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Posted before about stones and foreign bodies in beans. This is what I found this morning.

 

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This is the second time I've found a lump of concrete in a bag of beans. So, it pays to check your beans before you put them through your grinder to avoid burr damage. Patio dried beans are more susceptible to bits of concrete finding their way through to the bag despite the best efforts of roasters' destoning equipment.


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Good grief :mad:

 

I haven't spotted a stone for ages but when you do it's always a shock.


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Well spotted Mate will have to start checking mine now


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as there's not much room between my setup and the wall cabinets to pour the beans from bag to hopper i always pour the beans into my hand, inspect and drop them in the hopper, takes awhile

would hate to have my machines break, i know a classic and mignon are cheap compared to what some others have but i couldn't afford any repairs if my grinder was to chew a stone

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Thanks for the warning. I pour the beans into my hand then into the grinder but I'd never considered this.

 

I like "stone fruits" flavours in my coffee but not the idea of "stone, fruits"

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I pulled this one out of the Feldgrind's chamber just before putting the lid on..apparently it has the right size and colour to escape detection among green beans, thankfully it was noticeable within the roast

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Yikes!

Sensibly...... looks like checking for foreign bodies in beans needs to be added to my OCD list.


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having broken a set of burrs in the past with a patio stone this is a painful reminder!

 

I'm single dosing and would like to think I'd catch something but must confess that I've forgotten to explicitly check for stones.

 

must.learn.my.lesson.


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Guess I'll be checking for stones from now on....Thanks for pointing this out.


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I've never thought to check, I will be now - thanks


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I once found a roasted stanley blade in a bag of decaf.


'it's all about the microbubbubbles'

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I once found a roasted stanley blade in a bag of decaf.

 

It had a really thick, almost bloody mouth feel and taste

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The roasters took 'death before decaf' to a whole other level!


'it's all about the microbubbubbles'

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I recently had a stone in my coffee from a reputable supplier... they handled the situation reasonably well, but it did wreck my set of burrs.

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i had the same experience a while ago now and the roaster paid for a new set of burrs, pretty impressive service...


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i had the same experience a while ago now and the roaster paid for a new set of burrs, pretty impressive service...

Yeah had this happen but a chunk of a marble jammed and blew up a Mythos motor along with wrecking a set of burrs. The head roaster drove over himself with a spare and switched them out for fixing within 5 hours. Good service.


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Went through my beans yesterday , took me ages there has got to be an easier way


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I once found a roasted stanley blade in a bag of decaf.

 

And they say caffeine drinks are dangerous

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