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Topic: question about storage (2 msgs / 37 lines)
1) From: Matthew Erickson
Hello all,long time lurker, first time caller. I have been roasting my own beans since this past winter. My girlfriend bought me a Nesco for Christmas and I have been addicted to it ever since. Thankfully, I live in Oakland and work about a mile from Sweet Marias which enables me to renew my stash on a extremely regular basis. Anyway, my question has to do with storage of newly roasted beans. Being thrifty in nature, I have been storing my roasts in recycled pasta sauce jars. Can anybody tell me if this actually an ok thing to do should I invest in some other type ofstorage medium.
thanks in advance for the advice,
matt510
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Matt,
This has been discussed several times, and the summary of the
discussions is that generally you should try to use up your roasts by
about 10 days or so after roasting. If they are used this quickly,
staling will not be a problem. You can put them in jars, or bags, or
leave them in a dish on the counter, in all cases, of course, out of
direct sunlight.
Many people have mentioned that if you store roasted beans in jars,
you should not seal the jars for a day or so after roasting. Leave the
cover off, or set it loosely on the jar. Sealing the jar too soon
seems to mute flavors.
Brian
On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 10:28 AM, Matthew Erickson
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