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Moisture Meters. Cylinder or Probe style?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Kimm Nov 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello,Does anyone have experience with moisture meters?  I've used the cylinder style in the past with good results but wanted to compare accuracy with the probe style.The probe style models are…Continue

Tags: green, tech, equipment, meter, moisture

Artisan roast profile system

Started Apr 26, 2013 0 Replies

Hello,Does anyone have any thoughts or experience they would care to share with the use of Artisan profiling system.Comments of other systems that you like are welcome also.Thank you,ChadContinue

Tags: profile, scope, visual, artisan

Lighting over the roaster. Color temperature?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike McGinness Apr 23, 2013. 1 Reply

We have a track lighting assembly over our roaster with spot lights illuminating all of the key areas of coffee travel.  Cooling tray, dump area, and of course sample/trier zone.  We've always used…Continue

Tags: temperature, color, light, Roasting

Water pressure regulation tanks.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Kimm Sep 24, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello,For an espresso machine, does anyone have experience or recommendations with water pressure tanks to help regulate line pressure that drops due to multiple users in the building.  In this case,…Continue

Tags: Pressure, Water

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Mar 13, 2014
Chad Kimm replied to Chris Molieri's discussion 1997 Diedrich IR 24K Roaster question
"Yes, you can start a new batch while the previous one is cooling with a Diedrich.   All air supply enters the roaster through the cooling tray.  The mechanical 'flap' inside allows you to divert that air through different parts…"
Nov 19, 2013
Chad Kimm replied to Chad Kimm's discussion Moisture Meters. Cylinder or Probe style?
"Thanks for the reply."
Nov 1, 2013
Jay Caragay replied to Chad Kimm's discussion Moisture Meters. Cylinder or Probe style?
"I was recently discussing this very topic with a good friend of mine who's much more knowledgable than me regarding this. I was about to plop down the $300 for the small, black portable moisture tester when he told me that it wasn't very…"
Oct 31, 2013
Chad Kimm posted a discussion

Moisture Meters. Cylinder or Probe style?

Hello,Does anyone have experience with moisture meters?  I've used the cylinder style in the past with good results but wanted to compare accuracy with the probe style.The probe style models are generally half the price, so economics come in to play.Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated.Thank you,ChadSee More
Oct 31, 2013
Chad Kimm replied to V lawhead's discussion Water Filter System
"Brady is right on with testing first.  We use Everpure filtration and have happy with them. Everpure's Claris system allows for custom filtration.  Everpure will also send out free water test kits.  "
Oct 30, 2013
Kevin replied to Chad Kimm's discussion RoastLog vs. Cropster?
"Hi Chad, Thanks for your reply. I purchased my roaster before I came across Neal's work and at the time (being a total rookie!), I thought I needed a dedicated bean probe for connecting to a datalogger (I started out using a primitive Extech…"
Jun 22, 2013
Chad Kimm replied to Chad Kimm's discussion RoastLog vs. Cropster?
"Kevin,  I placed my environmental probe just to the right of the lower, right hand bolt that holds the green coffee chute to the front of the roaster.  This came as a result of a suggested location from Diedrich themselves.  They…"
Jun 20, 2013
Kevin replied to Chad Kimm's discussion RoastLog vs. Cropster?
"Hi David, Yes, it's quiet easy to connect thermocouple wire to the existing probe in the Diedrich and then using appropriate hardware/software start logging your roasts. Neal Wilson, the developer of the Typica datalogging software, has…"
Jun 20, 2013
Chad Kimm replied to Chad Kimm's discussion RoastLog vs. Cropster?
"Thanks for the suggestion David.   Our IR-12 is full manual and is the reason we wanted to add some type of data logging. The factory probe and PID shows temp obviously, but also triggers the over heat shut off feature so I decided to leave…"
Jun 19, 2013
David Myers replied to Chad Kimm's discussion RoastLog vs. Cropster?
"If you already have the Diedrich IR-12 with automation, can you tap into the existing probe to send data to both the Diedrich panel and Artisan software? Seems a little redundant to use both, but it would be interesting to have the capability to log…"
Jun 19, 2013
Timothy Pellizzer replied to Chad Kimm's discussion RoastLog vs. Cropster?
"Hello Chad, Good luck with your install. Please keep me posted on the results."
Jun 18, 2013
Chad Kimm replied to Chad Kimm's discussion RoastLog vs. Cropster?
"Thanks for the update on the update Marko.  We are just about to get Artisan going on our Diedrich IR-12.  I have all of our hardware sitting ready to install.   Thanks also for the suggestion on donating to Coffee Kids.  They…"
Jun 18, 2013
Marko Luther replied to Chad Kimm's discussion RoastLog vs. Cropster?
"The version 0.6 of Artisan, an open-source software that helps coffee roasters to record, analyze, and control roast profiles, is now available for Windows, OS X and Linux. https://code.google.com/p/artisan/downloads/list The most important…"
Jun 15, 2013
Chad Kimm posted a discussion

Artisan roast profile system

Hello,Does anyone have any thoughts or experience they would care to share with the use of Artisan profiling system.Comments of other systems that you like are welcome also.Thank you,ChadSee More
Apr 26, 2013
Chad Kimm replied to Pieter-Ben Smit's discussion I need to find a espresso machine
"Mike, Eric, Brady, Thank you all for the follow up comments."
Apr 26, 2013

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista trainer, coffee roaster, consultant, service tech/repair, entrepreneur
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Bozeman, MT
How many years have you been in the industry?
8
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
no
About Me:
Specialty coffee roasting company.
About My Company:
We are a full service coffee roasting company. In addition to roasting fine, specialty coffees, we offer sales/service on coffee related equipment, barista training, and distribution of many everyday consumables that coffee shops require.
Website:
http://ghosttowncoffee.com

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RoastLog vs Cropster?

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 1:32pm 0 Comments

We've been wanting to add a profile monitoring system like Roastlog or Cropster to our roaster. We gave both a good look at Expo last week but am still not quite sure which direction to go. There seems to be more similarities than differences.

Our primary uses would be for roast logging and profile monitoring. The cupping feature on Cropster would be useful, but it looks like Roastlog is working on that also.

Any opinions about preferences, functionality, etc. would be greatly…

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At 7:45am on February 22, 2010, Mark Jackson said…
You can go direct with any number of manufacturers. I would try to do one multi boiler machine like La Marzocco and go with another machine perhaps Rancilio or Astoria for a heat exchange machine. You will need to make sure you can sell in your area and see about training and support.
 
 
 

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