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coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:00 am
by sudden
We've been wasting our coffee grounds :mrgreen:



This link shows the coffee pellets being made
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQa8ZSZP ... er&list=UL

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:56 pm
by zelph
I can hear RG's wheels turning :D With all the coffee he drinks, he could have enough grounds to power one vehicle all of next year. Another recession is coming. save your grounds for fuel. Next stove to build, coffee ground burner, no pellets, just the grounds :mrgreen:

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:51 pm
by realityguy
My automatic machine makes some nice almost dried out pellets that are about 1-1/4" across and 1/2" high.I thought about freezing them,grind them on the trail,and or/reuse them in a press..
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I get 3 to 6 of them per day... :shock:

I can bag them up in the freezer or vacuum pack them.Sometime I'll try them out on the sink counter here and see if they are worth reusing.I might not get a proper coffee jolt.. :roll: ..but they would be pretty convenient. ;)

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:29 pm
by sudden
realityguy wrote:My automatic machine makes some nice almost dried out pellets that are about 1-1/4" across and 1/2" high.I thought about freezing them,grind them on the trail,and or/reuse them in a press..
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I get 3 to 6 of them per day... :shock:

I can bag them up in the freezer or vacuum pack them.Sometime I'll try them out on the sink counter here and see if they are worth reusing.I might not get a proper coffee jolt.. :roll: ..but they would be pretty convenient. ;)
Those look like the pucks I get from my aero press. Not enough pressure for them to hold together. They go in the composter

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:05 pm
by zelph
Dry them out, place 2-3 on top of each other, squirt some yellow heet evenly over the entire top and light. See if ignites and burns all the way down. Do it in a calm area, no breeze maybe inside your grill. Once lit close top. Take a peek every min to see if it lit.

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:35 am
by realityguy
Sorry...but I don't like the smell of burnt coffee.I can walk by a starbucks and get that..I plan to see if they are reusable as coffee providers..not fuel.
If I burn coffee in a stove in the boonies around here...I'd probably have a line of addict hikers trying to order mochas.. :lol:

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:03 pm
by zelph
realityguy wrote:Sorry...but I don't like the smell of burnt coffee.I can walk by a starbucks and get that..I plan to see if they are reusable as coffee providers..not fuel.
If I burn coffee in a stove in the boonies around here...I'd probably have a line of addict hikers trying to order mochas.. :lol:
:lol:

Get yourself a groe your own worm box etc. and feed the grounds to the worms. When they are put on a hook they are really lively, squirmy and full of energies. They get the caffine jitters just as the mocha addicts. :D

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:09 pm
by hplar
I made fire pellets from old coffee grounds and paraffin wax and they were too disgusting to use... The smell about turned my stomach, lingered in the air, and clung to everything the flames and smoke came into contact with... They now reside in the county landfill...

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:27 pm
by zelph
hplar wrote:I made fire pellets from old coffee grounds and paraffin wax and they were too disgusting to use... The smell about turned my stomach, lingered in the air, and clung to everything the flames and smoke came into contact with... They now reside in the county landfill...
I never did like the smell of burnt coffee. did that a time or two trying to warm up left over coffee from the day before :roll:

Re: coffee pellets - gasification - fire - speed record

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:09 am
by pauli2k
zelph wrote:Dry them out, place 2-3 on top of each other, squirt some yellow heet evenly over the entire top and light. See if ignites and burns all the way down. Do it in a calm area, no breeze maybe inside your grill. Once lit close top. Take a peek every min to see if it lit.
Thanks a lot. I really appreciate. At least i can bear the smell of burnt coffee.