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

Alan Hayes alanp.hayes at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 10:05:08 CDT 2014


So you can roast a pound with a heat gun! I have been toying with the idea
of making a multibarrel sample roaster, and you have just encouraged me.
time to start sawing up stainless steel tubing, I guess!


On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Phil,
>
> I roast a pound at a time with a Master Appliance 751b heatgun. It's heavy,
> nearly 4 pounds, so I suspend it from a tripod.
>
> I purchased an IR thermometer expressly to monitor temp in the beans. I
> think it worked ok for monitoring the temp. I didn't like using it, though,
> because I hold the heatgun in one hand and stir with the other hand, so I
> don't have a hand for the IR thermometer. I had to either put the wooden
> spoon down and quit stirring or let the heatgun do what it wanted to, and I
> didn't like either of those options.
>
> I use this digital  thermometer that I got from Tom:
>
>
> http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/coffee-roasters/roasting-supplies/digital-thermometer-with-thermocouple.html
>
> I roast with a sieve that fits quite snugly into a stainless steel mixing
> bowl, both from Target about 10 years ago. I threaded the end of the
> thermocouple into the wire of the sieve, and it stays there, so all I need
> to do to prepare for roasting is to plug the thermocouple into the
> thermometer.
>
> Brian
>
>
> 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
> > _______________________________________________
> > Homeroast mailing list
> > Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> >
> >
> http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > <a href="http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/">Sweet Maria's
> Forum</a>
> > <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee Library</a>
> >
> _______________________________________________
> Homeroast mailing list
> Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
> http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> <a href="http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/">Sweet Maria's Forum</a>
> <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee Library</a>
>


More information about the Homeroast mailing list