Makes complete sense. I probably will not be able to taste much of a difference compared to you with your matured palette. You are going to hate me for saying this, however I actually love McDonald's coffee the most with lots of cream and sugar hahaha. I am also a big fan of Folgers I do absolutely hate Maxwell House though it taste like sour shit (not that I know how that tastes).
Wow thats a much lower cost for high quality coffee. Im shocked you like a lighter roast, since I would assume a darker roast would have a full body flavor. I like lighter roast since it has more caffeine
Bahaha! You are totally invested if 20% of your living area is brewery equipment. I had no clue it was harder to make Lagers. Not a fan of ales, so I guess I am more or less out of luck. I may just go to a Micro Brewery with 144 bottles and get them to brew me my own batch of Lagers then. In Canada beer is $2.50/bottle, $20-$30/12 pack on average. Getting it made at a Micro Brewery costs $0.30/bottle, $3.6/12 pack (its a no brainier)
The sky is the limit with beef jerky. Practically any seasoning will flavor them perfectly.
As for temperatures, its harder in an oven. I just use a Dehydrator which costs $50-$100 and they work perfectly. Jerky is done in 5-8 hours. You can also make fruit leathers, healthy chips by dehydrating any type of vegetable and misting olive oil, or coconut oil on them. They will remain in their raw form also (depending on your temps) which still tastes damn good, and you get all the vitamins. Kale Chips, Zucchini Chips, Eggplant Chips, Yam or Sweet Potato Chips, Carrot Chips, and so much more great healthy snack foods to go along with your Beer