After about 5 days of relentless head pounding, and twittling about
everything under the sun, I figured it out.

If you read to the bottom of this page:

You find:

consumerProps.put("auto.offset.reset", "smallest");

Now I can bring up the entire stack in jvm and test like I used to. !
On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 2:52 AM, Chris Bedford <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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