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    Speeding up the time between Roast to Ready??

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi.
    Roasted some beans last night. Been trying to get it done for about a week now but been too busy.
    I would like to serve them as espressos and milk based coffees tonight.
    I was wondering whether anyone might know how to speed up the "ageing" if these freshly roasted beans?
    You know, you roast your beans and wait anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, depending on the bean / roast / patience, before these beans are at their optimum.

    Im looking for a trick I might be able to apply to improve these beans - age them by a few days rapidly.
    Spread them out on paper in open air?
    Put them in a tray in a low oven or under a warm grill?
    Get some humidity into them then dry them out?
    Anything?
    Or is it much more scientific than that, and these beans will not be drinking as well tonight as they will in a few days no matter what I do?

    Any suggestions welcome.

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    Re: Speeding up the time between Roast to Ready??

    Quote Originally Posted by 71647664616468050 link=1250291317/0#0 date=1250291317
    age them by a few days rapidly.
    Spread them out on paper in open air?
    Put them in a tray in a low oven or under a warm grill?
    Get some humidity into them then dry them out?
    Anything?
    Show them the national debt figures,
    Get them a hooker for their 16th birthday,
    Get a sceptic to destroy their religious faith,
    put naked pictures of them on the internet ...

    Lots of other ways you could abuse tthem too!

    Really though, if you need the coffee tonight :
    a) just drink it. Not at its best but better than instant/supermarket
    b) run out and buy some roasted (dont know how well fixed devonport is for this), or
    c) somebody had a post the other day where they were using a vacuum jar to do accelerated aging.

    :)

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    Re: Speeding up the time between Roast to Ready??

    Quote Originally Posted by 3520322025202C410 link=1250291317/0#0 date=1250291317
    Hi.
    I was wondering whether anyone might know how to speed up the "ageing" if these freshly roasted beans?

    Im looking for a trick I might be able to apply to improve these beans - age them by a few days rapidly.
    Spread them out on paper in open air?
    Put them in a tray in a low oven or under a warm grill?
    Get some humidity into them then dry them out?
    Anything?
    Or is it much more scientific than that, and these beans will not be drinking as well tonight as they will in a few days no matter what I do?

    Any suggestions welcome.
    Have heard it said that for each 10C increase in temp chemical rate of reactions double.

    I havent tested this, but it may have application to your predicament.
    Dont over do it.

    I think you are on the right track with:
    Spread them out on paper in open air?
    Put them in a tray in a low oven or under a warm grill?

    Now lets discuss payment for my support, note youve got the thread thrown in for zilch.

    What about reporting back to the forum your experimental protocol and findings?

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1241879367

    Kind Regards and hopes from a fellow sufferer *
    Lindsay

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    Re: Speeding up the time between Roast to Ready??

    tasadam, when making the coffee tonight, why not just let the grounds sit in the doser for an extra 30 sec or a minute longer than you would usually? Its what I do in the same situation, seems to work ok.

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    Re: Speeding up the time between Roast to Ready??

    Thanks Lindsay, yes I should have done a more thorough search before posting.
    Seems there are a number of options there. Air, and extra time between grind and dose is what Ill be doing.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Speeding up the time between Roast to Ready??

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Hi tasadam,

    Hopefully the beans were appreciated last night. I wouldnt stress over the aging thing. I think youll find that even fresh beans that havent rested enough will be far better than anything youll get elsewhere.

    If its a choice between beans I roasted a coupe of hours ago and stale supermarket coffee, I know which one Im drinking...

    ~Jeff K



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