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Thread: Post-roast protocol

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    Post-roast protocol

    After my roast, I blow off the chaff, then scoop the beans into a stainless weighing tray. Then I clean my stuff and put the next batch on. By the time I get back to the roasted beans it's about 15min, and they're cool to touch.

    At this point is it ok to put them in my Friis coffee container, or should you let them air/dry for longer?

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    Once you've finished roasting cool the beans as quickly as possible and bag them whilst still quite warm.

    Sounds like you need to build a bean cooler, simple and cheap, 15 mins is quite a while to cool down, with something along the lines of the pic below you can have them cool enough to bag within a couple of mins, air is the enemy of fresh roasted coffee.

    There is a bathroom exhaust fan mounted in the 20 litre bucket, very efficient.
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    Agree with Yelta, cool as quickly as possible. The exhaust fan and bucket is an effective and quick method of cooling. Leaving the beans sitting for 15 minutes they will keep roasting during the cooling process!!
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    I'm using a green bean roasting machine which has a cooling phase in the roast profile, so when I say 15min, I mean I don't check them until that time. They're probably cool in a couple of mins to be honest. Just wasn't sure if I should let them in the air to expel any CO2 or if containing them asap was best practice. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    Leaving the beans sitting for 15 minutes they will keep roasting during the cooling process!!
    They certainly will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcade View Post
    I'm using a green bean roasting machine which has a cooling phase in the roast profile, so when I say 15min, I mean I don't check them until that time. They're probably cool in a couple of mins to be honest. Just wasn't sure if I should let them in the air to expel any CO2 or if containing them asap was best practice. Cheers!
    Bag ASAP, air is the enemy, CO2 is fine.

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    Agree with Yelta & Greenman, bag them as soon as the are cool enough to handle. Bags with a one way valve are great to use as the degassing CO2 can escape. I picked up a bunch and reuse them for maybe 4-5 times over a month or so and then use a new one as the old one gets tired.
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    Thanks guys. It’s all these incremental changes that make such a big difference to the result!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatEverBeansNecessary View Post
    Agree with Yelta & Greenman, bag them as soon as the are cool enough to handle. Bags with a one way valve are great to use as the degassing CO2 can escape. I picked up a bunch and reuse them for maybe 4-5 times over a month or so and then use a new one as the old one gets tired.
    Where did you get your bags from REBN?

    Cheers.

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    BeanBay sells good ones, but I got mine from ebay. They are plain black, foil lined with a one way valve that you can vacuum seal. The vaccum seal is great if you have one, as I often give a couple of bags to friends/family and know that they will travel interstate with with them.

    Just make sure you get something that has a ziplock (or at least air tight) and is foiled lined. There are some on ebay that are paper only and paper with foil lining. There are also a lot with clear plastic one side which I wouldn't recommend as coffee can be sensitive to light.
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    My vote is remove when roast done (behmor, I don’t use cool cycle to cool beans) then straight into my high tech bean cooler that cost $41 I find that I can cook the beans in a minute and get more consistent roasts then letting cool I’m roast cooling cycle.
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    Also a vote for the bags on beanbay

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    Morning all.
    Mb21. Could tell me how you get the coffee out of the roaster when it's hot?
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortblackman View Post
    Morning all.
    Mb21. Could tell me how you get the coffee out of the roaster when it's hot?
    thanks.
    Not to butt in, but pretty much butting in hehe, with my Behmor I hit cool and open the door fully. I let it cool for about 30 seconds, then push off, put on some handy oven mitts, and just take the drum straight out. Pop off the lid and pour beans straight into my sieve thing. No burnies

    Quick edit! And yes of course after I take the drum out I quickly hit 'Cool' on the Behmor again XD
    Last edited by simonsk8r; 9th March 2018 at 08:55 PM.
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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    The same as me, thanks Simonsk8r. It blows a bit of chaff around when you open the door and pull the chaff tray out but as I roast in the garage it’s no issue I just sweep or vac it up. If you find it hard to get the drum out while it still turning you can quickly turn Behmor off, pull drum out and turn cool cycle back on.
    Roasting bench nearly complete. Needs a coat of paint but rather buy more greens
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    Last edited by Mb21; 9th March 2018 at 08:15 PM. Reason: Typo removed

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