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Topic: Alpenrost + Polder (3 msgs / 74 lines)
1) From: Adam Jahiel
While I was babysitting my Alp this morning, I was playing with my Polder
thermometer, that has a thin long probe to stick into a turkey or steak
while it is cooking, and transmit the temperature via a flexible wire to the
thermometer reading part.
I placed the probe in a couple of vent hols, just to see what would happen.
It reads, but the probe comes too near the heating elements.. I then took a
look and decided that a person could drill a very small hole and stick the
probe right into the open end of the drum. With the probe in place the hole
should not leak any or much heat, The hole would be pretty darn small.
With the Alp, which I need to adjust to make it hotter, I watch for some
good smoke, open the top a little, and scoop a few beans up with an ice tea
(long handled) spoon. This slows down the 2nd crack by a minucule amont, and
what you see is what you get, before mannualy pressing the cooling button.
I could see a small pyrex glass tube like a scoop built in to the machine at
this end for inspecting!!!
I wish the $%^@%@& thing was more consistent, but I'm patient.
Best,
A.
ADAM JAHIEL - PHOTOGRAPHER
90 North Piney Road
Story, Wyoming, 82842
t- 307.683.2862
www.adamjahiel.com
f-307.683.2730
ajahiel
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2) From: TFisher511
I think the Polder probes are only rated to 371 or 391F, so they may n=
ot 
measure hot enough for coffee roasting. They do have a good price on E-bay i=
f 
you are into BBQ.
Terry F

3) From: Rick Farris
True enough.  I've done so with my thermocouple-based thermometer and
discovered that the Alp regulates on 550.  I haven't worked up the courage
to leave it in there with beans in it, but that's only a couple of roasts
away.
Adam wrote:
I placed the probe in a couple of vent hols, just to see what would happen.
It reads, but the probe comes too near the heating elements.. I then took a
look and decided that a person could drill a very small hole and stick the
probe right into the open end of the drum. With the probe in place the hole
should not leak any or much heat, The hole would be pretty darn small.
----
P.S. The polder only goes up to a little over 400 before it blanks out in
over range.  You can get a Mastech 6500 thermocouple digital thermometer for
about $20 athttp://www.web-tronics.com/digtherwkpro.html-- Rick
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