Sure, Roastmaster provides a graphical way to record temperature data during a roast, but dutifully recording this data takes effort – and attention – attention that is best paid to the roast in progress, not punching in numbers.
Roastmaster’s Data Logging option delivers hands-free roasting by enabling you to bind one or more external probes to reading curves in a roast. Roastmaster displays real-time temperature readings for each probe, and automatically logs the readings to the appropriate curve(s) throughout the roast.
Roastmaster Supports these Probe Setups
The BlueTherm Duo blends ease-of-use with flexibility, and is a great choice for either the home or shop roaster. Equipped with a long-lasting, rechargeable batter, the Bluetherm Duo communicates directly with your iOS device via the Bluetooth protocol, and supports up to 2 K type thermocouples.
Phidgets offers the most versatile and scalable solution for larger setups. A Phidgets setup is comprised of a Phidget Temperature Sensor and a network host. Your router then mediates the communication between Roastmaster and the host/sensor combination. Phidgets can communicate wirelessly with your WiFi router via an optional WiFi adapter, or be wired to your router via a standard ethernet cable.
Phidget Temperature Sensors are available in 1 and 4 port configurations, and support either J or K type thermocouples. Don’t be put off by their DIY nature – Phidgets perform wonderfully and are easy to assemble – no soldering required. Acrylic enclosures are available for all boards, providing protection and a finished look.
The iCelsius BBQ is a great choice for home roasters. It attaches directly to the dock connector (or Lightning connecter via the adapter pictured above). While it does not offer the wireless connectivity the other options do, it more than makes up for that in price and ease of use.