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    Home roasting database

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    Hi all- have grabbed a copy of this nice looking database which may be of interest. Wonder if it works??? You can supposedly log pretty much everything including inventory, roast details, blends and a whole heap of other things. It runs in MS access and is about 0.5MB....avalook if you feel inclined.... http://improbablystructuredlayers.ne...B/CRDBHome.htm *NOw...time to experiment :)

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    Hhhmmm...Ill have to check that out. Ive been using an Access/Excel database/form I made to track my roasting. Ive ended up not using a lot of the fields I originally put in and adding others.

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    This looks great, better than the spreadsheets Ive been keeping. Thanks for sharing the link.

    Cheers
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    Nice database set-up indeed. Now to mod it to track a few more things. ;D

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    Re: Home roasting database

    I should have taken a closer look... but does it work on Macs?

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    Re: Home roasting database

    I found another Roasting Database program searching the web.

    this is not long upgraded and also has a cupping database as well. Thought someones else might find this useful.

    Roasting Database
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/green_b...newversion.htm

    Cupping Database
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/green_b...cupversion.htm

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    oh wow, thats just awesome, thanks for the links! I was going to try and build something like this in openoffice but it would have been pretty rural compared to this.

    not too much existing data to transfer from spreadsheets and Im pretty sure itll be worth it.

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    Re: Home roasting database

    Quote Originally Posted by 657974767E7E75787462110 link=1113135726/5#5 date=1248681742
    Roasting Database
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/green_bean/coffee/coffeeroastdbnew/newversion.htm

    This is awesome! very comprehensive for what im after!, i have been maintaining paper copies of all my roasts, this will be so much easier to reference back to for future, as long as i dont loose it ;)

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    Re: Home roasting database

    Quote Originally Posted by 627970637A737E68110 link=1113135726/4#4 date=1113302517
    I should have taken a closer look... but does it work on Macs?
    No, its a Microsft Access database so Windows and MS Office only Im afraid.
    Quote Originally Posted by 657974767E7E75787462110 link=1113135726/5#5 date=1248681742
    I found another Roasting Database program searching the web.
    The second database is JAVA based so will work on most anything I would think.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7D7271717C170 link=1113135726/8#8 date=1248943099
    The second database is JAVA based so will work on most anything I would think.
    This works fine on on my Macbook Pro with an Intel processor. Had some problems at first getting it to run as I didnt have the right Java Runtime Environment priority set but now its all working fine. Im loving this software!

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    Re: Home roasting database

    only thing im not liking is that you cant manually input the times for the roas session (or have I missed something). Under the "Sessions" form, easy enough to select the inventory, amount and set roast level, but if you want to record the timing of the roast, you have to simulate the roast again (unless ofcourse you have this running on a laptop and activate it as you roast)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7D4B404F5A415C2E0 link=1113135726/10#10 date=1251595894
    only thing im not liking is that you cant manually input the times for the roas session (or have I missed something). Under the "Sessions" form, easy enough to select the inventory, amount and set roast level, but if you want to record the timing of the roast, you have to simulate the roast again (unless ofcourse you have this running on a laptop and activate it as you roast)

    Sen
    Im not sure what you mean Sen. I input all the data as I go, with a pen and paper for backup in case it all gets too exciting. I know that not everyone has a laptop they can take to where they roast, but regardless of what spreadsheet or software youre using, if you dont log the data as you go, arent you essentially "simulating the roast" again every time you enter the data post-roast?

    apologies if Ive misunderstood.



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