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Topic: bean cooler questions (9 msgs / 151 lines)
1) From: Peter Zulkowski
Please help.
Can anyone tell me if this item on ebay:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih8&sspagenameRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item0061082794&rd=1&rd=1would be strong enough to hold roasted coffee for cooling?
Thanks to all,

2) From: Alchemist John
That should be no problem at all.  The main trick is that it has that 
cross piece for support.  And keep in mind, that is a soil 
sieve.  One normal mode of operation is to stack 1/2 dozen of those 
with lbs of soil at the top, and shake it aggressively until it 
partitions out.  1-2 lbs of static coffee should be easy.
At 19:29 2/12/2007, you wrote:
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

3) From: Vicki Smith
It looks like it would hold the beans just fine. How to you plan on 
incorporating it into a cooling system?
I've seen some very nifty fans with the same diameter, if that is one of 
the options you are considering.
Peter Zulkowski wrote:

4) From: raymanowen
It looks a lot like the Ro-Tap shaker screens, and these are made for soil
testing. They should be much stronger than mere screen mesh
At 12-inch diameter X 5 inch depth for the frame and the interchangeable
mesh discs, you'll find them quite useful I would think.
$28 with shipping for the one set available, you may have missed it.
There's always the Target colanders- less than 1/3 the cost- 11-inch dia, ss
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

5) From: Peter Zulkowski
Hi Ray,
Thanks to you and everyone who responded.
The closest Target to me is 70 miles.
There is nothing like what you suggest on their web site :(
The alternatives I have found around here are galvanized screen or zinc 
coated  or painted steel perfed metal for door kick plates.
There are expanded aluminum panels for doors that would work, but almost 
the same cost.
Did not think I wanted to deal with paint or zinc.
Perhaps I could use the drill press and drill hundreds of holes in a SS 
tray from a thrift store.
There would be considerable time involved and then I need to make it 
Not to mention that I usually cut myself when working stainless; and 
break lots of small drill bits.
All in all, although I do love to do things on the cheap, this seems 
like the best way to make a cooler.
Yup, I won it :)
I have several fans and blowers to use.
Will let you know which one I decide on, and will post pics on 
Homeroasters.org when I get it done.
Best to all,

6) From: raymanowen
"The closest Target to me is 70 miles."
That was a Serious Blunder and an oversight on their part! No Target in LHC?
Their web site never carries stuff that's in their stores, so no filling out
a list at home of stuff you want to grab at the store.
It wouldn't matter anyway- the stores are always set up to snag the impulse
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
On 2/13/07, Peter Zulkowski  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

7) From: Brett Mason
Try one of these, upside down, in a bucket...  I use the round one - and
it'll save you $8 over what you were lookng at...
On 2/13/07, Peter Zulkowski  wrote:

8) From: Brett Mason
Alas, the link....http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId05426&cp&sr=1&origkw=splatter&kw=splatter&parentPage=search
On 2/13/07, Brett Mason  wrote:

9) From: Laura Micucci
I use a similar "sifting pan" that I got off of eBay ( a cooking supply
dealer) and a box fan to cool my beans.
On 2/13/07, Peter Zulkowski  wrote:
Laura Micucci

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