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Date: 05 Feb 2007 09:32:26
From: Godzilla
Subject: mille arrosti
Today was the day that I broke my own record on the FreshRoast Plus.
I have now done 1001 roasts on this little machine, and it is still going
strong.

There are those who do not favor this roaster, and that is their privilege.
Some people drive Lexus cars and others like myself are happy with an old
Honda. Had I known about used popcorn poppers being used as roasters, I
probably would have begun with that route instead of my former Hearthware
Precision, which gave up the ghost at 599 roasts.

Part of my secrets of longevity with machinery is taking care of them.
I weigh out the 64 grams of green beans on a little My Weigh MX-200 scale,
allowing a tolerance of +-.1 gram. I take it up to first crack, then
switch to the cool cycle for 15 seconds, and then back to the heat cycle.
This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts desired.
I always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down of
fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)

Happy roasting,

Godzilla




 
Date: 06 Feb 2007 18:55:28
From: Godzilla
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:40:04 -0500, daveb wrote:

> just a question.
>
> does this machine have a roast COUNTER??
>
> DAVE

Yes it does, Dave. The name of the counter is "Godzilla" who delights in
entering the parameters of each roast on a spreadsheet -using Linux,
of course.

Godzilla

>>>> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts
desired. I
>>>> always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down of
>>>> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>>>>
>>>> Happy roasting,
>>>>
>>>> Godzilla
>>>
>>>
>>> Wow, that's incredible!!! {:-D
>>> How old is the FR Plus? I look after my roasters too, currently my
>>> Hearthware Precision has 681 roasts & still going strong. This was my
>>> very first roaster & I've been using it since 1/01! Cheers! Craig.
>>
>> I began using the FreshRoast Plus May 22, 2003
>>
>> Godzilla


  
Date: 06 Feb 2007 18:59:54
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: mille arrosti

"Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org > wrote in message
news:8474c$45c91570$cf9b1316$18140@ALLTEL.NET...
> On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:40:04 -0500, daveb wrote:
>
>> just a question.
>>
>> does this machine have a roast COUNTER??
>>
>> DAVE
>
> Yes it does, Dave. The name of the counter is "Godzilla" who delights
> in
> entering the parameters of each roast on a spreadsheet -using Linux,
> of course.
>
> Godzilla
>
>>>>> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts
> desired. I
>>>>> always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down
>>>>> of
>>>>> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>>>>>
>>>>> Happy roasting,
>>>>>
>>>>> Godzilla
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Wow, that's incredible!!! {:-D
>>>> How old is the FR Plus? I look after my roasters too, currently my
>>>> Hearthware Precision has 681 roasts & still going strong. This was
>>>> my
>>>> very first roaster & I've been using it since 1/01! Cheers!
>>>> Craig.
>>>
>>> I began using the FreshRoast Plus May 22, 2003
>>>
>>> Godzilla


Yeah, well there ya have it sparky!
LOL!!
Craig.



   
Date: 06 Feb 2007 19:12:57
From: daveb
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
Sounds like a useful practice! keeping a log.

dave


"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote in message
news:52sj3nF1pooo2U1@mid.individual.net...
>
> "Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org> wrote in message
> news:8474c$45c91570$cf9b1316$18140@ALLTEL.NET...
>> On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:40:04 -0500, daveb wrote:
>>
>>> just a question.
>>>
>>> does this machine have a roast COUNTER??
>>>
>>> DAVE
>>
>> Yes it does, Dave. The name of the counter is "Godzilla" who delights in
>> entering the parameters of each roast on a spreadsheet -using Linux,
>> of course.
>>
>> Godzilla
>>
>>>>>> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts
>> desired. I
>>>>>> always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down of
>>>>>> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Happy roasting,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Godzilla
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Wow, that's incredible!!! {:-D
>>>>> How old is the FR Plus? I look after my roasters too, currently my
>>>>> Hearthware Precision has 681 roasts & still going strong. This was my
>>>>> very first roaster & I've been using it since 1/01! Cheers! Craig.
>>>>
>>>> I began using the FreshRoast Plus May 22, 2003
>>>>
>>>> Godzilla
>
>
> Yeah, well there ya have it sparky!
> LOL!!
> Craig.




    
Date: 07 Feb 2007 02:35:57
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 19:12:57 -0500, "daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com >
wrote:

>Sounds like a useful practice! keeping a log.

especially when you can stroke it whilst dancing with midgets who talk
backwards.


--barry "obscure?"


     
Date: 06 Feb 2007 23:00:08
From: hazzmat
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 02:35:57 +0000, Barry Jarrett wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 19:12:57 -0500, "daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Sounds like a useful practice! keeping a log.
>
> especially when you can stroke it whilst dancing with midgets who talk
> backwards.
>
>
> --barry "obscure?"

My log does not judge.

--
Get Big Brother out of my email to reply.


      
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Date: 05 Feb 2007 10:48:04
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 09:32:26 -0500, Godzilla <godzilla@monsters.org >
wrote:

>There are those who do not favor this roaster, and that is their privilege.
>Some people drive Lexus cars and others like myself are happy with an old
>Honda. Had I known about used popcorn poppers being used as roasters, I
>probably would have begun with that route instead of my former Hearthware
>Precision, which gave up the ghost at 599 roasts.

I have a big soft spot for the FR. Any appliance, especially a fresh
coffee addict's coffee roaster, needs to be bullet proof first of all.
Except for the P1, the FR is more relaible than any popper, and far
more than any other airroaster. I still have mine as a backup.

If you want a fancier roast, it's easy enough to split the fan from
heat and add a variac or PID.


 
Date: 05 Feb 2007 11:45:04
From: Godzilla
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 16:17:03 +0100, Ronald wrote:

> "Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org> wrote in message
> news:b7960$45c73ffa$cf9b1316$22144@ALLTEL.NET...
>> Today was the day that I broke my own record on the FreshRoast Plus.
>> I have now done 1001 roasts on this little machine, and it is still going
>> strong.
>>
>> There are those who do not favor this roaster, and that is their
>> privilege.
>> Some people drive Lexus cars and others like myself are happy with an old
>> Honda. Had I known about used popcorn poppers being used as roasters, I
>> probably would have begun with that route instead of my former Hearthware
>> Precision, which gave up the ghost at 599 roasts.
>>
>> Part of my secrets of longevity with machinery is taking care of them.
>> I weigh out the 64 grams of green beans on a little My Weigh MX-200 scale,
>> allowing a tolerance of +-.1 gram. I take it up to first crack, then
>> switch to the cool cycle for 15 seconds, and then back to the heat cycle.
>> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts desired.
>> I always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down of
>> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>>
>> Happy roasting,
>>
>> Godzilla
>
> Congratulations!
>
> I use the Imex and use it for 7 years now, roasting 5 batches of 180 grams a
> week.
> I bought a spare one just in case but the original one still works fine.
>
> (Arrosti is used for meat only. Tosti caffè is closer.
> La tostature is the roast and tostare is roasting although all
> professionals use the word torrefazione which also means roasted
> at high temps but only in the food environment)
>
> Ronald

My face is red from using the Google translating machine. ;-)
Thanks for giving me the correct forms.

It reminds me of when I thought that I could impress a couple of
Hispanic workmen by offering them a Cerveza, because it was
"Muy Caliente!" At the time, I wondered why they started laughing.
Later, when I studied Spanish, I learned that I should have said
"Hace calor!" because "caliente" means to "be in heat" ;-)

Godzilla


  
Date: 05 Feb 2007 21:04:04
From: Ronald
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
.
>
> It reminds me of when I thought that I could impress a couple of
> Hispanic workmen by offering them a Cerveza, because it was
> "Muy Caliente!" At the time, I wondered why they started laughing.
> Later, when I studied Spanish, I learned that I should have said
> "Hace calor!" because "caliente" means to "be in heat" ;-)
>
> Godzilla

'In calore', in Italian (I suppose in many languages).

--
Ronald
www.mulazzo.nl



 
Date: 05 Feb 2007 11:39:05
From: Godzilla
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 10:22:43 -0500, Craig Andrews wrote:

> "Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org> wrote in message
> news:b7960$45c73ffa$cf9b1316$22144@ALLTEL.NET...
>> Today was the day that I broke my own record on the FreshRoast Plus.
>> I have now done 1001 roasts on this little machine, and it is still
>> going
>> strong.
>>
>> There are those who do not favor this roaster, and that is their
>> privilege.
>> Some people drive Lexus cars and others like myself are happy with an
>> old
>> Honda. Had I known about used popcorn poppers being used as roasters,
>> I
>> probably would have begun with that route instead of my former
>> Hearthware
>> Precision, which gave up the ghost at 599 roasts.
>>
>> Part of my secrets of longevity with machinery is taking care of them.
>> I weigh out the 64 grams of green beans on a little My Weigh MX-200
>> scale,
>> allowing a tolerance of +-.1 gram. I take it up to first crack, then
>> switch to the cool cycle for 15 seconds, and then back to the heat
>> cycle.
>> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts desired.
>> I always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down of
>> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>>
>> Happy roasting,
>>
>> Godzilla
>
>
> Wow, that's incredible!!! {:-D
> How old is the FR Plus? I look after my roasters too, currently my
> Hearthware Precision has 681 roasts & still going strong. This was my
> very first roaster & I've been using it since 1/01!
> Cheers!
> Craig.

I began using the FreshRoast Plus May 22, 2003

Godzilla


  
Date: 06 Feb 2007 12:40:04
From: daveb
Subject: Re: mille arrosti
just a question.

does this machine have a roast COUNTER??

DAVE

"Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org > wrote in message
news:ee2ff$45c75da9$cf9b1316$6338@ALLTEL.NET...
> On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 10:22:43 -0500, Craig Andrews wrote:
>
>> "Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org> wrote in message
>> news:b7960$45c73ffa$cf9b1316$22144@ALLTEL.NET...
>>> Today was the day that I broke my own record on the FreshRoast Plus.
>>> I have now done 1001 roasts on this little machine, and it is still
>>> going
>>> strong.
>>>
>>> There are those who do not favor this roaster, and that is their
>>> privilege.
>>> Some people drive Lexus cars and others like myself are happy with an
>>> old
>>> Honda. Had I known about used popcorn poppers being used as roasters,
>>> I
>>> probably would have begun with that route instead of my former
>>> Hearthware
>>> Precision, which gave up the ghost at 599 roasts.
>>>
>>> Part of my secrets of longevity with machinery is taking care of them.
>>> I weigh out the 64 grams of green beans on a little My Weigh MX-200
>>> scale,
>>> allowing a tolerance of +-.1 gram. I take it up to first crack, then
>>> switch to the cool cycle for 15 seconds, and then back to the heat
>>> cycle.
>>> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts desired.
>>> I always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down of
>>> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>>>
>>> Happy roasting,
>>>
>>> Godzilla
>>
>>
>> Wow, that's incredible!!! {:-D
>> How old is the FR Plus? I look after my roasters too, currently my
>> Hearthware Precision has 681 roasts & still going strong. This was my
>> very first roaster & I've been using it since 1/01!
>> Cheers!
>> Craig.
>
> I began using the FreshRoast Plus May 22, 2003
>
> Godzilla




   
Date: 06 Feb 2007 13:28:45
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: mille arrosti

> "Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org> wrote in message
> news:ee2ff$45c75da9$cf9b1316$6338@ALLTEL.NET...
>> On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 10:22:43 -0500, Craig Andrews wrote:
>>
>>> "Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org> wrote in message
>>> news:b7960$45c73ffa$cf9b1316$22144@ALLTEL.NET...
>>>> Today was the day that I broke my own record on the FreshRoast
>>>> Plus.
>>>> I have now done 1001 roasts on this little machine, and it is still
>>>> going
>>>> strong.
>>>>
>>>> There are those who do not favor this roaster, and that is their
>>>> privilege.
>>>> Some people drive Lexus cars and others like myself are happy with
>>>> an
>>>> old
>>>> Honda. Had I known about used popcorn poppers being used as
>>>> roasters,
>>>> I
>>>> probably would have begun with that route instead of my former
>>>> Hearthware
>>>> Precision, which gave up the ghost at 599 roasts.
>>>>
>>>> Part of my secrets of longevity with machinery is taking care of
>>>> them.
>>>> I weigh out the 64 grams of green beans on a little My Weigh MX-200
>>>> scale,
>>>> allowing a tolerance of +-.1 gram. I take it up to first crack,
>>>> then
>>>> switch to the cool cycle for 15 seconds, and then back to the heat
>>>> cycle.
>>>> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts desired.
>>>> I always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down
>>>> of
>>>> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>>>>
>>>> Happy roasting,
>>>>
>>>> Godzilla
>>>
>>>
>>> Wow, that's incredible!!! {:-D
>>> How old is the FR Plus? I look after my roasters too, currently my
>>> Hearthware Precision has 681 roasts & still going strong. This was
>>> my
>>> very first roaster & I've been using it since 1/01!
>>> Cheers!
>>> Craig.
>>
>> I began using the FreshRoast Plus May 22, 2003
>>
>> Godzilla
>
>
"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:12shfbo97tfau17@corp.supernews.com...
> just a question.
>
> does this machine have a roast COUNTER??
>
> DAVE
>

If you're asking me, I keep a roast log.
Craig.



 
Date: 05 Feb 2007 10:22:43
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: mille arrosti

"Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org > wrote in message
news:b7960$45c73ffa$cf9b1316$22144@ALLTEL.NET...
> Today was the day that I broke my own record on the FreshRoast Plus.
> I have now done 1001 roasts on this little machine, and it is still
> going
> strong.
>
> There are those who do not favor this roaster, and that is their
> privilege.
> Some people drive Lexus cars and others like myself are happy with an
> old
> Honda. Had I known about used popcorn poppers being used as roasters,
> I
> probably would have begun with that route instead of my former
> Hearthware
> Precision, which gave up the ghost at 599 roasts.
>
> Part of my secrets of longevity with machinery is taking care of them.
> I weigh out the 64 grams of green beans on a little My Weigh MX-200
> scale,
> allowing a tolerance of +-.1 gram. I take it up to first crack, then
> switch to the cool cycle for 15 seconds, and then back to the heat
> cycle.
> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts desired.
> I always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down of
> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>
> Happy roasting,
>
> Godzilla


Wow, that's incredible!!! {:-D
How old is the FR Plus? I look after my roasters too, currently my
Hearthware Precision has 681 roasts & still going strong. This was my
very first roaster & I've been using it since 1/01!
Cheers!
Craig.



 
Date: 05 Feb 2007 16:17:03
From: Ronald
Subject: Re: mille arrosti


"Godzilla" <godzilla@monsters.org > wrote in message
news:b7960$45c73ffa$cf9b1316$22144@ALLTEL.NET...
> Today was the day that I broke my own record on the FreshRoast Plus.
> I have now done 1001 roasts on this little machine, and it is still going
> strong.
>
> There are those who do not favor this roaster, and that is their
> privilege.
> Some people drive Lexus cars and others like myself are happy with an old
> Honda. Had I known about used popcorn poppers being used as roasters, I
> probably would have begun with that route instead of my former Hearthware
> Precision, which gave up the ghost at 599 roasts.
>
> Part of my secrets of longevity with machinery is taking care of them.
> I weigh out the 64 grams of green beans on a little My Weigh MX-200 scale,
> allowing a tolerance of +-.1 gram. I take it up to first crack, then
> switch to the cool cycle for 15 seconds, and then back to the heat cycle.
> This last cycle is where I adjust for the degree of roasts desired.
> I always brush out the chaff between roasts, and allow a cool down of
> fifteen minutes before the next roast. No magic, just care. :-)
>
> Happy roasting,
>
> Godzilla

Congratulations!

I use the Imex and use it for 7 years now, roasting 5 batches of 180 grams a
week.
I bought a spare one just in case but the original one still works fine.

(Arrosti is used for meat only. Tosti caffè is closer.
La tostature is the roast and tostare is roasting although all
professionals use the word torrefazione which also means roasted
at high temps but only in the food environment)

Ronald