Has anyone tried out the infra red no touch temp probes that have a laser light and pointed it at the beans? Just wondering how good they are for quick read on bean temp?
I have the Iroast2. I almost bought a infrared thermometer last week. Then I searched the internet and I found a number of things that said that infrared thermometers do not take proper reading through glass at all. So atleast with a iroast it does not sound like it will work properly. Perhaps there is a different roaster that would allow the infared to see the beans directly durring roasting and it would work properly? Jamie <Snip>
If I recall, I was debated here, endlessly, as it seems to always go, about a year or so ago--maybe check the archives. Seems like the loudest opinions were that it shouldn't or wouldn't or didn't work well. Happy searching. Dean Roasting some Djampit, with Panama Carmen on deck. ray wrote: <Snip>
they will be fine for an open chamber roaster like a poppery. but if you have a drum, glass pot, etc, you will get the temp of the material on the outside. that number won't be extremely useful except as chart of that surface's temp from roast to roast. i have one, and it is fun to play with. it would be more fun if the laser site would set off laser detectors in cars. On 1/2/08, ray wrote: <Snip> -- -Kevin Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. - Andrew V. Mason aych tee tee pee colon slash slash texascreasons dot homedns dot org
IR waves generally will not pass through glass. I am not familiar with how an infrared thermometer functions, though I could speculate. It is likely this is why IR thermometers cannot take readings through glass. They will record the glass temperature, or some skewed reading. -Jarred On Jan 2, 2008 9:54 PM, ray wrote: <Snip>