RNAV wrote:Question for you folks regarding what to do with freshly roasted beans (i.e. 1-2 days post roast). Should I:
A) Let beans rest until 7-10 days post roast and then freeze them for later use
B) Freeze beans immediately, then thaw and leave out ~5 days (to roughly equate to 7-10 days post roast)
Or is there some other factor, such as 7 days frozen = 1 day of non-frozen rest?
Typically I get 5 lbs of beans 1-2 days post roast and freeze it immediately. Then pull beans out of the freezer the night before I'm going to use them. Now I'm wondering if the beans aren't rested enough.
I buy 5lb bags, let the beans rest until they pretty much hit their prime, load into canning jars, vacuum seal & freeze. Some take 6-7 days, some only 5. I start sampling around day 5. I use them right out of the freezer, single dosing/no hopper.