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Topic: a neat way to cool my beans (4 msgs / 82 lines)
1) From: Sherry
I have been using a whirly pop lately to roast. I find it a bit tedious to
keep shuffling the beans between 2 colanders to cool them (I do this outside
so the chaff just mess doesn't get all over the kitchen. I happen to have an
old Dutch bulb screen tray. They are used to dry the harvested tulip bulbs.
When I get tired of tossing the beans between the colanders, I just dump
them onto this tray let them air cool. I have it in mind to rig up a fan
beneath the screen which I will elevate so that I can by pass the colanders
totally. Of course, The holes in the screen are quite large so if I agitate
the beans most of the chaff falls through the holes.
-- 
Sherry Morrison
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2) From: coffenut
Sherry,
I use one of those frying pan screens that were so popular back in the 80's.
Outside, I lay the screen over the top of the colander, grip both sides of
the colander and screen, and shake/shake/shake it baby!   Good for a little
exercise, but my neighbor is still trying to figure out what the heck I'm
doing.  The screen keeps the beans from getting out while you can shake the
chaff off the beans.  About 30-40 seconds of shaking up/down get's rid of
the chaff which exits out the sides of the colander.  It also helps cool the
beans some more.
Coffenut  :^)
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3) From: Tony
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Sherry:
 
That's what I do to cool my beans.
 
I have a sheetmetal heating vent register that is a 
bout the same size as my Jenn-Aire downdraft vent. I used masking tape to mask 
out the rest so that there is a better fit.
 
I then simply set the wire mesh collander on the 
inverted register, with the downdraft turned on, and VOILA!, cold beans in about 
60 seconds.
 
It also vents the smoke form the still-crackling 
beans outside...
 
Tony Reynolds

4) From: Sherry
Coffeenut,
I have one of those frying pan screens! Thanks for the great idea. I will
try it the next time I use the WP.
Sherry,
I use one of those frying pan screens that were so popular back in the 80's.
Outside, I lay the screen over the top of the colander, grip both sides of
the colander and screen, and shake/shake/shake it baby!   Good for a little
exercise, but my neighbor is still trying to figure out what the heck I'm
doing.  The screen keeps the beans from getting out while you can shake the
chaff off the beans.  About 30-40 seconds of shaking up/down get's rid of
the chaff which exits out the sides of the colander.  It also helps cool the
beans some more.
Coffenut  :^) 
Sherry Morrison
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