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Topic: re(2) CaffeRosto (2 msgs / 69 lines)
1) From: Slinkster
Ok, I can see that working.  I was trying to come up with a way of 
horsing the thermometer stick under the lid and the mechanics just 
weren't working.  I will now note that a trip to the restaurant supply 
is in order as none of my three stick-dial thermometers read over 450f.
JB Weld and Gorilla Glue: my two best repair friends!
Rob Stewart wrote this:
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
In reply to this:
 > >
 > >
 > > 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: miKe mcKoffee
I too drilled same place. Tom carries a perfect analog thermometer for the
Rosto through that spot, the Cooper with 8" stem. You'll want a 6" stem
minimum and no shorter. I keep tip mid-way in channel between outer wall and
inner center riser about 1/2" from the bottom. I use thermometer "clip" to
keep it from hitting the bottom.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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