"show us your woodpile" photo contest

MattB Posted By MattB, Jul 25, 2008 at 5:22 PM

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  1. MattB

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    Hi folks,

    I've been an occasional lurker for the last couple of years. Please forgive the fact that this is my initial post, as it is pseudo-commercial, in that it directs you to my company's website. But I received Craig's blessing, so I guess it's kosher.

    I roast coffee with a woodfired machine. As far as I know, there are nine or ten folks in the US using this kind of technology and process. A bit antiquated, and a bit of a pain in the butt, but wood is good, for a number of reasons. Happily, you all know this--I'm preaching to the choir.

    Anyhow, I'm running a contest. Basically, I'm looking for photos of woodpiles: large or small, well-stacked or not, with human and critter accompaniment, or without. Whoever submits the best image will receive a grinder or coffee press and free coffee shipped to them for a year.

    Details for the contest can be found at www.mattscoffee.com. You're allowed one image via e-mail. (Unlimited submissions via hardcopy/snail mail.) The contest runs through the middle of November.

    Any questions, feel free to give me a shout.

    Cheers,
    Matt
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    Waterville and Pownal, ME
     
  2. Adios Pantalones

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    Too cool. Wood fired coffee roasting- fantastic!
     
  3. WOODBUTCHER

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    WoodButcher is going to have fun with this.......
     
  4. BrotherBart

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    I suspect I should keep looking for Maxwell House coupons in the paper.
     

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  5. BrotherBart

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    If Forum member doug60 submits his pic I think it ought to win hands down.
     

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  6. begreen

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  7. webbie

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    Wood fired coffee from Maine.....fair trade - organic -----hmm, I'm feeling a little tired........time for a cup.
     
  8. STOVEGUY11

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    No one in my area does anything fun like that. I did see 2years ago a guy that made a little house in his front yard. I guess I should have taken a picture.
     
  9. Jags

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    A little "perk" of the business, eh?
     
  10. myzamboni

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    ......by referring ot himself in the 3rd person.
     
  11. MattB

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    Just a reminder that the deadline for this contest is tomorrow. We've had some cool entries.

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
  12. firefighterjake

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    No photos from me . . . just a boring ol' woodstack covered by a few multi-colored tarps.

    However, I did want to give a shout out to MattB since he's just a hop, skip and a jump from where I live . . . best of luck with your business Matt. Now where exactly in Waterville are you located-- not that I drink coffee . . . someday I may grow up and start drinking the stuff though. :) ;)
     
  13. JustWood

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    Am I allowed to enter the contest? hehehehe
     
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    I think maybe he's looking for quality, not quantity, Lee. :p Rick
     
  15. JustWood

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    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW , fiddle sticks ! I thought I had a slam dunk!
     
  16. fossil

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    Doesn't sound to me like you need any more coffee anyway. :lol: Rick
     
  17. smokinj

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    [quote author="LEES WOOD-CO" date="1226688873"]Am I allowed to enter the contest? hehehehe[/quot
    I think you should alot of those pic's i have seen on the net before this site so LETTER YIP!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Nushagak

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    Wood shed and additional stack.
     

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  19. Nushagak

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    Woodshed
     

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  20. Nushagak

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    Side view
     

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    2 more woods stacks on property.
     

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  22. raybonz

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    Nice wood shed! Alaska is a beautiful state.. How bad are the winters where you're located?

    Ray
     
  23. Nushagak

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    I'm in Fairbanks, so the winters are cold. Normally we get very little wind in the winter but we do get some pretty intense cold, -10 to - 20 very common with some -40 and lower temps as well. Photo is from my drive way -30 of a full moon about 3 pm.
     

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  24. raybonz

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    Great pic!! I am using it as my desktop wallpaper :)

    Thanx,
    Ray
     
  25. firefighterjake

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    Well my proverbial hat is off to you . . . a few years back I visited my sister and her husband who live in Portage. At the time I remember thinking that the legendary insects of Alaska were a bunch of hooey and hype . . . until I decided to head north and go to the Arctic Circle (why? just to do the dumb hick Maine thing so I could say I've been to the Arctic Circle :) ).

    In any case, I stopped off in your city on the way through as there is a marsh where migrating birds stop by . . . and Lord oh Lord . . . I have never ever seen so many blood-thirsty mosquitoes and other biting bugs (even worse than Maine's legendary blackflies). I saw a few birds (at least I think they were birds -- maybe they were large mosquitoes), but I pretty much ran through the entire area before making my escape.

    So what I'm trying to say is being outdoors in middle of Summer (this was a few days before the Summer Equinox) in Fairbanks was pretty bad . . . I can't imagine what it would be like in middle of Winter in Fairbanks. :)
     
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