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Topic: Brett's Bean Cooler (15 msgs / 784 lines)
1) From: Jim De Hoog
Brett,
You mentioned pics were forth coming featuring your bean cooler.  Do you have them up yet? 
By the way, I found a nice SS 6quart pot at a restaurant supple store that would make a nice drum for a roaster. If anyone is looking for a solid drum.
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster De Hoog

2) From: Brett Mason
I will take a few tonite and post them... Brett
On 8/17/06, Jim De Hoog  wrote:
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Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

3) From: Brett Mason
OK, if you will start at this link, and work toward picture #1.  You'll see
the Cooler, including the domed splatter protctor, the fan, the bucket, and
also some pictures of my cooling and loading tray.http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/guest/view_slide_album/view_slide.do?machineid=pcs001&page&invite~wzJ58D28zpo8G87oOh&shareType=Album&mdn194310109Regards,
Brett
On 8/17/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Cute Foulger's knockbox;-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
	Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:24 PM
	
	OK, if you will start at this link, and work toward picture #1.
You'll see the Cooler, including the domed splatter protctor, the fan, the
bucket, and also some pictures of my cooling and loading tray.
	http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/guest/view_slide_album/view_slide.do?machineid=pcs001&page&invite~wzJ58D28zpo8G87oOh&shareType=Album&mdn194310109
	
	Regards,
	Brett

5) From: Derek Bradford
Does your cooler suck or blow?  There's a serious question in there
somewhere...  Chaff or no chaff?
On 8/18/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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6) From: Sandy Andina
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Here's what I do to cool SC/TO roasts:  after they reach the degree  
of doneness I want (dep. on bean, anywhere through end of 1st crack,  
to rolling 2nd), I flip the handle up, thus shutting off the TO. (I  
unplug the SC's heater a couple of snaps into 1st and a minute later,  
turn down to 400F).  After 30 sec., to make sure there will be no  
more flaming chaff embers, I remove the TO. I let the beans stir in  
the no-longer heated SC (by now, the heat has been off at least 10  
min.).  After about 20 min. they are no longer hot, and are cool  
enough to go first into a colander and then into bags or even  
Tupperware.   If I really want to accelerate cooling, I unplug the  
SC, and using a slotted spoon transfer the beans to a colander--and  
then pour between two colanders in front of the air conditioner for  
about two minutes or so.
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Sandy
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Here's what I do to cool SC/TO =
roasts:  after they reach the degree of doneness I want (dep. on bean, =
anywhere through end of 1st crack, to rolling 2nd), I flip the handle =
up, thus shutting off the TO. (I unplug the SC's heater a couple of =
snaps into 1st and a minute later, turn down to 400F).  After 30 sec., =
to make sure there will be no more flaming chaff embers, I remove the =
TO. I let the beans stir in the no-longer heated SC (by now, the heat =
has been off at least 10 min.).  After about 20 min. they are no =
longer hot, and are cool enough to go first into a colander and then =
into bags or even Tupperware.   If I really want to accelerate =
cooling, I unplug the SC, and using a slotted spoon transfer the beans =
to a colander--and then pour between two colanders in front of the air =
conditioner for about two minutes or so.
On Aug 18, 2006, =
at 1:20 AM, Derek Bradford wrote:
Does your cooler suck or blow?  There's a serious question in = theresomewhere...  Chaff or no chaff? On = 8/18/06, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona> = wrote: Cute = Foulger's knockbox;-)Kona Konnaisseur miKe = mcKoffeeURL to Rosto mods, = FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint=.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmfirst not know. And in knowing = know I know not. Each Personal enlightenmentfound exploring the many divergent foot steps of = Those who have gone before.         From: homeroast-admin= s.sweetmarias.com[mailto:homeroast-adm= in] On Behalf Of Brett Mason        = Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:24 PM         OK, if you will = start at this link, and work toward picture #1.You'll see the Cooler, including the domed splatter = protctor, the fan, thebucket, and also some = pictures of my cooling and loading tray. http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/guest/view_slide_album/view_slid=e.do?machineid         = Regards,        Brett homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings -- The = Uglyroast 3! Coffee Roaster.  = ...Now 85% less ugly!http://uglyroast.atspace.comhomeroastmailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-79--665800237--

7) From: Brett Mason
And it also serves as a lawn fertilizer... I run it outside the back door,
and chaff adds nitrogen to my soil....
It blows.  But it certainly doesn;t suck!
Brett
On 8/18/06, Derek Bradford  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

8) From: Brett Mason
Hi Sandy,
I found that 2-3lb roasts take deliberate cooling, as the bean mass retains
a ton of heat...  I have used several fans in the past.  The current setup
is meant to streamline some of my processes...
Cheers,
Brett
On 8/18/06, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

9) From: Sandy Andina
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Apples and oranges, as my SC/TO roasts are usually only 12 oz.-1 lb.   
If I were to switch to drum roasts, I'd probably use your method.
On Aug 18, 2006, at 1:46 AM, Brett Mason wrote:
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Apples and oranges, as my SC/TO =
roasts are usually only 12 oz.-1 lb.  If I were to switch to drum =
roasts, I'd probably use your method.
On Aug 18, 2006, at =
1:46 AM, Brett Mason wrote:
Hi = Sandy, I found that 2-3lb roasts take deliberate cooling, as the = bean mass retains a ton of heat...  I have used several fans in the = past.  The current setup is meant to streamline some of my = processes... Cheers, Brett On 8/18/06, Sandy = Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: Here's what I do to cool SC/TO roasts:  = after they reach the degree of doneness I want (dep. on bean, anywhere = through end of 1st crack, to rolling 2nd), I flip the handle up, thus = shutting off the TO. (I unplug the SC's heater a couple of snaps into = 1st and a minute later, turn down to 400F).  After 30 sec., to make = sure there will be no more flaming chaff embers, I remove the TO. I let = the beans stir in the no-longer heated SC (by now, the heat has been off = at least 10 min.).  After about 20 min. they are no longer hot, and = are cool enough to go first into a colander and then into bags or even = Tupperware.   If I really want to accelerate cooling, I unplug the = SC, and using a slotted spoon transfer the beans to a colander--and then = pour between two colanders in front of the air conditioner for about two = minutes or so. On Aug 18, 2006, at 1:20 AM, = Derek Bradford wrote: Does your cooler suck or blow?  = There's a serious question in theresomewhere...  Chaff or no chaff? On 8/18/06, miKe mcKoffee < mcKona> = wrote: Cute = Foulger's knockbox;-) Kona Konnaisseur miKe = mcKoffeeURL to Rosto mods, = FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coff=ee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the = quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. = Each Personal enlightenmentfound = exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone = before.      =   From: = homeroast-admin[mailto:homeroast-admin= arias.com ] On Behalf Of Brett Mason        Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:24 = PM         OK, if you will = start at this link, and work toward picture #1.You'll see the Cooler, including the domed splatter protctor, the = fan, thebucket, and also some pictures = of my cooling and loading tray. =http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/guest/view_slide_album/view_slide.do?machine=id=pcs001&page=14&invite=7EwzJ58D28zpo8G87oOh&shareT= ype=Album&mdn=3194310109     =     Regards,     =   Brett =homeroast mailing list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTochange your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings -- The Uglyroast = 3! Coffee Roaster.  ...Now 85% less ugly! = =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTochange your personal list settings (digest =">http://uglyroast.atspace.comhomeroastmailing list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTochange your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= Sandywww.sandyandina.com
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10) From: Leo Zick
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awesome knockbox!! lol  
From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] 
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 1:24 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Brett's Bean Cooler
OK, if you will start at this link, and work toward picture #1.  You'll see
the Cooler, including the domed splatter protctor, the fan, the bucket, and
also some pictures of my cooling and loading tray.http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/guest/view_slide_album/view_slide.do?machineid=pcs001
&page&invite~wzJ58D28zpo8G87oOh&shareType=Album&mdn194310109
Regards,
Brett
On 8/17/06, Brett Mason  wrote: 
I will take a few tonite and post them... Brett
On 8/17/06, Jim De Hoog  > wrote: 
Brett,
You mentioned pics were forth coming featuring your bean cooler.  Do you
have them up yet? 
By the way, I found a nice SS 6quart pot at a restaurant supple store that
would make a nice drum for a roaster. If anyone is looking for a solid drum.
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster De Hoog
-- 
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman 
-- 
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman 

11) From: Jim De Hoog
Brett,
I like the cooler unit.  Thanks for the pics.  I imagine it works more effectively than the granite counter top.
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster" De Hoog
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From: Brett Mason 
To: homeroast
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 12:24:05 AM
Subject: Re: +Brett's Bean Cooler
OK, if you will start at this link, and work toward picture #1.  You'll see the Cooler, including the domed splatter protctor, the fan, the bucket, and also some pictures of my cooling and loading tray.http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/guest/view_slide_album/view_slide.do?machineid=pcs001&page&invite~wzJ58D28zpo8G87oOh&shareType=Album&mdn194310109Regards,
Brett
On 8/17/06, Brett Mason  wrote: 
I will take a few tonite and post them... Brett
On 8/17/06, Jim De Hoog  wrote: 
Brett,
You mentioned pics were forth coming featuring your bean cooler.  Do you have them up yet? 
By the way, I found a nice SS 6quart pot at a restaurant supple store that would make a nice drum for a roaster. If anyone is looking for a solid drum.
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster De Hoog
-- 
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman 
-- 
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

12) From: Brett Mason
On the knockbox, I had asked my kids for a short Folger's can - my 21 yr old
went to a few antique stores and found that one - now every day I pound on
Folgers with great coffee...
Brett
On 8/18/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

13) From: Brett Mason
Actually the cooler does not work nearly as fast as the granite counter
top.  Perhaps you've been camping and placed a hot metal cup on a rock or
boulder, and within a minute it becomes cool?  The granite works like a huge
heat sink - I have cooled uyp to 4 lb on the counte, in under 4 minutes.  I
spread it out so it is less than 3/4 inch thick - truly amazing.  But with a
family of 9, sometimes I have to clear counter space to cool, and then chaff
gets everywhere (drum/skillet roast leaves some chaff).
If you've not tried a grqanite counter as a cooler, and you have
opportunity, it is a very interesting phenomenon...
Brett
On 8/18/06, Jim De Hoog  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

14) From: Tom Bellhouse
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Someone mentioned the small fan from Honeywell that's available from =
Lowe's.  It's cheap, and it works wonders when coupled to a 9" collander =
I found at a junk shop.  I cool my SC/TO batches by shutting off the =
roaster when the desired roast is achieved, taking the TO off, picking =
up the SC and dumping the beans into the collander.  Takes a little =
practice.  The Honeywell fan is then stuck atop the collander, blowing =
down into the beans.  I then pick up the collander and tilt it, first =
one way and then the other, to try to get some initial cooling to all =
the bean mass.  After half a minute of that agitation, which also shakes =
out a lot of chaff, I just set the whole thing down (fan still running) =
and start the next batch roasting!  The batch, usually a pound, is cool =
in another two minutes.  Works well.
Now about stopping the roast at first crack:  Aren't the beans =
distributed normally as far as degree of roast is concerned?  Seems to =
me like stopping at first crack leaves the average bean doneness well =
short of first crack, and that different roasting equipment might make =
the "doneness distribution" wider or narrower.  Thoughts?
Tom in GA

15) From: Leo Zick
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sweet sadistic delights.. :p
 
im actually a non-knockbox knocker. i pull the basket out of the pf (dont
use the springs, no need for em) and rap it against the inside of my garbage
can. works really well, and one less thing to clean. but, i do sometimes
miss the extra gadget to show off..  
From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] 
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 8:45 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Brett's Bean Cooler
On the knockbox, I had asked my kids for a short Folger's can - my 21 yr old
went to a few antique stores and found that one - now every day I pound on
Folgers with great coffee...
Brett
On 8/18/06, Leo Zick  wrote: 
awesome knockbox!! lol  
From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] 
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 1:24 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Brett's Bean Cooler
OK, if you will start at this link, and work toward picture #1.  You'll see
the Cooler, including the domed splatter protctor, the fan, the bucket, and
also some pictures of my cooling and loading tray.http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/guest/view_slide_album/view_slide.do?machineid=pcs001
&page&invite~wzJ58D28zpo8G87oOh&shareType=Album&mdn194310109
Regards,
Brett
On 8/17/06, Brett Mason  wrote: 
I will take a few tonite and post them... Brett
On 8/17/06, Jim De Hoog  > wrote: 
Brett,
You mentioned pics were forth coming featuring your bean cooler.  Do you
have them up yet? 
By the way, I found a nice SS 6quart pot at a restaurant supple store that
would make a nice drum for a roaster. If anyone is looking for a solid drum.
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster De Hoog
-- 
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman 
-- 
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman 
-- 
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman 


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