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Support / Re: Probes are offline???
« Last post by Danny Hall on January 23, 2018, 01:43:41 AM »
That explains it. Sounds good - any questions when you upgrade, just let me know.
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Support / Re: Probes are offline???
« Last post by cinderblock on January 22, 2018, 09:25:55 PM »
Hi, thanks for the response.

I'm using 2.1 at the moment.

I think I'll hold off on the update. I found my old iPhone 4, which still had the old Roastmaster app (before the update), and it works awesome. Thanks. I will return when the iPhone 4 poops out on me.
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Wish List / Buckeye Roaster
« Last post by Jisgren on January 14, 2018, 11:07:21 PM »
I just noticed that Buckeye roasters has added Bluetooth support to there BC Roasters.  Would be awesome if this worked with Roastmaster!

http://nebula.wsimg.com/9573811acbd67ea96a647083676f0dfb?AccessKeyId=97CAD94F0B344D095112&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Buckeye Roasters
www.buckeyecoffee.com
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Support / Re: Cupping term
« Last post by Andy on January 09, 2018, 06:07:37 PM »
Yes, thanks for the explanation.
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Support / Re: Cupping term
« Last post by Danny Hall on January 08, 2018, 11:39:15 PM »
Hi Andy, and Happy New Year to you as well!!

That's not surprising...Roast Complement is my own invention to provide a means of qualifying the roast, instead of the greens themselves.

In cuppings circles that might use the SCA(A) protocol (buyers, brokers, famers, etc.), the "language" of the cupping attributes is fairly ubiquitous, especially being tied to a country of origin. And, all of those qualifiers are based on a standardized, basic roast profile.

The one thing that bugged me about relying only on standardized cupping protocols in Roastmaster, was that it provided no means of helping roasters know whether a cupping score was achieved via the quality of the beans, or the quality of the roast profile. So, I did some research into many different cupping protocols beyond just the SCAA protocol, and some heavy thinking, and came up with 2 different protocols designed to help solve this dilemma.

The Roast-centric protocol (and Green-centric simply for the sake of being thorough) are meant to complement the standard SCA protocol. It helps achieve a couple of goals:
  • Allowing you, as the roaster, to declare your intent when cupping. Whether that’s to evaluate the quality of the greens, or the quality of your roast profile, perhaps as you try to perfect it over time, you’ll have an easy means of know how each score should be interpreted, by virtue of which protocol you used.
  • Providing a means of auditing beans in the long term via reports, by both the quality of the green and varietal attributes themselves, along with how well you think you’re doing them justice with your roasting habits. By scoring the “Roast Complement” attribute, you can tell your “future self” how well you think a particular roast hit the sweet spot of the green you roasted.
Hopefully you find them helpful!
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Support / Cupping term
« Last post by Andy on January 08, 2018, 05:47:21 PM »
Greetings, Danny, and Happy New Year All,
I have been roasting for many years and happily using RM for several years, but I have been negligent about cupping. So, I have started cupping my roasts in an attempt to rehabilitate myself. Most of the terms are self-explanatory, but what is Roast Complement? Google was not helpful. Cheers!
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Support / Re: Probes are offline???
« Last post by Danny Hall on January 05, 2018, 11:05:44 PM »
Sorry - I've been out of the office traveling for a couple of days. Well, "trying" to travel against the Eastern nor-easter would be a better description, but I digress.

What version of the Phidgets drivers are you using? The latest Roastmaster requires their new Lib 22. Let me know what version you're using, and we'll start troubleshooting from there.

Regarding "Probes are offline"...The only reason I can think of why you would get that on startup is that you have a roast somewhere in your library that is still in progress. Roastmaster doesn't attempt to link probes until they are required. So, if there were problems with probes, those alerts would not present until you A) attempted to start a roast that was using them, or B) Roastmaster is automatically connecting because it found a roast in progress.

Do you have any old roasts (maybe test roasts) in progress that are using probes?
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Wish List / Re: Access to Profiles
« Last post by Danny Hall on January 02, 2018, 07:35:08 PM »
I hate relying on deletion for organization, so that was kind of my thinking behind the "Manual" sort order, so you could organize more often-used probes first.

But, I admit, it's not a perfect solution. I've already got the code completed for a filter, similar to sort, that lets you view by a time frame. I do plan on enabling that in Beans, Roasts, Blends, Cuppings, and Profiles when I get some time to do the testing. This will let you "hide" older stuff, yet still allow you keep it in the database for future use.
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Wish List / Re: Find my Probes function
« Last post by Danny Hall on January 02, 2018, 07:24:41 PM »
Yes, if that new roast has any Data Curves that are bound to probes, it will trigger a call to bind those particular probes.

Well, actually - I should say, unless the previous roast that you were viewing was still in its "Grace Period", during which Roastmaster keeps those probes alive in the console until that timeframe expires. In that scenario, switching to a "Ready" roast would do nothing. But, otherwise...yes.
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Support / Probes are offline???
« Last post by cinderblock on January 02, 2018, 07:11:57 PM »
Ever since the last IOS update, I cannot get a temp reading on the K type thermocouples. I've encountered this problem in the past, and somehow it worked after restarting my laptop, and it didn't have problems afterward. But now it's doing it again, and restarting multiple times to both the phone and laptop has not solved the issue.

The original Roastmaster ran smooth. After all the new updates, I keep getting three error messages on startup (Probes are offline), but I just press OK and then press Add Curve to link up the probes. But whatever, I was willing to overlook it since all I really needed was the temp readout.

But now there's just a question mark next to the temperature. I have two K type thermocouples. Both are simultaneously giving me question marks so I don't think it's a problem with the probes. The USB attachment is also functioning; it makes a noise when I plug it into the laptop. Also the Phidget software is live. My laptop is running Windows.
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