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Topic: bean storage in hot weather (4 msgs / 133 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
It's hardly ever really hot here, but it has been in the 30ish + (C) 
range (that would be high 80s low 90s F)for the past few days and my 
house is hot, hot, hot--even in the basement where I store my beans.
I wasn't really sure what to do with my greens. I have about 30 pounds 
of various sorts. What I decided to do was to vac pack them and throw 
them in the freezer. Is that what you hot weather folks do? No one I 
know (well) has AC or I would have taken them for a visit.
This too shall pass. It is supposed to get down to 4 C (about 39 F) on 
Thursday. That's more like it. ;)
vicki
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2) From: Tom Ulmer
I guess really hot is relative. It's winter time for me if it's in the low
60's at night. With a little shade and a breeze, 90F is quite comfortable
to me. Working in the yard under the midday sun can be a bit much.
If you consider the trek that the beans made to get to your place, a couple
of hours in the heat and humidity aren't a big thing. I figure if it is
comfortable for me then the beans are all right. There have been no problems
with standard cupboard storage in the house with an average temperature of
80F at 60-70% relative humidity and three to five months on the shelf.

3) From: golfermd01
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4) From: sci
Vicki,
That's exactly what I'm doing. I keep 90% of my green in the freezer in vac
sealed bags. I prefer a freezer without a defrost cycle (I'm old school on
this).
My ready to roast greens are a selection of various regions that will be
roasted in the next week or so. I keep them vac-sealed, but at room temp. I
live in a hot-humid place in the summer. Who knows how much difference it
makes, but I figure there's little else one can reasonably do to store the
beans. If you're really going for top-notch storage (of anything), get a
gas-flusher, which is an amazingly simple and effective way to preserve
freshness, but expensive start up costs. If I had some really expensive
coffee to preserve, I'd just flush the vac bag with some Wine Preserver
(inert gas), vac the bag, stuff in the freezer and lock the door. Overkill?
Costs pennies per bag. Not much to preserve golden beans. I know others here
will have their own methods. It kinda depends on where you live. I remember
a few months back that arid climates are pretty bad for green coffee because
it dehydrates the beans from their normal 11-13% moisture levels.
If nothing else, just get some cheap vacuum seal bags and store the beans in
a place that is about 80F. And only buy what you'll drink in 3-4 months.
Ivan
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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 01:29:39 -0600
From: Vicki Smith 
Subject: [Homeroast] bean storage in hot weather
To: homeroast
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It's hardly ever really hot here, but it has been in the 30ish + (C)
range (that would be high 80s low 90s F)for the past few days and my
house is hot, hot, hot--even in the basement where I store my beans.
I wasn't really sure what to do with my greens. I have about 30 pounds
of various sorts. What I decided to do was to vac pack them and throw
them in the freezer. Is that what you hot weather folks do? No one I
know (well) has AC or I would have taken them for a visit.
This too shall pass. It is supposed to get down to 4 C (about 39 F) on
Thursday. That's more like it. ;)
vicki
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