Coffee

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by Monofletch, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    Me :)
     
  2. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Mine just shipped out today. Took me an extra day because I forgot something.
     
  3. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2015
    Mine is out and received!
     
  4. Y'shua

    Y'shua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2015
    Looks like mine is going to show up tomorrow based on the tracking update I just received :).
     
  5. Y'shua

    Y'shua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2015
    It's definitely a combination of things. The edge that professional roasting equipment provides is mostly in giving you the ability to easily replicate results once you achieve something you like. Depending on how high tech the roaster is you have a lot more info about whats happening inside the machine than most home roasters dream of. I have an older machine(that I am hoping to replace soonish) and that gives me the temp in the drum, time layout, oxygen levels, and lets me regulate the valve which controls temp in real time. The one i am looking at getting has three thermocuples that read in real time, the amount of off gassing with the bean, the moisture content, and alerts on first/second crack, plus all the other stuff I mentioned. Roasting is a crazy mash up of science and art. I still think the best coffee I have ever had was hand roasted in an open heat source mesh drum. It was probably a little bit of a placebo though as it was just a kind of special experience at the time.
     
  6. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I toyed with the idea of dong a fancy PID popper setup way back when. A number of guys on CoffeeGeek at the time actually went to that effort, and even went so far as to create custom control software too.

    But along the lines of the "art" side of coffee roasting, I decided not to do it. Weird, given I'm an aerospace engineer, and usually go to the far science/engineering side of these things. But I actually enjoy the organic feel of roasting by my senses, with a simple analog thermometer (calibrated by a SLE thermocouple every so often) to guide my final temps. I feel like I've gotten pretty good at it after more than 15 years, and can get pretty repeatable results given the same lot of coffee roasted at different times.
     
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  7. Y'shua

    Y'shua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2015
    It makes perfect sense that you’d like the art side of it given your profession I think. It’s the part that I really enjoy as well. I went into mental health after gaining my degrees in psychology and philosophy, then started working on a masters(which I’ll finish soon), but it’s such a structured environment that when I wasn’t working I was doing something with coffee. The opportunity to make more money and run a business presented itself so I left the field I got my degree in and am much happier; although more stressed out because I care about it a lot haha.
     
  8. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2015
    The ladies of the house especially liked this brew after dinner tonight. They didn't even drown it with fru fru creamers:p
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  9. Y'shua

    Y'shua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2015

    Just got my package in the mail, such a great gift!

    EDIT: I have come to be aware that this is related to a different set of circumstances than my SS gift, the two just happened to had similar windows for arrival, sorry for any confusion.
     
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  10. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2015
  11. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
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    Thanks to my secret Santa! The cast iron coffee was used today when hosting and enjoyed by all.
     
  12. Taylortat

    Taylortat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 20, 2019
    Thanks SpyderPhreak! I could not be happier with secret Santa. I can’t wait to try out your home roast selection. Super excited about tomorrow morning now. The Manix 2 is awesome and even has the fancy maxamet steel. Everything thing is awesome and thoughtful, thanks again! 9ED4FB7B-6224-4B1F-BE21-870AAD447C62.jpeg
     
  13. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Cast Iron is my favorite Iron Bean roast
     
  14. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I am glad we had so many people participate in the secret Santa. I hope you all stick around for the next one.
    I don’t need a holiday to swap! If anyone ever wants to do some exchanging send me a PM!
     
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  15. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    Christmas in July was fun too! :)
     
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  16. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2015
    Great idea! Im in, too early?
     
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  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Dang, lots of Spyders in this year's swap! :D :thumbsup: :cool:

    Glad you like it, and received the stuff safely! :D

    However, there should have been a box for you from Amazon too... Look in the garage (?), or wherever the "preferred safe place" that Amazon delivers to at that address. I can send a photo of the delivery if you don't find it. Please let me know!
     
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  18. Taylortat

    Taylortat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 20, 2019
    We had several amazon packages as usual so I did not hurry to open those. I have been wanting to try the clever coffee dripper And it has been in my amazon cart a few times. Thanks
     
  19. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    There is a small learning curve with the CD. Don’t try to make large amounts of coffee at first. And make sure the cup you are using fits under the prongs!!
     
  20. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Good, glad all is well! Enjoy it, great little 2-cup brewer, perfect for the coffee I sent you! :)
     

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