[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!

John

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com>wrote:

> John,
> To put it short and simple, the virtue of cooling a roast rapidly is to
> stop
> the process as fast as possible to keep the roast level were it was when
> you
> 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
> Co2
> and other gasses peaks at 15 minutes. In other words he makes sure all
> beans
> 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.
> JoeR
>
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM, John M. Howison <johnmhowison at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > 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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