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    Hi all,

    According to our roasting spreadsheet, our total amount of greens roasted just passed 100kg! Hooray... in a completely non-competitive sense, of course!

    Heres to plenty more!
    Cheers
    Stuart.

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    Re: 100kg Club

    Quote Originally Posted by 585F5E4A595F4C594A455F2B0 link=1238034797/0#0 date=1238034797
    Hi all,

    According to our roasting spreadsheet, our total amount of greens roasted just passed 100kg! Hooray... in a completely non-competitive sense, of course!

    Heres to plenty more!
    Cheers
    Stuart.
    Your topic title is misleading.
    I thought you had 100kg of greens.
    It is not what you have done, but rather how much is in your stash!

    :) :) :)

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    Re: 100kg Club

    You guys must be drinking a lot of coffee, or giving it away. As I recall, you didnt start roasting too long ago.

    Myself, I cant plough through enough coffee to keep roasting that often. And none of my friends want free coffee off me. They think its all too hard. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7C7E727A7A74736E1D0 link=1238034797/2#2 date=1238036080
    I cant plough through enough coffee to keep
    If I was working around the corner of St Ali I am not so sure I would home roast either ;)

    I am but a humble beginner at about 30kg with a little over 50kg stashed ;D

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    Re: 100kg Club

    What are you crazy tigers doing...since 12.4.07 Andy has had shipped to me 81kgs of beans. I have purchased about 7-9kgs extra (including what was needed for the roast off last year) elsewhere - so at the most 90kg....and I still have probably 8-10kg stashed. Perhaps I need to give more away! That would certainly keep our friends happy.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2D2A2E212923362621284F0 link=1238034797/3#3 date=1238036864
    If I was working around the corner of St Ali I am not so sure I would home roast either Wink
    Yeah, poor old me huh? *:-[

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    Hehe, yeah, weve found lots of volunteers who will receive (or even buy) beans from us! Plus we have lots of people come over for coffee. Plus its a share-house anyway. But enough excuses.

    We started roasting in about May last year, so were heading for ~130kg for the roasting year. Gives us lots of opportunity to learn and experiment.


    As for our stash, its quite modest. Got 25kg at the moment, plus 20kg from the last BeanBay to collect on Friday! Weve reached a point where were happy buying larger amounts of a smaller range of beans now, so that simplifies things...

    Cheers
    Stuart.

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    Just checked my profile sheets, Ive done 198x600g roasts since I built my Corretto so on those stats Ive roasted 118.8kg wow looking at like that its a hell of a lot of coffee!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Re: 100kg Club

    pretty interesting topic actually and when you look back - scary how much you spend on greens (imagine how much worse if only browns)

    I have bought about 50KG and have a stash of about 23kg at the moment. I need to up the coffee intake!

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    Yeah, the $$ spent on greens is kinda scary too. At somewhere between $10 and $11 per kg (including postage), weve spent $1566.28 on greens (147kg total) since May. Thats $5 a day!! Between 3 people, I should add - and then weve sold maybe 25-30% of what weve roasted. But still.

    Hey GM, were approaching 200 roasts, too (10 to go) - got any special beans lined up? :P

    Cheers
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    An interesting topic.

    Ive checked my spreadsheet and am surprised that it says Ive only roasted just shy of 70kg since 26/10/2006.
    My stash currently sits at 90kg.

    I bought roasted this weeks because my correttos still out of action.
    Id better get it up and running again soon.

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    Very impressive Stuart 8-)

    I just did the sums too and came up with a figure of just under 200Kg but over a period of more than six years, so to roast about 60% of this in 12 months is pretty awesome in my book.... 8-)

    Mal.

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    Re: 100kg Club

    [QUOTE=2522233724223124373822560 link=1238034797/9#9 date=1238041236

    Hey GM, were approaching 200 roasts, too (10 to go) - got any special beans lined up? :P

    Cheers
    Stuart. [/QUOTE]


    Ive got some Ethiopian Dima wild picked beans that are pretty special, the aroma after they are roasted is amazing and when grinding they fill up the house with amazing aromas. They are brown ugly little things but they are good in the cup!!! ;) ;)

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    Mal,

    Given your impressive knowledge of fine tuning roast profiles, Im suprised that youve roasted so little.

    I always had the idea you were roasting batches and batches of the same bean, meticulously taking notes on the outcome of each one so you could perfect it.

    -ACog

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    I suspect Mal roasts smaller batches that most....most of mine for eg are around 800-900grams because we drink a heap of coffee per day.

    Cheers

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    207 roasts since starting just over a year ago. 80gm Popper for 20 odd then 550gm BM and the last 100 odd 750gm Bigger BM. Wow it adds up alright, 65kg in stash at last count.

    8-)

    Love it !


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    I am somewhere over 100 roasts of 250-300g in either dog bowl or Hottop in about 6 months. There are time when bigger batch sizes would be nice but the weekly variation and the ability to tweak more often is nice with the small lots.

    Just checked 55kg in the stash so a little over a years supply :-[

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    Re: 100kg Club

    Hhhrrrmmmm.......Now yall piqued my curiosity and Ive got to go look at the db to see what it has to say. Back in a minute!

    OK Im back. Did ya miss me? ;D

    Per my db the Gothot has had just over 220kg (1109 x 200g) put through it in 2.5 out of the 3 years since it came online. During the 3 years of operation six months of records have been lost due to various issues. Extrapolating the data in the existing records for the missing months gives an additional 88kg of beans having been roasted. Yielding a grand total of 308kg having passed through the Gothot since the little beauty started chugging them out here. Interestingly the db is showing a bit over 302kg of greens currently on hand. This last year has been an especially interesting one for the Gothot with over 100 different varietals having been put through it. Heres to hoping the next year will bring 100 more! :)


    Java "Still loving his Gothot!" phile

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    Just did the maths as i couldnt be bothered trying to collate all my data but i have been roasted for about 28 months and average at a minimum of 2 x 500g roasts per week so thats well over 100kg for me i rekon.

    My coffee consumption has dropped off over the last 3 months but i still roast decaf for myself and the business i work for and they go through 500g per week anyway.

    Coffee certainly is big business, it amazes me how much coffee we in our society must go through, especially when i see the queues of people waiting in line at a cafe.

    It is not uncommon for a queue of 10 or more at the cafe at the bottom of the building i work in.

    Mal

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    Re: 100kg Club

    Quote Originally Posted by 103D393538540 link=1238034797/11#11 date=1238050006
    Very impressive Stuart 8-)

    I just did the sums too and came up with a figure of just under 200Kg but over a period of more than six years, so to roast about 60% of this in 12 months is pretty awesome in my book.... 8-)

    Mal.
    Well... Ive certainly had a little help from my friends. Our Corretto was shared by three CSers for most of that time. Down to two now - housemate moved out and got his own Corretto. ;)


    Quote Originally Posted by 1E352235243C3D3831540 link=1238034797/17#17 date=1238064122
    Yielding a grand total of 308kg having passed through the Gothot since the little beauty started chugging them out here.
    Were not worthy, Javaphile!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2B29252D2D2324394A0 link=1238034797/13#13 date=1238056072
    Mal,

    Given your impressive knowledge of fine tuning roast profiles, Im suprised that youve roasted so little.

    I always had the idea you were roasting batches and batches of the same bean, meticulously taking notes on the outcome of each one so you could perfect it.

    -ACog
    I had a laugh.... ;D

    I do a lot of small roasts in poppers when trying to dial-in an optimum roast profile before I fire up the Corretto and Ive never bothered weighing these; perhaps I shouldve. In the early years I only used poppers (although modified) for all my roasting, roughly 200g green per batch and about 3-4 batches per session. With the Corretto Ive settled on 750g green batch sizes as the most comfortable for me to manage with the limiting factor being the cooler. Batches larger than this will see beans ending up on the floor and wasted.

    That 200Kg total is roasted weight so you could add about 15% to this to arrive at the green weight. Works out to be about 650g roasted weight every week to ten days, consumed between me and my youngest son. I havent tallied the batches Ive roasted for friends and relos but there would be at least another 100Kg roasted weight to add to what we consumed over that six years. In the early years before I found CoffeeSnobs, green used to cost me about $12/Kg too so wasnt all that inexpensive a hobby back then.

    Cheers,
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    Re: 100kg Club

    I cracked the magic 200 ROAST mark today, did 600g of Indian Jumboor Estate, lovely even roast to CS 8 pulled before second crack, this is a lovely bean, makes a great espresso and magic milk drinks, lovely choc/caramel, heaps of crema, cant wait to cosume them!!! ;) ;)

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    Re: 100kg Club

    im going to start a 100g club.

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    Great things come from small beginnings blackbean ;) ;)

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Once word gets out that you are roasting coffee, it wont take long to reach 100kg. You will have people knocking on your door for fresh coffee.



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