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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 9:23am
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I'm looking for recommendations.  I roast at home and would like to roast once a week in the weekends.  I would not be storing long term.
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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 1:16pm
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Wide mouth mason jars. There's even a FoodSaver mason jar attachment Click Here (www.amazon.com) which you can use either with a FoodSaver or hand pump, though that's not necessary in the short-term.
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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 1:30pm
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I've been using the Airscape canister.  The 32 oz. size is perfect for 3/4 lb. of beans.  I like the stainless steel finish (found mine at Williams Sonoma).  It definitely does a better job than just keeping them in their original bag.  I have a theory that it's better to keep freshly roasted beans in an air-tight container with a "plunger" style seal like the Airscape, rather than a vacuum container, because the more you inhibit the outgassing of CO2, the better.  A vacuum will tend to maximize evacuation, so that the moment you open the container, the beans will potentially get more oxidizing. Once the beans have stopped outgassing and been exposed to air, I don't think it matters as much what technique you use.  But perhaps a vacuum container will make them slightly less stale.  I try not to hang onto beans that old.  In my experience, beans have stayed fresh and exhibit significant bloom up to two weeks after storage, and definitely show excessive outgassing up to almost a full week after roasting.  If you store your beans in an Airscape right after roasting, you may even need to keep the valve open so they don't pop the lid off.

A final note:  I always split my beans into two canisters and don't open the second one again until I'm done with the first.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 2:11pm
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MikeSD Said:

I'm looking for recommendations.  I roast at home and would like to roast once a week in the weekends.  I would not be storing long term.

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Mike, as there are at least 100 threads on this subject, perhaps do a Search for even more info.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 7:05pm
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IMAWriter Said:

Mike, as there are at least 100 threads on this subject, perhaps do a Search for even more info.

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The seach keeps giving me an error every time I use it.
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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:03pm
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that's weird.  I just typed in "storage" and got 3200+ hits.  Guessing maybe you put "coffee storage", I tried it and got a search error.

 
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 8:45am
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We have been using organic peanut butter jars from Trader Joe's, but we noticed we could smell the aroma of the beans from outside of the containers, so we decided to get something sealed better.

This is coming in the mail either today or tomorrow. :)

 
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 9:26am
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]]Ball Canning Jars with a zip lock bag inside, not their regular or other mason jars, have to be canning ones... they have a two piece lid with a seal. I found this to work great, keep them in the freezer and take one out to defrost when I get to the end/low on another jar. Think i usually spread about 90g or so in each jar. But when using a jar the zip lock works great because each time I use the beans, can squeeze out the air and roll it making the beans sealed.

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 9:37am
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]]Ball Canning Jars with a zip lock bag inside, not their regular or other mason jars, have to be canning ones... they have a two piece lid with a seal. I found this to work great, keep them in the freezer and take one out to defrost when I get to the end/low on another jar. Think i usually spread about 90g or so in each jar. But when using a jar the zip lock works great because each time I use the beans, can squeeze out the air and roll it making the beans sealed.

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This is what I do as well...minus the ziploc. I fill the jars to the top then leave the lid on lossely overnight, so the degassing CO2 can drive out the air between the beans.  The next morning, I tighten down the lids and put the jars in the freezer.  I find these jars hold about 10-12g per oz.  I use 4, 8 and 16 oz jars, depending on my intended use for the beans (regular espresso 16oz, decaf espresso 8oz, presspot 4oz). I haven't noticed a difference between the freezer batches and beans that I never froze.

 
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