[Homeroast] cooling the roast
John A C Despres
johndespres at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 21:15:14 CDT 2010
Joe, I think we agree. That's pretty much what I said.
Roast on! Cool on!
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com>wrote:
> To put it short and simple, the virtue of cooling a roast rapidly is to
> the process as fast as possible to keep the roast level were it was when
> dropped it.
> With out rapid cooling the beans continue to roast. Simple as that. Don't
> make this any more then it is. If you do not do this before packaging the
> roast will continue till cooled.
> Do not package the beans in anything until fully cooled.
> The master roaster who I trained under explained that the gassing off of
> and other gasses peaks at 15 minutes. In other words he makes sure all
> are packed in <15minutes after complete cooling if you want a protective
> layer of Co2. This gets into another subject and it only matters if you can
> seal in an o2 free environment. Allon put it well in his comment. Don't
> take any one person's word for it. Test your roasts. Taste your roasts
> cooled or not cooled. The whole concept here is to be able to repeat your
> results. So eliminate as many variables as possible. Stop your roasting as
> fast as possible.
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM, John M. Howison <johnmhowison at gmail.com
> > Does everybody believe in cooling the roast before storing it? What
> > is the supposed virtue of rapid cooling?
> > I store roasted beans in ceramic jars. I empty a still-hot roast into
> > a pre-cooled ceramic jar, cap the jar, and either pop the closed jar
> > into the fridge immediately or let it cool slowly on countertop. The
> > idea is to isolate the roasted beans from exposure to air (with its
> > noxious oxygen) as soon as possible While I don't claim superior
> > olfactory bulbs and palate, I prefer the resulting cup, and like to
> > believe that the beans would "stay fresh longer" if not promptly used.
> > Wld like to hear from commentators endowed with sensory faculties
> > better than mine. That's probably most people.
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