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Topic: iRoast2 Owners (3 msgs / 113 lines)
1) From: Joseph Kent
Are there any iRoast2 owners that could help me with
my new roaster. It just arrived this past week and I
have used it four times now. I'm looking for other
owners who I can correspond with especially about
programing the roast times manually. I also am looking
for anyone who has sucessfully installed a temperature
probe into their iRoast2. I think this will be the
only modification I will need to do.
Thanks for your help!
joey
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2) From:
I have an iRoast 1 and 2.  The tip sheet on SM's has worked well for me.  I
do not use the pre-sets at all.  My most frequently used profile is 340 for
2 min., 400 for 3 min. and 460 for 4 and a half minuets.  I generally hit
the cool button when I see the desired color of the beans and rarely hit the
full 4 1/2 min. of the last profile unless I want a really dark roast.  I
roast in my Florida room so my air temp is generally high.  My brother in
Virginia and roasts in his garage and generally goes the full time because
it is cooler.  One advantage with the iRoast is you will learn by sound,
sight and smell as to when you have hit your desired roast.  Hope this
helps.

3) From: Allon Stern
On Mar 29, 2008, at 9:40 AM, Joseph Kent wrote:
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I have a thermocouple installed. The rubber gasket on the top of the  
chaff collector pulls off, and you can thread the thermocouple probe  
through there. If you got the thermocouple that Sweet Marias sells,  
make sure to carefully remove the plastic shrink tubing from the neck  
of it or it will melt all over your roast. The fiberglass insulation  
will be fine without it.
I have my iRoast2 vented to the outside, forced vent with a muffin  
fan. I can tweak the fan speed to speed or slow the roast slightly.  
Oddly, it appears that speeding up the vent fan speeds the roast,  
unlike the main fan, which slows down to raise the temp.
Weird.
Anyway, I've had good results with 320/3min, 345/2min, 375/2min, 390/ 
til End of Roast.
I've been trying to cut the power at the end to extend the time  
between 1st and 2nd, but I'm afraid I might not have enough oomph in  
this modified profile - 320/3, 375/2, 390/1.5, 375/EOR I went a whole  
15 minutes with a load of Bali Kintamani today, and ended up at 430  
(on the TC). I may have stalled it a little bit after 1st crack. I  
was hoping to touch 2nd. I was actually planning to be able to  
increase the time (extending stage 3) but flubbed it and missed my  
opportunity.
Ah well, we'll see how it turned out anyway.
-
allon
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