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Roasting / Re: Thermocouples
« on: March 16, 2014, 02:57:15 AM »
Good information. Thanks. I would guess insulated TCs are perhaps more durable as well. What about the shape of the probe; blunt, pointed, thick, thin,long, short, etc. Does that affect response time?

Roasting / Thermocouples
« on: March 13, 2014, 02:31:40 AM »
This question is for those of you who are logging data and using either phidgets or bluetherm. Just curious: Which thermocouple(s) do you use and why? I have been using iCelcius, which works great and has its own dedicated non-TC probe; but I may eventually want to switch to a method that has wireless capability. There are several kinds of K type TC probes on the bluetherm site  -- and other places too, of course -- that look as if they would be suitable for roasting. So what do you use, or which do you think is best?

Support / Re: Screen shot
« on: December 10, 2013, 04:07:48 AM »
Yes, that is exactly what I want to do. Thanks.

Support / Screen shot
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:54:48 PM »
Is there a way to make a screen shot of a roast graph?

Support / Re: Timestamp
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:50:58 PM »
Thanks for your explanation, Danny. I can adjust, now that I know what is happening. I was in the habit of setting the temp ahead of time and entering it at the precise moment. I would prefer the old way, but I hope to get set up for data logging in the medium-near future, anyway, so I will work with it as-is.

Support / Re: Timestamp
« on: December 09, 2013, 03:51:56 AM »
Now I see that what seems to be happening is that the time is recorded when I open the time stamp keypad window rather than when I touch the "create node" button. Is that how it is meant to be? It does not seem intuitive to me.

Support / Timestamp
« on: December 09, 2013, 01:48:23 AM »
I just used version 7 for the 1st time. I am entering temps manually, but the nodes are timestamped 20 seconds or so behind  the timer. For example, I enter a time stamp for 300 degrees F, at 4:10 by the timer, but it records the node at 3:50. Another example: I ended my most recent roast at 12:17 at 440F, but the curve shows the last node as 440F at 11:58. Is there something I am doing wrong? This never happened with the previous version, but the method of entering temps is slightly different, so maybe I'm missing something. Thanks in advance.

Support / Re: OK, I'm lost
« on: November 22, 2012, 10:29:15 PM »
I just did a practice roast in real time and I think I've got the gist of it. Roastmaster is an impressive program -- maybe a little overkill for my little popper-on-the-back-porch roasting operation -- but in time I guess I will sort out the features that are useful for me. Thanks for getting me started, Danny; I'm sure I will bother you again from time to time. Happy Thanksgiving, if you are in the US -- and if not, Happy Thanksgiving anyway.

Support / Re: OK, I'm lost
« on: November 22, 2012, 05:48:58 PM »
Thanks, Danny.

Support / OK, I'm lost
« on: November 18, 2012, 01:06:01 AM »
In "Roasts" I press the start button and the timer starts, but I cant see how to enter temps. It must be obvious to everyone else, but I get a flat graph no matter what I do.

Support / Cheers! from Oregon
« on: November 12, 2012, 07:01:50 AM »
Hi, Folks,

I've been home-roasting for about 12 years, but I just got an iPad recently and found Roastmaster. I've been using an Android app called Coffee Roaster for a year or so. It works pretty well, but RM seems much more comprehensive. Just finished entering roaster and inventory data and now looking forward to taking Roastmaster for a spin ... as soon as I have time to give it some attention. Still not sure I understand how to use it, but I figure I will learn as I go. Put me on the list of those who would like to see a video tutorial.


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