[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 23, Issue 24

Gene Counts genecounts at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 26 12:39:51 CST 2009


Gene Cafe Roasting Experiences

 

This is the upcoming one year anniversary of my Gene Cafe ownership.  Unfortunately I don't have anything to compare it to.  All I recall is I investigated all I could for months before making a decision on my first roaster.  Most had lots of pros and few negatives.  It was an easy decision choosing the Gene Cafe.

 

It has been a wonderful learning curve.  Started out talking to Eddie Dove.  He ended up with a roaster he had built because the GC would only roast 1/2 pounds efficiently.  Darn it!   Ended up studying John Despres very carefully.  He is a wonderful inspiration!

I had started to chart roasts.  Later, with John's suggestions, refined rhese charts and it has been roasting heaven ever since.

I can confidently get to the edge of, or a few snaps into second crack every time.

 

Love the visibility as the roast progresses.  Love the ability to hear the cracks.  In fact, I save one column for outlying crack, the single crack you hear as you wait for the explosion of cracks to follow.  Even the cooldown phase is now a breeze.

And love the minimal cleanup of the glass drum and the chaff collector.  An easy two minute job.


I'm sure all the roasters, Behmor, HotTop, etc., have lots of positives.  My GC was used off Ebay but still has performed flawlessly for over 250 roasts, knock on wood! 

 

gene

 
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> Today's Topics:
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> 1. Re: New Behmor "Low Profile" Chaff Collector (Alchemist John)
> 2. Re: New Behmor "Low Profile" Chaff Collector (Yakster)
> 3. Christmas coffees, me and my yum... (miKe mcKoffee)
> 4. Re: Christmas coffees, me and my yum... (Bob Hazen)
> 5. Re: New Behmor "Low Profile" Chaff Collector (Sandy Andina)
> 6. Re: Christmas coffees, me and my yum... (Sandy Andina)
> 7. Re: New to Roasting- Looking for a Roaster (Bruce Garley)
> 8. Re: Christmas coffees, me and my yum... (Robert Yoder)
> 9. Gene Cafe?? (Phil Palmintere)
> 10. Versalab M3 (Phil Palmintere)
> 11. Re: OT: Cast Iron Cookware (from "Roasting smoke and birds")
> (Alchemist John)
> 12. Re: Christmas coffees, me and my yum... (miKe mcKoffee)
> 13. Re: Christmas coffees, me and my yum... (Robert Yoder)
> 14. Re: Gene Cafe?? (Frank Parth)
> 15. Re: Gene Cafe?? (John Ferguson)
> 16. Re: Gene Cafe?? (John A C Despres)
> 17. Re: New Behmor "Low Profile" Chaff Collector (Dave Huddle)
> 18. Re: Gene Cafe?? (Phil Palmintere)
> 19. Re: Gene Cafe?? (Frank Parth)
> 20. Re: OT: Cast Iron Cookware (from "Roasting smoke and birds")
> (Allon Stern)
> 21. Re: Versalab M3 (Allon Stern)
> 22. Re: Versalab M3 (Josh Schwartz)
> 23. Craftworks Coffee (was Re: Versalab M3) (Allon Stern)
> 24. Re: OT: Cast Iron Cookware (from "Roasting smoke and birds")
> (Michael Wascher)
> 
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 10:31:14 -0800
> From: Alchemist John <John at chocolatealchemy.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New Behmor "Low Profile" Chaff Collector
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> Little or no burned chaff was one of the major design criteria says 
> the designer ;) And (in theory) it allows you to open the door 
> during cooling with way better heat dissipation but not chaff blowing 
> out instantly. A touch sure, but not tons.
> 
> Yeah, a touch more difficult to handle and dump, but it's all about trade offs.
> 
> Alchemist John
> 
> 
> At 09:31 AM 12/25/2009, you wrote:
> >I used the new chaff tray yesterday for the first time. Much better
> >bean visibility. I like it better than the original if only for
> >that. It's a bit more trouble to insert and remove.
> >
> >No burned chaff. Might be a bit more difficult to dump chaff, but i
> >always use a shop vac anyway.
> >
> >Dave
> >
> >On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 10:14 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I was on the Behmor site tonight an noticed they have a new "low profile"
> > > chaff collector with areas to trap chaff and keep it from burning. Has
> > > anyone used this and what are your thoughts? Is it worth buying?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:35:48 -0800
> From: Yakster <yakster at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New Behmor "Low Profile" Chaff Collector
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> That'd be good for the IMV roasts, the chaff always likes to try and flare
> up on me at the end.
> 
> -Chris
> 
> On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Alchemist John
> <John at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:
> 
> > Little or no burned chaff was one of the major design criteria says the
> > designer ;) And (in theory) it allows you to open the door during cooling
> > with way better heat dissipation but not chaff blowing out instantly. A
> > touch sure, but not tons.
> >
> > Yeah, a touch more difficult to handle and dump, but it's all about trade
> > offs.
> >
> > Alchemist John
> >
> >
> >
> > At 09:31 AM 12/25/2009, you wrote:
> >
> >> I used the new chaff tray yesterday for the first time. Much better
> >> bean visibility. I like it better than the original if only for
> >> that. It's a bit more trouble to insert and remove.
> >>
> >> No burned chaff. Might be a bit more difficult to dump chaff, but i
> >> always use a shop vac anyway.
> >>
> >> Dave
> >>
> >> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 10:14 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I was on the Behmor site tonight an noticed they have a new "low
> >> profile"
> >> > chaff collector with areas to trap chaff and keep it from burning. Has
> >> > anyone used this and what are your thoughts? Is it worth buying?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks.
> >> > _______________________________________________
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:58:26 -0800
> From: "miKe mcKoffee" <mcKona at comcast.net>
> To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> Message-ID: <7C4042D010364A7AAC9652DEC29BE336 at mdmlaptop>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> 
> Crema flowing, pa yum pum yum pum
> Esmeralda Gesha, pa yum pum yum pum
> Christmas Eve Americanos, pa yum pum yum pum
> Sipped with Muppets Christmas Carol, pa yum pum yum pum
> yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> 
> We so savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> When we come. 
> 
> Morning beanies, pa yum pum yum pum
> Kenya Kirinyaga, pa yum pum yum pum
> Few gifts in the stockings, pa yum pum yum pum
> Yet Americano a marveling, pa yum pum yum pum
> yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> 
> Oh we savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> Together we come.
> 
> Debi and Bryan sit yonder, pa yum pum yum pum
> Gifts unwrapping, pa yum pum yum pum
> Scarce yet loving, pa yum pum yum pum
> Breakfast smells cooking, pa yum pum yum pum
> yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> 
> Shall I pull for you, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> More yum to come.
> 
> Charlie Brown Christmas, pa yum pum yum pum
> Breakfast repast over, pa yum pum yum pum
> Bricoletta working, pa yum pum yum pum
> Esmeralda straight shots! pa yum pum yum pum
> yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum 
> 
> The Coffee Gods smiled at me, pa Yum pum Yum pum 
> Me and my Yum.
> 
> Slave to the Bean Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
> http://www.NorwestCoffee.com
> 
> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> http://www.mckoffee.com/
> Ultimately 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.
> 
> Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 12:17:16 -0800
> From: "Bob Hazen" <peatmonster at comcast.net>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> Message-ID: <D1FEFA33C1A24B71934D74AC636A27F0 at D20ZBBF1>
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> reply-type=original
> 
> Ah, the creativity flows! Good one! Do you sing this a capella? (would 
> love to see a video posted somewhere) ;-)
> 
> Merry Christmas to you and yours, miKe!
> 
> Bob
> 
> > Crema flowing, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Esmeralda Gesha, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Christmas Eve Americanos, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Sipped with Muppets Christmas Carol, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> >
> > We so savor them, pa yum pum yum pum,
> > When we come.
> >
> > Morning beanies, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Kenya Kirinyaga, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Few gifts in the stockings, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Yet Americano a marveling, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> >
> > Oh we savor them, pa yum pum yum pum,
> > Together we come.
> >
> > Debi and Bryan sit yonder, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Gifts unwrapping, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Scarce yet loving, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Breakfast smells cooking, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> >
> > Shall I pull for you, pa yum pum yum pum,
> > More yum to come.
> >
> > Charlie Brown Christmas, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Breakfast repast over, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Bricoletta working, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Esmeralda straight shots! pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> >
> > The Coffee Gods smiled at me, pa Yum pum Yum pum
> > Me and my Yum.
> >
> > Slave to the Bean Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
> > http://www.NorwestCoffee.com
> >
> > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> > Ultimately 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.
> >
> > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
> > Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) : 
> > http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=7820 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 15:31:30 -0600
> From: Sandy Andina <sandraandina at mac.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New Behmor "Low Profile" Chaff Collector
> Message-ID: <1B39A3B2-176A-4CDA-8DC2-9AF02DB53B66 at mac.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> Any way to buy this new chaff collector without buying a new Behmor? (My Behmor is doing just fine, and I can't see replacing it).
> On Dec 25, 2009, at 1:35 PM, Yakster wrote:
> 
> > That'd be good for the IMV roasts, the chaff always likes to try and flare
> > up on me at the end.
> > 
> > -Chris
> > 
> > On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Alchemist John
> > <John at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:
> > 
> >> Little or no burned chaff was one of the major design criteria says the
> >> designer ;) And (in theory) it allows you to open the door during cooling
> >> with way better heat dissipation but not chaff blowing out instantly. A
> >> touch sure, but not tons.
> >> 
> >> Yeah, a touch more difficult to handle and dump, but it's all about trade
> >> offs.
> >> 
> >> Alchemist John
> 
> Peace & song, 
> Sandy 
> www.sandyandina.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 15:33:36 -0600
> From: Sandy Andina <sandraandina at mac.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> Message-ID: <5EBF1BBE-07DF-42DE-8008-D9F7390CC305 at mac.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> oh, great, now you've forced me to get up and go pull another shot. 
> 
> Merry Christmas--may the "mouse tails" flow and the crema last till the bottom of the cup, and may you have just enough caffeine that the turkey doesn't make you fall asleep before dessert.
> On Dec 25, 2009, at 1:58 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
> 
> > Crema flowing, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Esmeralda Gesha, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Christmas Eve Americanos, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Sipped with Muppets Christmas Carol, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > 
> > We so savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > When we come. 
> > 
> > Morning beanies, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Kenya Kirinyaga, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Few gifts in the stockings, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Yet Americano a marveling, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > 
> > Oh we savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > Together we come.
> > 
> > Debi and Bryan sit yonder, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Gifts unwrapping, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Scarce yet loving, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Breakfast smells cooking, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > 
> > Shall I pull for you, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > More yum to come.
> > 
> > Charlie Brown Christmas, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Breakfast repast over, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Bricoletta working, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Esmeralda straight shots! pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum 
> > 
> > The Coffee Gods smiled at me, pa Yum pum Yum pum 
> > Me and my Yum.
> > 
> > Slave to the Bean Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
> > http://www.NorwestCoffee.com
> > 
> > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> > Ultimately 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.
> > 
> > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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> 
> Peace & song, 
> Sandy 
> www.sandyandina.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 13:51:04 -0800
> From: "Bruce Garley" <bsgarley.public at cox.net>
> To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New to Roasting- Looking for a Roaster
> Message-ID: <6803950A1CD64CC895F386D494A7781C at Garley05>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> 
> Intuitively one might think that green teas and light roast coffees would
> have more caffeine due to less destructive processing. However, the caffeine
> molecule is very stable. I have not seen any actual data to support the
> hypothesis that roasting in the ranges we generally use (City to Vienna),
> effects caffeine levels.
> 
> Bruce Garley
> Plant Whisperer
> San Juan Capistrano, CA
> 
> Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com [mailto:homeroast-
> > bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Allon Stern
> > Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2009 2:35 PM
> > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this list,
> > available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New to Roasting- Looking for a Roaster
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Dec 18, 2009, at 5:09 PM, Starfinder Stanley <coffee at starf.org>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > > Lighter roasts have more caffeine,
> > > too, which seems to surprise most dark roast advocates. And more
> > > complex
> > > and subtle flavor profiles, better shelf life....
> > 
> > Better draw down on vacpots, less static when grinding,less smoke when
> > roasting...
> > 
> > -
> > allon
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> Message: 8
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 14:52:13 -0800
> From: Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>
> To: <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> Message-ID: <BAY122-W8A819553BACACA0785D6CA07E0 at phx.gbl>
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> 
> While not exactly related, I'm hoping for a "Jalapeno Chorus" one day.
> 
> 
> 
> Seasons Greetings, Roasters!
> 
> 
> 
> (or should that be 'Seasoned Gruntings'?)
> 
> 
> 
> robert yoder
> 
> > From: mcKona at comcast.net
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:58:26 -0800
> > Subject: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> > 
> > Crema flowing, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Esmeralda Gesha, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Christmas Eve Americanos, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Sipped with Muppets Christmas Carol, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > 
> > We so savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > When we come. 
> > 
> > Morning beanies, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Kenya Kirinyaga, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Few gifts in the stockings, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Yet Americano a marveling, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > 
> > Oh we savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > Together we come.
> > 
> > Debi and Bryan sit yonder, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Gifts unwrapping, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Scarce yet loving, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Breakfast smells cooking, pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > 
> > Shall I pull for you, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > More yum to come.
> > 
> > Charlie Brown Christmas, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Breakfast repast over, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Bricoletta working, pa yum pum yum pum
> > Esmeralda straight shots! pa yum pum yum pum
> > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum 
> > 
> > The Coffee Gods smiled at me, pa Yum pum Yum pum 
> > Me and my Yum.
> > 
> > Slave to the Bean Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
> > http://www.NorwestCoffee.com
> > 
> > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> > Ultimately 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.
> > 
> > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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> Message: 9
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 19:40:38 -0800
> From: "Phil Palmintere" <phil.palmintere at comcast.net>
> To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
> Message-ID: <002401ca85dd$316a09e0$943e1da0$@palmintere at comcast.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> 
> As I read the posts of many of you, I realized that I don't recall anyone
> posting about their Gene Caf? experiences. Is anyone using it? If not, why
> not?
> 
> Thanks
> Phil
> --
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 10
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 19:41:44 -0800
> From: "Phil Palmintere" <phil.palmintere at comcast.net>
> To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: [Homeroast] Versalab M3
> Message-ID: <002501ca85dd$58657070$09305150$@palmintere at comcast.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
> 
> Just out of curiosity, has anyone actually ever been around the
> ultra-expensive Versalab M3 grinder? Or used one? Or tasted the results?
> Or know someone who has?
> 
> Thanks
> Phil
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 11
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 20:03:42 -0800
> From: Alchemist John <John at chocolatealchemy.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] OT: Cast Iron Cookware (from "Roasting smoke
> and birds")
> Message-ID:
> <mailman.3.1261850412.18155.homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.com at host.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> 
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> 
> I have and adore my cast iron. Probably 8 pieces from 4" to a huge 
> 14-16" deep dish that I often use for pizza (among other 
> things). One of my most loved items is an ancient (1875 is the 
> casting mark) waffle iron that we got from my wife's 
> grandfather. Horrid condition when we got it. Took months to get it 
> clean and usable but we did and now it is like nothing else. Don't 
> give up on your ePay item if it does not work right off.
> 
> I have always wanted to build a cast iron drum roaster....just not 
> sure how to go about it aside from casting my own drum......
> 
> At 10:18 AM 12/23/2009, you wrote:
> >You touched on an interest of mine; cast-iron cookware, 
> >Starfinder. The more I use newer stuff, the more I like my old 
> >cast-iron. Egads, I've spent a bundle on cookware over the years, 
> >and most of it sits unused - other than my cast-iron. There's 
> >something gratifying about rescuing an old piece destined the scrap 
> >heap and putting it to work. The simplicity of a gas stove and 
> >cast-iron just works for me. Right now, I'm looking forward to the 
> >arrival of a century-old waffle iron I scored on ePay. I'm 
> >anticipating my electric waffle-iron will be relegated to "shelf 
> >weight" status.
> >
> >Anybody else on the list in love with ancient cast-iron?
> >
> >Bob
> >
> >From: "Starfinder Stanley" <coffee at starf.org>
> > > another story. Regardless, IMO you can't beat a good seasoned cast iron or
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> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 12
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 20:46:37 -0800
> From: "miKe mcKoffee" <mcKona at comcast.net>
> To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
> thislist, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> Message-ID: <38EE1632D00C4B528922DECA97AD7583 at mdmlaptop>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> 
> Just got home from my sisters. Down and dirty Habanero Chorus:-)
> 
> HA-BA-NERO
> HA-BA-NERO
> HABANERO
> HABANERO
> HA-BA-NER-O
> 
> Part Of My Smoked Ham Glaze
> Ha-ba-ner-o
> Orange, Allspice Maple Syrup Too
> Haba-nero
> 
> Cloved The Ham Pocked Marked Was
> Before Smo-king
> HABANERO
> HABANERO
> HA-BA-NER-O
> 
> Lo and behold they gathered 'round, and it was deemed good. Typed to the cup
> of Christmas Evening Esmeralda Gesha Americano (Esmeralda again, but not how
> boring)
> 
> miKe
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
> > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> > Behalf Of Robert Yoder
> > Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 2:52 PM
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> > 
> > 
> > While not exactly related, I'm hoping for a "Jalapeno Chorus" one day.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Seasons Greetings, Roasters!
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > (or should that be 'Seasoned Gruntings'?)
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > robert yoder
> > 
> > > From: mcKona at comcast.net
> > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:58:26 -0800
> > > Subject: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> > > 
> > > Crema flowing, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Esmeralda Gesha, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Christmas Eve Americanos, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Sipped with Muppets Christmas Carol, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > > 
> > > We so savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > > When we come. 
> > > 
> > > Morning beanies, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Kenya Kirinyaga, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Few gifts in the stockings, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Yet Americano a marveling, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > > 
> > > Oh we savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > > Together we come.
> > > 
> > > Debi and Bryan sit yonder, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Gifts unwrapping, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Scarce yet loving, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Breakfast smells cooking, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > > 
> > > Shall I pull for you, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > > More yum to come.
> > > 
> > > Charlie Brown Christmas, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Breakfast repast over, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Bricoletta working, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > Esmeralda straight shots! pa yum pum yum pum
> > > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum 
> > > 
> > > The Coffee Gods smiled at me, pa Yum pum Yum pum 
> > > Me and my Yum.
> > > 
> > > Slave to the Bean Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
> > > http://www.NorwestCoffee.com
> > > 
> > > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> > > Ultimately 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.
> > > 
> > > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> > > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > _______________________________________________
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> > > Homeroast at host.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > 
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> > 
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> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 13
> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 21:05:38 -0800
> From: Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>
> To: <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> Message-ID: <BAY122-W340AA9360C7EDAD073245DA07D0 at phx.gbl>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> 
> 
> MiKe,
> 
> 
> 
> You are a veritable font! (Not that there's anything rong (OK, RayO?) with that).
> 
> 
> 
> I have benefited greatly from your posts, and others', too! So-O,
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Post, the Roast, with MiKe McKoffee,
> 
> 
> 
> Fa La La La-La, and Kona, too.
> 
> 
> 
> Hail our dear old USRC,
> 
> 
> 
> Fa La La La-La, and Kona, too.
> 
> 
> 
> Pour we now, our yuletide bev'rage,
> 
> 
> 
> Fa La La, Fa La La, Yo Ho Ho,
> 
> 
> 
> Know the beans are far from av'rage,
> 
> 
> 
> Fa La La La-La, and Kona, too.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> all the best, and,
> 
> 
> 
> Happy Roasting,
> 
> 
> 
> robert yoder
> 
> > From: mcKona at comcast.net
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 20:46:37 -0800
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> > 
> > Just got home from my sisters. Down and dirty Habanero Chorus:-)
> > 
> > HA-BA-NERO
> > HA-BA-NERO
> > HABANERO
> > HABANERO
> > HA-BA-NER-O
> > 
> > Part Of My Smoked Ham Glaze
> > Ha-ba-ner-o
> > Orange, Allspice Maple Syrup Too
> > Haba-nero
> > 
> > Cloved The Ham Pocked Marked Was
> > Before Smo-king
> > HABANERO
> > HABANERO
> > HA-BA-NER-O
> > 
> > Lo and behold they gathered 'round, and it was deemed good. Typed to the cup
> > of Christmas Evening Esmeralda Gesha Americano (Esmeralda again, but not how
> > boring)
> > 
> > miKe
> > 
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
> > > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> > > Behalf Of Robert Yoder
> > > Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 2:52 PM
> > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> > > 
> > > 
> > > While not exactly related, I'm hoping for a "Jalapeno Chorus" one day.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Seasons Greetings, Roasters!
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > (or should that be 'Seasoned Gruntings'?)
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > robert yoder
> > > 
> > > > From: mcKona at comcast.net
> > > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > > Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:58:26 -0800
> > > > Subject: [Homeroast] Christmas coffees, me and my yum...
> > > > 
> > > > Crema flowing, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Esmeralda Gesha, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Christmas Eve Americanos, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Sipped with Muppets Christmas Carol, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > > > 
> > > > We so savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > > > When we come. 
> > > > 
> > > > Morning beanies, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Kenya Kirinyaga, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Few gifts in the stockings, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Yet Americano a marveling, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > > > 
> > > > Oh we savor them, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > > > Together we come.
> > > > 
> > > > Debi and Bryan sit yonder, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Gifts unwrapping, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Scarce yet loving, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Breakfast smells cooking, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum
> > > > 
> > > > Shall I pull for you, pa yum pum yum pum, 
> > > > More yum to come.
> > > > 
> > > > Charlie Brown Christmas, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Breakfast repast over, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Bricoletta working, pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > Esmeralda straight shots! pa yum pum yum pum
> > > > yum pum yum pum, yum pum yum pum 
> > > > 
> > > > The Coffee Gods smiled at me, pa Yum pum Yum pum 
> > > > Me and my Yum.
> > > > 
> > > > Slave to the Bean Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
> > > > http://www.NorwestCoffee.com
> > > > 
> > > > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > > > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> > > > Ultimately 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.
> > > > 
> > > > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> > > > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
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> 
> Message: 14
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 02:07:08 -0800
> From: Frank Parth <fparth at mac.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
> Message-ID: <p06240400c75b90325435@[192.168.50.162]>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" ; format="flowed"
> 
> > As I read the posts of many of you, I realized that I don't recall anyone
> > posting about their Gene Caf? experiences. Is anyone using it? If not, why
> > not?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Phil
> 
> Phil,
> I'm using the GC and love it. I wouldn't trade it 
> for a Behmor or anything else. Unfortunately I 
> was traveling while this thread was going on and 
> had limited e-mail access. I read the thread only 
> when I got home on the 24th.
> 
> I was gone for three months, and the first thing 
> my better half complained about was that I didn't 
> leave her enoughcoffee. I have strict orders to 
> leave at least a couple of pounds of roasted 
> coffee if I'm going to be gone for anylength of 
> time.
> 
> Frank Parth
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 15
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 21:17:43 +0800
> From: John Ferguson <johnferg99 at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
> Message-ID:
> <fff6d500912260517o659692aeh352cc8e17bbefe17 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> 
> I've had a GeneCafe for about 15 months now and am very happy with it. I
> can't compare it to a Behmor or Hot Top. However, I had previously use
> unmodded poppers, an i-Roast (original version) and then wok roasting and
> the GeneCafe is definitely my favourite. I like the 1/2 lb batch size and
> it's quiet operation.
> 
> John
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 16
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 08:25:55 -0500
> From: John A C Despres <johndespres at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
> Message-ID:
> <354acb080912260525ke132464g1c0db01765232ff0 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> 
> I use a Gene Cafe and would not trade it away for anything. It's incredibly
> versatile with amazing control.
> 
> Do you have questions, Phil?
> 
> John
> 
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 8:17 AM, John Ferguson <johnferg99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I've had a GeneCafe for about 15 months now and am very happy with it. I
> > can't compare it to a Behmor or Hot Top. However, I had previously use
> > unmodded poppers, an i-Roast (original version) and then wok roasting and
> > the GeneCafe is definitely my favourite. I like the 1/2 lb batch size and
> > it's quiet operation.
> >
> > John
> > _______________________________________________
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> >
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 17
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 10:10:46 -0500
> From: Dave Huddle <137trimethyl26dioxopurine at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New Behmor "Low Profile" Chaff Collector
> Message-ID:
> <55d102ac0912260710q7001e4a6wbc440384d515b37d at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> 
> I bought mine from SweetMarias this month. ( I've been usiing my
> Behmor for 2 years.)
> 
> I emailed them to ask about buying and got a quick response.
> 
> Dave
> 
> On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Sandy Andina <sandraandina at mac.com> wrote:
> > Any way to buy this new chaff collector without buying a new Behmor? (My Behmor is doing just fine, and I can't see replacing it).
> > On Dec 25, 2009, at 1:35 PM, Yakster wrote:
> >
> >> That'd be good for the IMV roasts, the chaff always likes to try and flare
> >> up on me at the end.
> >>
> >> -Chris
> >>
> >> On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Alchemist John
> >> <John at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:
> >>
> >>> Little or no burned chaff was one of the major design criteria says the
> >>> designer ;) ?And (in theory) it allows you to open the door during cooling
> >>> with way better heat dissipation but not chaff blowing out instantly. ?A
> >>> touch sure, but not tons.
> >>>
> >>> Yeah, a touch more difficult to handle and dump, but it's all about trade
> >>> offs.
> >>>
> >>> Alchemist John
> >
> > Peace & song,
> > Sandy
> > www.sandyandina.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 18
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 07:15:51 -0800
> From: "Phil Palmintere" <phil.palmintere at comcast.net>
> To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
> Message-ID: <003801ca863e$50478840$f0d698c0$@palmintere at comcast.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> 
> > I use a Gene Cafe and would not trade it away for anything. It's
> > incredibly
> > versatile with amazing control.
> > 
> > Do you have questions, Phil?
> > 
> > John
> 
> 
> I've been thinking about getting one as my step up from a popcorn popper,
> and it occurred to me all the chatter seems to be about Behmor with a few
> people aspiring to the Hottop, which led me to wonder if the Gene Cafe were
> somehow suboptimal. It sounds like it isn't. 
> 
> Is there anything about the ergonomics or operation or cleaning that bothers
> you?
> 
> Thanks,
> Phil
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 19
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 08:49:05 -0800
> From: Frank Parth <fparth at mac.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe??
> Message-ID: <p06240401c75bee66686d@[192.168.1.102]>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" ; format="flowed"
> 
> > I've been thinking about getting one as my step up from a popcorn popper,
> > and it occurred to me all the chatter seems to be about Behmor with a few
> > people aspiring to the Hottop, which led me to wonder if the Gene Cafe were
> > somehow suboptimal. It sounds like it isn't.
> >
> > Is there anything about the ergonomics or operation or cleaning that bothers
> > you?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Phil
> 
> 
> Nope. The only regular cleaning it gets is vacuuming out the air intakes and cleaning the inside of the roasting 
> chamber. After about two years it just stopped roasting properly, and I was told to take the chaff collector and dumpit 
> in apot of boiling water for a few minutes. That cleaned out all the oils and gunk that had accumulated and it's worked 
> perfectly ever since.
> 
> Frank Parth
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 20
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 12:01:26 -0500
> From: Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] OT: Cast Iron Cookware (from "Roasting smoke
> and birds")
> Message-ID: <7AA430EE-5D0B-4FB4-9698-7D68D9851066 at radioactive.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> 
> On Dec 25, 2009, at 11:03 PM, Alchemist John wrote:
> > 
> > I have always wanted to build a cast iron drum roaster....just not sure how to go about it aside from casting my own drum......
> 
> Cast iron pipe?
> Since much of cast iron pipe is used for wastewater, I doubt I'd consider it to be food grade....
> 
> On the other hand, you COULD cast your own....an ex roommate of mine used to do his own bronze castings, as well as aluminum, etc (he's an amateur blacksmith and knifemaker). Could be a fun project :)
> 
> -
> allon
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 21
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 12:08:27 -0500
> From: Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Versalab M3
> Message-ID: <D08D5C34-C733-4967-B859-6ED30B22BF53 at radioactive.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> 
> On Dec 25, 2009, at 10:41 PM, Phil Palmintere wrote:
> 
> > Just out of curiosity, has anyone actually ever been around the
> > ultra-expensive Versalab M3 grinder? Or used one? Or tasted the results?
> > Or know someone who has?
> 
> I've tasted the results.
> It was fantastic, but then again, it wasn't a comparison test. All the espresso from that shop (now closed, but maybe open in a mobile form in the DC area) were fantastic. In fact, it was espresso from that shop that really opened my eyes to how good espresso COULD be, and got me started concentrating on my technique to make incredible shots of my own.
> 
> (The shop in question was Brew Mountain, now closed)
> 
> -
> allon
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 22
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 09:13:14 -0800
> From: Josh Schwartz <veganjosh at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Versalab M3
> Message-ID:
> <7e8e34d00912260913i1811b10bndf67f851633510ec at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> 
> I've been around two friends' Versalabs. Huge QC issues, but really
> thoughtful design and grind quality/distribution when they're working. When
> I decided to take the plunge for an ultra high-end espresso grinder for my
> house a couple years ago I thought a lot about the Versalab, but decided
> that the QC issues (and the waiting list) were too much, and went for a
> Compak K10 WBC instead.
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Phil Palmintere <
> phil.palmintere at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> > Just out of curiosity, has anyone actually ever been around the
> > ultra-expensive Versalab M3 grinder? Or used one? Or tasted the results?
> > Or know someone who has?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Phil
> >
> >
> >
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> Message: 23
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 12:13:58 -0500
> From: Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: [Homeroast] Craftworks Coffee (was Re: Versalab M3)
> Message-ID: <F5A51BDA-20D8-4784-BAB2-34F484D4FC40 at radioactive.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> 
> On Dec 26, 2009, at 12:08 PM, Allon Stern wrote:
> 
> > (now closed, but maybe open in a mobile form in the DC area) 
> 
> Ah hah! Found 'em. I'm pretty sure. I had heard rumors, but now I found em! Yay!
> 
> http://www.craftworkscoffee.com/
> 
> 
> -
> allon
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 24
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 12:44:38 -0500
> From: Michael Wascher <wascher at gmail.com>
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] OT: Cast Iron Cookware (from "Roasting smoke
> and birds")
> Message-ID:
> <a2f0226c0912260944nde910d8s67beda237515f24 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> 
> Cast iron pipe was commonly used for water supply until the advent of copper
> pipe & tubing and later plastic.
> 
> Actually, unlike most other metals, iron is not only not harmful, it is
> required by our bodies.
> 
> --MikeW
> 
> "The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always
> alternatives." --Lois McMaster Bujold
> 
> 
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:
> 
> >
> > On Dec 25, 2009, at 11:03 PM, Alchemist John wrote:
> > >
> > > I have always wanted to build a cast iron drum roaster....just not sure
> > how to go about it aside from casting my own drum......
> >
> > Cast iron pipe?
> > Since much of cast iron pipe is used for wastewater, I doubt I'd consider
> > it to be food grade....
> >
> > On the other hand, you COULD cast your own....an ex roommate of mine used
> > to do his own bronze castings, as well as aluminum, etc (he's an amateur
> > blacksmith and knifemaker). Could be a fun project :)
> >
> > -
> > allon
> > _______________________________________________
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> >
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