[Homeroast] Roast goes stale fast

Ryan M. Ward silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 29 10:40:51 CDT 2010


I am curious, has anyone tried those beanvac canisters? (The ones that actually vacuum out the air when you put the beans in)

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> From: lynnebiz at gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:49:54 -0400
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Roast goes stale fast
> 
> 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!
> 
> Lynne
> 
> 
> 
> 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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