My "new" 5kg Turkish roaster has arrived - Page 17

Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.
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Almico

Postby Almico » Jan 14, 2019, 1:04 am

Fixed it. I pulled out the pilot/TC assembly and moved the TC closer to the burners:

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I can now go all the way down to .05" WC. If the flame goes out, turning the valve up restarts it.

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Note to self: stop working on your roaster when it's hot as hell.

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Almico

Postby Almico » Jan 14, 2019, 9:35 am

So now that I'm learning how to use a drum roaster, I need to up my Artisan game. I want be able to display gas and air settings on my profiles.

I created buttons and displayed sliders, but I'm not near the roaster, nor hooked up to the Phidget. If I click on these buttons, what will happen on my profile display while roasting and afterward?

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Question #2: I'm tired of schlepping my laptop out to the roastery. Is there a touchscreen display I can use instead to run Artisan? 10" Raspberry Pi? I know less than nothing about this stuff.


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EvergreenBuzzBuzz

Postby EvergreenBuzzBuzz » Jan 14, 2019, 9:48 am

You can read about the difference between buttons and sliders here :

https://artisan-scope.org/docs/quick-start-guide/

Either will mark gas and air. I prefer sliders myself.

There's some information here on the Rasberry Pi.

https://artisan-scope.org/docs/documents/

I know little about them.

The QSG has other info you may find useful too.
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Jake_G

Postby Jake_G » Jan 14, 2019, 9:49 am

Almico wrote:I'm tired of schlepping my laptop out to the roastery. Is there a touchscreen display I can use instead to run Artisan? 10" Raspberry Pi? I know less than nothing about this stuff.


Artisan on a 800x480 touchscreen?

You might chime in over here and see what resources are out there to make this happen. Marko's commentary is encouraging.

So, have you tried the same roasts side by side yet between drum and fluid bed to get a feel for the differences, or are you not "there yet" in terms of drum roasting learning curve to feel like they're on the same level of consistency? Clever solution to the safety cut-off issue. When all else fails, move the TC closer to the heat source!

Cheers!

- Jake

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Almico

Postby Almico » Jan 14, 2019, 9:59 am

Jake_G wrote:Artisan on a 800x480 touchscreen?

You might chime in over here and see what resources are out there to make this happen. Marko's commentary is encouraging.

So, have you tried the same roasts side by side yet between drum and fluid bed to get a feel for the differences, or are you not "there yet" in terms of drum roasting learning curve to feel like they're on the same level of consistency? Clever solution to the safety cut-off issue. When all else fails, move the TC closer to the heat source!


You know what they say, if you want to find the easiest way to get the job done, ask the laziest person in then place.

I need to get a decent drum profile first. Then I'll start A/B-ing roasts.

OldNuc

Postby OldNuc » Jan 14, 2019, 11:10 am

That is an electronic ignition gas control and you did indeed fix it properly. The pilot screw is where a standing pilot would be connected. Check for a gas leak ther and at the IN/OUT ports. Propane on the floor is not funny at all and it is heavier than air.

The Raspberry Pi does support a 10.1" touch screen but it does not usually run a Microsoft based OS which will be the larger issue. A regular tablet device that runs a MS based OS would do the trick with minimal pain. If Artisan has been ported to the RPi OS then it all gets easy.

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EvergreenBuzzBuzz

Postby EvergreenBuzzBuzz » Jan 14, 2019, 11:21 am

Here is one post on someone that got a Pi working. It's still somewhat experimental.

https://dew-itwebservices.com.au/using- ... -software/

You could always pick up a used laptop or inexpensive one at Costco just for roasting. I use an old MBP from 2012 still for my roasting rather than my current laptop.

All the releases are available here.

https://github.com/artisan-roaster-scop ... n/releases
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baldheadracing

Postby baldheadracing » Jan 14, 2019, 11:46 am

I've found a basic convertible tablet running Win10 works fine. This model is five years old (Lenovo S230u, 12.5" touchscreen):
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Almico

Postby Almico » Jan 14, 2019, 2:56 pm

The new roaster is in a pretty awkward configuration with the controls on the right side. I'm literally sitting in the doorway while roasting. Everything else is on the other side the the roaster. Adding a small table over there to accommodate a laptop makes it worse. I'd like to find a tablet solution that I can mount right on the roaster.

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[creative nickname]

Postby [creative nickname] » Jan 14, 2019, 3:28 pm

Cool to see your progress so far! For ease of use with a wireless touchscreen interface, I quite like the Roastmaster iPad app. If you are willing to leave open source behind, it has a really nice set of features that make roastlogging quite user friendly.
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