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    Coffee Bean Silos

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I was thinking of getting some Silos for my roasted beans, maybe that would hold around 3-4kg. But two things concern me, 1. Air tight (It seems that the commerical ones such as the picture attached they are not airtight the cylinder ones are clear so lets a lot of light in. and 2. Price They are some expensive. I thought I could maybe make a few myself. Has anyone attempted this and made them airtight for bean preservation.




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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    Small and cheap is a wall mounted dispenser
    http://marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=2436-892583000504

    I have some ideas for a DIY project but I need to know how much you need to store in KG & volume in beans

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    I had seen those on the net before, I guess I was looking at anywhere between 2 and 4 kg of beans. (roasted of course). The cylinder ones look fairly easy to replicate, a cylinder with a fancy lid. I was think of a spaghetti tube, with a funnel and a ball valve fitted to the bottom.

    What did you have in mind KK?

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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    Quote Originally Posted by 7C606D6F67676C616D7B080 link=1247388225/2#2 date=1247405666
    and a ball valve fitted to the bottom.
    Seen the price of stainless ball valves?
    :o

    I dont know that Ive seen any of these dispensers that I really like, I would be tempted on using them as a static display and then providing beans (already) in valve bags after the customer selected them from the display.


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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    Quote Originally Posted by 0C2329344D0 link=1247388225/3#3 date=1247412678
    I dont know that Ive seen any of these dispensers that I really like, I would be tempted on using them as a static display and then providing beans (already) in valve bags after the customer selected them from the display.
    Here, here! Might as well use spaghetti jars imho. The silos do make nice displays for green beans.


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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    what about at the $2 shops?
    they often have these sort of things.
    not going to be sealed well at the $2 shop but.......

    what about some tall thin vases (for display), the no tops issue but so dust and stuff will get in? cheap ones at $2 shops as well...

    medical glass bottles? they will have good lids

    IMO i would only buy coffee from these in a place i no has very high turnover.........


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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    Quote Originally Posted by 6874797B73737875796F1C0 link=1247388225/2#2 date=1247405666
    I had seen those on the net before, I guess I was looking at anywhere between 2 and 4 kg of beans. (roasted of course). *The cylinder ones look fairly easy to replicate, a cylinder with a fancy lid. *I was think of a spaghetti tube, with a funnel and a ball valve fitted to the bottom.

    What did you have in mind KK?
    You can get empty 10 or 20 lt water bottles (you know the ones you turn upside down) fit a gate & a filler top
    To reduce the amount of stored beans you can fit a separator



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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    Why not spend the money on a good quality sealer and valve bags....


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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    Quote Originally Posted by 342825272F2F24292533400 link=1247388225/0#0 date=1247388225
    I was thinking of getting some Silos for my roasted beans, maybe that would hold around 3-4kg. *
    Why?
    Will it be for storage until sale or just for personal use?
    Do they need to be on display?

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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    Quote Originally Posted by 4264736C6B34050 link=1247388225/7#7 date=1247440605
    Why not spend the money on a good quality sealer and valve bags....
    I have a sealer and valve bags but would like to display the goods and have easier access for filling the bags and make it look rather nice.

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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    You could display any bean but it would depend on turnover on how long the beans would be on display in a less than optimal environment.

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    Re: Coffee Bean Silos

    check your PM sent you a link to some

    hope the roaster is getting closer



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