[Homeroast] Work load > While remodeling >RE: Why I Homeroast

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 20:29:39 CDT 2011


Putting some mileage on that buggy there MiKe

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:24 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:
> No reason similar setup wouldn't work, though agree only small events use
> flojet and 5gal jug! I hookup via foodgrade hose to filter for large events
> like this coming weekend out at Vancouver Lake.
>
> Ever hear the phrase "be careful what you pray for, you just might get it"?
> Today's roast session 25 batches ~180lb :) Last batch just in the drum now
> but didn't start roasting until 10:30am so will be an about 8 1/2hr session
> with warm up and cool down, not too shabby for a wee USRC 3k. LOVE not being
> strapped to the roaster the whole time, well worth the $5k for profile
> control system!
>
> Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
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> 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.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
>> Behalf Of Joseph Robertson
>> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 12:08 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] While remodeling >RE: Why I Homeroast
>>
>> mike ,
>> nice Event plumbing rig. Could I use this concept with the 3grp LM I'm
>> putting together here in Stevenson Wa.?
>> The espresso station needs to be on wheels. Won't be going
>> outside of a
>> large building though so I believe we will be using fixed or
>> hard plumbed
>> for water supply and 220 power.
>> Mike (just plain) is helping with this project.
>> Nice to hear of your xtream work load. Looks to be a good
>> year for coffee in
>> the right Location with the right staff. Which you have
>> assembled like a
>> fine Swiss watch.
>> Best Regards to you and yours,
>> Joseph
>>
>> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 2:52 PM, miKe mcKoffee
>> <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> > Hey Terry, you could hook your V-II up to something like this while
>> > remodeling.
>> > http://www.compasscoffeeroasting.com/pics/eventplumbing.jpg
>> >
>> > Just finished mounting filter (inc softening) and
>> accumulator to board for
>> > a
>> > 3 day event this coming weekend. Be much better than
>> flopping around tied
>> > to
>> > table legs etc.! Though might not need quite as complex,
>> i.e. the 2 "Ts"
>> > between the filter and accumulator, one basically a water
>> "faucet" to fill
>> > pour over hotwater towers and brewer etc, the other goes to
>> the pitcher
>> > rinser, accumulator output to espresso machine of course.
>> Testing with
>> > Flojet, will be hooked up via foodgrade hose input to
>> filter for event....
>> >
>> > Working on the plumbing setup test while middle of an
>> 84.6lb 11 batch
>> > "quick
>> > roast session". Last batch in the drum now. Only roasted
>> 405lb the previous
>> > 7 days:) Just starting a serious new wholesale account push
>> with realistic
>> > goal of hitting a Ton roasted a week in the next 12 months,
>> which will be
>> > about the max possible with this little USRC 3k work horse.
>> Then time to
>> > upgrade roaster (~$50k next size up ouch! But we'll be ready for it)
>> >
>> > Oh and just finished dialing our new (to us) catering machine on the
>> > plumbing setup, Bric' just steams too slow for bigger
>> events. And PIA to
>> > tear apart my home setup for events! Last week "stole" a
>> Brasilia Portofino
>> > off Craigslist for $372 inc. my cost for a new pump! Though
>> it's heater
>> > only
>> > 1200w compared to Bric's 1900w (both 110v) has 6L boiler
>> instead of Bric's
>> > 1.5L. So while Bric' takes ~40sec to steam for a 12oz bev
>> (we do one size
>> > milk bevs catering/events) Portofino was 9sec with it's
>> stock tip! Switched
>> > to a slower tip (smaller diameter holes, still 4 hole) for
>> better texture
>> > control now perfect 20sec. Start the shot, start steaming,
>> stop steaming,
>> > stop the shot. That'll keep the line moving mucho better!
>> Last month did
>> > similar event pulling 342 double shots on the Bric' in the
>> 25 hours the bar
>> > open no problem, but waiting 10-15sec to finish steaming
>> after the shot
>> > over
>> > and over and over about killed me. Yeah, pulled 19lb of
>> Delirium with the
>> > Bric' in those 25 hours open, crazy!
>> >
>> > Bagging to do gone...
>> >
>> > Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
>> > www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.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.
>> >
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>> > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
>> >
>> > > -----Original Message-----
>> > > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> > > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
>> > > Behalf Of Terry Stockdale
>> > > Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 1:43 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] Why I Homeroast
>> > >
>> > > As long as the confessions are going on, I've got to confess also.
>> > > We're going through kitchen remodelling and I disconnected my
>> > > Vivaldi II
>> > > last Sunday and haven't made drip or vacuum since then.
>> One day, I
>> > > stopped on the way to work and got a cup of Community Coffee,
>> > > which was
>> > > too hot to drink.  Coffee last week was Mellow Joy at work.
>> > > It's a far
>> > > cry from my normal two 16-oz thermos of fresh homeroast that
>> > > I take to
>> > > work.  At least I dilute it with some hot water.
>> > >
>> > > Last night, I couldn't stand it any longer. I dug out my
>> old Rancilio
>> > > Silvia - I knew there was a reason I hadn't tried to sell it
>> > > yet.  Since
>> > > Silvia has a reservoir (the Vivaldi II is direct-piped to
>> the water
>> > > source), I can use it - and have...
>> > >
>> > > One double Americano last night using something that got into
>> > > jars but
>> > > not marked - I think it was Panama Finca la Camiseta.  Then,
>> > > two double
>> > > Americano's of the same today plus a double espresso of the same.
>> > >
>> > > Silvia still knows what she's doing!
>> > >
>> > > I roasted a pound of Brazil Joao de Campos Yellow Catuai
>> > > today for some
>> > > variety.  I can't wait for the remodelling job to be complete, but
>> > > that's about 5 more weeks.
>> > >
>> > > Terry Stockdale
>> > >
>> > > On 6/19/2011 2:46 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
>> > > > Bless me, Tom&  Maria, for I too have sinned--IOTW, taken
>> > > more than just a few weeks off from roasting. Expediency has
>> > > led me to frequent my local artisanal roasteries for
>> > > ready-to-grind beans (and I've been using the "My-K-Cup"
>> > > ground coffee holder in my Breville as well as my espresso
>> > > machine&  Technivorm).  I've been on the road too often and
>> > > too long, plus spending insane amounts of time pursuing gigs
>> > > (contact me offlist for the Andina&  Rich tour schedule--we
>> > > self-professed "caffeinds" may be in your area and would love
>> > > to do a house concert or play your coffeehouses);  scarcely
>> > > time to kick back, eat&  drink, or do anything that can't be
>> > > multitasked while on the computer.  (And I can personally
>> > > attest that instances of roasting to "third crack" are
>> > > directly proportional to the number of roasts in progress
>> > > while answering e-mails). Mea culpa, mea maxim culpa (are
>> > > Jews allowed to say that? We have our own brand of guilt,
>> of course).
>> > > > On Jun 19, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Bob Hazen wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >> A confession:  I haven't been roasting for the last few
>> > > weeks.  Due to the intensity of home and work
>> > > responsibilities I just didn't take the time.  That, and a
>> > > perceived notion of "sameness" in my roasts caused me to
>> > > check out other beans.  It was a disaster.
>> > > >>
>> > > > Peace&  song,
>> > > > Sandy
>> > > > www.sandyandina.com
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
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