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Support / Re: Govee Bluetooth Thermometer
« Last post by Danny Hall on March 11, 2019, 02:12:28 PM »
Hi DonK

Sorry - no. The only supports hardware is listed here...

The ThermaQ Blue is a great choice for K type thermocouples. It's easy to use and built like a tank.
Support / Govee Bluetooth Thermometer
« Last post by DonK on March 11, 2019, 02:31:57 AM »
I purchased a Govee Bluetooth thermometer. Is this compatible with the Roastmaster App?
Support / Re: Setting up Roastmaster app on Ipad
« Last post by Danny Hall on February 21, 2019, 03:12:13 PM »
"Trouble setting up" as in the ThermaQ probes won't link?

If so, 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 (even on another device or platform), 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 wherever it is in use - Android or iOS. Also, verify you've chosen a port in Roastamster's Probe Details screen.

Let me know how it goes.
Support / Setting up Roastmaster app on Ipad
« Last post by teofilocoffee on February 21, 2019, 12:42:14 PM »
Having trouble setting up the roastmaster app on Ipad Gen 2 with IOS 9, i followed the directions on setting it up and bought the probes on the app store. Using the ThermaQ from thermoworks. Bluetooth is on. I've also tested it on my android and it can pick up the thermaQ. Anyone having the same problems? 
Support / Re: Probe Calibration
« Last post by Danny Hall on February 20, 2019, 07:31:37 PM »
Thanks - glad you're enjoying it! Any questions, just let me know.
Support / Re: Probe Calibration
« Last post by ejohnston64 on February 20, 2019, 07:29:14 PM »
Awesome. Love your app BTW. Thanks man.
Support / Re: Probe Calibration
« Last post by Danny Hall on February 20, 2019, 07:20:24 PM »
Hi Eric

For linear calibration, in the probe definition screen of the probe in question, enter a number in the "Calibration > Offset" field. This will adjust the probe reading up or down.

Support / Probe Calibration
« Last post by ejohnston64 on February 20, 2019, 04:41:57 PM »
Hello, Wondering, if my probe is not reading correctly is there a place to put in an offset to calibrate it?
Wish List / Re: Photos plus espresso shot details
« Last post by Danny Hall on February 06, 2019, 04:40:16 PM »

For color:
Yes, that seemed valuable to me at first too. And, I gave a lot of thought to this in the past, but after watching each iOS device upgrade, quickly realized that every hardware and software update brought significant changes to white balance, contrast, hue and every other photographic aspect that governs the “perception” of color. I am a fan of color matching - it has its place in roasting. Some aren’t, but I am. If you’re interested in color, I’d advise recording Agtron numbers. This is heavily integrated into Roastmaster’s reporting system, where you can get a bigger picture of what roast color (degree) might do to the taste of your coffee. SCA tiles are expensive, but there are internet hacks out there. The Kenneth Davids book Home Coffee Roasting has 4 of the 8 Agtron tiles on the inside back cover, and there are internet hacks with paint swatches out there.

For aspects beyond color:
 There’s a case there. Still haven’t throughly dismissed it.

Grind field: Perhaps, purposed differently. That field, by design, is meant to be quantifiable, which cannot be achieved with an alphanumeric value. Its decimal nature is tightly integrated into Roastmaster’s reporting engine, to allow users to report on a range of cuppings at various grind settings, and see what the absolute numerical grind value does to the taste. Remember, that field houses a decimal number. You could divide the fine setting up into segments, and use that as the decimal portion. For example, say you grind on coarse setting 22, and on fine setting C. If the fine range is from A to J, assuming a is 0, then C would correspond to .20. So, the numerical equivalent would be 22.2.

Wish List / Re: Photos plus espresso shot details
« Last post by pj47 on February 03, 2019, 09:11:42 PM »
I’m new to roasting with a Behmor 1600 Plus but I’d like to echo this call for linking or embedding some low to mid res images for the roasts and/or cuppings. Without it we’re missing a helpful tool.

I’d also add grinding should be allowed as an alphanumeric value. My Baratza grinder uses numbers for the coarse setting and letters for the fine one (such as 2L).  The grind field is useless and I have to record the data in the notes instead.
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