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snwcmpr
10/18/2019 2:37 PM
Eth Nat Yirg Idido roasted yesterday. I dropped some off at a friends coffee shop. In a few days he will brew it and tell me what he thinks. We believe my roasts are better than what we buy.

snwcmpr
10/16/2019 2:52 PM
Thank you for all you guys do.

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10/15/2019 2:02 AM
They seem to be after the shoutbox. They have been removed. I don't see anything in the forums.

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10/14/2019 3:27 PM
We have been hacked. A whole lot of posts that have filled up the whole forum.

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jerstew
I've been thinking "We should do a HRO Wiki" quite a bit lately.
Why? There are not any good One Stop Shops for the topics this forum covers.
and...
Forum knowledge is as good as lost for people who can't find what they want, or don't have the time to read and sift through 100's of posts when they do.

I wouldn't want to spearhead a project like this, but would donate some time, effort and a few dollars to see it get off the ground. After that is in the communities hands anyway. Surely, there are plenty of others who would like to contribute to a project like that.

I'm just guaging interest here.
Maybe trying to get a ball rolling.

Jeremy
 
Dan
Sounds like a good idea. We have a lot of collective information that can be shared. I have looked into adding a Wiki for other orgs, but haven't done it yet. The installation is very easy.

In theory, everyone would add content to create the wiki. In practice, it is quite different. I think WikiPedia said that only about 1% of users add content, 1/10% add content often, and 1/100th% add significant amounts of content. In other words, a select few add almost all fo the content. The other 99.99% are consumers.

The software to run a wiki is opensource, and free. There are many out there, but the best is what runs WikiPedia. It's called MediaWiki. I STRONGLY suggest using it because is is proven, well supported, and people already know how to navigate and add items.

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

The Wiki would then run in parallel (but not integrated with) the Forum. That is, both would run independently within the website:

HRO website = homeroasters.org
HRO forum = homeroasters.org/php/forum
HRO wiki = homeroasters.org/wiki
 
http://www.intactamerica.org
JETROASTER
What sort of things would get put into a wiki? -Scott
 
Dan
For starters, see these pages at WikiPedia:

http://en.wikiped...iki/Coffee
http://en.wikiped...offee_bean
http://en.wikiped...e#Roasting

It is quite short, especiall when compared to our discussions and, say, Uker's book. There is a lot more to be put down so new homeroasters can get up to speed more quickly.

I'd be the first to say that it is arguable if the best place for us to contribute isn't over at WikiPedia instead of on an HRO Wiki.
 
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DavidG
Looks like someone got started already! See http://en.wikiped...ted_Coffee -- we (HRO) are listed as an external source! Yay!

I agree with Dan, in that using the Wiki platform would simultaneously serve the above objectives (centralized collected knowledge for HROers) and be a great source for the home-roast curious!

DavidG
europiccola | yama + coryrod | chemex | AP | clever
wbp1 | wepp1 | bm/hg | co hybrid (still coming soon...)
 
Dan
Thanks for posting that page, DavidG. I meant to list it, too. I contributed a little to that article a few years ago. They had a few mistakes and misconceptions. I also added the HRO link at the bottom of the page. I think it could be improved, and "child" pages added on profiling, blending, brewing, etc.
 
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Dan
Since I made that last post I've been slowly editing two of the many pages on WikiPedia concerning coffee including adding my degree of roast pictorial to the second one. Take a look.

http://en.wikiped...ing_coffee
http://en.wikiped...e_Roasting
Edited by Dan on 06/20/2011 12:22 AM
 
http://www.intactamerica.org
Dan
FYI: I've continued to massage the WikiPedia pages for home roasting, coffee roasting, and coffee.

http://en.wikiped...ing_coffee
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
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ginny
way cool Dan...


-g
 
Dan
Ginny, Thanks so much. The first thing I did was mention and provide links to HRO. :)
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
http://www.intactamerica.org
Dan
While I'm thinking of it, the WikiPedia page on home roasting desperately needs a copyright-free photo of an antique turn of the century (last century!) home roaster. Does anyone have an antigue coffee roaster in their possession?
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
http://www.intactamerica.org
allenb
This is shaping up very nicely! Great work and it's nice that you take the time to update and tweak as your doing and especially the HRO plugs!

I wish I did have an antique stovetop or similar home roaster but all my stuff is relatively recent. Sorry

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
Koffee Kosmo
Dan wrote:

While I'm thinking of it, the WikiPedia page on home roasting desperately needs a copyright-free photo of an antique turn of the century (last century!) home roaster. Does anyone have an antigue coffee roaster in their possession?


I will see
I took some photos of a refurbished roaster that was connected to external belts for agitation

KK
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
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Dan
Just so you know, I've added links to the WikiPedia Home Coffee Roaster page from their Coffee Roasting and Coffee, too. Just spreading the love...
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
http://www.intactamerica.org
Dan
The good news is that I found a great photo of an antique coffee roaster on eBay and got the author's permission to post it.

The bad news is that the editors on WikiPedia keep taking down the link to HRO because it is self-promoting. :(
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
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coffeeroastersclub
Dan, why are they considering it self promoting? How ridiculous is that, huh? Self-Promoting? If that is the case then every politician alive that is on Wiki ought to have their page deleted.

Shock

Len
Edited by coffeeroastersclub on 08/17/2013 4:19 AM
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
 
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Dan
Len, Dunno, I don't make the rules. I mentioned we were a nonprofit, so there's no monetary conflict of interest. I guess people will just have to find us the old fashioned way, do a search.
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
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allenb
Any way to get around the Wiki police and do a link within a link?

I think their court of overseer's may be using some kind of macro fish net of a filter that gets the small fish along with the actual intended targets?

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
Dan
They use a bot. The bot's log is looked at by an editor who can quickly revert to the previous version.

I'd rather work with, not against, WikiPedia. What I think I'll do is contact the editor and ask him for suggestions on how to do it so it doesn't raise any red flags. After all, we'd get pissed if someone tried to "work the system" here at HRO.

Dan
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
http://www.intactamerica.org
allenb
Probably the best way to go. I was only suggesting to do a work around attempt if the filters/bots were in error in their having a problem with self promoting.

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
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