[Homeroast] IR thermometer with heat-gun/dog-bowl?

Ryan Fair ryan.w.fair at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 17:55:41 CDT 2014

First time post here.  I've been reading the list for about 3 months now
and love it.

I've been using a IR thermometer with my popcorn popper roasts and I feel
it's been fairly accurate.  At least according to SM's page on the
temperature for various roasts.  The temperature will jump around quite a
bit but I can tell the general idea of the temperature of the beans.  The
problem I have and I think just a general issue with popcorn popper
roasting is it goes so fast.  I will see it jump from about 400F to 450F in
a matter of seconds and the roast will go beyond what I'm going for.  All
that to say yes I *think* you can get accurate readings, but I'm still very
new at all this.

Hope I contributed even if in part.

Ryan, Oklahoma City

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM, Phil Ferrante-Roseberry
<philfr at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi list!
> I was on the homeroaster list years back when the volume of posts was
> overwhelming. Dropped off for a long time, and now returned! (Been enjoying
> SM beans for the whole time though.)
> I've been roasting with a heat-gun/dog-bowl for most of the 13 years I've
> been at it. (Does anyone still do that?)  But I'd like to get just a bit
> more data around bean-temp. Has anyone tried using a IR
> thermometer<
> http://www.amazon.com/Meters-PIRT30-Temperature-Infrared-Thermometer/dp/B005FU5NFW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
> >?
>  Not having to find a place for a probe seems like a huge benefit, but I'm
> wondering if you can get an accurate reading.
> Thanks!
> Phil, near Boulder CO
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