[Homeroast] Thanksgiving Ramblings

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 26 17:57:50 CST 2010


When were you at Auburn?  I taught there from about 1978 till 2008.
       pecan jim 
On Nov 26, 2010, at 3:33 PM, Hank Perkins wrote:

> Thanks everyone. Dr said I have a chest infection. After $206 at the pharmacy and a few hours I feel better physically. However as a third generation Auburn grad I am a different kind of sick watching this game. 
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Nov 26, 2010, at 3:15 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Our thanksgiving was nice, with Turkey, Ham, Mac & Cheese, Candied Yams,
>> Cranberry sauce, potato salad, stuffing, green beans with bacon, cabbage
>> with ham hocks, apple pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin spice muffins with
>> cream cheese frosting, and some other dishes I'm not remembering right now.
>> It was great to get together with family on Thanksgiving.
>> 
>> I brought over coffee, of course, to prepare in stainless steel press pots.
>> No room in the kitchen due to all the foods so I took my Vario and electric
>> kettle into the laundry room.  I pressed a Colombian Royal Select Decaf that
>> I hear was good, and also a pot of El Salvador Matalapa -Tablon El Amate
>> followed by a pot of Ethiopia Dry Process Jimma -Nigusie Lemma.  Everyone
>> else preferred the Ethiopian coffee with comments on how sweet it was and
>> that some people didn't need to add sugar, but I really preferred the clean,
>> more subtle orange flavors in the washed El Salvador coffee.  I used up the
>> last of this coffee this morning with an Americano for the Wife (she's
>> decided she likes Americanos, which is easy for me when I'm pulling shots)
>> and two doubles for me.  I'll really miss this coffee when it's gone, just
>> two more batches at 300 g per batch for the two pounds I got.
>> 
>> Hank,
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>> Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well.  I hate being sick on the
>> holidays.  I hope you feel better soon.
>> 
>> The Quest sounds interesting to me, I'd consider it as my next, future
>> roaster.  Since I've lowered by Behmor batches to 300 g to improve my
>> profiles, the jump to the Quest wouldn't be all that difficult, especially
>> with the idea that you could crank out back-to-back roasts at a higher
>> rate.  I've actually been enjoying doing smaller batches of more different
>> coffees to have the ability to mix up what I'm drinking and have a nice
>> variety on hand.
>> 
>> As for the rest of the weekend, I think we're staying in and avoiding any
>> shopping mania.
>> 
>> -Chris
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