Archive for category ‘playing with (roaster) fire’

weekend blend

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

used to be, target's "dollar spot" had some real buys. die-cast tools. incense sticks of the same fragrance ilk as aftershave and hair spritz. martini glasses. now? there's nothing but low-grade sparklers in glammed up boxes boldly (and falsely) proclaiming "TNT" on the cover. sparkly flip-flops, and the like. to ...

temporary blending setback

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

with recent theorems on blends for the home machine in mind, i've decided the yirg's affinity for the cooler brewing temps makes it (a) unlikely to blend well with more temp-typical beans, and (b) unlikely to perform well on my specific machine, even if the blend did work for more ...

calmer now…

Friday, April 8th, 2005

to get this kenya strain to hemorrhage sin on my palate, i have done several things. first, the new roasting log: um, no. that's not it. [rummage] here it is! kinda crude-ish, but the '*' columns stand for the first and second crack, and at cool-down i monitor the overall consistency of bean color, the ...