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How do you fill your bags?
jdeuel
Hello, All.

I'm starting to move from roasting for my own family to friends and a bit beyond. I'm planning on packing 12oz of roasted beans into either flat-bottom gussetted or stand-up vented pouches. I'll heat seal whichever one I use.
My question is, what are you using to fill the bags? Is there a step between a scoop & scale and some $30k machine from China? I wish there was just a simple plastic or stainless hopper with a manual gate or some kind of 'valve' on the bottom. Anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks-Jeff
 
turtle
Macgyver to the rescue.....

You "could" try using a pour over stand to hold a funnel with your bag on a scale with the bag zeroed out so you only weigh the actual contents.

I store my beans in vac canisters so have not done this but I have all the Bonavita bits if you want me to "beta test" it for practicality

www.espressoplanet.com/images/D/BV_Scale_3_LR.jpg
Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: Behmor 1600 +
Grinders: Modified Super Jolly - Forte BG (x3)
Pour over: Hario - Bee House - Chemex - Kalita - Bodum
Drip: Bunn CWTF15-1 & CW15-TC (commercials)
Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90 auto
Vacuum: Cona - Bodum
Press: Frieling - Bodum Colombia
 
ginny
how many bags per hour, how much coffee are you selling a day to not do it manually?

most home roasters I know that sell tons-o-beans simply do it manually.

kids are cheap too...


ginny

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turtle
Using a Bonavita scale and drip stand should work fine unless you are using extra large bags, then you would need a longer 5/8" stainless tube.

I am sure any other scale and drip stand (if tall enough) would also work fine.

Semi-production filling of 5 +/- bags a minute easily.

i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u414/turtle-web/food/coffee/scales/bagRoast_zpsss1ubdgl.jpg
Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: Behmor 1600 +
Grinders: Modified Super Jolly - Forte BG (x3)
Pour over: Hario - Bee House - Chemex - Kalita - Bodum
Drip: Bunn CWTF15-1 & CW15-TC (commercials)
Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90 auto
Vacuum: Cona - Bodum
Press: Frieling - Bodum Colombia
 
jdeuel
Turtle-that's brilliant! Never thought of that. In my mind,mot was always a matter of weighing the beans before they hit the bag, not IN the bag.

Ginny-looking at 40-50 pounds/week initially. And I'd LOVE to get my kids involved, but they've got that whole college thing going...

Thank you both!
 
ginny
Mick has a great idea there and it sounds as though you are starting a nice enterprise with your coffee, good for you...

would love to see your label and know the name you have chosen if and when you do that, we have some extremely creative folk around here that have done outtanding work...

ginny


rockon
 
jdeuel
Thanks, Ginny.

I'll definitely post up the logo when I get it back from the artist.

I think I'm going to use this as the base for my filler:

[url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WWO2FNW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
[/url]

It's got an audio alarm, so I can basically pour beans until I get a tone. Totally using Turtle's design.
Edited by JackH on 07/11/2015 3:50 AM
 
turtle
VERY nice looking scale set up. Large enough platform so you can use any number of stands to hold your bagging set up.

I used the Bonavita and the canning funnel (in the previous pic) to fill a bag of Mexican Chiapas that I sent to my sister.

Worked perfectly and I got right at the 13 oz max for 1st class postage.

So much simpler than guessing, reweighing, beans in and out..... gees...

thanks for asking this question so that I could figure out something better for me to.

Post some photos of your end result bagging set up. Would love to see what you end up using.
Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: Behmor 1600 +
Grinders: Modified Super Jolly - Forte BG (x3)
Pour over: Hario - Bee House - Chemex - Kalita - Bodum
Drip: Bunn CWTF15-1 & CW15-TC (commercials)
Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90 auto
Vacuum: Cona - Bodum
Press: Frieling - Bodum Colombia
 
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