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JETROASTER
This thread just keeps gettin' better. Thanks Chad
 
SteveN
I'd be interested to see what the air temperature post-bean is in this setup. Would it be better to PID off that?
 
seedlings
SteveN wrote:
I'd be interested to see what the air temperature post-bean is in this setup. Would it be better to PID off that?


Good question Steve. I'm picking up some more TC wire to make a probe long enough to put in different places, and this is one position I'm curious about. I've read that exhaust temp is a good measurement for profiling, but I think that was for a Drum roaster - might be applicable here too.

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
Ringo
freshbeans wrote:
This thread just keeps gettin' better. Thanks Chad

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Unta
Not to hijack, but CHAD and I had a chat about air temp, pre perf plate vs bean temp.
I ran two distinctly different scenarios today. One was 1lb samples and the other were 5 kilo batches, which is really the upper end of what my machine can handle.

my temp ranges on the one pound load where between 50 and 100 degrees above the bean temp..after 3 or 4 minutes o roasting. before that they were a bit higher. on the one pound load I only run my half horse dust collector, pushing through the redi heater. those familiar with my machine might remeber this. it was the first way i had set up my componants.

the 5 kilo batches were running with inlet air temps in excess of 800 degrees! I was pretty suprised. the setting on the Readii heater were only a turn of the fuel adjustment dial on the heater about an 1/8th to 3/16th of an inch above where i run the 1lb loads. I cant tell you exactly how many more BTU's that is that are burning, but I run at the lowest setting possible without the flame going out on the small loads.his set up has both the suction side @ full capacity to start plus the inlet air at full..

see the graphs.

you can move this to another thread if you dont think it fits chad. i was just thinking about your roasters and your inlet temps.
Sean
Unta attached the following image:
sidamotestroastcrop_1.jpg

Sean Harrington
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Unta
5 kilo graph not to forget, I think that Rob and Scott where in on this chat also.. The chat room was working that day..:))
Unta attached the following image:
fivekilotirg.jpg

Edited by Unta on 09/15/2010 10:49 AM
Sean Harrington
educate.
 
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seedlings
5 kilos is insane!

I have 800F air with a load under 2#... and that roast from the video is very flat tasting.

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
endlesscycles
I stopped paying attention to air temp long ago.
-Marshall Hance
Asheville, NC
 
RoasterRob
I stopped paying attention to air temp long ago.


After a few dozen roasts (with this roaster) you realize you don't need the air temp. I looked at the last 6 roasts on my roast temp log. At 11minutes into the roast the bean mass temp on 5 roasts was 225 C and 224 on the other. I wasn't try to keep temps at certain times the same. Just maually trying to keep the change every 30 seconds to to a certain rate. ie 7deg C increase per 30 seconds from about 150 C thru to 200C then as 1C starts it slow to 3 or 4 degC /30 sec then it tries to pick up again at which point i am trimming down the gas to keep it to about 4C/30sec till dump at 230 which is bout 30secs into 2C on my setup.

To make a pid work on this setup i think it would have to base its data on the ROR. As it is the temp profile happens just by turning the air flow down slowly throughout the roast with very little and sometimes no need to touch the gas at all during the roast.

Rob vL
NZ

VBM Minimax 2gp, 1gp Reneka Techno, 2 gp la Pavoni Pub, la Cimbali M28, SJ Maz, FB 6kg HM roaster and other stuff
 
seedlings
Shock David! :Clap:

Got the J TC wire last night... should be able to play with other TC placement options tonight. I would REALLY like to profile with bean temperature as reference, so hopefully this will be able to happen. The RoR of the bean temperature is a very good reference!

CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 09/16/2010 5:00 AM
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
dja
I didn't measure it hope what I cut off is enough.Grin
I pour Iron and roast Coffee BeansThumbsUp
If life seems normal your not going fast enough Mario Andrette
 
seedlings
dja wrote:
I didn't measure it hope what I cut off is enough.Grin


It looks like a country mile to me!

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
RoasterRob
seedlings wrote:
Shock David! :Clap:

.... The RoR of the bean temperature is a very good reference!

CHAD


For me it is almost the only reference you need

Rob
VBM Minimax 2gp, 1gp Reneka Techno, 2 gp la Pavoni Pub, la Cimbali M28, SJ Maz, FB 6kg HM roaster and other stuff
 
Unta
The RoR of the bean temperature is a very good reference!

CHAD

Its what I use..I monitor incoming air only to make sure things are functioning properly..up when its supposed to be down when its supposed to be..Excited to see this PID work..
Sean
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seedlings
Aw, man! David, that J-type TC wire has insulation that melts around 400F. Boo. Who designed this anyway?

:@
FAIL!

...Grrrr...

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
dja
sorry about that, its got PVC insulation, thought you would know that by looking, pick you up a Cheap J probe to use with it.
I pour Iron and roast Coffee BeansThumbsUp
If life seems normal your not going fast enough Mario Andrette
 
seedlings
Test beans from Ginny arrived today, and I need to get this roaster figured out!

Here are 3 test roasts. Jumps in ET are related to adjusting the fan speed. ET and BT are measured as described in earlier posts.

Preheat 400F. 2# charge, 19:32 to get to 440F:
coffeestones.com/roasts/profile8.png

Preheat 450F. 2# charge, 17:22 to get to 440F:
coffeestones.com/roasts/profile9.png

Preheat 400F. 1.5# charge, 13:28 to get to 445F:
coffeestones.com/roasts/profile10.png

Obviously the 1.5# charge is a much more reasonable profile, so this is probably the upper limit of the roaster instead of the two pounds I'd hoped to roast. Lower ambient temperatures will probably further reduce the capacity. I'd like to add the ability to recirculate some of the hot air, improving efficiency.

In all 3 roasts the heater was on full throughout the entire roast.

CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 09/27/2010 2:32 PM
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
seedlings
Two 'successful' 2-pound roasts tonight. This time I used a lid to partially block the top of the chamber. This helped tremendously to get to second crack in 15 minutes:

Preheat 400, 2#:
coffeestones.com/roasts/profile12.png

Preheat 450, 2#:
coffeestones.com/roasts/profile13.png

CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 09/29/2010 11:05 AM
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
Unta
how much of the opening are you covering?
sean
Sean Harrington
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seedlings
Unta wrote:
how much of the opening are you covering?
sean


I have 3 squares of cement board (stacked on top of each other), about 5"x5" and I slide that across the top until it wants to blow off, then back it off a little from there. It's about 80% covered.

CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 09/30/2010 1:31 AM
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
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