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Topic: Got cherries, now what!? (7 msgs / 244 lines)
1) From: Bob
OK Tom (et. al.)
Those beans you sent out for us to plant a few years back, well 
they grew, bloomed and now the cherries are turning red. Well 
done Grandpa Coffee! So now what!? I doubt I'll have more than 
fifty or so beans, but still would be fun to try and process 
them to roast.
What's the easiest / best method to clean, dry and get them 
ready for roasting?
Wow, real mountain grown coffee!
Bob in Parker, around 5800 ft.
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2) From: Ken B
*Bob in Parker, around 5800 ft.*
Wow, almost 1800 meters!  I would certainly try to find a way to process 
them.  Maybe a dry process?  Heh, 50 beans might make an Aeropress cup. 
:D  Good luck with them and let us know how it turns out.
Best Regards,
Ken B
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4) From: Terry McVay (rr)
I'm missing a few steps but for simplicity, and in the spirit of
"experimentation", (scientists made so many mistakes they had to think of a
special word for them..) you could consider this.
After picking, place the ripe, red cherries in a pail of water, throw out
the ones that 'float', mash the rest until the skin and seeds are separated,
get rid of the skins and get in there with your hands and rub the 'jelly'
off of the seeds, rinse a few times and put them in the hot sun to dry for
several days (or until you get to @ 12% or so moisture left in the
seeds/beans) and you have 'wet processed' green beans to roast as you
prefer.
Terry M.  (Kona)

5) From: Bob
Terry,
Thanks! That I can do, except for the hot sun part, it's about =
19 right now, hmmmm maybe a dehydrator experiment is in the =
works.
Bob
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Subject: RE: [Homeroast] Got cherries, now what!?
I'm missing a few steps but for simplicity, and in the spirit of
"experimentation", (scientists made so many mistakes they had to =
think of a
special word for them..) you could consider this.
After picking, place the ripe, red cherries in a pail of water, =
throw out
the ones that 'float', mash the rest until the skin and seeds =
are separated,
get rid of the skins and get in there with your hands and rub =
the 'jelly'
off of the seeds, rinse a few times and put them in the hot sun =
to dry for
several days (or until you get to @ 12% or so moisture left in =
the
seeds/beans) and you have 'wet processed' green beans to roast =
as you
prefer.
Terry M.  (Kona)

6) From: Kevin Creason
Maybe on top of the clothes dryer come laundry day?
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7) From: Ed Needham
That is so cool...
Check online for coffee processing information.  It's out there.  Doing it 
by hand though will be quite a labor of love.
Crush cherry, soak for two to three days to allow the fermentation process 
to loosen the mucilage
Wash
Spread on surface where there will be adequate airflow.
Rake, and turn frequently to keep them from molding.
When the moisture is at 13% bag and ship all 50 beans to me.  LOL
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