On 23 Jun 2001, at 9:53, Steve wrote:
Seems like it would, but I'm not sure because to avoid that, I clean
out the oils between uses. My roasts typically have very little
visible oil because I seldom take things to the end of second crack,
and it seldom is in the bag more than 24 hours. The typical
schedule is roast in the evening, drink the next morning.
Sometimes I'll do enough for two mornings. This doesn't leave
much time for oil to develop on my style of roasts.
You could, but cleaning isn't that big a deal. I have 20 of the
ziplocks and most are labelled (big cheap white Avery label, with
small lettering so I could scratch one name out and add another 10-
20 times before it needs replacing) for one particular bean type.
When my roast finishes, I pour the beans directly into one of the
bags, smoosh out the air and let it sit overnight. The next morning
my husband grinds it and puts it in a regular ziplock baggie, we
take it to work, brew and drink it. That evening I'll take both the
thick, large Tom's ziplock bag and the small baggie-style one and
wipe them with a damp towel. Open them up and let them sit for a
while, open-side-down, to dry. That's the schedule for 4 out of 5
weekdays, and it's producing great coffee.
None of the bags has required more intensive cleaning or
dishwashing, yet. A damp paper towel rubbed around inside has
been sufficient, even for the bag labelled and used regularly for my
spouse's carbonized stuff. They get a slight whiff of coffee after a
while, but the contents still taste great so I'm not bothering to do
any more. Just make sure to wipe out the bottom parts of the bag
where it folds when empty; if any place is going to retain oils to
contaminate the next batch, that'll be it.
How are the bags working for you?
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