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    Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I thought I had coffee pretty much down pat but am struggling badly trying to master it again.
    Switched grinders recently as my previous grinder needed new burrs (long story).

    Did a silly thing and bought a Rocky from a non-site-sponsor and now have issues - all user-related, not the grinder itself.

    Ive been a CS visitor for ages and have noticed that there isnt a good FAQ or master thread of troubleshooting issues. There are sporadic threads but no master index or FAQ.

    Topics Id like to see in an FAQ thread:

    - Troubleshooting (eg. too quick, too slow, too bitter, too watery, etc)
    - Machine comparions
    - Site sponsors list (OK, its on the left, but in the FAQ would be good)
    - Grinder comparisons

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Have to agree,
    while there is a "search" function which can help in locating specific topics of interest,
    it would be great if there could be some kind of FAQ section for each area, eg machines, grinders, brewing, roasting.

    However I am not sure of the logistics to make this work, and the "search" function is there to help with this kind of thing anyway.

    Regards
    Bullitt

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    How about a sticky with a hit list (i.e. the best threads)?

    p.s. should include the mantra: fresh beans -> grinder -> technique -> brew = success! :D

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Whilst were on the topic of suggestions for the CS site, Ive got one Id like to bring up. And Ive had a discussion with one of the moderators about this and I keep meaning to PM Andy over it but maybe some other thoughts on it would be good too.

    Im wondering if we could see some of the name tags for the amount of forum posts we have getting updated to modern times! :P

    Im specifically talking about the one "Sir Roastalot". Id just like to state that I think its going to look very amusing for my CS name "Scoota Gal" to have "Sir Roastalot" under it, if I ever get there! :D ;D

    And seeing as Im not the only female hanging around here, Im wont be the only one to get that name!

    And, Id like to add that I dont think "Lady Roastalot" is a good alternative. ::)

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rice link=1155520065/0#2 date=1155523806
    How about a sticky with a hit list (i.e. the best threads)?
    Good idea; thats what Dan Kehn has done on HB, eg.: http://www.home-barista.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1540

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by scoota gal link=1155520065/0#3 date=1155545871
    Whilst were on the topic of suggestions for the CS site, Ive got one Id like to bring up. And Ive had a discussion with one of the moderators about this and I keep meaning to PM Andy over it but maybe some other thoughts on it would be good too.

    Im wondering if we could see some of the name tags for the amount of forum posts we have getting updated to modern times! *:P

    Im specifically talking about the one "Sir Roastalot". Id just like to state that I think its going to look very amusing for my CS name "Scoota Gal" to have "Sir Roastalot" under it, if I ever get there! *:D *;D

    And seeing as Im not the only female hanging around here, Im wont be the only one to get that name!

    And, Id like to add that I dont think "Lady Roastalot" is a good alternative. *::)
    On some forums its possible to give a "personal" title that doesnt change with post totals.
    This may be an option.
    Ive outgrown post totals.

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Im with you, scoota gal, though youll have to deal with the "Sir Roastalot" title long before me.

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Perhaps Dear Sir or Madam Roastalot!!!! *;)

    Of course, im with the gals on this one, *:-* *Its cool to have lots of chicks posting at CS - after all, its not whether you have a rosetta or a heart, its how you pull yr shots that counts *;D

    Thats Mz Snob to you!


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    We can certainly change the Sir Roastalot title. Lets hear some suggestions for what its replacement should be. :)

    Java "Roasts a lot, but aint no Sir!" phile

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Well, Java, Im good at seeing things that need fixing but when it comes to imaginative names Im a bit lacking there... ;)

    But I like the Ms Snob moniker that Baristacrat mentioned! :D

    And I agree with Thundergod too. Forum names are becoming a bit passe as they are definitely no indication of your abilities just how many times youve bothered to leave a message. Still, it is a forum and thats the way things work I suppose! ;D

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    The green bean, roasts a bit, roasts a lot labels dont really reflect the whole breadth of the site do they?

    If it is a Coffee Snobs site why not have some labels that reflect the whole bit? Fresh Snob, New Snob, Growing Snob, Ageing Snob, Mature Snob, etc and other variations on the theme?

    That is if you have to have labels and if posting represents some perceived level of maturity!!! All a bit macho for me, like size is important. The quality of peoples post will say it all wont they?

    I think length of membership is important though and site sponsors and moderators.

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    decrepit snob, geriatric snob- its all downhill from here!

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    It may just be me, but i dont seem to be able to get more search results than 15 at a time, now if searhing over a larger period, you may get more than 15 junk results before hitting a post/thread that matches what you were after.

    Would it be possible to increase this.

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Lots of forums have a sticky post in the General forum (like this one) - thats probably the least effort for the maximum result.


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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    What about Roast Mistress for the ladies?
    If a general change is in the offing, why not Roast Master for the lads?
    Just thought.

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovey link=1155520065/0#14 date=1155789431
    What about Roast Mistress for the ladies?
    If a general change is in the offing, why not Roast Master for the lads?
    Just thought.
    Sounding a bit kinky there ;D

    How about Roastess :) and progressing to Roastess with the Mostess :P

    Belinda


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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zakal1 link=1155520065/0#12 date=1155783506
    It may just be me, but i dont seem to be able to get more search results than 15 at a time, now if searhing over a larger period, you may get more than 15 junk results before hitting a post/thread that matches what you were after.

    Would it be possible to increase this.
    Hi Zakal1,

    A better option and one that a lot of us use is to do our searches via the auspices of Google. That way, there is no restriction on the number of responses that are possible providing your search criteria is suitably designed :),

    Mal.

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corretto link=1155520065/15#15 date=1155795945
    Sounding a bit kinky there ;D
    Whats wrong with kinky :-? ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by Corretto link=1155520065/15#15 date=1155795945
    and progressing to Roastess with the Mostess :P
    Like your thinking here Corretto :),

    Mal.

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Ha ha Belinda - Roastess with the Mostess is excellent *;D

    I was thinking along non gendered roasting lines, if we are starting with Green Bean, perhaps the progression could be:

    Green Bean
    First Crack
    Second Crack
    City +
    Full City

    (and for the hardcore, Immanent Fire!!!!) *8-)

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    Re: Coffee troubleshooting FAQ?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    At this point there is no way to differentiate between the sexes for these labels. They are determined purely by the number of posts made. As a result non-gender specific labels would be best. :)

    Java "Refuses to be labeled" phile



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