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    Storing beans between grinds

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hello and thank-you to those that created and run this site.

    The informtion Ive gleaned prior to my outlay on an EM6910 and EM0480 has been invaluable and now, of even greater importance, on their "correct"usage.

    A question on storing beans between usage.

    I only make coffee usually on weekends and so was wondering should I be emptying the un-used beans out of the grinder? I tried doing so, but a lot seem to stay in and just above the burrs when I remove the hopper. Even tipping the grinder up still leaves beans behind.

    Thanks in advance for any tips or experiences.

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    Re: Storing beans between grinds

    Yes you should be emptying the grinder.
    Store them in an airtight bag in a cool dry dark place.

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    Re: Storing beans between grinds

    Or start drinking shots during the week too - that will solve the problem! Dont know how you can wait so long between shots?! - a few hours and Im itchy!

    ;)

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    Re: Storing beans between grinds

    This is sort of related, I learned the importance of cleaning my burr grinder regularly. The last few pots were tasting lousy, I thought I didnt roast them properly. I cleaned my grinder and the difference was like day and night.

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    Re: Storing beans between grinds

    There was a poll a while ago on this same topic.

    Generally I put a minimum amount in the hopper for the current session but normally even the extra few if there is any are gone within 12 hours so I dont get to paranoid about leaving a few in the hoper. Any additional air/moisture or UV you can keep the beans from is better so bag is better than hopper but even opening and closing the bag is introducing Air so squeeze it when closed.

    If you are only using small lots then maybe if you are home roasting store them in 100g lots rather than 250g bags.

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    Re: Storing beans between grinds

    Hi there from a fellow 6910/0480 home user!

    My main tip is that, when you put the beans in the grinder, use your portafilter as a guide as to how many beans youll need. I store mine in an airtight container in the cupboard between uses and then fill my PF up when making the coffee (either single basket or double basket) and that way theres very little left in the grinder.

    Probably then, at the end of the weekend, when you know youre not going to be making any more coffees for a little while, just keep grinding until nothing more comes out and then give the grinder a good clean up ready for the next weekend - I take the bean hopper off and tap it out and then I usually grab the small attachment on my Dyson vacuum cleaner and vacuum up any strays in and around the grinder and the spout.

    Or it could be that Im a girlie and love my Dyson! ;D

    Cheers
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    Re: Storing beans between grinds

    Thanks to everybody for the replies.

    I dont think Ill be getting the Dyson out *:) but as suggested will be putting small amounts in and grinding and cleaning out the bulk of the left overs.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Storing beans between grinds

    Pah, obviously a boy and no appreciation of household appliances...best mode of transport I ever had, according to my husband!

    ::) ;) :) ;D

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    Re: Storing beans between grinds

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyks link=1225885039/0#7 date=1225969769
    Pah, obviously a boy and no appreciation of household appliances...best mode of transport I ever had, according to my husband!

    ::) ;) :) ;D
    Clearly a girlie thing...... since my upgrade to a MM I am getting more mess on the side - and the wife is looking at a Dyson Cordless - maybe she can travel further without a cord attached - albeit only for 6 mins according to the literature *;D *:P



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