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    Measuring temperature of corretto?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Can someone tell me whats an inexpensive temperature reading device to use with my corretto?
    I dont want to link it to my notepad (dont have one!) -- just want to be able to observe the internal temperature so I can take a few notes and work out over time the perfect cycle for my setup.
    Model name and number of device would be a great help.

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    Re: Measuring temperature of corretto?

    Hi

    Try and hold out for the "DMM Temperature Data Logger" that will probably come back to bean bay. Others here may have a better idea of when it will be available.

    Otherwise just look in Jaycar or Tandy Electronics stores for voltmeters that have a type K thermocouple output and a thermocouple. They will be only about $30 or so. They often sell out then one waits till a cheap model is available again.

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    Re: Measuring temperature of corretto?

    Hi

    I have an autoranging DMM from DSE that came with the k type thermoprobe. It cost $50.[img][/img]

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    http://www.indoorhealthproducts.com/912.htm

    This is what I got - looks very good and planning on trying it very soon. Took about a week to come from the US

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    Thanks for the advice ... Ill try sourcing from that data.

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    If you are looking for this in Oz try from here:
    http://www.chefstoolbox.com.au/products.aspx?sNum=6016

    They are pretty good with their post and you get local warranty.

    michel_c how does it go, my wife has shown me one in a catalogue but I havent seen it in the flesh, I was thinking of using one on my Quaha if it refreshes quick enough.

    good luck,

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    Thomas,
    Ill let you know this afternoon/tonight after my first roast with it. It looks the part and was $17 from the US including postage so a fair bit cheaper than the Oz version. Overall if feels like a pretty good unit and with the clock and timer is useful for timing the roast as well.
    Ill post more soon.

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    Hoe you dont mind me jumping in Anthony.

    Can someone also let me know if a contact thrmo is better than a non contact.

    I saw one (non) at Jaycar today for $60 the cheapest contact was 39.94 QM1602 + 12.95 for a Probe that will take the heat

    http://www.jaycar.com.au/productResults.asp?FORM=KEYWORD

    Cheers,

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    Shane,

    The non contact thermometers are "fooled" by the smoke haze, the air currents in the roaster and various other "effects" whilst roasting..... giving erratic (and generally incorrect) readings.

    Contact thermometers (using thermocouples) are far more useful (and accurate) in this application.

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    Thanks for the local advice -- Im waiting on advice re mailing cost from the States, so this will be a handy fall-back.

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    Anthony,

    Tried this afternoon and was great! Worked really well and I just had it sitting into the beans from the top. It would be much better through a hole in the side but since Im borrowing the BM that wouldnt be appreciated.

    Postage will be US$7 but theyll ask for a letter from you etc etc youll find out soon. Good luck

    Mike

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    Michel, how did you get them to send you a thermometer?

    I was all keen to get one of these, then saw on their website that they wouldnt ship outside the US. Same with 1st-line -- quite annoying >:(

    So did they change their policy, or did you have to sweet-talk them?


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    No issues ... just try emailing them on support@indoorhealthproducts.com . I didnt have to do anything special just send them a letter with authorisation to put it on credit card along with photocopy of both sides of credit card and photo ID. More complicated than most but seemed to work fine.

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    Ive ordered one just this morning, but explained that I couldnt supply pics of back and front of credit card along with pic of photo id -- my scanner needs repair. And Im not sure of whether its a good idea to supply photo reps of all that info over the internet, when its not needed at all by the credit card companies for payment authorisation -- esp for a $17 with postage transaction!
    If they take my order without this paranoiac level of security info, then Ill be happy. If not, safer to pay a bit more locally ...
    Cheers

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    Re: Measuring temperature of corretto?

    Quote Originally Posted by simone link=1216361393/0#11 date=1216653352
    Michel, how did you get them to send you a thermometer?

    I was all keen to get one of these, then saw on their website that they wouldnt ship outside the US. Same with 1st-line -- quite annoying *>:(

    So did they change their policy, or did you have to sweet-talk them?
    What about this one from Oz that Thomas found above? Its a little dearer but does away with the need to send your confidential details all over the planet..... And it appears to be the same as the U.S. one....

    Mal.

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    I just got a note from the US site saying that theyd shipped me my thermometer -- WITHOUT the heavy-handed credit checks of photo identity and photos of front and rear of credit card -- very dangerous material to send to anyone.
    The cost in Australian dollars, including shipping , came to less than $20, which is in turn less than half the Australian price, so it was worth the attempt. Just wrote a very nice email explaining I couldnt supply the photo id as my scanner isnt working, and that Im a member of coffeesnobs -- maybe that will do the trick for some others too..

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    Re: Measuring temperature of corretto?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony link=1216361393/0#15 date=1216871621
    I just got a note from the US site saying that theyd shipped me my thermometer -- WITHOUT the heavy-handed credit checks of photo identity and photos of front and rear of credit card -- very dangerous material to send to anyone.
    too right -- a photo or scan of both sides would be ideal identity theft fodder!

    Didnt pursue the chefs toolbox one because it was over twice the price (taking postage into account), and because they didnt bother to put the specs (like the max temp) online (quite a few of these things stop at 200 C -- something to look out for)

    And then started using my SOs DMM anyway -- hey, got to economize somewhere! ;)



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    Re: Measuring temperature of corretto?

    Does anyone know when the DMM Temperature Data Logger will come back to Beanbay ??

    Tring to find a Data Logger under $50 is becoming somewhat hard >:(

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    Andys in the same boat Hornet :-?..... Waiting to hear back from Jaycar as to when the replacement units will be available,

    Mal.

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    Received my thermometer from the USA site today. Looks good. Especially like the BIG dispaly so my glasses can go away when I roast. Will be roasting this weekend and christening it.

    I did go through the industrial strength photo ID and credit card rigmarolle as I ordered it before I saw the post from Anthony on how to bypass the heavy handed stuff.

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    Re: Measuring temperature of corretto?

    You might keep the glasses to keep some smoke out of your eyes.

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    Re: Measuring temperature of corretto?

    Thanks Mal,

    Can someone let me know if Data Loggers retain the information (temp) or do you need a laptop.

    Cheers,

    Shane

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    Hi again Hornet,

    Afraid the thermologgers were talking about just digitise the data, accumulate it in a small buffer and transmit it to a PC/Laptop via a serial or USB port, depending on the model you have. Dataloggers that are able to store useful amounts of information for later download and perusal are quite a lot more expensive. If money is no object though, then you would have plenty to choose from....

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    Thanks again Mal,

    That just saves me waiting around for a DL.

    Cheers Mate.

    PS Jaycar have a thrmometer for $25 qm1320 (i think)

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    And my US cooking thermometer arrived yesterday -- cant wait till I have to roast again! The Corretto really makes home-roasting a pleasure. I was finding sitting on the verandah in midwinter stirring those beans a painful chore, especially with the occasional light fall of snow!



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