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Topic: cleaning the jars you keep your roasted beans in (14 msgs / 373 lines)
1) From: Patrick S. Harper
They do not really get dirty, but I am not sure if the oil goes rancid, any
advice?  Also, I have a friend that does not clean the top of his roaster
until it gets really dark, I have been cleaning mine on a regular basis like
the manual says to, he has one of the ones that was out before the IR2 and
said it said the top did not need cleaning.  Just trying to make sure I am
doing this right.
Dang K-Mart did not send me the coffee pot, they sent me an e-mail about
them being out of stock.  I have decided to go ahead and get one of the 10
cup Technivorm pots with the carafe as soon as SM has them back in stock, I
am looking forward to that a lot.
Patrick S. Harper | CISSP RHCT MCSE
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2) From: Brett Mason
I wash mine in dish soap and water, and dry them, about once a month...
Brett
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3) From: Larry English
I wash them when I see drops of oil or when they fail the sniff test.
Larry
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4) From: raymanowen
"I have decided to go ahead and get one of the 10 cup Technivorm pots with
the carafe as soon as SM has them back in stock, I am looking forward to
that a lot."
Some folks don't keep up with the filth and pass it off as Seasoning.
Medical Doctors used to do that until they learned about microbes and
bacteria. Their clientele had no complaints, just hard to bill a cadaver.
Fair Warning- you'll love the Technivorm! Don't wait for the Scale light to
illuminate- mine never has- but three times over several hundred pots in my
KB-741, it started brewing cooler. I just had to delime it.
The last time, I only had white vinegar.
1 cup vinegar + 1qt distilled H2O in the reservoir. I let it perc completely
through, and rinsed it by letting it heat 2 cups, then 1 cup of dist H2O.
It worked like a charm for me, but it "goes against all the laws of God and
Nature."
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive--of our
forebears. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of
thought."* - -John F. Kennedy, Yale, 6-11-1962*

5) From: Jeff Bensen
I wash mine with a sponge in dish soap and water, then dry them, 
prior to using them for each new roast. That is probably overkill, 
but it only takes a few minutes and it removes any doubt about 
residual oils potentially going rancid.
- Jeff Bensen
   Palm Bay, FL
At 12:55 AM 2/5/2007, Larry English wrote:
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6) From: Eddie Dove
Mine go into the dishwasher after every use making sure that they are
positioned so that the jets will spray up inside the jar.
Eddie
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My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 2/4/07, Patrick S. Harper  wrote:">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 2/4/07, Patrick S. Harper  wrote:
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7) From: Walter R. Basil
On Feb 4, 2007, at 10:56 PM, "Patrick S. Harper"  
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I wash my jars out after every use. Just so whatever was in there  
does not "contaminate" the taste of the coffee I am getting ready to  
throw in there. Coffee is very absorbent of other flavors.
As for my roaster (IR2), I usually go through about 6 roasts before I  
throw the chamber assembly in the dishwasher (about once a week). On  
top of that, I scour the metal about once every month.
Walt
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8) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
On the topic of jars, anyone else 'experiment' with the degassing valves
from worn out SM foil bags? I started using jars that held just over a batch
(small air space above beans) of IR2 roasted beans and have drilled the lids
to hold a valve that I cut out of a SM bag. I have glued these in place and
'tested' them for seal and they appear to be working well. After the
roast/cool cycle in my IR2 I dump the beans directly into the jars and
secure the lid. As far as I can tell the process is working well. The one
difference is I can't squeeze the jars to get that great aroma like the bags
emit.
Some one may have already covered this topic, but I thought I would throw it
out with this jar thread.
TerryT
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
Overkill? I think not. And doesn't even take a few minutes per jar, more
like a few seconds. Seems good prudent procedure, one I happen to use
myself. Why "wait" until any residual oils smell noticeably rancid? But
then, I don't re-use dishes or silverware without washing them either.
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
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	Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 10:11 PM
	
	I wash mine with a sponge in dish soap and water, then dry them,
prior to using them for each new roast. That is probably overkill, but it
only takes a few minutes and it removes any doubt about residual oils
potentially going rancid.
	
	- Jeff Bensen
	  Palm Bay, FL
	
	At 12:55 AM 2/5/2007, Larry English wrote:
	
		I wash them when I see drops of oil or when they fail the
sniff test.
		Larry
		
		On 2/4/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
		
			I wash mine in dish soap and water, and dry them,
about once a month... 
			
			Brett
			
			On 2/4/07, Patrick S. Harper <
patrick  >
wrote:
			
				They do not really get dirty, but I am not
sure if the oil goes rancid, any 
				
				advice?  Also, I have a friend that does not
clean the top of his roaster
				
				until it gets really dark, I have been
cleaning mine on a regular basis like
				
				the manual says to, he has one of the ones
that was out before the IR2 and 
				
				said it said the top did not need cleaning.
Just trying to make sure I am
				
				doing this right.
				
				Dang K-Mart did not send me the coffee pot,
they sent me an e-mail about
				
				them being out of stock.  I have decided to
go ahead and get one of the 10 
				
				cup Technivorm pots with the carafe as soon
as SM has them back in stock, I
				
				am looking forward to that a lot.
				
				Patrick S. Harper | CISSP RHCT MCSE
				
				www.internetsecurityguru.com

10) From: Leo Zick
Youre not kidding.  I hate to think what people do about their dishes

11) From: Floyd Lozano
if using canning jars, maybe instead of using the metal plate in the lid,
just use an entire side of a bag and screw it down with the threaded ring of
the canning lid, but not too tight, and then you can sort of 'push' it down
to get that aroma =)
-F
On 2/5/07, TERRY TITSWORTH  wrote:
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12) From: stereoplegic
eddie posted a thread about this at homeroasters.org:http://snipurl.com/valvejarfplozano wrote:
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13) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
I am not using canning jars and lids, but that does provide an interesting
plan.
Thanks Floyd.
And Thanks also to StereoPlegic. I checked out Eddies plan also.
TerryT
On 2/5/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
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(I'm the tall guy in the middle)

14) From: Andy Thomas
I usually put them in the dishwasher after each use -- or wash by hand.
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