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calblacksmith
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
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Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 9:44am
Subject: Five years, WOW!
 

Hi all and thanks for looking!

As I was answering a post a few minutes ago, I glanced over at my bio information and I see it has been 5 years and a few days since I joined!
That was 4900+ posts ago so I guess that is nearly 1K a year on average. As I don't have internet on weekends that means that nearly all my posts were on week days. Then I don't get on every day so the days I DO get on, I must be typing my brains out to keep the average up!

Thank all of you for putting up with me, I hope I have helped more than I have ticked people off.

I look back at the machines and grinders I have had, I think about how when I first started, I was very excited about my pump driven Krups that I bought at a yard sale for $20 and that I was so happy with ground in the coffee store, FRESH bought (who knows how long it was on the shelf :O) coffee.

I spent $40 on a DB8 PO**** grinder at Bed Bath and Beyond and could not possibly imagine how people here could advice spending more than that let alone HUNDREDS more on a grinder, heck it only GRINDS the coffee, how important could it really be?

I can fondly remember MOST of my steps up the food chain, I now don't batt an eye at a few hundred $ for a grinder though I do see the need for lower priced quality gear for those behind me moving up the chain and I help when I can.

Some agree with my views, some do not and, more than likely, most don't care either way LOL!

It has been an interesting and fun ride, I hope it will continue well into the future. Thanks for taking the time to read this or, as far as that goes, anything I write. I am humbled by the quality people here who put up with me and the many members here who I respect a great deal!

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

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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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Drip: Behmor BraZen, BUNN VPR-APS,...
Roaster: Refurb Behmor 1600, BBQ...
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:15am
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

Hi Wayne,

I've enjoyed reading your posts from day one, & you're a very knowledgable respected Coffeegeek member IMVHO & just keep being you & don't ever change lol! {;-)

I'll raise a cup to you (going into the kitchen to brew it right after I send this post! ;)), & here's to the next 5 years.

Cheers Wayne!

 
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emradguy
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Location: Houston
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2
Grinder: M Major, Macap M4, Pharos,...
Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress
Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:20am
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

^ +1000

well, I'm at work now, so I'll have to raise a cup o'Joe to you later :)

 
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calblacksmith
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:24am
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

Thanks Craig you and the other Mods, are some of the ones I have the highest regard for, you do a job to keep the peace for only the warm feeling it gives you, kind of like having an accident in black pants, it gives you a warm feeling but no one knows! LOL.

Ron, I have enjoyed your posts very much too.

I hope the shots were GOOD ones (or will be when they happen LOL)

OK, the post that started it all off, so many posts ago, hey, I sound just like nearly every other new person here!
"Hello! (help with F!F! X5)"

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

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CraigA
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Location: Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: PID/PressureMod 2001...
Grinder: BUNN FPG-2 DBC, Baratza...
Vac Pot: Bodum Santos manual, Yama 5...
Drip: Behmor BraZen, BUNN VPR-APS,...
Roaster: Refurb Behmor 1600, BBQ...
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:33am
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

calblacksmith Said:

Thanks Craig you and the other Mods, are some of the ones I have the highest regard for, you do a job to keep the peace for only the warm feeling it gives you, kind of like having an accident in black pants, it gives you a warm feeling but no one knows! LOL.

Posted November 27, 2012 link

Thanks Wayne, I really appreciate that too.
See, that's exactly WHAT I mean (just keep being you & don't ever change lol!)., & ROTFLMFAO!! {:-D

OK, the post that started it all off, so many posts ago, hey, I sound just like nearly every other new person here!
"Hello! (help with F!F! X5)"

Wow, what a trip down memory lane Wayne!

P.S. Just to let you know, I haven't forgotten., (busy with some things) & will get back to you shortly on your email. I'll then delete this P.S. line..

 
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:44am
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

What a great read and a great run!  Here's to at least 15 more years.

 
Coffeenoobie

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Expertise: I live coffee

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Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:54am
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

calblacksmith Said:

Ron, I have enjoyed your posts very much too.

Posted November 27, 2012 link

thanks, I appreciate it.

calblacksmith Said:

OK, the post that started it all off, so many posts ago, hey, I sound just like nearly every other new person here!
"Hello! (help with F!F! X5)"

Posted November 27, 2012 link

ok...reading a post from you at that stage...was just...weird...you're moved a very, very long way forward since then.  thank you for sharing it!

 
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:04am
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

It was funny.  I hope I can sound that wise in 5 years...

 
Coffeenoobie

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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,864
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 3:04pm
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

We all start at the beginning and work up from there, I sounded like a real rookie huh? LOL!

A lot has changed since then, mostly it was two things. Reading a LOT here, and getting my hands inside the equipment to see how it ticks. Once you understand how it all works, troubleshooting is not hard. Electronic problems can be an issue that needs to be done hands on but even then you can get an idea of what the issue is.

Helen, you are there now, no need to wait for 4 more years, Ron, that goes for you too, the only thing I have more of is reading and a whole lot more typing!

Lets not forget the mods again, I have talked one on one with several of them, they have a hard job to walk a fine line between what is acceptable and what isn't. I crossed the line once and received a well earned strike but I learned from it and have not even gotten close to the edge again .... as far as I know ;O

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
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Coffeenoobie
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Espresso: N S Oscar
Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 4:32pm
Subject: Re: Five years, WOW!
 

I am sorry, I will never sound as wise as you.  But thanks for the kind words.

 
Coffeenoobie

Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

My coffee treasure map...
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