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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2007, 7:22pm
Subject: $13,200 coffee bean cooler
 

Well, not really....

We just had central a.c. installed in our house about three weeks ago.  I finally had a chance to do a quick hd/db roast one evening after work last week.  When the beans hit 2nd crack, I dump them into a wire mesh basket (I think it's intended purpose is for frying - I bought it at a restaurant supply store) and dump the beans back and forth between that and a pan.  It usually takes about five minutes for the beans to cool - not completely, but warm to the touch.  It's especially difficult to cool them efficiently when the outide temperature is about 90F.

Well, the other evening as I dumped the beans into the basket, the a.c. unit was running, so I walked over and held the basket over the compressor fan and voila! (not walla)  The beans were completely cool in about sixty seconds (~ 1/2 a pound).  

I joked with my wife that we spent $13k so I could cool my roasted coffe more efficiently.
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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2007, 8:07pm
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CoffDrop Said:

Well, not really....

We just had central a.c. installed in our house about three weeks ago.  I finally had a chance to do a quick hd/db roast one evening after work last week.  When the beans hit 2nd crack, I dump them into a wire mesh basket (I think it's intended purpose is for frying - I bought it at a restaurant supply store) and dump the beans back and forth between that and a pan.  It usually takes about five minutes for the beans to cool - not completely, but warm to the touch.  It's especially difficult to cool them efficiently when the outide temperature is about 90F.
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I joked with my wife that we spent $13k so I could cool my roasted coffe more efficiently.

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I can't think of money better spent!  Also, a good selling point if you ever wish to list your home in the future.

Just a quick question:  Your fan doesn't shoot out water also like all window type air conditioners, does it?  If so you may wish to check into that issue.

Len
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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2007, 8:35pm
Subject: Re: $13,200 coffee bean cooler
 

CoffDrop Said:

Well, not really....

Well, the other evening as I dumped the beans into the basket, the a.c. unit was running, so I walked over and held the basket over the compressor fan and walla!  The beans were completely cool in about sixty seconds (~ 1/2 a pound).  

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Walla?  

Walla is a term used in theater, radio, and television to describe the sound effects from a group of people mumuring in the background...often know as the "walla group."  

Do  you mean the French word - voila?
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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2007, 8:58pm
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swines Said:

Do  you mean the French word - voila?

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Oui!
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