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    Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

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    Gday guys, Ive been so far employing a very inelegant way of cooling my coffee beans after roasting, with a desktop fan, and pouring the beans from one baking tray into another in front of the fan. I have since perchased a box fan, with the intention of building a better cooling device, hopefully to suck the air through the beans which will be in some preferated container, like the comercial coolers.

    Any ideas on design, or a good container such as a collander or deep frying basket, any designs to link me to?

    Cheers, Mark

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    Re: Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 032F2D26211D272238272F4E0 link=1265921516/0#0 date=1265921516
    Gday guys, Ive been so far employing a very inelegant way of cooling my coffee beans after roasting, with a desktop fan, and pouring the beans from one baking tray into another in front of the fan. I have since perchased a box fan, with the intention of building a better cooling device, hopefully to suck the air through the beans which will be in some preferated container, like the comercial coolers.

    Any ideas on design, or a good container such as a collander or deep frying basket, any designs to link me to?

    Cheers, Mark
    Many great works out there..

    I use 1 fan and two particular baskets from Bunnings and for under $50 have a very efficient unit..

    Will post pics later.


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    Re: Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

    My current bean cooler is a bathroom exhaust fan stuck inside a plant pot. I sit a bakers sieve on top of that. It cools beans in very quick time < 1 minute for 400g of beans at a time. That qty of beans just covers the bottom of the sieve in a single layer so I think it would have no problem cooling 1.2kg. You might want to stir the beans to ensure even cooling.

    The bakers sieve diameter is about 48cm is available from a caterers supply warehouse for less than $50. CSer cksyd scored it for me and he might be able to provide the name of the place. Thyre in Castle Hill, Sydney and handle mail order as well.

    The plant tub was a roadside freebie and the exhaust fan cost $25 from Bunnings.

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    Re: Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

    Hey there Mark,

    I have just finished my cooling solution and it works a treat, itll cool 650gm to room temp in a minute, it does great for up to i would imagine 800gm or so, it will fit 1.2kg, but id like an agitator with that weight to break up the heat and get more airflow around the beans, here is the link to the full post.....

    Here is the movie i made of the whole setup a couple of days ago;

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9JKoRvqtI[/media]

    And i did this raw one up for you to have a better look at it without music and editing.....give it 10 mins to process on youtube (literally just posted it up)

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdhGkQzVt4o[/media]


    Best of luck with the cooler ;)

    cheers
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    Re: Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

    link to youtube please :) i cant see embeded....

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    Re: Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

    Got my sieve from $shop for $5.

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    Re: Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 646E7B6C6C637771020 link=1265921516/2#2 date=1265923022
    My current bean cooler is a bathroom exhaust fan stuck inside a plant pot. I sit a bakers sieve on top of that. It cools beans in very quick time < 1 minute for 400g of beans at a time. That qty of beans just covers the bottom of the sieve in a single layer so I think it would have no problem cooling 1.2kg. You might want to stir the beans to ensure even cooling.

    The bakers sieve diameter is about 48cm is available from a caterers supply warehouse for less than $50. CSer cksyd scored it for me and he might be able to provide the name of the place. Thyre in Castle Hill, Sydney and handle mail order as well.

    The plant tub was a roadside freebie and the exhaust fan cost $25 from Bunnings.

    Caterers Warehouse is the place

    Chris

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    Re: Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 575B525F5F563A0 link=1265921516/4#4 date=1265933529
    link to youtube please :) i cant see embeded....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdhGkQzVt4o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9JKoRvqtI

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    Re: Coffee Bean Cooling: 1.2kg at a time! how do I do it?

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Heres one we built: http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1238811932/5#5

    Our Corretto only does 800g batches, but this cooler could handle double that easily (ie. room temp in 1-2 mins).

    Cheers
    Stuart.



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