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More coffee adventures: Real Live Espresso Gear...

As just about anyone who knows me can attest, I love coffee. Over the last few months, that appreciation (snobbery?) has elevated considerably.

In the process of starting to roast my own beans, playing with the Aeropress, the Clever, and a number of additional coffee toys, I started to see the real limitations of my . . . → Read More: More coffee adventures: Real Live Espresso Gear…

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Me and The Bean - A coffee journey.

Anyone who knows me knows I love coffee.

Let me rephrase that. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE coffee!

I’ll be the first to admit that my love for coffee may not be the completely healthy kind, but rather the slightly obsessive, bordering on creepy, early signs of stalker kind of love.

Okay, I . . . → Read More: Me and The Bean – A coffee journey.

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Adventures in DIY coffee roasting - The Whirley-Pop!

So there I was, cleaning out my kitchen.

Way in the back of an under-the-counter cabinet, I found it. It had been a wedding present from a dear friend. Mrs. Zennmaster and I had been married for over ten years.

When it was new, it came with a brick of orange butter/oil/grease and a special . . . → Read More: Adventures in DIY coffee roasting – The Whirley-Pop!

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My procedure for roasting coffee with a popcorn popper and a gas burner.

In a previous post, I discussed my experience with starting to roast coffee using the side burner of my gas grill and a crank-style popcorn popper. Now I will describe in greater detail my procedure and process for roasting great-tasting coffee at home.

Equipment:

You will only need a few things to get started:

A . . . → Read More: My procedure for roasting coffee with a popcorn popper and a gas burner.

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Coffee on the road: The Aeropress.

 

If you’re not a coffee nerd, you might not have heard of one of the more interesting gadgets of the last few of years.

The Aeropress by Aerobie

I am speaking, of course, of the Aeropress, manufactured by Aerobie. I’ll wait a second while you try to figure out why that sounds familiar.

. . . → Read More: Coffee on the road: The Aeropress.

Bigfoot/Sasquatch

Squatchin' with the Daughter, Expedition 2, addendum

No real new adventures or information here, but I found a couple of videos that I meant to put into the last installment, so here they are:

Here Maile explains the bag of sand. We collected this gray, granular alluvial sand from the very site of the Patterson/Gimlin film.

 

This is going . . . → Read More: Squatchin’ with the Daughter, Expedition 2, addendum

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Some hazards of Sasquatching: evidence that isn't.

Depression in snow

As with any scientific endeavor, there are essentially two main categories of error that an investigator may encounter: False positives, and false negatives.

Both are pretty simple concepts that are easy to understand, but they can both be sneaky.

Most investigators, or even casual enthusiasts would probably agree that there are plenty of false negatives . . . → Read More: Some hazards of Sasquatching: evidence that isn’t.

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Bigfoot/Sasquatch: My "Official" position

Since I’ve been doing some writing on the topic, I figured it was only fair to properly frame the questions, and then make something of a position statement. To be very specific, the position I am addressing is the question:

“Do you believe in Bigfoot?”

The way I see it, there are two parts of . . . → Read More: Bigfoot/Sasquatch: My “Official” position:

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Squatchin' with the daughter: Expedition 2, part 2 - The P/G Film Site!

Maile and the Bat Box

(If you’re unfamiliar with what this Patterson/Gimlin film thing is that I keep talking about, here is a brief explanation)

After a fantastic first day of our second Squatchin’ adventure, Maile and I awoke (relatively) early, eager to finally make it to the Patterson/Gimlin film site, then start our journey home. On the way out . . . → Read More: Squatchin’ with the daughter: Expedition 2, part 2 – The P/G Film Site!

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Squatchin' with the daughter: Expedition 2, part 1

Downstream at Bluff Creek

(If you’re unfamiliar with what this Patterson/Gimlin film thing is that I keep talking about, here is a brief explanation)

After our first epic Squatchin’ adventure, Maile and I couldn’t wait to get back to Bigfoot Country. Late in August, as the dust was settling from her birthday revelries, we once again loaded up the . . . → Read More: Squatchin’ with the daughter: Expedition 2, part 1