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Topic: new roaster with temperature logging (10 msgs / 223 lines)
1) From: Jeffrey Pawlan
I have a new roaster now. I created a webpage of photos you might want to look
at:
www.computercontrolledroaster.com
then click on Commercial Roaster Project
You will see that I have designed and written a new plotting and logging program
for it already. Again, not cheeeep like most homeroasters would like, but it is
truly 1 degree accuracy and reliable.
Jeffrey Pawlan

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
I'd love to check it out. Unfortunately at the moment it won't come up...
miKe 
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3) From: Gail Shuford
Wow!! That is a mighty big roaster you have!  At first it almost  
looked like a wood stove with the piping and all.  Im sure this  
little workhorse would be a gem to have if one has the space for it.   
Way to go Jeffrey.  I digg it 5x, assuming it works, ha! ( a little  
evening jolt of humor)
On Jul 10, 2007, at 7:59 PM, Jeffrey Pawlan wrote:
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Cool, as in outstanding, site finally came up. I assume (and hate to =
assume)
you'll be offering your control system for other gas drum roasters like
Diedrich IRs, Ambex, US Roaster Corp etc. How soon available and =
ballpark
$$$? (not including roaster of course) I may not immediately go with
automation capability but will in the near future. (Of course nearest =
future
will be locking down café location and a 3 to 10k roaster! Waiting on =
word
back from underwriting for the HELOC to fund, highly probably location
found...)
If you'd rather take this off List mckona-AT-comcast.net
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URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I =
must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal =
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone =
before.
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5) From: Scott Marquardt
Looks great!
I'll tell you what has me drooling, though -- your cyclone system. I'd die
for something like that to park on my ring roaster. That's a HECK of a motor
on the cyclone.
Your project continues to interest me. I'm regularly conversing with people
who also are interested in your work.
Let me know when the bluetooth model is available!    ;-P
- S
On 7/10/07, Jeffrey Pawlan  wrote:
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Hell I'd use it in a quick heartbeat if USB or even serial interface! Don't
care if my laptop doesn't have serial port my old one does or I'd get a
converter...
 
I've seen Jeffrey's CCR HotTop in action. (Greg's) There is nothing marketed
out there that offers this level of repeatable control at near the price.
$2k was dirt cheap for the CCR HotTop system.
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Scott Marquardt
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 9:39 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +new roaster with temperature logging
Looks great!
 
I'll tell you what has me drooling, though -- your cyclone system. I'd die
for something like that to park on my ring roaster. That's a HECK of a motor
on the cyclone.
 
Your project continues to interest me. I'm regularly conversing with people
who also are interested in your work. 
 
Let me know when the bluetooth model is available!    ;-P
 
- S

7) From: Tom Ulmer
The Probatino is beautiful!

8) From: Brett Mason
The Probatini on the other hand is a designer beverage of Kahlua and Vodka,
shaken over ice...
Brett
On 7/11/07, Tom Ulmer  wrote:
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-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

9) From: Alchemist John
NOT to take away from Jeffrey's acquisition or his project, but the 
Probatino doesn't do anything for me.  Just "too much" roaster there 
for me.  Massive, ducts, lines, wires....and for 1 few pounds of 
coffee.  To each his own.
At 06:17 7/11/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

10) From: Jeffrey Pawlan
I would not want to offer bluetooth or wireless control because of the safety
issue. THOU SHALT NOT STEP OUT OF VIEW OF ANY ROASTER!  It is seriously
dangerous to run any coffee roaster without watching it constantly.
For the big commercial roasters, I will probably go with a touchpanel or
embedded computer. This will add at least $3K to the cost but that is what
commercial establishments want.
I will begin with modifying Probats given their similar airflow and
thermodynamic design. Later I will offer control of other manufacturers.
Probably 6 -8 months off.
Jefffrey Pawlan


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