Coffee

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  1. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I have yet to see a brewery that has more than a collection of bullshit games like Monopoly. But I will have a look. I rarely make it up that way anymore, though.
     
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    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    19 copies of clue. Every set is missing Mrs peacock.
     
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    This is what I'm roasting/drinking this week. It's awesome.
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    Update: Thanks to @troutpocket and @Evan Burck I'm now roasting coffee (heat gun and metal bowl) and have a french press and Baratza Encore grinder on the way. The roasting is fun. Just got an 8lb sample pack from Sweet Maria's to start. What's a good origin for me to order a big supply of so I can limit variables while learning to roast?
     
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    "heat gun and metal bowl" and tripped circuits and singed eyebrows...
     
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    Not really. Pretty damn easy and a standard home-roast method. How the hell do you use a heat gun!? ;)
     
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    I have to find it first...but when I do I just pull the trigger...and it either heats stuff up until just right or burns thye hell out of it and I put it away again in a special place.
     
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    Coffee preferences are a personal thing. Mine run towards full body medium-dark roasts. I like sweet Marias espresso blends and they’re available in 1, 2, or 5 pound bags which gives you enough to experiment with at a reasonable cost. This is my current bag.
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    Trapper Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I too use a jet boil and coffee press on the river or when I’m traveling.

    Three things to add.

    1. The original patent was by an Italian. I don’t know why we Americans call it a French press. We press coffee.

    2. Since I was often packing my coffee press on mules or even my saddle bags, I thought a Lexan press would be great.

    Then one fall morning when the temperature was hovering around zero I sleepily poured the jet boiled water into the Lexan press. POP! the bottom cracked and that ended it’s life.

    3. I live rurally on well water. There’s no sulfur in my water but lots of minerals. My wife liked Mr Coffee makers for the ease and programmability. They last about 6 months.

    Now we have two stainless coffee presses.
     
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    Jetboil for the water and a GSI coffee press mug which can be found at REI or Sportsman's Warehouse. Peets. No grounds get through the press.
     
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    Went shopping at Goodwill for an air popper, no luck yet. Don't have a heat gun. Anxious to try some home roasted Sweet Maria's.
     
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    I'd for sure go the heat gun route again after some practice. Roasted a couple pounds last night for the holiday weekend. The right air poppers are kind of hard to find. I spent a few weeks and way too many trips to thrift shops looking. I got my heat gun for like $12 at Harbor Freight. There's a similar rated (1500 watts, dual temp) one on Amazon for $19. Really consistent roasts and you can see the coffee really well during the process. It's a bit slower than a roaster, so it's easier to dial in your roast level.

    I've already had some perspective-changing cups of coffee from my home roasts. Had our first coffee with the good grinder and french roast this weekend, and damn, that's some good coffee!
     
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  14. Evan Burck

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    I've started ordering by the 55lb bulk (since I roast so much between home and office), but it's tough to beat morecoffee.com for 5lb bags (i'm especially fond of the Uganda beans they have)
     
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    I hear you about checking out thrift stores; I don't like being in them in the first place - my jammies are too clean. Seriously though, I watched a couple videos on roasting techniques and read one about using a heat gun. I presume you're not doing this in your kitchen? Does your Harbor Freight heat gun have speed/heat controls? Thanks for the response!

    Don't think I'll be going down @Evan Burck's 55 lb bulk bag purchase, my goodness man, I bet your places smells wonderful when you're busy roasting.