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Topic: another vac pak thread (6 msgs / 223 lines)
1) From: john nanavati
dumb question for vacuum sealing roasted beans.
i travel a lot for work and find that i'll have beans left over before a
trip and vac seal them. life is good.
i recently tried vac sealing freshly roasted beans - roasted within 3 days
of vac sealing. i was hoping that the end result would be that any degassing
would be placed on hold while the beans went into a state of limbo. i was
also hoping that this would be an efficient way that i could roast for
friends, then ship snail mail, and they could still have that "just out of
the roaster" experience.
instead of reading the memo, the beans continued to degas within the vac pak
and i came back to a pillow of beans and really flat coffee. i'm currently
drinking this as punishment ;- )
any advice about vac-ing roasted beans?
(it's okay if you tell me to research old threads. i know that i'm being
lazy without checking the history first. just be nice ;- )
John Nanavati, DHI, CIT
Plainfield, New Jersey

2) From: Rich
After all of this talk about vacuum sealing coffee beans (green) I am curious as to how much of a vacuum 
does this sealing machine draw?  Either in inches of water or inches of mercury.
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From: john nanavati
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 23:35:14 -0400
dumb question for vacuum sealing roasted beans.
i travel a lot for work and find that i'll have beans left over before a trip and vac seal them. life is good.
i recently tried vac sealing freshly roasted beans - roasted within 3 days of vac sealing. i was hoping 
that the end result would be that any degassing would be placed on hold while the beans went into a 
state of limbo. i was also hoping that this would be an efficient way that i could roast for friends, then 
ship snail mail, and they could still have that "just out of the roaster" experience. 
instead of reading the memo, the beans continued to degas within the vac pak and i came back to a 
pillow of beans and really flat coffee. i'm currently drinking this as punishment ;- )  
any advice about vac-ing roasted beans?
(it's okay if you tell me to research old threads. i know that i'm being lazy without checking the history 
first. just be nice ;- )
John Nanavati, DHI, CIT
Plainfield, New Jersey 

3) From: Brett Mason
Roast some beans.
Get your Oreck.
Go to the Zoo.
Feed the roasted beans to a seal.
Turn on the vacuum.
Attack the seal.
Yep - that should do it.
Vacuum sealed roasted beans.
Kopi Luwak Civets got nothing on you!
Brett
On 7/26/07, john nanavati  wrote:
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
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If I understand correctly how to store roasted beans for longer term? Vac
bag and freeze. Good for months. It's the freezing that halts the degassing
and staling. Those who doubt that I'll simply repost the link once again to
video demonstrating many months vac frozen beans pulling 90% crema
shots...can't be done with stale 100% Arabica. Oh tasted right nice too.
 
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URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately 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.
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of john nanavati
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 8:35 PM
dumb question for vacuum sealing roasted beans.
i travel a lot for work and find that i'll have beans left over before a
trip and vac seal them. life is good.
 
i recently tried vac sealing freshly roasted beans - roasted within 3 days
of vac sealing. i was hoping that the end result would be that any degassing
would be placed on hold while the beans went into a state of limbo. i was
also hoping that this would be an efficient way that i could roast for
friends, then ship snail mail, and they could still have that "just out of
the roaster" experience. 
 
instead of reading the memo, the beans continued to degas within the vac pak
and i came back to a pillow of beans and really flat coffee. i'm currently
drinking this as punishment ;- )  
 
any advice about vac-ing roasted beans?
(it's okay if you tell me to research old threads. i know that i'm being
lazy without checking the history first. just be nice ;- )

5) From: john nanavati
ok. i'll buy that. and that's probably the issue. as it happens, i
vac-ed two 1/2 lb bags of roasted beans. one in the freezer (which i forgot
about until now) and the other in room temp cupboard. the freezer bag looks
fine and the other was the pillow that i referred to earlier.
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6) From: Gail Shuford
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Mike, can you tell me where the actual reposted link is to the video  
- after your first two promotions, there is a third url to a random  
list of topics in what appears to be no established order.  Who has  
the time to wade thru all this? Maybe you could narrow it down a bit  
more for those who are interested.
Thanks,
Gail
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Mike, can you tell me where the =
actual reposted link is to the video - after your first two promotions, =
there is a third url to a random list of topics in what appears to be no =
established order.  Who has the time to wade thru all this? Maybe you =
could narrow it down a bit more for those who are interested. =
 Thanks,Gail  
On Jul 27, =
2007, at 12:33 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
If I understand correctly = how to store roasted beans for longer term? Vac bag and freeze. Good for = months. It's the freezing that halts the degassing and staling. Those = who doubt that I'll simply repost the link once again to video = demonstrating many months vac frozen beans pulling 90% crema = shots...can't be done with stale 100% Arabica. Oh tasted right nice = too.  

Pacific Northwest Gathering VI http://home.comcast.ne=t/~mckona/PNWGVI.htm Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee URL to = Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimate= ly 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. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/

From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-adm= in] On Behalf Of john = nanavati Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 8:35 = PM dumb question for vacuum sealing = roasted beans. i travel a lot for work and find that i'll = have beans left over before a trip and vac seal them. life is = good.   i recently tried vac sealing freshly = roasted beans - roasted within 3 days of vac sealing. i was hoping = that the end result would be that any degassing would be placed on = hold while the beans went into a state of limbo. i was also hoping = that this would be an efficient way that i could roast for friends, = then ship snail mail, and they could still have that "just out of the = roaster" experience.   instead of reading the memo, the = beans continued to degas within the vac pak and i came back to a = pillow of beans and really flat coffee. i'm currently drinking this as = punishment ;- )    any advice about vac-ing roasted = beans? (it's okay if you tell me to research old threads. i = know that i'm being lazy without checking the history first. just be = nice ;- = ) = --Apple-Mail-2--1057296281--


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