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    Fast de-gas

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    I was reading a thread somewhere and I think it was Nunu commented that if he wants to hurry up the degassing process he leaves his beans out a little longer befor packaging.
    What are peoples thoughts on this?

    I myself think it is a good thing if you are caught short on beans and need to get sme ready a bit faster for using.

    Any kind of idea on how long to leave the beans out for etc?

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    Re: Fast de-gas

    No idea about how long but Renzo has suggested to me I can leave then in a warmer spot as well to hurry up the ageing.

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    Re: Fast de-gas

    What about in a bag under vacuum, would that speed things up?

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    Re: Fast de-gas

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill44A link=1178424603/0#2 date=1178437369
    What about in a bag under vacuum, would that speed things up?
    Well it would speed up the de-gassing...

    But coffee oils are volatile..... so they evaporate at room temperature and pressure eventually making the coffee taste flat and dull..... reduce the pressure and they will evaporate a LOT faster......

    Since they are a major component of the taste in the cup..... I wouldnt be doing it :o

    Leaving them exposed to air will help with degassing but will also increase the oxidation of those oils... so I guess the beans will be ready sooner but I would expect their life to be reduced.... a trade off I guess..... good for emergencies.... but the normal ageing in a bag with a one way would be my preferred option.

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    Re: Fast de-gas

    Would grinding and letting stand work? (say for 30-60 minutes or something?)

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    Re: Fast de-gas

    JavaB what about Renzos suggestion?
    In a valved bag but warmer than room temp.

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    Re: Fast de-gas

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1178424603/0#5 date=1178447079
    JavaB what about Renzos suggestion?
    In a valved bag but warmer than room temp.

    That sounds like a very good idea to me.....

    The elevated temperature would increase the rate of gas escape..... the valve would stop air getting to the coffee oils.....

    Sounds like a win / win....... cant see any downside :)



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