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1) From: Steven Dover
Ok I've made a mistake when replying and I guess I'll face the flack. I
thought I was replying to someone/an individual and instead posted to the
list. I spoke my mind and well...it's like this. I would not have said what
I did/posted it to the list out of common respect for others mentioned in
said post had I realised whom I was replying to. So go ahead and flame. I've
recently been diagnosed with cancer and I guess the flames will be no hotter
than the oncoming radiation treatments. It's not my first mistake either so
I can handle it. I did not mean to show any dis-respect and would not have
publicly said what I did had I realised exactly to whom I was replying. What
the heck, I'm not perfect and don't claim to be... - Steve D

2) From: Ed Needham
Everyone knows you are right.  That's the 'charm' of Mike and some of the
rest of us 'know it alls'.
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3) From: Ruth Kohl
what's a Frankie?
Ruth
Still waiting for her 5 January coffee order.

4) From: John Blumel
On Jan 19, 2004, at 10:14pm, Ruth Kohl wrote:
<Snip>http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/controller.htmIf you look closely, there's a Caffe Rosto there someplace.
John Blumel

5) From: Ron Kyle
Ruth this is what Mike, Mc Coffee named his invention.
A Rosto in a box, hacked to the max. all in one variable controlled coffee
roaster.
Hacked and put together like Frankenstein
Ron

6) From: Aaron
Quick ?
It was mentioned before that the whirly gig type grinders are not well 
liked because they grind very unevenly and create dust.  It was also 
said that burr grinders, with the conical burr being the most sought 
after because it reduces dust.
Ok now, my hand held Zass and my Electric Solis can both be set to grind 
coffee so fine it's almost like a fluffy powder.
What is the difference between the size of this super fine coffee powder 
and coffee dust? 
Aaron

7) From: Lissa
On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 16:42:32 -0500, Aaron wrote
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Coffee dust in whirly grinders comes with chunks, small bits and other
assorted sizes of broken bean. Your Zass is creating uniform fluffy powder.
Be well,
Lissa

8) From: Sandy Andina
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The dust is likely finer, but of nonetheless uneven particle size;  
and when you are deliberately grinding for Turkish, you are doing so  
for a brewing method ideally suited for it.  When grinding in a  
whirley, you will get dust mixed in with the desired-size particles,  
whether grinding for press, drip or espresso, and you will have  
unevenly sized particles extracting at different rates and possibly  
clogging up the works. Plus, the fines get heated by the spinning of  
the blades (ruining flavor) and are often compacted around the shaft  
and base (and thus are often wasted because unusable).
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The dust is likely finer, but of =
nonetheless uneven particle size; and when you are deliberately grinding =
for Turkish, you are doing so for a brewing method ideally suited for =
it.  When grinding in a whirley, you will get dust mixed in with the =
desired-size particles, whether grinding for press, drip or espresso, =
and you will have unevenly sized particles extracting at different rates =
and possibly clogging up the works. Plus, the fines get heated by the =
spinning of the blades (ruining flavor) and are often compacted around =
the shaft and base (and thus are often wasted because =
unusable).
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9) From: Larry Dorman
Uniformity would be the answer if you're comparing the bean whacker
dust to an espresso grind.  On the other hand, when using my zass to
gring for drip, I don't have that dust at all (or not to any obvious
degree).  It's not as much about the size as the consistency of
size...  the bean whacker gives you the perfect grind for every method
of coffee brewing... sorting it out is a PITA though...
LarryD
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10) From: Michael Wascher
Your suggesting a melange brew. Separate the grind then make a teaspoon or
so each of espresso, mocha, drip, vacuum pot, press pot, .... and mix it al=
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together in one cup of coffee!?
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11) From: Woody DeCasere
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I am assuming it is wrong to talk about coffee you have purchased
elsewhere to roast, is that correct?
 
Woodrow C DeCasere
Technology Services Coordinator
Calvary Church
215-723-0963
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12) From: Dan Bollinger
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You can buy coffee greens elsewhere!?     ;)

13) From: French Lewis
it is wrong to purchase green coffee elsewhere ;-)

14) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Just to be sure, you should send an email to Tom and ask.
He does ask that we not promote competitors on the list.  So, if you
want to talk about a bean and not mention who sold it, it would
probably be OK.  From Tom's list rules:
No outside commercial posts or solicitations - we do not allow outside
commercial posts of any kind. This includes regular emails with
commercial references, URLs, addresses or 800 numbers of products.
No posts detrimental to our business.
The full list of rules is at: http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html=.
--
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO & i'Roast2

15) From: Woody DeCasere
Ok so I can say the coffee type but not where I got it from cool thanks.
Woody

16) From: Wesley Simon
There is more than one supplier of excellent greens.  Can't you mention the
bean type and the question without mentioning the supplier?
I believe that the forum here is roasting and as long as it's not an
advertisement, then there should be no issue.
This morning I drank a 16 oz. cup of Chiapas high grown organic that I
roasted to City+ a week ago Monday.  It was an excellent cup, brewed throug=
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a SG one cup drip.
That doesn't step on anyone's toes...
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17) From: Les
You can talk about it.  Tom doesn't want us to promote other vendors. 
I talked about a sample of coffee I got from an island 90 miles south
of Florida a couple of months ago.  It is physically impossible for
Tom to cup even 1% of the coffee that is out there.  The purpose of
this forum is coffee education.  We have had many threads on Kopi
Luak.  Tom offered it once.  We have had discussions on St. Helena. 
Tom hasn't carried it is a couple of years.  The reality is a simple
search of St. Helena coffee or Kopi on a search engine will get you a
lot of information.  We have a few sellers sneak on the list and
promote their coffee that isn't fair.  Tom pays for this forum.  Just
don't post websites or links and you will be OK.
Les
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18) From: Aaron
Id say it's ok to talk about different coffee's here.  Or different 
products, just don't do it in a manner that would be harmful to toms 
business.  In other words, use a little courtesy and tact... yes I know, 
sometimes rare commodities on this list :)
Let's take the RK drum for example.  This is talked about a lot, however 
SM's don't sell that drum, so there is no harm in talking about it, it's 
not going to hurt toms business. 
Let's take some of the different kona's that are sold, tom may not have 
some of them, so by saying, yeah I bought this kona and it was great, 
that wouldn't really be too bad either... after all we ARE allowed to 
shop elsewhere if we are inclined to do so.
let's say you wanted a I roast and came across with,  Oh I seen that 
walmart had them and they are $15 cheaper than what tom is selling them 
for... that would not be cool.  Lets say you kept posting, oh wow, great 
deal at coffeepuke.com  go check it out... again, not cool.
It's not that we are not allowed to talk about competetors but, rather, 
not give them free advertising.  Which makes sense actually.  why would 
tom want to help out the competetion.. you don't see budweiser bragging 
about coors products now do we?
Honestly though, I have yet to find a better supplier on beans and 
stuff.  Tom stands behind his products, and doesn't give you a bunch of 
bulls*** if you do have a problem with something.... Sadly you can not 
say that about many other places.  Tom also goes out of the way many 
times to do stuff for us, and the little 'special' things for lack of a 
better word that really makes SM's stand out from all the rest.  Most 
the other places are 'just a business' and don't have the time to be 
bothered 'tutoring you' or teaching you how to do this or that among the 
many other way's that SM's looks out for us.. 
Please go ahead and try other places, seriously, im not trying to be a 
smart ass here.  go buy coffee at some other places. Now after dealing 
with them a few times, and seeing the quality of what they sold you... 
rate the overall quality of the entire experience and you will 
eventually see why we are so 'pro sweet marias'.... you get what you pay 
for... or should I say, you get what you didn't overpay for.
Aaron

19) From: Maureen Azcoitia
what are some examples of light, medium and dark
bodied coffees?

20) From: Brett Mason
First take: light bodied is when the coffee is consumed in the middle of the
day.  Dark bodied is when it is consumed in the middle of the night.  Medium
bodied is when the coffee is consumed at sunrise or sunset.
I thought I had the answer, but then ran my thoughts across Tom's cupping
reviews - most everything I thought was light was rated a medium or higher
(3+).
So maybe I have had too much good coffee, and can't differentiate "body"
anymore.  I think maybe I am an adict.
Give me more, I'll behave.
Brett
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21) From: Alchemist John
Do you mean heavy bodied or coffees that can handle or do well in a 
dark roast?  Often the same, but not always.
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22) From: Maureen Azcoitia
yes, i mean heavy bodied, not necessarily dark roasted.
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23) From:
Maureen:
I think the best way to check out examples would be to look on the Sweet maria site at Tom's reviews.
There is always the issue of different "taste buds" but Tom does on heck of a job at describ ing coffee.
regards,
ginny
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24) From: rnkyle
Heavy body
Sumatra Mandlehing
Medium body
Mexican, Columbians
Light body
Bolivian

25) From: Brett Mason
Ron's entry deserves a drum roll...
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26) From: rnkyle
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Thank you Bret:O)

27) From: Tom Ogren
Yeah, I'll bite. Wouldn't most folks put Mexican in the light column and
Columbian straddling the Medium-Heavy fence? I would definitely put the
Columbia Huila San Jose de Isnos down as heavy-bodied in my book. My first
roast of the Colombia Huila Palestina Micro-Region shows it to be
medium-bodied. I'd suggest Ethiopians or Costa Ricans for the Medium
column...of course there are exceptions for most of our classifications.
Sumatra typifies heavy-bodied coffee though...
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28) From: Alchemist John
I am drinking some of that Huila right now and picked it for its 
"medium" body.  Same with the Columbian in my book.  I would put the 
Sidamo DP as a straddler.  And the Java's in Heavy.  And to add to 
the ones below, Yirg almost typifies light (wp , not dp)
At 19:45 7/24/2006, you wrote:
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29) From: Dan Mouer
I am looking for a spare part for my DeLonghi pump espresso machine, and I 
have had no luck finding anyone who supplies them. Anyone know of a North 
American source of parts?  Thanks,
Dan

30) From: Dean
What part?
Some might be universal, some might exchange with other makes, some 
might be "non-repairable". (There is a sad tendency to treat small 
appliances as "disposable" these days--even by their manufacturers).
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31) From: Michael Dhabolt
Dan,
If all else fails, I usually call Espresso Parts NW at 1(800)459-5594 and
talk to Devon in the parts department. If he doesn't have and can't get the
parts you need, he can usually point you in the right direction.
Mike (just plain)

32) From: raymanowen
An apliance repair shop might help you with a source, or they do show up in
thrift stores. If you can find a store selling the machines, ask them. Maybe
you could chase down parts through the warranty registration address, or
maybe there's a Cuserv phone number.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?

33) From: Dan Mouer
It's a small plastic disc, surrounded by a rubber o-ring, that rests in the 
bottom of the filter holder. I believe it is identical to one used in the 
current BAR140 pump machine.
Dan

34) From: Dan Mouer
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Thanks, Mike!

35) From: miKe mcKoffee
It sounds like part of the "enhanced crema" (aka fake crema created by
pressurized portafilter) portion of the PF (portafilter), I'll be surprised
if EPNW has parts for it. IIRC they don't deal in low end consumer class
machines. However, it actually sounds like you may be accidentally on your
way to improving your PF. You'll be able to get better shots with proper
grind, distribution and tamp with a non-pressurized PF than is possible with
those crema enhancing PFs. However, your PF build technique will be much
more critical than with pressurized PF. Try using the PF with the crema
enhancing crap removed!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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36) From: Dan Mouer
Mike,
Thanks. You're correct. I managed to find the old manual and parts list just 
a while ago. It's the fake crema maker. I pried it out and made a couple of 
shots. Works fine!
Dan

37) From: John Brown
a little while back some one said he was a working in a lab. would he 
contact me by private email.
i would look in the archives if i new how .
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38) From: Dave Kvindlog
On 2/26/08, John Brown  wrote:
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Think you're referring to Ken Knott, grad student spending a lot of time
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39) From: John Brown
howdy!
I am looking for a source of small hose barbs and rubber stoppers.
I have Pancreatic Cancer and have reached the point where i have fluid 
build up in the abdomen.  I have a drain tube sticking out of my right 
side.  the copay is $75 for ten one litter vacuum bottles.  the 
insurance company only supports up to $ 1800 a year. while I don't blame 
them for keeping cost down.  i need to find a way to help my self. I 
could use two or more bottles a day.
Ican reuse the bottles if i can get the correct size hose barbs to make 
the  fit from the size coming out of my side to a bottle then to a 
vacuum pump i already have.  I know the vacuum is not a high one.
I was an electrician by trade and I don't know where to start looking 
for the fittings.  hell i am not sure of the sizes I  need yet.  the one 
coming from the vacuum pump is 1/4 inch but the other one is much smaller.
I would like to get a couple of Nalgren 2 litter bottles.  I  think i 
would need one rubber stopper per bottle but with two holes one for what 
I am thinking is the 1/16th inch or maybe the 1/8th inch size the other 
should be a1/4 inch for the connection to the vacuum pump.
the hand pump is for brake lines but i know it will pull a 20 inch 
vacuum at least.   lots of hand strokes for that.  it will keep me busy 
for a while.
while Tucson is a large city I have found only two lab supply places in 
the phone book,  have not had the time and or the  energy to go there yet.
any recommendations ?
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40) From: Sandy Andina
Have you tried American Science & Surplus?
Sandy Andina
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41) From: John Brown
this is an ah s**t!   i did not intend this to go to the list,but back 
by private email  i apologize.
there is no reason to afflict you all with my problems.
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42) From: John Brown
not yet i will tho.
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43) From: Brett Mason
Hey John,
This list is also like a family - lots of resources, and many of us pray
too.  So don't apologize.
Hope the answer comes quickly...
NBrett
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44) From: John Brown
i  know!  and thanks.
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45) From: gin
Hey John:
in our prayers here...
some one will send the right info...
ginny
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46) From: Dave Kvindlog
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Ditto.  I'll be praying for you, John.
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47) From: Rich
John,
Moder automobiles are loaded with small diameter vacuum lines.  Thy are 
1/8 inch or so.  depending on where you are located in the country a 
decent NAPA auto parts store should have them and the rubber tubing and 
also the more rigid plastic tubing you need.
The Nagaline bottle are available at any lab supply store.
I probably have some actual leads on the location of lab supply shops 
but someone else may actually have some for you.
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48) From: Rich
Don't worry, nothing to apologize for.
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49) From: Rich
I forgot the rubber stoppers.  Large hardware stores.  Not the big box 
places but hardware stores like ACE Hardware have the rubber stoppers 
with and without holes.
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50) From: John Brown
auto parts stores was next on the list
i was also thinking of med labs where they recharge oxygen bottles they 
may have what i need also
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51) From: Joseph Robertson
John,
Did you check all the links I sent you?
JoeR
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52) From: Sandy Andina
John,
You are not "afflicting" us--this is a de facto online community, and  
communities are fueled by cooperation. That's what friends are for.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
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53) From: John Brown
yes i already had some.
i go in for a CAT scan tomorrow afternoon so no tme to do much of 
anything then
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54) From: Paul Helbert
John,
You might also try a good plumbing wholesaler for the barbed fittings.
Paul
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