-On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 09:56:58 -0400, Mike Chester" wrote: No, that was one of the changes between the I-R-1 and the I-R-2. With the 2, you can program up to 5 stages. You can also put up to 10 programs into memory so you don't need to enter the program each time. Mike -Whoa! I've had my iRoast2s for a couple months now, and I didn't even realize that. I could have swore that I tried to input more than 3 stages t= o no avail. I'll have to try again! I have actually had some very smooth roasts with the 3 stages so far, as graphed by real-time data logging, however I am using really low temp profiles (350/ 3min, 390/ 4min, 450/ 5min), and for my hotter-running iRoast2: 340/ 3min, 380/4min, 440/5min. Note that if you are having trouble understanding the difference between bean-probe temp and readout temp, be sure to understand that is was ~ BEAN PROBE temp Tom Owen was speaking of in his datasheet (although not "Officia= l bean-probe temp, wich would require special device, rather temp obtained by placing thermocouple within the "mass" of beans, as opposed to within the part of the chamber filled only by hot air). If one were to place a temp probe in a region of the roast chamber with only air, temps would be completely different, hotter by 30-60 degrees, and thus near equal to readout on iRoast 2 display (and many times even 30-60 degrees HOTTER than readout!) By the way how can a company sell a product that is so damn inconsistant?! That is unacceptable that some iRoast2s are "hot", while others are not. You know, not everyone has real-time datalogging graph capability to be able to properly compensate for this! I beleive this is a major issue Hearthware needs to correct next time around (along with less noisy, and tighter fitting removable lid assembly)!
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ...is there some corollary here to the old adage: "A man with one watch = always knows what time it is, a man with two watches is never sure."? Why two iRoasts, Jeremy? Michael Wade
- ...is there some corollary here to the old adage: "A man with one watch = = always knows what time it is, a man with two watches is never sure."? Why two iRoasts, Jeremy? - The iRoast chamber size is not sufficient to roast several days worth of coffee, and I don't like to go through the hassle of waiting 2 hours to roast another batch. I like to roast all that I will roast in one big session. I probably could have gotten away with one, and it is a real pain to lug two outside, and set 2 up, make and save two separate real-time graphs, and clean 2, and then lug, and store both of them again, (and pay for 2!); but until iRoast comes out with double capacity roaster, I will be lugging two around (when I'm not using the gene cafe--- which, by the way I only have one of, and plan to keep it that way : ) ). But yeah, you probabl= y do have a point there. If I had only one, I would probably have more time t= o play around with them, and remember to try out those 5 stage settings I've been meaning to check out. Just would actually be more inconvenient to have only one. It would cut too much into my shedule (I am a med student). I'll have to agree with the adage that roasting your own coffee does NOT save money. By the way, I guess you could say I'm a bit obsessed, too. Wishing Everyone a Happy Roasting. Peace. Jeremy.
-My new I-R-2 (bought 1 month ago from Tom) came with an insert to the manual that describes how to set the 5 stages and save the 10 programs. The insert says it applies to models '40011' and '40012'. My IR claims to be model '40010', but has clearly been upgraded to one of the other models, since it can do the 5 stages. Dave McCracken -Thanks for the info. I just looked again in the manual, and it does say I can program upto 5 stages. The sad thing is that my eyes actually read over that line before, and it DIDN'T register. Man, maybe I was lost in all the excitement or something.... Anyway, I now look forward to trying to smooth out my roasts even more. I'll be interested in comparing the 3 stage graphs with the 4- and 5- stage graphs. Man- Just when I got the 3 stages all figured out to a science, now I have to go and find out if 4- or 5- stages is smoother!! Happy Roasting.... Jeremy