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Topic: Long-term green bean storage (2 msgs / 44 lines)
1) From: sci
Ok, I know this is a recurring old topic, so forgive me for revisiting it.
But I'd like to know from several seasoned roasters here (Ed, miKe?), just
how can I store beans for a loooong time (as in 1-2 years)? I've discovered
one of my uber beans and I want to get a long-term supply of it. I'm
currently trying two of the methods below (vac. and freeze) on four 1# bags,
but they've only been stored 6 months.
Has anybody experimented with long term storage?
Do I:
-vacuum pack
-deep freeze (I have a non defrosting type so it doesn't thaw)
-inert gas flush (there's a moderately easy way to do this thanks to y2k
paranoia)
-all or some of the above
-none of the above, because you just have to drink'm fast.
If one could arrest moisture levels, temp, and oxidation, shouldn't long
storage work well?
Thanks,
Ivan
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2) From: Lynne
I'm also interested in this. Looks like I'm headed for an operation, and it
would be wise for me to take a coffee break before and after (not sure how
long, but it might add up to a couple of months or so). Now, I'm not saying
I'm actually going to do it, but I am thinking about it (temporary isn't a
big deal - what's important is my recovery). I don't want what I have here
to spoil (and you can be sure I won't be roasting for anyone else if I
decide not to drink it!!! I'm not going to torture myself!)
Lynne
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