This smart little gauge can have a huge impact on your ability to hone in on the sweet spot of your favorite beans. As it ticks time, it’s always keeping its time marker synced to the data of your past roasts.
Roastmaster’s roasting gauge is much more complex than it looks – it ain’t your mama’s egg timer! While the white numbers are simply the amount of clock time that has passed since starting a roast, the needle and bezel calibrate themselves automatically to data of your past roasts – letting you know at a glance roughly how far along you are in the current roast.
It uses the criteria chosen in the selector strip below it to fetch the data of past roasts, matching only the options that are chosen, then calibrates its end time to the average of those roasts. The higher the roasts are rated, the more precedence they are given toward the gauge calibration.
The Gauge functions in 4 modes:
- 30 Minute Timer Mode: The default you will see the very first time you roast. It tracks straight minutes like a stopwatch
- First Crack Mode: Touch the face of the gauge bezel to switch it to crack mode. By default, you will be in first crack mode. In this mode, Roastmaster is polling your past roasts, and finding the average time they took to reach the onset of first crack.
- Second Crack Mode: Touch the “1” button on the right of the bezel when in crack mode to switch from First Crack mode to Second Crack mode. In this mode, Roastmaster is polling your past roasts, and finding the average time they took to reach the onset of second crack.
- Roast Degree Target Mode: Touch the face of the gauge bezel to switch it to roast degree target mode. In this mode, Roastmaster is polling your past roasts, and finding the duration (from start to finish) of the past roasts that are tagged with the same roast degree the gauge target is set to. Touch the target button on the right side of the bezel to choose a target degree to match.
The 30 Minute Timer Mode functions regardless of whether or not you have matched any past roasts based on your chosen criteria. The other three modes rely on past data, so if no past roasts are matched, the gauge will dim.