[Homeroast] Roast goes stale fast

Lynne lynnebiz at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 07:49:54 CDT 2010

I agree with Chris. In addition to the idea that the volatiles might be
escaping, I would be
concerned with just the idea that it's plastic - I remember my ex-boyfriend
lamenting how
his favorite imported olive oil started using plastic for their bottles, and
that was the beginning
of the end for them. Olive oil can get ruined in plastic - might be the same
for coffee.

Be sure to let us know how it turns out when you try the glass jars. That's
all I use, but I
don't do espresso (and I haven't even been homeroasting lately, partly
because of the heat,
partly due to my usual tight finances).

I remember someone did a little experiment way back when I first joined
SM's. Forgot who
it was - but he put some of his homeroast in mason jars, and some in an open
bowl. I remember
that he said the open bowl fared better, but I never was able to be brave
enough to try that!


On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 6:38 AM, michael kaericher <mike_kae at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Sounds like a reasonable test.  I'll give it a shot with the roast I do
> this weekend.
> Thanks Chris!
> -Mike K
>> Michael,
>> The roast process looks ok.  Have you tried storing your roasted beans in
>> canning jars?  I'm just wondering if your loosing all your volatiles out
>> of
>> the yogurt container.  You could split the next batch to compare the
>> storage
>> methods.
>> -Chris
>> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 7:25 PM, michael kaericher <mike_kae at yahoo.com
>> >wrote:
>> Does it suggest that I am doing something wrong if my roasts go stale in
>>> ~10 days?

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