Okay, so I have a thermocouple and I have an HWP. How do I use the former with
the latter? I've stuck the thermocouple wire down through one of the holes in
the lid after loading with beans and assembling the roasting chamber. However,
the thermocouple is so sensitive that any movement of the probe gives me a
wildly different temperature reading (varies by as much as 30°F). If I try to
keep the tip in contact with the tumbling beans, the temperature never settles
down to a stable reading. If I keep it far enough away that the beans don't
bang it around, then it never reads hotter than ~300°F.
Ideally, I'd like to find a way to attach the probe semi-permanently so I'm sure
I'm measuring the same thing across batches. However, the easiest/most obvious
way to insert the probe is through the holes in the lid, but I have to take the
lid off for every batch to add/remove beans.
Has anyone here already come up with a clever solution, or do I have to actually
think for myself? [I hate it when that happens! ;-)]
BTW, the woven fiber insulation/covering of the thermocouple wire frayed
dramatically the very first time I tried to use it. Can anyone recommend an
appropriate adhesive to keep the fabric from fraying while still enabling the
wire to slide through the holes in the lid?
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