[Homeroast] New Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?

Ben Treichel J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 12:02:54 CST 2013


Guys, Don't feed the Trolls


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Bob Hazen <peatmonster at comcast.net> wrote:

> T Rob,
>
> Are you communication challenged or what?  Go back, re-read this thread
> and figure out where you broke the list rules.  It's pretty simple.  You
> were called out and there's no reason to make a stink about it.
>
> Look here for the rules you seem to have missed:
>
> http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
>
> (hint: it's at the top of the list)
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "T. Rob Brown" <trobbrown 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>
> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 8:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?
>
>
>
> I am the small roaster in Panama.
> Maria's not so sweet it seems. At least her 'fans' are not.
> Ohh... a big bad Canadian company. God forbid someone should mention a
> foreign country - I thought SM dealt with all countries? I guess just not
> Canadians. Sorry.
>
> Alchemy - the 'science' of turning lead into gold. I thought that was a
> myth? Or are you now turning chocolate into gold?
> At any rate, I just tried to help a fellow roaster - didn't realise I had
> to drink the kool-aide, and that I could only speak if I preached the Sweet
> Marie gospel.
> Merry Christmas Mr Nanci
>
> On Dec 20, 2013, at 11:28 AM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>
> wrote:
>
>  Sorry buddy, you are out of line.  This is a e-mail list hosted by Sweet
>> Marias - a private company, not a public forum.  It has nothing to do with
>> Mike.  As others pointed out, you agreed to not post competitor links when
>> you signed up for the list.  If you failed to read the fine print, your
>> bad.  There is nothing about lightening up.  It's about respect for our
>> hosts.
>>
>> And it was the mention of the Canada firm, not a small roaster in Panama
>> that kicked this off.
>>
>> Alchemist John
>>
>> At 07:44 AM 12/20/2013, you wrote:
>>
>>> I have apologised - I have no connection to your competitors - just a
>>> simple roaster making his own in Panama.
>>> I am sure your business will survive one mention of another company.
>>> Lighten up - and try some decaf - you are way too tightly wound.
>>> On Dec 19, 2013, at 7:57 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> > And if you happened to be a List cop it would be quite appropriate to
>>> > point
>>> > out besides being bad manners it's against the List rules everyone >
>>> agreed to
>>> > when they sign up.
>>> >
>>> > 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.
>>> >
>>> > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives > http://themeyers.org/
>>> HomeRoast/
>>> >
>>> > -----Original Message-----
>>> > From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com]
>>> > On
>>> > Behalf Of vegas89014 at cox.net
>>> > Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:08 PM
>>> > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
>>> > list,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
>>> > Subject: [Homeroast] ***SPAM*** Re: New Roaster and Brewer >
>>> Recommendations?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Not a list cop but linking a direct competitor to our gracious host >
>>> seems a
>>> > bit thoughtless.
>>> >
>>> > Bob
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > ---- "T. Rob Brown" <trobbrown at mac.com> wrote:
>>> >> We purchased a stainless steel French Press from the xxxxxxx  xxxxxx
>>> >> in
>>> >> Toronto - deleted - they have online shopping plus they
>>> > sell many different green beans - there are three sizes - 8 oz, 16 oz
>>> > and 32
>>> > oz - from $60 - $90 - no more broken glass! Rob Brown (aka Roberto >
>>> Chocolaté
>>> > - Panama) On Dec 18, 2013, at 6:26 PM, "Mejia, Carlos"
>>> > <carlos.mejia at intel.com> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >>> I'm a long time member but haven't contributed much over the last few
>>> > yrs.  I have a couple of items that I'd love to hear feedback on. >
>>> First the
>>> > roaster:   I've been roasting for about 7 yrs now, mostly with an >
>>> iRoast2.
>>> > Generally, I prefer FC level and my favorite is Ethiopian dry
>>> processed > to
>>> > capture the nice berry notes.  I also have a drum roaster that I built
>>> > with
>>> > an RK drum for more capacity but rarely use it these days.  Only >
>>> roasting
>>> > from 2 people and the iRoast every few days is less hassle than the >
>>> drum
>>> > roaster.   I'm considering upgrade to a roaster with more capacity
>>> than > the
>>> > iRoast (but easier and more convenient than drum roasting outdoors. >
>>> I'm
>>> > wondering if anyone on the list has tried the Hukey (correct >
>>> spelling...
>>> > even though there's a picture of a Husky on the front!), a very nice
>>> > stainless roaster made in Taiwan.  I saw one of these in a shop in >
>>> Portland
>>> > and was impressed with the workmanship and asthetics!  It believe it >
>>> will
>>> > roast ~ 1 lb and looks like a
>>> >>> mini-Probat.  The main drawback to me is the price, although I go to
>>> > Taiwan occasionally and may be able to pick one up there and save some
>>> > bucks.  I'm also considering the Behmor.  Can anyone compare this >
>>> roaster to
>>> > a Behmor?    If my roasts are (almost) always less than FC+ level and
>>> I > like
>>> > the results of iRoast, will I be happy with Behmor and should I be >
>>> looking
>>> > at others?  I'm hoping to spend less than a grand.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> And now the brewer:  I'm also interested in a brew device that I've
>>> >>> only
>>> > recently seen, though I think it's been out for a while, called the >
>>> Sowden.
>>> > My wife prefers a French press (I usually use an aeropress), but she's
>>> > broken the glass on 3 pots now and it's getting a little expensive >
>>> replacing
>>> > them!  I'm assuming the Sowden will be a very similar cup, about the >
>>> same
>>> > cleanup and maybe a little less fragile than a French press.   I would
>>> > likely get the smallest size which is advertised as a 4 cup and >
>>> wondering if
>>> > the filter goes all the way to the bottom and allows a small brew of >
>>> only
>>> > ~8-10 oz.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Any comments or reviews of either of these?
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Thanks!
>>> >>>
>>> >>> ~carlos
>>> >>>
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