Post By Andy
Roasting software to use on Mac
There was a similar thread recently about using a heatsnob on a Mac but my question is more about what software is able to be used on a Mac in case Iíve missed something. Ideally the software would be:
ē Designed to be use on Mac ie I donít have to install software to run PC based program such as parallels.
ē Easy to us the roasting software. I donít want to have to be calibrating settings. Download and roast if possible.
ē cheap or no ongoing costs
ē ideally a heatsnob able to be used as thermocouple.
Any suggestions on software to use?
Any experience with Typica?
Maybe a question for Andy but is RoastMonitor ever going be comparable with Mac?
Hi Martin i'm also a mac user and have used RoastLogger successfully but using the Victor 86B Digital Multimeter purchased from CoffeeSnobs. Victor 86B was used before Heatsnob so I'm not sure if it will work. The program is free and as with CoffeeSnobs own software very good. I no longer use it as I've bought a Behmor but do itch sometimes to be able to control the roast as I used to with the Coretto.
Artisan is another one that works on Mac
Originally Posted by Mb21
With old PC's and notebooks free (or close to) there is no need to ever rewrite and then support the software on a mac.
The PC notebook in the Snobbery has done many thousands of roasts using 2 heatsnobs and it was a freebie as the battery had died and it was too expensive for the previous user to replace it.
HeatSnob will run on old windows software too (XP, Win7 etc).
Artisan and a Yocto thermocouple is the way to go on a Mac if you want to run natively. Or you can muck around with VirtualBox to install a Windows machine on your Mac desktop, which is what I did. Though I’d probably go the former if I had my time again.
Thanks everyone for the replies. The hunt Ian one for an older cheap laptop failing that the trusty Mac will be moved to roasting station in garage.
Also use Roastlogger on my Mac that is set up on my roaster, it plays nicely and works well. For me nothing would make me own a windoze box, so i had to find something that worked on OSX.
I’ve used Artisan on my MacBook using a Phidget data bridge. It can take a bit of time to configure the software how you want but it works well.