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Topic: Salad spinner...chaff remover (8 msgs / 155 lines)
1) From: coffenut
Folks,
I just got one of those Good Grips brand "salad spinners" with the pump
mechanism on top to make the thing go.  I'm looking at it and thinking,
hey if only I could use that to spin, cool and remove chaff right after
roasting.  I had already roasted yesterday morning and used my usual
de-chaff method before I'd got the salad spinner.  So, I took one of my
already de-chaffed roasts, dumped it into the spinner and gave it a
whirl.  I did get a small amount of chaff, but of course the beans don't
move within the basket due to centrifugal force.  If I could figure a
way to stir them while spinning or cause them to fly about a bit, I
think this spinner would work and cool the beans.  Anybody ever tried
one of these and got it to do chaff removal?
Coffenut  :^)
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2) From: Catherine Marley, M.D.
coffenut wrote:
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Nah.  I just swish the hot beans around in the colander with a big spoon, to
kind of mill off the adherent chaff, and bang the colander on the table.  It
breaks up and falls thru the holes in the colander.  The beans get cool and
clean at the same time.
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 I take the vacuum, and bring it close enough to the beans to get the chaffe, but not close enough to get the beans. 
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  "Catherine Marley, M.D."  skrev: coffenut wrote:
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Nah. I just swish the hot beans around in the colander with a big spoon, to
kind of mill off the adherent chaff, and bang the colander on the table. It
breaks up and falls thru the holes in the colander. The beans get cool and
clean at the same time.
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4) From: Catherine Marley, M.D.
"Catherine Marley, M.D." wrote:
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Now I think a useful device might be a large can - like industrial food service
stuff comes in.  Take a fairly large nail and put lots of holes in the sides,
(rough points on the inside) a handle on one side of the end, and a cradle to
rest it in, close up the open end with a plastic lid, and you have yourself a
coffee de-chaffing mill! sketch attached. 
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5) From: Andrew Thomas
--- "coffenut"  wrote:
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I have one of those, Coffeenut. As I read your post, I had a vision of a gooey mass of coffee beans and melted plastic. I doubt whether the plastic basket can withstand the contact with hot coffee beans. The spinner is not designed for hot stuff, after all, so please be careful if you decide to experiment with it as a bean cooler.    Andy
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6) From: Lee XOC
< On Behalf Of coffenut
< Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 8:47 AM
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< Subject: +Salad spinner...chaff remover
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< way to stir them while spinning or cause them to fly about a bit, I
< think this spinner would work and cool the beans.  Anybody
< ever tried
< one of these and got it to do chaff removal?
It would need to be modified so that the basket remains still while
something else inside it spins around.  This made me think of an
old-fashioned flour sifter like my grandmother used to have.  It was
basically a wide metal cylinder with a concave strainer in the bottom,
and a handle which cranked a thick wire loop along a horizontal axis,
the wire loop just barely skimming across the strainer as it passed
over it.  I think this device would probably work extremely well to
remove chaff if modified so that something similar to a comb in
structure were fastened to the wire loop, and probably angled so that
the comb was raked back somewhat, iow not forming a 90 degree angle
with the strainer when the wire loop is at the very bottom of the
strainer, to prevent beans getting stuck.
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Lee xoC
San Diego,
California
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7) From: coffenut
Andy,
The beans coming out of the Alp are not hot enough to melt the plastic
colander (which is at least dishwasher temp safe).  By playing around
with the thing, I've discovered something that may be the trick.  If I
invert the Salad Spinner colander with the bowl it normally sets into,
then I can simply hold both, shake up and down and the chaff will exit
via the slits in the colander.  The colander and the bowl are a snug fit
when inverted and won't allow any beans to escape while shaking.  I'm
going to try it out next time I roast to see how well it works.  
Coffenut  :^)
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8) From: Andrew Thomas
Makes sense to me. Let us know how it works if you try it.  A
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