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Topic: Reusing 1/4 lb. Clear / Clear Stand Up Ziploc (5 msgs / 94 lines)
1) From: Joseph Robertson
Matthew,
It all depends on your standards when it comes to purity and storage
issues. To be sure there is no doubt in my mind that there is a coffee
cupper/taster/tester out there that could distinguish between beans
stored in bags that had another origin in them, there by leaving
behind residual oils that taint the next beans stored in them. That
said I use jars that hold about 10 oz. These jars are machine blown
from China, "like most every thing else" They are mostly used for
candles. The glass top has a plastic seal. It seems that they gas off
just fine through the plastic seal. It is not such a tight seal that
it pushes the lid off but gives off a nice aroma around the seal. I
like the glass jars for the re-use abiltiy and dishwasher safeness.
Finding them might not be so easy. Getting the candles out is no fun
either.
JoeR
On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Matthew Walker  wrote:
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2) From: Matthew Walker
thanks, i am persuaded that for  small batches my glass jar system is
adequate.  for gifting and longer term storage, i will continue to use the
ziploc de-gassers.
all the best,
matt
On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Joseph Robertson wrote:
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3) From: Marc
Matt,
I've combined both techniques - using Ball (canning) Jars and the Ball
Plastic Lids. Drill a 7/16" hole in the plastic lid, cut out the one way
valve from the plastic bag and glue it to the lid. It requires an adhesive
made especially for plastic (don't have it in front of me right now). These
lids have lasted almost a year so far.
I can wash the jars and still have the one-way vale for outgassing.
-Marc
On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 10:20 PM, Matthew Walker  wrote:
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4) From: Steven Van Dyke
At home I use pint mason jars to store my roasts (one Gene Cafe roast 
gives me about 1.5 jars).  I leave the lids a little loose after 
roasting and tighten after rest.
In the past people here on the list have mentioned using a plain 
baggie as a liner for the more expensive vacuum bags.  They leave the 
liner bag unsealed as it's just there to keep the more expensive bag 
uncontaminated.
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5) From: Matthew Walker
excellent suggestion re: liner bags; thanks!  I sometimes like to keep a
stash around for a bit longer (e.g. a decaf which I do not drink daily and
this sounds like the perfect solution.
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