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Coffee Roasting

I drink a lot of coffee, and especially enjoy light roast espresso. These lighter roasts allow the flavors of the different types of coffee beans to stand out more. Starting in 2009, I roasted my coffee from green coffee beans. I started out using the oven, then later switched utilizing a series of home roasting machines. For those looking to get into coffee roasting, I would recommend a Behmor 1600. I enjoy trying new types of coffee beans and building tables to explore the search space of roasting parameters.

Cooking

I love extremely spicy food and cooking. I taught myself cooking by trying to reproduce spicy dishes I like and with the help of many friends who have taught me dishes from their home countries. Recently I have been learning Thai dishes. I am always up to learn how to to cook a exotic new dish.

Powerlifting

In my free time I do powerlifting to stay healthy. While it has been many years since I competed, I still frequently train.

Past Hobbies

I previously enjoyed skiing, sailing, horseback riding, climbing, hiking, and developing/playing computer games. However, I have not had time to do any of these things recently.