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Date: 14 Feb 2007 12:48:18
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Subject: Sonofresco roaster mods
Has anyone tried modifying their Sonofresco to be able to manipulate
the roast profile? Details? It seems folks are PIDing out all sorts of
coffee devices and I'm wondering if anyone has hacked this yet?

-s





 
Date: 18 Feb 2007 14:19:40
From: JoeP
Subject: Re: Sonofresco roaster mods
On Feb 14, 12:48 pm, yanke...@gmail.com wrote:
> Has anyone tried modifying their Sonofresco to be able to manipulate
> the roast profile? Details? It seems folks are PIDing out all sorts of
> coffee devices and I'm wondering if anyone has hacked this yet?
>
> -s

Hi I think I spoke with you via email already but for the benefit of
the group:

The sonofresco comes with 9 different presets that basically determine
the ending temperature and length of roast. There have been rumors of
people hacking into the control board and programming their own
profile for the presets. I am very happy with the stock setup. I have
about 3-4 different presets that i mainly use depending on the bean
and what the final roast level I'm trying to achieve. I could honestly
say I can't possibly see a legitamate good reason to alter the stock
presets. The coffee that is produced from the sonofresco is as amazing
as the bean will let it be. I have tried to drink drum roasted coffee
since I have first tasted coffee from these roasters back when Chuck
at birdrock coffee roasters used to use them. The only person that I
felt could give the Sonofresco a run for its money was Larry at rocket
coffee roasters in Phoenix who was using some excellent COE winners.
Chuck now uses a Probat and he produces some excellent coffee as well.
But IMO my sonofresco is as good as it gets. I hope that helps you
with your decision.

Joe
www.greencoffeebuyingclub.com
"freinds getting together splitting bags of coffee"




 
Date: 16 Feb 2007 21:24:47
From:
Subject: Re: Sonofresco roaster mods
On Feb 14, 12:48 pm, yanke...@gmail.com wrote:
> Has anyone tried modifying their Sonofresco to be able to manipulate
> the roast profile? Details? It seems folks are PIDing out all sorts of
> coffee devices and I'm wondering if anyone has hacked this yet?
>
> -s

I thought this package might work:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Temperature-Controller-Logger-PC-software-kiln-control_W0QQitemZ260087571008QQihZ016QQcategoryZ50926QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I think you could just replace the electronics with the pid. I
actually emailed the writer of the software to enquire about
customization. For example, the software could automaticly start and
stop the blower on the roaster. He said it would be no problem,...for
a small fee. It's a project I would be willing to tackle. I'm just a
bit afraid of haveing a roast catch fire.
But thought Of having full roast profiles with sonofresco is awsome.
It really does do a good job.

-Wes



 
Date: 14 Feb 2007 16:00:27
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Sonofresco roaster mods

<yankeeNH@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1171486098.395741.251330@p10g2000cwp.googlegroups.com...
> Has anyone tried modifying their Sonofresco to be able to manipulate
> the roast profile? Details? It seems folks are PIDing out all sorts of
> coffee devices and I'm wondering if anyone has hacked this yet?
>
> -s
>

I believe Joe Pace has of Sandpiper Coffee,
http://www.sandpipercoffee.net/ GCBC Green Coffee Buying Club
http://www.greencoffeebuyingclub.com/index.php
Craig.