I'm using SM's vacuum bags to store my freshly roasted beans. I've been reusing them, and oils are building up inside them. Does these oils have a detrimental effect on newly roasted beans? If so, should I clean them occasionally with Urnex Tabz or some other method? Maybe I'm being miserly, but I figure the less I spend on bags, the more I can spend on coffee.
Try Mason jars, they are cheap and do not have holes poked in them. Also, they are dish washer safe. On Thu, 20 Sep 2007 07:59:49 -0400, Jeff Anderson wrote: <Snip> <Snip>http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings
Jeff, I agree with Rich about the mason jars - I reuse the bags the greens come in for other things - I find all sorts of uses for them (I'm quite miserly myself). Lynne On 9/20/07, Jeff Anderson wrote: <Snip>
Jeff Anderson wrote: <Snip> If you are referring to the bags with the de-gassing valve built in, what I usually do between roast is to wipe it out with a paper towel. That gets the majority of the stuff out, and haven't noticed any "contamination" from one bean to the other. -- Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/
The bags can be reused dozens of times - until they develop cracks or leaks or get too ratty looking. I wash them out with detergent after every use, rinse well, and store between uses with paper napkin or paper towel inside to ensure insides are dry and odor free. On 9/20/07, Jeff Anderson wrote: <Snip> -- MichaelB