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    DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Today I put together a bean cooler for my new corretto setup. I thought Id share what I used and the way I did it in case anyone else was looking at doing something else similar.

    I used new parts for everything, so you could do this a LOT cheaper if you already had some stuff laying around. Not that it was expensive in absolute terms.

    Here is the finished product:



    The parts I used:
    1 x 20L Food Grade Bucket (Bunnings) $12
    1 x 200mm Heller Ball Bearing Exhaust Fan (Bunnings) $24
    1 x 250mm Flat Drum Sieve (Chefs Warehouse) $15

    For a total cost of $51 and about an hour of my time.


    The 200mm exhaust fan sits nicely in the bucket on its own, about 1/3 of the way in:



    However I just put a few tabs of gaffer tape inside as a "stopper" to keep the fan level and secure. The fan just sits on top of these:



    Next I took the sieve and traced around the bottom of it onto the lid of the bucket for the cutout:






    And cut some holes into the bottom of the bucket for the exhaust fan to exhaust [s]into[/s] out of.



    Easy as, compact, pretty (if I do say so) and reasonably airtight. All this and took about an hour (at most) to put together. If youre thinking about doing this, just do it. Its worth it!

    Havent tested it with beans yet. It hasnt stopped drizzling here and my roasting spot is on the back courtyard... *>:(

    Cheers,
    Sean.
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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Very similar to mine Sean http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1274702185/9#9
    Ive mounted my fan on the bottom of the bucket and used a gem prospecting sieve, much larger mesh (found it cooled a lot faster) then recessed the bucket in the top of an old table, works very well. ;)

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    im most impressed by the neat triangles you cut out, nice work and thanks for posting..

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 4055445142300 link=1274757802/2#2 date=1274758939
    im most impressed by the neat triangles you cut out
    "Neat-From-Afar" ;)

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    I too like the triangles.
    Im less artistic so just used a hole saw on my bucket.

    For anyone wanting to do the same job cheaper you can pick up a similar sieve from an Asian "junk shop" for $3 to $5 and I got my bucket from the guy I buy my cheese from.
    Used food grade bucket for $1.

    I used a vacuum cleaner motor for mine but think the price of a new exhaust fan is cheap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 467A677C767760757D76120 link=1274757802/4#4 date=1274761733
    I used a vacuum cleaner motor for mine but think the price of a new exhaust fan is cheap.
    Also, Bunnings had a sleeve bearing 200mm exhaust fan for under $20 if you wanted to go cheaper.

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Great work Sean, I was going to wait til I had a bench to cut a hole in, your work has bought my cooling system forward a few months.

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    Ok...

    Will post mine tonight..

    $38 aprox all up and all off the shelf and only one cut..

    In addition the bean bucket has a nice pouring lip - thus no spillage.

    Ask Scallops as to how well it works..


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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Given my experience with the same ceiling fan/sieve setup (albeit in a chipboard box), youll find youre cooling beans in under 2 minutes :)

    For those looking at doing this, head down to your local asian discount store & see if you can pick the sieve up for about $5.

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 0413070608600 link=1274757802/8#8 date=1274775046
    Given my experience with the same ceiling fan/sieve setup (albeit in a chipboard box), youll find youre cooling beans in under 2 minutes
    Theyre certainly pretty efficient, and cheap. :)

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    This is a great idea, love the innovation shared round on this forum. its great.
    kudos to Jon. on his awesome recessing job/idea :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5B5F4451425F300 link=1274757802/10#10 date=1274783288
    This is a great idea, love the innovation shared round on this forum. its great.
    kudos to Jon. on his awesome recessing job/idea :D
    Thanks Kotaro. :)

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Sometime ago around 2008
    I made a cooler almost the same
    It was a good design then and its a good design now

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222303036/25#top

    And its still in use today ;)

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 496D646467675D496D716F6D020 link=1274757802/12#12 date=1274793336
    Sometime ago around 2008
    I made a cooler almost the same
    It was a good design then and its a good design now

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222303036/25#top

    And its still in use today * ;)

    KK
    Aint it amazing how people continually reinvent the wheel.
    Seems that Koffee Kosmo put the first bucket/exhaust fan together in Sept 2008, so I reckon he deserves recognition for the original concept.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222303036/25#top

    I made a similar (discovery) in Dec 2009 http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1259920571

    And now we have this thread ;) just goes to show, what goes around comes around. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 764A435B4E2F0 link=1274757802/13#13 date=1274831403
    Aint it amazing how people continually reinvent the wheel.
    Ya just got my super dooper cooler :-)

    But my pour is way to fast ????

    I use a $5 pepper grinder and empty and fill with top quality Black Label Lavaza beans from the discount store... Expires in 2016 best before 2015

    Can any one help me ?

    ;D :D ;) :o 8-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 624D4446516E424D4244464E464D57230 link=1274757802/14#14 date=1274832240
    Can any one help me ?
    I reckon yer beyond help. :D ;D ::)

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 655950485D3C0 link=1274757802/13#13 date=1274831403
    Quote Originally Posted by 496D646467675D496D716F6D020 link=1274757802/12#12 date=1274793336
    Sometime ago around 2008
    I made a cooler almost the same
    It was a good design then and its a good design now

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222303036/25#top

    And its still in use today * ;)

    KK
    Aint it amazing how people continually reinvent the wheel.
    Seems that Koffee Kosmo put the first bucket/exhaust fan together in Sept 2008, so I reckon he deserves recognition for the original concept.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222303036/25#top

    I made a similar (discovery) in Dec 2009 http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1259920571

    And now we have this thread ;) just goes to show, what goes around comes around. ;)
    Probably not clear in my original post re: the design. I didnt mean to give the impression that I came up with the design all by myself.
    Quite the opposite! I actually spent hours trawling through posts by the KKs, Jons and others on the forums and looking at all their designs and ideas. I more wanted to show what parts I used and how much it cost all up.

    So all design credit to those whove gone before. Hell I wouldnt know an original thought if it bit me on the :D.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3107030C310A070712620 link=1274757802/16#16 date=1274833271
    I more wanted to show what parts I used and how much it cost all up.
    YA same with mine.. Concept have been around for a while... Approaches have all varied and then there has been the odd twist that improves or impacts on cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3107030C310A070712620 link=1274757802/16#16 date=1274833271
    So all design credit to those whove gone before. Hell I wouldnt know an original thought if it bit me on the .......
    Arr so you get bitten more often than not and assume the same intent..

    Ya need to post more or drop over some time *;D :D :o

    Note: The following pics are of my 100% AMbunnings cooler...

    The only cut was to remove the bottom of the bean bucket :-) to allow some mesh and or metal fly screen to be attached by some cable ties.

    The fan has a blade guard and just happens to fit spot on; at the right hight... A dab or two of a hot glue gun and all is fixed in place.

    The system can cool 1.1KG is under two min... A little manual stir and with the buck being removable and with a spout... I can pour directly into a bag AND NOT SPILL MORE THAN a few *8-)

    Previously I would be decanting and measuring etc etc and spilling beans all over the place..






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    Quote Originally Posted by 5E686C635E6568687D0D0 link=1274757802/16#16 date=1274833271
    and looking at all their designs and ideas. I more wanted to show what parts I used and how much it cost all up.
    Its called evolution Sean, aint nuthin thats been done before cant be improved on. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5B747D7F68577B747B7D7F777F746E1A0 link=1274757802/17#17 date=1274834046
    Quote Originally Posted by 3107030C310A070712620 link=1274757802/16#16 date=1274833271
    I more wanted to show what parts I used and how much it cost all up.
    YA same with mine.. Concept have been around for a while... Approaches have all varied and then there has been the odd twist that improves or impacts on cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3107030C310A070712620 link=1274757802/16#16 date=1274833271
    So all design credit to those whove gone before. Hell I wouldnt know an original thought if it bit me on the .......
    Arr so you get bitten more often than not and assume the same intent..

    Ya need to post more or drop over some time *;D :D :o

    Note: The following pics are of my 100% AMbunnings cooler...

    The only cut was to remove the bottom of the bean bucket :-) to allow some mesh and or metal fly screen to be attached by some cable ties.

    The fan has a blade guard and just happens to fit spot on; at the right hight... A dab or two of a hot glue gun and all is fixed in place.

    The system can cool 1.1KG is under two min... A little manual stir and with the buck being removable and with a spout... I can pour directly into a bag AND NOT SPILL MORE THAN a few *8-)

    Previously I would be decanting and measuring etc etc and spilling beans all over the place..
    Simple and effective AM, obviously the beans are not hot enough to affect the plastic sides of the sieve. :)

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 744841594C2D0 link=1274757802/18#18 date=1274835425
    Its called evolution Sean, aint nuthin thats been done before cant be improved on. ;)
    Quote Originally Posted by 7E484C437E4548485D2D0 link=1274757802/16#16 date=1274833271
    So all design credit to those whove gone before. Hell I wouldnt know an original thought if it bit me on the :D
    Thats why we CS members post our designs
    To help & benefit others
    Photo compilations, visually guide the next person where words cant ;)

    I like to share ideas and solve problems ;)

    KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68545D4550310 link=1274757802/19#19 date=1274835612
    Simple and effective AM, obviously the beans are not hot enough to affect the plastic sides of the sieve. *
    The bucket is fine..

    But this is Version two..

    I used metal fly screen the first time and had it on the bottem and thus it cam into contact with the fan guard... Fine wires and a large load... Not ideal. *The fine strands got hot and cut into the shield.. *Went to lift and .. STUCK *;D

    Got some mesh and with the ties... The mesh is now a mm or two off the fan shield.. *The bucket still sits on the shield and thus AIR flow is not an issue..

    For me..

    Cheep and little extra work involved and I can decant with out loosing beans ever where...

    Quote Originally Posted by 052128282B2B1105213D23214E0 link=1274757802/20#20 date=1274836248
    Thats why we CS members post our designs
    To help & benefit others
    Photo compilations, visually guide the next person where words cant *

    I like to share ideas and solve problems *
    So true KK to both those points..

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    As someone who has reinvented this wheel (I had only seen the garbage bin mounted over a pedestal fan variant of this design before building my own) perhaps we need a set of stickies from the mods covering Roaster Designs, Cooler Designs, whatever else designed for the DIYers about the place.
    I would envisage we could do a set of polls for each where those that have built/used each approach can give it a rating (poll just has 1-5 as rating options). We then take the results of the poll & add the rating to each design posted in the sticky thread (which could also have a poll for which design do you use).

    hmmm... Perhaps theres a little bit of work there to set these up, but I think theyd become a very useful FAQ for roaster/cooler design.
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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Bought exhaust fan this morning, cut some holes in food grade bucket I had already, $5 seive bought a couple of weeks ago in preparation, 10 minutes work and away we go. So much easier, and less stressful than the pour from colander to colander. No threat of spilling and soooo much faster. Thanks to all the pioneers for coming up with, and then sharing their ideas.

    Now all I need to do is remember to remove the thermocouple probe before pulling pan >:(

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    Quote Originally Posted by 726B6C6A6D602F21190 link=1274757802/23#23 date=1274843764
    all I need to do is remember to remove the thermocouple probe before pulling pan *
    Thats a pain, is it not..

    WTF.. Its stuck.. Pull Harder.. I am!!! *

    Pop..

    There it is..

    Oppss what that stuff hanging out there *:-[ :-[ :-[

    And ya know what.. Ya end up doing it more than once *:P

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 416E6765724D616E6167656D656E74000 link=1274757802/24#24 date=1274843963
    Quote Originally Posted by 726B6C6A6D602F21190 link=1274757802/23#23 date=1274843764
    all I need to do is remember to remove the thermocouple probe before pulling pan *
    Thats a pain, is it not..

    WTF.. Its stuck.. Pull Harder.. I am!!! *

    Pop..

    There it is..

    Oppss what that stuff hanging out there *:-[ :-[ :-[

    And ya know what.. Ya end up doing it more than once *:P
    Ive done 3 roasts in my corretto (itd be more if it hadnt been raining here for the last week) and every time I tell myself all through the roast "take out the damn thermocouple".

    And of course all 3 times Ive forgotten in the heat of the moment... *::) :-[


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    Wouldnt be so bad if I didnt do it nearly every roast, and yes AM, I did pull harder :-[

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C7A7E714C777A7A6F1F0 link=1274757802/25#25 date=1274844527
    Ive done 3 roasts in my corretto (itd be more if it hadnt been raining here for the last week) and every time I tell myself all through the roast "take out the damn thermocouple".
    Were you saying "take out the damn thermocouple" or "dont forget to take out the thermocouple"?

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F535A4257360 link=1274757802/13#13 date=1274831403
    ... put the first bucket/exhaust fan together in Sept 2008
    Well... not quite. MartyBean posted his in 2007
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1134076855/156

    ...and I posted my "happy bean bucket" sometime in 2004 and it certainly wasnt the first one ever... but might be pretty close to the period that it was first "invented".

    Quote Originally Posted by 65535758655E535346360 link=1274757802/0#0 date=1274757802
    Today I put together a bean cooler for my new corretto setup. I thought Id share what I used and the way I did it in case anyone else was looking at doing something else similar.
    Excellent post SeanSheep, great pictures, clear instruction and as others have said, I love the triangle exhaust too.

    Kudos for sharing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 052A203D440 link=1274757802/28#28 date=1274942424
    Quote Originally Posted by 6F535A4257360 link=1274757802/13#13 date=1274831403
    ... put the first bucket/exhaust fan together in Sept 2008
    Well... not quite. *MartyBean posted his in 2007
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1134076855/156

    ...and I posted my "happy bean bucket" sometime in 2004 and it certainly wasnt the first one ever... but might be pretty close to the period that it was first "invented".

    Quote Originally Posted by 65535758655E535346360 link=1274757802/0#0 date=1274757802
    Today I put together a bean cooler for my new corretto setup. I thought Id share what I used and the way I did it in case anyone else was looking at doing something else similar.
    Excellent post SeanSheep, great pictures, clear instruction and as others have said, I love the triangle exhaust too.

    Kudos for sharing!
    Aint nuthin new under the sun, let the record show that I recognise the fact the idea for a bucket cooler was conceived sometime around 2004. ;)

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Before the bucket design
    I used a back pack vacuum cleaner (my work back up) for several years before the bucket bean cooler

    When the back up vacuum was deployed at work I was forced to come up with a cooler

    I just emulated the same design in the bucket style cooler

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    I took the break between showers today to break out the bean cooler for the first time.

    I did the rest of the starter bag of Brazil Pulped Naturals in the corretto, 392g green down to 328g brown and then dumped it into the cooler at the first sounds of second crack.

    For the record, I forgot to take the probe out again before I pulled the beans. This keeps my perfect record in tact.

    I didnt have any real problems before with the tipping the hot beans between collanders in front of the fan, apart from the fact that it was fiddly and a bit noisy. I mean I didnt think it took that long to cool them down. But this new (version of an old design) baby is FAST.

    I read about how these things cool the beans down in around a minute, but when you see and feel it happening, you cant help but be impressed *8-).


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    Love the chaff in the background 8-)

    Looks awesome Sean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7F7B5D4444415E4946280 link=1274757802/32#32 date=1275022845
    Love the chaff in the background 8-)
    That s exactly what my wife hates
    She calls it mess ::)

    Hence the need to design the KKTO

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    Great work SeanSheep, great design.

    I knocked up a replica last night, triangle holes and all. so simple, especially as the 200mm ehaust fan is the perfect size to get stuck half way down the 20L handy pale from Bunnings.

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    im going to do a replica also, how do u cut the triangles, stanley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 594C5D485B290 link=1274757802/35#35 date=1275030389
    im going to do a replica also, how do u cut the triangles, stanley? *
    I started with a stanley but ended up using a long bladed leatherman with all due disregard for OHS.

    The plastic at the bottom of the bucket is actually quite thick (which is a good thing given youre removing half of it.) so if youve got a dremel or ripsaw or something like that, it would probably work better.

    Failing that, as others have done, a quicker and safer option is to use a hole saw to cut a number of circles around the bottom.

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Quote Originally Posted by 76406D70575740320 link=1274757802/34#34 date=1275025380
    Great work SeanSheep, great design.

    I knocked up a replica last night, triangle holes and all. so simple, especially as the 200mm ehaust fan is the perfect size to get stuck half way down the 20L handy pale from Bunnings.
    Top stuff Dr Beer,

    When I was looking for the parts there was a bit of guess-and-error on my part. Who knows what the bunnings staff were thinking as I tried to fit different types of exhaust fan into a bucket *:-?

    The main reason I started this thread was to take the guess work away for anyone else who wanted to shelll out for the gear.

    Post some bean-cooler-porn if you get a chance!

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    Heres a slightly different take on a similar design....

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?nu...484678/400#424

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10343D3D3E3E0410342836345B0 link=1274757802/33#33 date=1275023194
    Quote Originally Posted by 7F7B5D4444415E4946280 link=1274757802/32#32 date=1275022845
    Love the chaff in the background 8-)
    That s exactly what my wife hates
    She calls it mess * ::)

    Hence the need to design the KKTO

    KK
    No no no... thats "fairy dust" as my missus told me the first time I put it in the rubbish & she watched as it sprinkled itself all over the garbage truck one fine morning, as though tinkerbell herself was passing by.
    Of course the fairy dust is a sure sign of the magic that goes into roasting the perfect bean.

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    I made one the other day.

    Two 80 cent 11? litre buckets.

    1 200mm exhuast fan. 20 dollars

    1 small piece of fly screen mesh (aluminium) 3 dollars

    total 25 dollars

    I cut the bottom out of one bucket, and glued the flyscreen to it.
    I cut the supporting mount off the fan as I found that it just fit in the bucket, and glued that to the other side of the flyscreen.

    I then mounted the fan half way down the other bucket, and cut out vents on the side of it.

    So one bucket has the fan in it, and then has the other one upside down on top. I have used it a couple of times, and it works quite well.

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    Looks like Im going to have to make Version 3.

    Just before I roasted this afternoon I did my usual test of all components and luckily so.

    My cooling bucket fan ran for a few seconds and died. >:(

    Had to resort to cooling between two sieves with an old pedestal fan to help.

    I think Ill go for the exhaust fan option to make it easier to convert the existing bucket.

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    Copied AMs design. Thanks AM!

    Cost -
    $16.60 - Exhaust Fan
    $6.50 - Laundry basket
    $9.90 - Colander

    Ive actually tied my colander to the basket and cut a small hole through the laundry basket for me to tip the beans out to something like a 600ml milk jug (dual use - thanks to coffeehorse).

    Attached is pictures.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 7C405D464C4D5A4F474C280 link=1274757802/27#27 date=1274936504
    Were you saying "take out the damn thermocouple" or "dont forget to take out the thermocouple"?
    TG some times you KILL me ;D

    Quote Originally Posted by 4E5A415B43405A280 link=1274757802/42#42 date=1275743842
    Copied AMs design. Thanks AM!
    Na... We all contribute.. Just that some times materials may or may not be handy.. Then on other occasions Bunnings or SuperCheep has a special and ... BINGO, there is that 2kg gas roster you have been thinking about building ;D


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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    SeanSheep - my version.. not as neat as yours and I couldnt find a 25cm seive, but other then that it works a treat, thanks again!




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    Quote Originally Posted by 644B42405768444B44424048404B51250 link=1274757802/43#43 date=1275745537
    Quote Originally Posted by 7C405D464C4D5A4F474C280 link=1274757802/27#27 date=1274936504
    Were you saying "take out the damn thermocouple" or "dont forget to take out the thermocouple"?
    TG some times you KILL me *;D
    He still hasnt answered the question but Ill explain why I asked.

    I was told many, many years ago that your brain cant process negatives.
    So if he said "Dont forget to take out the thermocouple" his brain would not process the "Dont" and be left with the instruction "forget to take out the thermocouple".

    What he should be saying to himself is "Take out the thermocouple".

    Not long before Id been told this pearl of wisdom Id played a round of golf.
    On one hole I hooked a shot which hit a tree near the nearby river and deflected into said water course.

    When I set up to take the shot again I said to my self "Dont hit, the tree...dont hit the tree".
    Guess what? I hit the tree!
    Same thing happened on the next shot as well. *::)

    That occasion seemed to prove the theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0834293238392E3B33385C0 link=1274757802/45#45 date=1276700156
    I was told many, many years ago that your brain cant process negatives.
    So if he said "Dont forget to take out the thermocouple" his brain would not process the "Dont" and be left with the instruction "forget to take out the thermocouple".

    What he should be saying to himself is "Take out the thermocouple".

    Not long before Id been told this pearl of wisdom Id played a round of golf.
    On one hole I hooked a shot which hit a tree near the nearby river and deflected into said water course.

    When I set up to take the shot again I said to my self "Dont hit, the tree...dont hit the tree".
    Guess what? I hit the tree!
    Same thing happened on the next shot as well. *

    I was on another track all together..


    "Take Out" to me means just that ...

    Thus was interested to know if by what means..

    As teh offending item was the cause of much stress should it be "Take Out" by:

    1: C4
    2: 12 Gauge Solid
    3: 20Ft of cordite

    etc etc..

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    Sorry TG missed that one earlier *;)

    Im going to roast up a batch of Aceh of the next few days, so will see if the power of positive thinking makes the difference ;D Ive also put another hole through the breadmaker to put the probe in a better position in the bean mass. The new spot will be less forgiving if I dont remove the probe, so I hope for my sake that it does *:-?

    The cooler looks tops Petar. Im stoked with how mine is going.

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    Re: DIY Bean Cooler - Step By Step

    Sorry to sound thick but I take it that the air is being sucked through the sieve and blown out the bottom of the bucket? I was assuming it would have been sucked in the bottom and blown out the top by reversing the fan motor or would this blow the beans out of the sieve?

    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0D303D3A2D2B1C5F0 link=1274757802/48#48 date=1278298585
    Sorry to sound thick but I take it that the air is being sucked through the sieve and blown out the bottom of the bucket? I was assuming it would have been sucked in the bottom and blown out the top by reversing the fan motor or would this blow the beans out of the sieve?

    Robert
    Why risk blowing them out when it works quite well sucking?



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