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  #2944021 19-Jul-2022 22:22
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Looking good! Woolgro tall fescue worked a treat at my last house.

Looking through my photos it took two months to fully grow from April-June to look mint.






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  #2944026 19-Jul-2022 22:39
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Gurezaemon:

 

My DIY-ish coffee bean roaster, with a cheap basket from Ali, and the metal surround/stand for the whole thing off an old microwave. Video of it in operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good effort.

 

Just exploring the roasting world myself. I have been using a Behmor roaster. I find the result to be very much related to very minor adjustments to the process, like cook time is critical down to the seconds, lalso temperatures are critical.

 

Also bean choice, its a minefield but when you hit it right is like striking gold.


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  #2944060 20-Jul-2022 08:05
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mdf:

I've been fencin':




How wide/deep is your concrete plinth/nib (or whatever it's called)

I've been tempted to do a similar style, but worried the concrete will be too thin around the posts and crack. Do you have any reinforcement in the concrete?

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  #2944340 20-Jul-2022 15:39
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ermat:

 

Gurezaemon:

 

My DIY-ish coffee bean roaster, with a cheap basket from Ali, and the metal surround/stand for the whole thing off an old microwave. Video of it in operation.

 

 

 

Good effort.

 

Just exploring the roasting world myself. I have been using a Behmor roaster. I find the result to be very much related to very minor adjustments to the process, like cook time is critical down to the seconds, lalso temperatures are critical.

 

Also bean choice, its a minefield but when you hit it right is like striking gold.

 

 

I've found that myself as well. You need to keep a really close eye on things as soon as you hear the first crack of the beans, and remember that they'll continue to cook for a bit even after turning off the heat.

 

I've been randomly choosing from various beans available online, with quite different results.

 

 





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  #2944377 20-Jul-2022 16:59
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Do you have a favourite bean ?

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  #2944728 21-Jul-2022 13:41
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ermat: Do you have a favourite bean ?

 

I haven't really been doing this long enough to get a constant enough roast to make a decent judgment as to a favourite, but so much of it is down to taste anyway. I bought a robusta Indian roast from Green Bean House that my wife reckons is very bitter, but I find it very earthy and pleasant. I'll be roasting some from PNG shortly, and I'm quite keen to see how they turn out.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions as to other places I could source beans?





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  #2944750 21-Jul-2022 14:20
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I have made a few purchases from Burtons. I suspect they are NZ biggest importer. You need to establish an account with them to buy and can buy as little as 1kg lots. Like you I have yet to determine a favourite bean due to my yet to be perfected roasting skills. If anyone out there has a favourite bean please speak up.


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  #2944936 21-Jul-2022 18:25
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ermat:

If anyone out there has a favourite bean please speak up.

 

 

Paula Bean, it's brillant!

 

 

(To follow the link, remove the 'X' since posting of the original form is being blocked).

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  #2944944 21-Jul-2022 18:49
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neb:
ermat:

 

If anyone out there has a favourite bean please speak up.

 

Paula Bean, it's brillant!

 

I was thinking more along the lines of Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) ;-)





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  #2954031 12-Aug-2022 18:59
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This is more pertaining to other people's DIY projects, specifically home renovation.

 

 

Cambridge Dictionary: renovate (verb): to repair and improve something, especially a building.

 

 

Mirriam-Webster: renovate (transitive verb): to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding).

 

 

However a lot of "renovations" don't "repair and improve" or "restore to a better state" but more like transform to a worse state (example: the Casa de Cowboy).

 

 

So what's the term for this anti-renovation? That is, something that should be renovation but that actually makes it worse? I was thinking "cowboying" but you can have cowboy builders building a new home whereas anti-renovation is a bit different.

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  #2954039 12-Aug-2022 19:46
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Denovation.

 

 





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  #2954067 12-Aug-2022 22:38
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Ignovation :-)





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  #2954118 13-Aug-2022 09:35
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Degenovation?

 

Here's my latest DIY: The "Teen Shower Shortener"

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I think you know where I'm going with this: it was a project to IP56-ify an Athom smart plug with Tasmota on the gas hot water. Used a bit of silicone to seal the button and underside, plus a rain cover over the top. Got it connected to Home Assistant with rules to switch off after drawing >10W for >8mins, then switch back on after 3mins.

 

Works a treat (for now, until daughter realises that turning the shower to cold momentarily mid-shower resets the timer... 🤞). Also includes a special override on the HA dashboard for when the wife has had a hard day and needs a long relaxing shower 😁


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  #2983052 15-Oct-2022 19:15
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Latest DIY project:

 

 

 

 

Specialisation is for insects.

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  #2983379 16-Oct-2022 16:47
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Nice!

 

When you share the recipe don't forget to include the torque settings.





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