Setting Up the ThermaQ Blue

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Setting Up the ThermaQ Blue

Setting Up a ThermaQ Blue for Data Logging

The ThermaQ Blue can be purchased from ThermoWorks.

  1. Attach one or two K-style thermocouple(s) to the ThermaQ Blue.
  2. Power the ThermaQ Blue device on.
  3. In the Probes list in Roastmaster, tap the + button to add a new Probe, and choose ThermaQ Blue.
  4. If you have not already purchased the Data Logging option, tap “Data Logging Store” and enable Data Logging. Roastmaster will guide you through the purchase.
  5. Choose the appropriate ThermaQ Blue device from the list.
  6. Enter the appropriate port, either 1 or 2.
  7. The Status field should display “Linked”, and report the current probe temperature.
  8. Save the new probe definition. It will now be available to use for data logging in the reading data curves of future roasts.
  9. Repeat for the second probe if desired.

Purchasing the ThermaQ Blue

The ThermaQ Blue can be purchased from ThermoWorks. They happily ship international orders, and offers a variety of shipping methods.

  1. Erik
    ErikJul 21, 2017

    I have a ThermaQ Blu connected to a iPad, the ThermaQ app is reading temp, but when I try to add the probe in Roastmaster I’m not given any options to select on the ThermaQ list? How do I get the Roastmaster to see that there is a connected probe?

    • Danny Hall
      Danny HallJul 24, 2017

      Hi Erik

      Bluetooth LE peripherals will only accept incoming connections from one “central” device at a time. How the device defines a “connection” is up to the hardware/software of that device, i.e. how long before that connection times out. So, if you downloaded the ThermaQ app, and then tried to connect with Roastmaster, the ThermaQ app is probably holding onto the Bluetooth connection, even if the app is in the background. Try terminating the ThermaQ app by double tapping the home button, and swiping upward on the app. Then, Roastmaster should be able to see it. If not, try restarting the ThermaQ Blue by holding down on the button with the arrows, to shut it down, then tapping that button again to power back on. Then Roastmaster will be the first and only connection.

      Let me know how it goes.

      Danny

  2. Chuck Nigash
    Chuck NigashAug 06, 2017

    Hi Erik,

    I am getting a fluid bed roaster soon that comes with an Apuhua 1300 probe / thermometer. Will Roastmaster work from that? Hard to tell if it meets your Phidget requirements.

    Thanks, Chuck

    • Danny Hall
      Danny HallAug 07, 2017

      Sorry – no, Roastmaster doesn’t natively support that probe. I’ve never seen the 1300, but from googling it appears to be a stand-alone hardware unit. If so (and it’s not integrated into the functioning of the roaster itself), the easiest solution for RM compatibility would be purchasing the ThermaQ Blue, and using that hardware in place of the 1300.

      Kind regard
      Danny

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