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Topic: [Fwd: CaffeRosto - any more tricks?] (2 msgs / 43 lines)
1) From: Slinkster
Does anyone in the coffeeverse have any tips for installing a standard
dial-on-stick thermometer into a CaffeRosto?  I can't see a way of doing
so that won't put the stem in contact with the edge of the roasting
chamber.
I need to see what's going on in there temp-wise so I can decide if I
should bother making major mods or just save my pennies and upgrade to a
Nesco...

2) From: Rob Stewart
On the plastic part of the lid, I drilled a hole just below the words 
"Caution Hot" The hole takes up the lower part of the Ho and the upper part 
of  the "to" of  Do Not Touch. I angled the hole so that the thermometer 
goes through the opening for the exhaust and chaff screen. I use a slim TC 
probe that I wound some thin 28ga. wire around so that it will only go in 
about 6", which is only about 1/2" into the beans when green. That's where I 
get the reading that coincides with 1st. crack starting to arrive pretty 
good at about 410f. on average.  If you screw up .... JB weld.  If you have 
to wallow the hole out a bunch to line up.......  JB weld.
Some have drilled through the side, but it would be more difficult to find 
the right place to get the correct temp. Some have gone through the glass or 
removed the knob and right down the center of the top.
Just a few suggestions. It would be a good idea to not jump on it, as the 
best plan might be a few days away.
Rob


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