What is Data Logging?
Freedom from Manual Data Entry
Roastmaster gives you the freedom to create any number of Curves in a roast. Reading curves store temperatures, while Control curves store machine settings, such as air flow, gas pressure or heat. Curves are graphed in both the Roast Console and the Roast Analyzer.
Without the Data Logging option and hardware, you must enter values manually during a roast by selecting the appropriate curve, then tapping the digital readout to enter a value. The value you enter will be recorded in the curve at the appropriate time in the roast.
The Data Logging option removes the burden of manual data entry for temperature Reading curves. With the appropriate hardware, you simply create Probe definitions in Roastmaster that link to physical thermocouples inserted in your roaster.
Once these probes are defined, you simply link them to your Reading curves in a roast. When a Reading curve is bound to a Probe, the roasting console and analyzer will report the probe’s exact temperature in real time, and automatically record temperatures in the curve throughout the duration of the roast.
In order to use data logging, you will need the following:
- A roaster that can be safely modified to accept a thermocouple
- One of the supported probe hardware configurations (see Getting Started With Data Logging)
- The Roastmaster Data Logging option
Creating Reading Curves in a Roast
- In a new roast, tap the curve button near the roast gauge, and choose “Create New Curve”
- Set the curve type to “Reading”
- Tap the “Bind To” field, and choose the appropriate probe
- Tap save
Back in the roast console, tap the graph to select the appropriate curve. Roastmaster will display its real-time temperature as it changes. Once the roast has begun, Roastmaster will store this temperature data to your curve for the duration of the roast.
If you’re using multiple probes, you can tap the graph to toggle the selected curve to monitor different probe temperatures at different times in the roast, or launch the Roast Analyzer and enable the Roast HUD and Labels features to monitor the temps of all curves simultaneously.
When the roast is complete, you can tap the actions button in the roast console toolbar, and choose “Create Profile from this Roast”. The curves you enable in “Reference Curves” will be saved with the new profile for targeting curves. The curves you enable in “Data Curves” will become curve templates that will spawn new, blank curves in each roast that uses this profile–already bound to your probe, and ready for logging new data.