[Homeroast] coffee cooler 2.0

Kevin C ckevinj at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 06:48:30 CST 2010


My chaff gets mostly collected instead of completely dispersed. Makes for a happier home life. 

-kc 

On Dec 1, 2010, at 2:12 AM, Robert Bedwell <rlb at triad.rr.com> wrote:

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> Here's what I use....the Vornado fans have a flat surface and can be pointed straight up with a flat surface to sit a colander with the coffee beans. The fan control is variable as well.  There is a raised edge around the outside corner of the fan face that prevents the colander from sliding off.  I also use the fan to help cool down the roaster.  I have the floor model which is a very convenient height.
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> It also does a great job in blow off chaff.
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> http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=vornado+fans&x=0&y=0
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> On Dec 1, 2010, at 12:19 AM, kevin creason wrote:
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>> I have my new coffee cooler 2.0 (aka coffee cooler in a can) online
>> and functional, two roasts under its belt. The latest was my whole two
>> pound bag of India Sanskriti Arabica.
>> http://picasaweb.google.com/ckevinj/CoffeeCooler20#
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>> It's a little slower than the the coffee cooler 1.5 but it is safer
>> and easier. And it is fast enough at cooling the beans.
>> 2.0 used a brand new galvanized can, a brand new attic fan (1750 cfm)
>> and a brand new aluminum pot and lots of cutting and drilling.
>> 2.0 is superior as it requires no ice and immediate wash and dry-out.
>> It still cools the beans from roasting within one minute and to touch
>> in two. And it is dedicated equipment, no possible cross contamination
>> of sawdust or something, even the the vacuum sucks from the beans in
>> 1.5, not blow.
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>> 1.0 and 1.5 used used a tamale steamer with a hole in the bottom that
>> a giant 6HP shop vac sucked air through the beans. One hose melted so
>> I put ice underneath the bean tray but it was always a pain to clean
>> up to prevent old aspergilus niger from growing afterward.
>> 1.0 used a grease splatter screen to keep the beans from falling
>> through the large holes in the tamale plate. It cooled very well but
>> did not allow chaff to be removed.
>> 1.5 I riveted a mesh underneath the tamale steamer plater and
>> discarded the screen. 1.5 was superior for letting the chaff go into
>> the vacuum. The mesh kept most beans from slipping through the
>> otherwise too large holes in the tamale plate.
>> 1.5 was cool enough to touch within one minute.
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>> http://picasaweb.google.com/ckevinj/CoffeeBeanCooler10#
>> oops- no picture of the 1.5 change, I will have to find one or take one.
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>> -Kevin
>> /*“ I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not
>> know what can't be done. ” -- Henry Ford  */
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