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I'll Drink to That! What is your favorite beverage to have with a cigar? Juice? Cola? Beer? Port? Single Malt Scotch? This room is for the discussion of beverages, especially alcoholic beverages that go well with cigars!

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Old 03-16-2023, 11:03 AM   #11
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X2 on the info for home roasting...Always wanted to give it a shot.
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Old 03-16-2023, 11:12 AM   #12
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There a ton of threads here on it, do a quick search. You can start cheaply like most of us did with a popcorn popper similar to the old Poppery's (not just any popcorn popper will work, it needs to be one that blows the heated air from below and circulates the beans). I finally bought a roaster from Coffee Bean Corral and love it.
For green beans there are dozens of sources, I usually buy from coffee been corral or sweet marias. I love the tasting notes that both sites give regarding the various beans.
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Old 03-16-2023, 08:29 PM   #13
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If you can deliver that flavor profile, I'm willing to make a trade. Love to try it. I even have a second coffee pot so it won't waste it on the girls chugging it before school/work.
Letís do it! Do you have your own grinder?
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Old 03-16-2023, 08:33 PM   #14
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My equipment is pretty basic. It’s incredible what you can do with just decent equipment. I use a Freshroast SR500. I’ve been using it for about four years now.

If I were buying another one today, I’d buy the Freshroast Sr800. It’s a slightly larger model. All things considered the price of entry isn’t too bad. The process is simple but it’s definitely something you get better at with time.

Many people rely on their smell or time, but it’s a very visual process for me. I know the color I’m looking for and I know what impacts it.

On a cold day I will never achieve a top notch roast. Pretty darn good, sure, but I won’t get that rich color that comes with the 60+ degree days. Such a fun, rewarding process.
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Old 03-16-2023, 10:37 PM   #15
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Reading this makes me want to find my old Hottop in the garage and see about getting things set up out back again...
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Old 03-17-2023, 09:33 AM   #16
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Letís do it! Do you have your own grinder?
I have 2 of them. 1 for coffee and 1 for spices.
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I got a roaster too. It's still at the old house. Needs a good cleaning since I nearly started a fire in it last time I used it... whew.
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Old 03-21-2023, 07:37 PM   #18
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:23 AM   #19
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Single origin Peruvian from Aldi's. Pretty good for the price
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Swill from AM PM. It's awful but need the caffeine.
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