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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: March 07, 2012, 04:54:21 PM »
For those of you considering roasting your own coffee Menards currently has the Air Crazy Popcorn Popper on sale for $9.99 after and $8.00 rebate. That's a heck of a deal!  It's 1040 Watts which isn't the most desirable (1200-1400 Watts) but a reviewer on AMAZON says he uses this popper successfully.  Go to page 8 on the Menards link below for more details. Cheers!!!

http://menards.inserts2online.com/pageLarge.jsp?pageNumber=1&showFlash=true&fullScreen=true

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing Class Picking Up Steam
« on: March 06, 2012, 08:53:52 PM »
Excellent!!!  Be sure to mention the forums. They're a great source for enhancing their brewing knowledge, among many other sources of course. Cheers!!!

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I duno? Last year my son dropped mine off in Denver in a 6-pack carrier. No issues. Maybe a quick email to the Region Organizer could save you a bunch of unnecessary work.  Cheers!!!

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: March 05, 2012, 03:30:55 PM »
Yep, I'd hit that. Maybe twice.  Looks awesome! Cheers!!!

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: March 05, 2012, 02:50:19 PM »
Roasted another 3 quarts of beans today along with smoking a turkey & a few brats. As they all "rested" in the kitchen I can't explain how unbelievable it smelled with all 3 of the aromas melding together. It was amazing!  Cheers!!!
I've actually come to detest the smell of resting coffee beans.  i don't know why, but over the past 6 months it's gotten worse and worse.  I still love the coffee, but not the smell of fresh roasted beans.

Oh man, that's most unfortunate... What do you think caused such an affliction?  Cheers!!!

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: March 04, 2012, 08:59:53 PM »
Roasted another 3 quarts of beans today along with smoking a turkey & a few brats. As they all "rested" in the kitchen I can't explain how unbelievable it smelled with all 3 of the aromas melding together. It was amazing!  Cheers!!!

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Just got mine in. 2:00PM CST and almost 1/2 of the 7,500 are already allocated. Cheers!!!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Poll: Do you use a secondary fermentation
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:33:06 PM »
Generally 3 weeks in the primary & then keg, although you could call the keg a secondary of sorts....  Cheers!!!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Need new propane burner
« on: March 01, 2012, 04:48:53 PM »
Is it just me or does the burner on the Blichmann look just like one on the model that the OP is considering?

That's right. They start out with a standard burner like this one http://www.agrisupply.com/Bg-High-Pressure-Cast-Iron-Burner/p/64494/&sid=&eid=/ and then mount it in their stand or an outsourced stand, put their brand on it & sell it for what their brand name can bring. Marketing 101...  Cheers!!!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Need new propane burner
« on: March 01, 2012, 04:09:53 PM »
Are the Blichmann burners worth the price relative to some of the other, cheaper choices?  The Blichmann with the leg extensions is around $175, which is 2-3x more expensive than some other choices. 
That's what I was thinking as well.  I use a burner similar to this one for 10 gallon batches. http://www.agrisupply.com/Cooker-Stand-Cast-Iron-Burner/p/40322/&sid=&eid=/

It works amazingly well. 170,000 btu's cranks out the heat! 

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The Pub / Re: new charcoal pit?
« on: February 29, 2012, 07:03:23 PM »
Just can't beat a Weber for grillin'.  I have a 18.5" OTS & a Smokey Joe, but if there were a few extra funds there would be a 22.5" OTG for sure!  Cheers!!!

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 28, 2012, 03:20:59 PM »
I have 15lbs of unroasted sitting on my front step at home waiting for me today. 

How much do you roast at a time? How long until the green coffee beans start getting stale, or do they?

In a popcorn popper I can roast about 1/3 cup of green beans at a time. As the beans roast they almost double in size. Cheers!!!

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: February 28, 2012, 03:15:07 PM »

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 27, 2012, 09:52:59 PM »
I have 15lbs of unroasted sitting on my front step at home waiting for me today.  I ran out of beans last week.  :)

The Foldgers this morning was not really deliceeous.  :-\

Paul



Folgers? FOLGERS? Oh man I truly feel for ya. To be honest I would have gone without. YUK!  :o

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 27, 2012, 05:28:46 PM »
When it's cold out I put the hot air popper in a ~3 gallon bucket (the kind you can get from the walmart bakery) and leave the popper top/deflector on so the air is redirected back down to the bottom of the bucket so it recirculates the hot air. Works like a champ.

Hmm, that's a great idea.  I'm going to give that a try.  Thanks!  It would probably work just as well with a homer bucket, right?  Presuming the cord will reach.
Or a cardboard box or cooler or what ever. Just so the hot air is redirected to the bottom so it recirculates.  Cheers!!!

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