[Homeroast] coffee cooler 2.0

Dave Huddle 137trimethyl26dioxopurine at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 10:55:58 CST 2010


Nice set up.   I've always made room for my coffee when traveling -
two wheels, 4 wheels, flying.....

Dave

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 9:15 AM, Kevin C <ckevinj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Heh. Oh, that pic. I put that one up there because of the SM cup!
> That's my Triumph Tiger. Great for touring and commuting; and the bialetti is a great travel coffee maker with the colemon burner that fits on top of the little propane bottles. Nice restop espresso anywhere, especially places like OK where you cannot find accessible good coffee to save your life.
>
> -kc
>
> On Dec 2, 2010, at 7:52 AM, Dave Huddle <137trimethyl26dioxopurine at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> So what kind of bike it that?
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 12:19 AM, kevin creason <ckevinj at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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#
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> http://picasaweb.google.com/ckevinj/CoffeeBeanCooler10#
>>> oops- no picture of the 1.5 change, I will have to find one or take one.
>>>
>>>
>>> -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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