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    Coffee roasters

    I'm roasting with Behmor myself for the last 5 years, and currently thinking of possible upgrades - as you are. CR600 is my leading candidate. I considered the Bullet for some time, but eventually came to conclusion it was too complex for my taste. Not to use, but to maintain: it has some very...
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    Coffee roasters

    Are you familiar with the Cormorant CR600? It's only 600gr, but it works on propane, and well below your price point. Good quality roaster, quite compact, and great for home use. The only problem is half a year waiting list.
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    WTB Iwasaki Kamisori

    There are quite a few on the bay from japan-kyoto-store. Priced a bit high, but all are absolutely new.
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    Cigar Of The Day (COTD)

    Superb cigars! I absolutely love their Fundadores.
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    Cigar Of The Day (COTD)

    Hoyo de Monterrey - Epicure No. 2
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    What am I missing by not buying value based brushes?

    If you think someone will tell you there are cheap brushes out there better than the top tier you have mentioned, it's not going to happen. The only thing you are "missing" is some money in your wallet :D
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    FS 2 western Iwasaki tamahagane + 1 western Iwasaki carbon

    Bump. I can't believe they are still here. If I didn't have one of each already, I'd probably be all over them. Just now I finished shaving with my tamahagane, and what a pure joy this shave was!
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    Floris shaving soap

    I got one a couple of years ago because of its great smell. It is the absolutely worst performer of all the two dozens or so I have in rotation. Actually, it's the only one being kicked out of my rotation completely. Don't buy it!
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    Witch Hazel before Aftershave...Astringent or Toner?

    I use Thayer's toner to wash away the alum - before aftershave balm.
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    Anyone else here ditched the TV?

    Ditched mine some 30 years ago. Never looked back. Use my PC both for gaming and occasional news update.
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    FS Set of two Ralf Aust straight razors

    Looks like a superb set!
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    FS 2 western Iwasaki tamahagane + 1 western Iwasaki carbon

    :yikes: Damn, it's tempting... :a38:
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    Cigar Of The Day (COTD)

    Montecristo Petit No. 2 - as great as their classic torpedo, but for when you only have an hour:001_smile
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    New coffee roaster

    I also like my 1600+, but if you want to roast 1lb batches, it won't be too fast. Preheat it for 2-3 min. Fast cooling is a bit of a problem too - especially for darker roasts. Taking out the basket (with gloves!) and cooling externally could be a solution. Good luck! P.S. Its shortcomings...
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    Burr grinder for small amounts of beans

    Niche Zero is a great single dose grinder for espresso or Turkish, but for French press or filter it's a huge overkill. Baratza Encore - which I used to have - is at perfect price/performance point for it. Do your dad a favor and, unless he's planning to buy an espresso machine, save him $500 on...
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    Cigar Of The Day (COTD)

    Montecristo Double Edmundo:
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    Any good balms (no Nivea or U.S artisan)

    Either GFT Skin Food or DRH Aftershave Milk are just great.
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    Longevity of 4711?

    It's Eau de Cologne - it's not supposed to last longer than 1-2 hours. You need to look for Eau de Toilette or better yet Eau de Parfum if you want a long lasting scent. Sadly, the 4711 is available only as EdC.
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    Happy New Year ----- L'Shanah Tovah !

    !שנה טובה ומתוקה