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heatgunroast
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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2006, 12:06pm
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gime2much Said:

Disagree..... chaff, any chaff adds an undesireable taste.
Dan

Posted February 24, 2006 link

A mighty unequivocal statement.  Not even an IMO.  Can you feel a single pea under a mattress? :o)
Martin
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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2006, 5:17pm
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heatgunroast Said:

Can you feel a single pea under a mattress? :o)
Martin

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I dunno about him, but I can.  I've taken apart the bedding to smooth a wrinkle in the bottom sheet many times.  That's neither here nor there, however.  Thanks for all the advice, and to clear a few things up, I got nine and a half pounds of coffee (I've been gifting friends, there's no way I'm consuming nine pounds of coffee before it goes stale) and I became concerned about the chaff whne I noticed a bit of a lemony-stale aftertaste and it went away when I cleaned the chaff out of the beans before I ground them.  It was a painstaking task to clear sixteen grams a bean at a time, therefore, a post!  
The beans were a gift.  I'm presently concentrating on my barista skills and will move on to roasting when I get that to an acceptably routine level.  I.e., able to pull more near-godshots than near-sinkshots.  I also have a bit of a wiring and plumbing project for the new machine, so I have enough balls in the air at the moment.  Oh yeah, and my life.  ; >

 
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 12:21pm
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I use a Back to Basics hand cranked popper to roast beans on my back yard barbecuer.  I know, low tech, but I'm cheap and it has worked well for 4 years.  I don't worry about the chaff much, but I am considering using a salad spinner to try to separate the chaff.  Anyone else experiment with that?  Of course I have to wait until I can spot a spinner at a garage sale (again, I am cheap).  I am sure my wife would not be thrilled to see me use hers for making coffee.
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 12:40pm
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Pawnbroker1 Said:

I use a Back to Basics hand cranked popper to roast beans on my back yard barbecuer.  I know, low tech, but I'm cheap and it has worked well for 4 years.  I don't worry about the chaff much, but I am considering using a salad spinner to try to separate the chaff.  Anyone else experiment with that?  Of course I have to wait until I can spot a spinner at a garage sale (again, I am cheap).  I am sure my wife would not be thrilled to see me use hers for making coffee.

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If you have a small table fan and a couple stainless bowls just pour the just roasted beans from one bowl to the other bowl with the beans falling in front of the fans air stream.  Will blow off the chaff and cool the beans at the same time.  Best to do this outdoors so you don't get any chaff in the curtains.  Your wife wouldn't be thrilled with that either.  :)

Len

 
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 12:52pm
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google "winnowing"
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 4:05pm
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I haven't seen a picture yet, so here's what works:

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