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Support / Re: Cataloging Beans - New Roaster; New User
« Last post by Danny Hall on February 24, 2020, 06:30:50 PM »
Hi Stephen

Don't worry too much about it. Whenever displaying the collective "name" of a bean, Roastmaster simply concatenates all of those fields together in the order those identifiers are displayed - regardless of which field contains the information.

Sometimes Tom will call out which is an estate or market name in the description, often he won't. It would take an awful lot of research to stay on top of that information. Some roasters have a direct relationship with farmers, so that distinction is important to them. Others aren't concerned with it at all. Many of us (myself included) typically just input the full name into the first field - the end result is the same.  :)
Support / Cataloging Beans - New Roaster; New User
« Last post by gedeyenite on February 24, 2020, 02:05:20 PM »
Good day, all.  I am taking up home roasting as a hobby as I transition into retirement from a 26-year military career.

The first hurdle I have come up against is figuring out how to catalog my green beans.

I purchased an SR540 from Sweet Maria's and they sent me eight sample bags of beans.

I have three label examples attached.

I am trying to figure out how I translate the data on the label into the bean categories in the RoastMaster app. 

For example:  How does the name on the bag, e.g., El Salvador La Esperanza "H1" Cultivar break down into the RM categories of Market, Estate, Variety, etc.

Thanks so much!  I am looking forward to a first roast but want to make sure I capture data at all stages.

Support / Re: Currency
« Last post by Danny Hall on February 19, 2020, 06:35:15 PM »
Sorry - no. Unlike temperature, weight, volume and density measurements, where Roastmaster translates among static scales, exchange rates for currency is always evolving. Roastmaster records the currency exactly as you enter it - displaying the units according to the current iOS region setting in Settings>General>Language & Region>Region.
Support / Currency
« Last post by Ben on February 18, 2020, 01:51:54 PM »
Hello.  Is there a way to change the currency within the Beans Inventory?  Thanks.
Support / Re: Rate of Rise Curve
« Last post by Danny Hall on February 05, 2020, 04:14:20 PM »
Yes - Roastmaster refers to those as Delta Curves. They are the bottom two curves seen here at 15:40...

You can enable those globally in Preferences > Analyzer, or two finger tap in the analyzer to toggle them on or off for individual curves.
Support / Rate of Rise Curve
« Last post by DonK on February 02, 2020, 06:02:05 PM »
Is Rate of Rise curve an available feature?
Wish List / Re: Hottop KN-8828B-2K+ USB support
« Last post by Danny Hall on December 16, 2019, 02:55:10 PM »
Hi Siobhan

Thanks for the kind words, and sorry for late response...I've been baking and programming prototype circuit boards pretty heavy over the last week.

I do hope to offer a USB solution of some type at some point. When building Roastmaster, of course, USB was not even a consideration, so I concentrated on building wireless solutions. But, USB is stuck in manufacturer's brains like glue, despite Bluetooth LE being a much better solution IMO. That was part of the the reason I began designing and building the custom hardware I mention for use with RM, along with the RBP protocol - to provide (in addition to temp sensing) a wireless "bridge" for USB devices.

Now...with the new iPad pros with USB C that may change. I will evaluate all of that once the hardware is in full beta testing. I have yet to look into exactly what is possible programmatically with Apple's implementation of the USB protocol. From the products coming to market, I assume is it fully open. Though, historically Apple has avoided that like the plague, so I remain skeptical. If it's open (and I hope that it is) it would be a straightforward proposition.

Either's in future plans. Thanks for reaching out.

Wish List / Hottop KN-8828B-2K+ USB support
« Last post by Siobhan on December 09, 2019, 03:39:39 AM »
Hello Danny - we’re so glad you’re still around and as of the last wishlist comment I read, planning a new version.

Is there any chance you can add support for the newest Hottop roaster that has full USB control via Artisan as well as reading the two thermocouples? Even if Roastmaster cannot control but simply read the two thermocouples, we still want to continue using Roastmaster on the iPad vs having to learn and use software on a laptop. Thanks, we love Roastmaster!
Roasting / Re: Boca Boca small roaster 500gram
« Last post by Danny Hall on December 02, 2019, 10:25:17 PM »

I would recommend the Thermal Blue with a K type thermocouple. The ThermaQ Blue communicate with Roastmaster over Bluetooth LE, and is very reliable and accurate. The size of the K type thermocouple you need would depend on the layout of your roaster. The tip should hit the bean mass as closely as possible.

Sorry, no...Roastmaster does not run on Windows.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Roasting / Boca Boca small roaster 500gram
« Last post by tunampu on November 30, 2019, 05:44:39 AM »
Hi, my name is Tu from Thailand. Use this roasting program. Would like to ask a question
Small coffee roasting machine, 500 grams. Boca Boca would like to modify which temperature sensor and iPad connect properly?
Can you recommend some thermometers that I can modify, insert and connect to this program? Now I use the method to put the temperature in the program by hand.
And one more question This program can be used with Windows Notebook or not?
Thank you
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