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boss99er
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 2:11pm
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Frost, what type of roaster do you use?
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 2:31pm
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A Poppery 1 with ET, BT probes and Variacs on the heater and fan. Rude and crude, but very easy to profile control real time.

edit: ...Those Variacs were already in my toolbox getting very little use, I didn't buy them for the 'roaster'.
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 2:48pm
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For a fairly good, inexpensive digital thermometer I have one of these-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/130481107495?lpid=82

Placement can be tricky with the scto. You can drill a hole in the SC to slip the probe in and ride with the beans. Another one slipped in over the top of the ring can give you a ET. You'll find it varies a lot depending on exactly where you have the probe. These are things I'm currently working on fine tuning myself.
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 2:51pm
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Nice!

Once I find a way to monitor my temps a little better I might look into variac control on the heat. Until then, I would just be flying blind. I should be able to profile pretty well with my current setup, so I'll see if I can kick out some better roasts before I start digging in too deep.
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 2:53pm
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Thats exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks! I think I'll pick this up and start experimenting with placement. With the temp kind of riding on the beans, do you get a pretty accurate bean temp?

CoffeeRon Said:

For a fairly good, inexpensive digital thermometer I have one of these-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/130481107495?lpid=82

Placement can be tricky with the scto. You can drill a hole in the SC to slip the probe in and ride with the beans. Another one slipped in over the top of the ring can give you a ET. You'll find it varies a lot depending on exactly where you have the probe. These are things I'm currently working on fine tuning myself.

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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 2:53pm
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Ron, Does that dual probe allow display of both temps at the same time, or alternate readings without pushing a button? ( I need to track both at the same time to do my profiles.) If so, I may order one. Thanks.
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 3:02pm
Subject: Re: Time between FC and SC?
 

Frost Said:

Ron, Does that dual probe allow display of both temps at the same time, or alternate readings without pushing a button? ( I need to track both at the same time to do my profiles.) If so, I may order one. Thanks.

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Just one at a time, push the button to switch. The second T1-T2 button reads the difference between the two.
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 3:03pm
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Was wondering the exact same thing....good question! I have one in my cart pending this answer...ready to click "buy." :-)

Frost Said:

Ron, Does that dual probe allow display of both temps at the same time, or alternate readings without pushing a button? ( I need to track both at the same time to do my profiles.) If so, I may order one. Thanks.

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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 3:06pm
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Ahh shoot....still looks pretty decent though!

CoffeeRon Said:

Just one at a time, push the button to switch. The second T1-T2 button reads the difference between the two.

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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 3:08pm
Subject: Re: Time between FC and SC?
 

Click Here (www.ebay.com)


..here's another in the US for less.....

But the display will be a problem for my use... I like the difference feature, but need the actual temp display as well.

edit; as always with ebay, need to double check, maybe not in the US, but then neither is the other seller.
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