also, I am glad to hear your mother's surgery was successful. I don't know
if your mother smoked, but I have been smoke free for 7 1/2 years now and oh
what a monkey off my back. I know back then I didn't think twice about
spending more than the price of a pound of ISH on a carton or two of smokes
2 - 3 time a month. At the time I needed the cigarettes but now I really do
enjoy the coffee.
TerryF

6) From: Bill Doman
Yes, Mom smoked for something like 55 years--she was kinda cranky that a
year or two after quitting was when she got the cancer; she didn't quite
"get" the concept of long-term damage .  I quite cigs about a year after
quitting booze & dope, though I'm still a fairly fanatical pipe smoker...
For the first 15 years or so on just the pipe, I had just a few pipes &
smoked the same tobacco all day, every day.  Then I discovered
alt.smokers.pipes and my trivial little pleasure grew into an (expensive)
quest for different tobaccos, better pipes, more room to store the tobaccos,
searching for information on storage...  Hey, wait a minute, that's just
about exactly parallel to what's been going on with coffee and roasting the
last few months.  Oh, well, I only ever did believe in moderation in
moderation.
Bill
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