[Homeroast] Bean Cooler / Chaff Removal

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 21 15:20:53 CST 2009

    Combine the cooling and cleaning tasks.  Use the shop vac to both  
pull air over the beans and pick up the chaff.  As you learn the  
procedures you may vacuum up some of your beans buy you sound like you  
have the sense to figure out a method that does not waste your beans.
        pecan jim

On Dec 18, 2009, at 2:14 PM, Larry Dorman wrote:

> Does anyone have any good plans for something I can use to
> simultaneously cool my beans and deal (remove) the chaff?  I've
> traditionally dumped my beans on elevated cookie sheets with a fan
> blowing over them for initial cooling and then use a pair of colanders
> to dump the beans back and forth in front of the fan for further
> cooling and chaff removal.  However, I'm moving my roasting setup into
> my garage and this process is too messy...  I'd like to keep the chaff
> more contained where I can get it with my shop vac.
> I'm fairly handy with projects, so building something won't be a
> problem. The real issue would be that I don't have much in the way of
> a budget for the project...  Thanks for any input!
> LarryD
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