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    How to process home grown beans

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    Hi All
    Had a quick sercah and couldnt find what i was after.
    But a friend gave em these beans to roast.
    What is the process of getting the "shell" of the green bean.
    Is there anything else to do apart from de-shelling?
    Thanks
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    No - you just need to remove the husks, which is called hulling. If that is all you have, in terms of amount of beans, then you could just use your fingers, tiresome, but effective. An alternative is to use a "kitchen wiz" type thing with a plastic blade. I use an adapted manual meat grinder, it works but not the best. Proper mechanical hullers are not cheap, so only cost effective if you have kilo's of them to do. It is best to keep them in the hull until just before roasting if you can, so that's a good thing.

    have fun.

    GrahamK
    Last edited by GrahamK; 6th January 2014 at 02:32 PM.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamK View Post
    have fun.

    GrahamK
    Great thanks
    I kept reading and found a bit of more info. I borrowed a food processor and broke one of the plastic blades - don't you love that!
    Anyway, finished the job and looking forward to the results. Thanks.



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