Just thought I'd post a pic of the new bean cooler I put together this A.M. It's a $10 Honeywell Tornado fan and a $7 colander both from Target + a little cardboard.http://fitzgeraldgullam.com/DSCF0002.jpgPlenty of airflow, nice and stable and the colander sits nicely in the cardboard and can lift out to dump.
Looks like it should work quite well. What's the colander diameter? Just curious, guestimating batch size capacity:-) Also thinking it'll be good at blowing off residual chaff so likely best used outdoors! Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
I am a big fan of that fan. It is super strong and quiet. Plus it fits the bottom of my flat bottom target mesh strainer perfectly. I don't use the cardboard since it will sit right on top of the fan. I have use other methods of cooling including pouring between colanders, spreading out on a large heat absorbing surface and stirring in the mesh strainer in below 0 weather. My version of your set up is by far the fastest method I have used. Mike since my set up is very similar to John's I can say the strainer is about 101/2 inches in diameter at the top, and 7 inches on the bottom. It is 4 3/4 inches deep and could easily cool a couple pounds if needed. The fan's face is 8 14 inches in diameter with a lip so the strainers 7 inch diameter fits easily and securely. Jared On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:33:56 -0800, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Jared Andersson wrote: <Snip> Exactly. I also like the wire framed mesh. I've deformed the sides to sit solidly inside the cardboard and I may tweak the rim (I can't seem to leave well enough alone) for easier pouring from the colander to the Mason jar. A new cooler, another thrift store convection oven and ten pounds of green on the way - I wish it would stop raining so I could stop getting ready to roast ($) and actually roast something!!!