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Topic: Vac vs non-vac again was Bale Jars (6 msgs / 141 lines)
1) From: Steven Dover
I'm am continuously humored by all the excuses that *some* of the
pro-vac crowd can come up with describing as to how and why the non-vac
crowd is wrong - as if the non-vac crowd doesn't have the sense to do
logical research. - Steve D
roasting since '94
"The Poppery" & stovetop - with high hopes the I-Roast will please me
born in '56
Northport, AL - Southeast US

2) From: Gene Smith
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non-vac
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I think there is a false presumption here.  One of our modern, =
all-American beliefs is that we are open to the proofs of science.  As =
one of my writer friends has suggested, logic and reason are rather more =
like a backup generator for when the main current of conviction proves =
inadequate.
I wonder how many people on either side of this argument, if presented =
uncontrovertible "evidence" would change their minds?  And, of those, =
how many would change their actual practices?  I suspect it is less a =
matter for science, and more a matter of chacun a son gout - everyone to =
his taste.
Actually, the French would be more likely to use another phrase in this =
instance, which may be more appropriate here as well: chacun a sa =
marotte (everyone has his hobby). 
Gene Smith
who has more than one hobby in Houston

3) From: Ed Needham
I've never met an engineer that didn't work meticulously to derive formulas
and calculations to design part of a project, and as the last step throw in a
SWAG because the results were not as he expected them to be.  Usually the
SWAG was to make the item stronger or more robust, but a SWAG nonetheless.
And I've worked with hundreds of engineers in HVAC, plumbing, electrical,
machinery and structural design.
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Ed Needham
To Absurdity and Beyond!
homeroaster ... d.o.t ... com
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4) From: HeatGunRoast
--- Ed Needham  wrote:
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Well, now - - -I've worked with . . .uh, maybe . . .none, but I do watch the
Discovery Channel.  And I'll let my naive science go mano a mano against the rigid
empiricism on this list any day.  So, the sun "rises"; and vacuums suck out precious
bodily oils from coffee beans; and nitrogen suffocates (gasp!) the resting process.
Go ahead and convince me otherwise.  What's more, those Bale jars look pretty good
on the counter, but do avoid the green ones.
Martin
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5) From: Ed Needham
Dare I ask?
Why avoid the green ones?
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Ed Needham
To Absurdity and Beyond!
homeroaster ... d.o.t ... com
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6) From: alfred
 Come on: Green coffee beans in green bale jars.


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