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  1. Kealia

    Hard Seltzer... current wisdom?

    I did this and had bad luck with the included yeast. I ended up getting some Mangrove and pitching that which ultimately worked just find. Once mine hit terminal gravity I did use gelatin just to help it clear completely. I didn't use the included flavor crystals, either. We have Torani syrups...
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Just curious, why are you staying away from the popcorn popper? I started on that and had great results before I moved to my Behmor.
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    Training Wheels Berliner - good intro to sours

    I contacted the owner of Omega yeast and they don't purge the headspace so I stopped doing it. No issues at all. Happy to find and post the email exchange with them should anybody want it.
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Funny, I came back to say that we've pulled blueberry out of the Banko, too. I roasted just to FC+ and we let it rest a week and sure enough, there it is. It's coming through in a pourover as well as an espresso shot.
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    Another Mystery Coffee Bean Exchange!

    Sorry for the delayed response. Yeah, I'm out this round, sorry. Just a lot on my plate right now and even though this is fun, I just don't want to add one more thing. Enjoy all!
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Damn, that's sexy. And that Ethiopian is tempting, but I have a lot of various Ethiopians on hand right now and am looking for some variety
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    This is similar to how I roasted my last test of this bean, too. Trying it tomorrow.
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    I've been finding out how finicky espresso shots can be. Same beans, same grind, but tamping at different 'strengths' produces very different shots. Too hard-packed and it's bitter. Not hard-packed enough and it can be a bit weak. The variability of the tamping is tough to nail down (for me) to...
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Haha, that's right...did she say WHICH Behmor?
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Anybody getting blueberry from the recent Banko? If so, I'd be curious to know how you roasted it. I tried 1/4lb like I did on previous batches but the wife didn't get any blueberry from it. In the meantime, I'm pulling a smooth shot of Brazilian decaf.
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    I'm roasting some Banko this morning! Woo hoo! I'm doing two test roasts of 1/4lb each. One to Full City, one to Full City +. The wife tends to like a bit darker roasts but she still gets the nuances of the origin flavor, so we'll see which she prefers (blind test).
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    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Oh, and I see...shall we say....something phallic, albeit a bit disproportioned (trying to be family-friendly here). [emoji1]
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