[Homeroast] New Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?

Gary White gary_white at verizon.net
Fri Dec 20 17:16:23 CST 2013


Happy Festivus! Serenity Now!

-----Original Message-----
From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
Behalf Of Lynne Biziewski
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 3:24 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 Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?

I agree with Edward!!! Let's take down the caffeine a few notches and keep
some kindness and good cheer in our posts!

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Diwali, Happy Chinese
New Year and any other celebration in the next six months... PLEASE -
remember kindness & respect!!


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 1:23 PM, Edward Bourgeois
<edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:

> Enough with the disrespect!!!!!
> Merry Christmas
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM, T. Rob Brown <trobbrown at mac.com> wrote:
>
> > 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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