[Homeroast] further info on helping me choose an iRoast2 replacement
rotuts at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 09:38:23 CDT 2012
Im almost bereft that they no longer make the iRoast-2. It suits me fine
as Ill describe below. What would be my replacement be when you note why I
like the iRoast-2
I roast for my AlexiaPID a blend I make from SweetMaria: 1/3 Guatemala
1/3 DP Brazil 1/3 Sumatra or Java or Sulawise. I have drilled two small
holes in the screen and chaff collector to accept a dial long probe
thermometer which I position in the bean mass.
I roast as follows: 3 min 350, 3 min 400, rest at 475 until that
thermometer reads 445. Im not good with colors, or how long things go into
the 2d crack etc. I like this system as its reproducible for me when I
decide to vary the blend or the temp a little bit. I can get back to the
exact same roast anytime I what. Sometimes I roast a little higher for
drip, understanding full well that at those higher temp (5 - 10 'relative'
degrees) Im loosing 'varietal' flavors. I just like a darker roast, but
'445' relative in the bean mass suits me to a T
thats what Im looking for: a way to 'reproducibly' get to the same relative
point by a temperature reading.
I take it with the rotating drums in the behmor and gene there is no way to
get a relative bean mass temp. Probably the same for the hottop.
with the Quest M3 there may be a way to get a probe into the bean mass, as
Tom on SweetMaria uses the digital j or k wire into a whole near the bottom
of the machine. Ive use these probes in my iRoast2 but they moved around
too much and sometimes were in contact with the metal.
is there a jerry-rigged way to get bean mass temp on any of these drums?
could a Thermapen be inserted into the whole Tom uses for the wire probe?
your help and advice is greatly appreciated. YOu wounldnt want to send me
to Dunk'IN donuts would you?
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