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Ormazd
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Location: Yorktown, VA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Isomac Tea
Grinder: Rocky doserless, Zassenhaus
Vac Pot: Bodum Santos
Drip: Technivorm KBT741
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Fri Aug 15, 2003, 4:53am
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You forgot to add COFFEE to the list!  LOL

 
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spinnaker007
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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2003, 7:44am
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Notaddicted Said:

You're not supposed to add it up!!  Who said you could add it up?  One of the laws of 'hobbydome" is you NEVER ADD IT UP...

( I can't believe he added it up)....

Posted August 14, 2003 link

too funny...you are killing me...
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Location: Vienna, Europe
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: La San Marco 1,2,+3group,...
Grinder: 2 LSM, 3 Tourmix, 1 demoka...
Vac Pot: not yet
Drip: Melitta aroma boy,...
Roaster: Precision & Mr. Gunter :-D
Posted Fri Aug 15, 2003, 10:24am
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...me too... *grin*

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CraigA
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Location: Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Espresso: PID/PressureMod 2001...
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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2003, 11:06am
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johannabanana Said:

...me too... *grin*

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Me too!, & Cow & Chicken, they're crackin' up!!
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Espresso: PID Silvia
Grinder: Mazzer Major, Maestro+
Vac Pot: Yama, Infuze, Santos
Drip: Manual;Melitta Clarity
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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2003, 12:12pm
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Notaddicted Said:

You're not supposed to add it up!!  Who said you could add it up?  One of the laws of 'hobbydome" is you NEVER ADD IT UP...

( I can't believe he added it up)....

Posted August 14, 2003 link

oops….live and learn… :)


Thur am - Brewed up the Costa Rica (2 scoops).  It tastes really good.  Not quite as 'distinct' as the Guatemala.. but very smooth and nice.  Still kinda light.

Thur pm- 10:00.  Time for another roast!  My neighbor is going to start to wonder what is going on by now.  This time I split the middle and weighed out 100g/3.5oz of beans (Panama Auction Lot).  Set everything up as before and went through the ropes.  Once again, I did not hear the first crack (my ear practically on the popper).  At 4min 5 seconds, I heard the beginning of the second crack.  I decided to wait a little bit longer.. and pulled the plug at 4min 30 seconds.  Seems to be much more chaff this time around (in the bowl and on the carpet).  There was also a fair amount of chaff still on the beans that I rubbed off in the cooling process.  Guess I will have to vacuum this time.  The color looks noticeably darker compared to the first two batches.. but not burnt.  I don't really notice any oils as would appear late in the roast.  I still kick myself for forgetting to get a thermometer with my order.

After I cleaned up… I decided to take apart my popper and think about some modifications.  I am really surprised at how simple the whole design is.. and that these people don't just recreate a larger version of this with a few extra bells and whistles for dirt cheap.  I am also very surprised that the thing doesn't catch fire.  The heating element seems to be housed in what looks to be specially treated cardboard.  It certainly doesn't look like it can take 500 degree temps!  It seems so easy for somebody with a little skill in the workshop to 'build' their own using this as a starting point.  Add a larger fan, larger bean chamber and the dimmers/switches that are already mentioned on various sites.  I think I can manage adding a switch pretty easily using some of these sites as a reference.. but don't have the know-how (or tools) for the rest.  It just seems so easy on the surface...

Fri am- Brewed up some more Costa Rica.  This time I used 3 tablespoons.  Tasted pretty good.. but I think somewhere between yesterday's 2 scoops and today's 3 scoops will be the sweet spot for me.  I don't know why I like less than the 'recommended'…?  Drank it while surfing the web for info on dimmers and switches (I sense an upcoming project).

Oh- I also hit a flea market during lunch (looking for old poppers).  I didn't find any.. but I did pick up a air-tight glass jar (with clasp) for a couple of bucks.  It may come in handy if I keep it up.
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