On Mar 29, 2008, at 9:40 AM, Joseph Kent wrote:
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.
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
Ah well, we'll see how it turned out anyway.
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