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Topic: Vacuum Resting was [RE: +Puerto Rican Yauco Selecto City Roast] (5 msgs / 98 lines)
1) From: Rick Farris
Mike wrote:
Mike, I got my FoodSaver (1050) today, and I really like it.  I can see
where a built in cutter (like your Pro model) would be very handy.
Would you mention again your scheme for vacuum resting?
-- Rick
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2) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Rick Farris" 
I 'lived without' the built in cutter while using the FoodSaver Deluxe for
'bout 8 yrs. Kitchen shears worked fine, but I will admit the cuts are
straighter now!
Simple really. From roaster (post cooling) directly to canning jar, vac seal
with dome lid using FoodSaver attachment made to seal canning jar dome lids.
I then periodically (once or twice a day) 'pop the top' if it hasn't already
popped and re-vac. I tend to like a variety and will usually have 1/2 doz'
or so different roasts in jars at a time. I'll usually not brew 'till day 2
or 3, jar vac'd roasts are very good for a week or so IMO. If it's a once in
a while coffee I'll freeze it at day 2 or 3 (vac'd in jar of course). The
pint jars hold my 1/3# greens roast batches, yielding 1/4# plus batches
nicely. Quarts hold 1/2# plus roasted. Simply pop the dome, pour a grind of
beans, re-vac, grind and go. I admit to be obsessive about vac'ing and
usually re-vac before I grind and pull a shot! FoodSaver has a permanent
spot on the counter....
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3) From: Rick Farris
Mike wrote:
My 1050 (Costco package) came with most every attachment they make, except
for the cheapest one -- the mason jar sealer.  I think they'd prolly prefer
that you just buy more of their canisters. :-)
I roasted some coffee yesterday and then, because I didn't have the mason
jar attachment, I sealed them in bags.  This morning I was surprised and
pleased to see that the darkest roasts were loose in the bag, the medium
roasts were slightly soft, and the lightest roasts were still hard as a
It just confirms what I was told -- Dark roasts need longer to degas!
-- Rick
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4) From: Charlie Herlihy
Rick Farris wrote>
It just confirms what I was told -- Dark roasts need
longer to degas!
-- Rick
 Sorry Rick, but it's just the opposite. As you
noticed, the dark roasted beans were degasing faster.
They need less rest, and go stale faster
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5) From: Rick Farris
Charlie wrote:
I know it seems that way, but I sort of figured that the lighter roasts were
*already done* degassing by the time I vac'd them.  
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