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    Watercooled...

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    Gday Snobs,

    On the weekend while playing with the new rotisserie roaster

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    I tested water quenching of the beans and am very impressed. Before starting I filled a spray bottle with water and weighed 20 squeezes of the trigger which weighed 10gm (which is 10ml) therefore a squirt is about 1/2 ml.

    After roasting and while air cooling I sprayed the beans with a couple of squirts (1ml), tossed the beans again for 10 seconds and then another couple of squirts. I repeated the process for 20 squirts and managed to cool the beans in half the time.

    Nearly all the water becomes steam and didnít have any detrimental effect on the beans and I felt that the very quick cooling of the beans actually vastly improved the taste!

    Have a play with a squeeze bottle sometime, I think you will be impressed by the outcome and surprised at how long the beans hold 100+ degC (even though they felt just warm to the touch).

    I look forward to reading others thoughts and experiences.

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    Re: Watercooled...

    Ummm...
    I guess watercooling went down like a lead balloon eh ???

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    Re: Watercooled...

    I had a laugh

    I have read about it before, but the hairdryer is just so handy we have stuck with that. There is a downside to it though, when I go to use the hairdryer for my hair Rich has it in his bean room, I mean whats more important, roasting or my hair! :-/

    Dont answer that! ;D

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    Re: Watercooled...

    Its alright for you Rae! You have hair........... Me Im Folicaly unburdened. any way ...... Beans girl its the Beans.....I had a laugh ;D ;D

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    Re: Watercooled...

    Andy,

    I have adopted your quenching method.It seems to cool quite quickly and also gives my daughter who loves to help Dad roast!

    Thanks for the tip....

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    Re: Watercooled...

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Glad it works for you too "Syd"... Ill be roasting some more this week and will continue to experiment with watercooling. Im sure I can taste the difference, might have to setup a blindfold test to see if its not just my imagination. :)



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