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Date: 16 Mar 2007 07:58:08
From: TedJ
Subject: Unexpected numbers from TC
This is my first post here, although I have been a long-time reader.

I recently added a TC to my Hottop roaster as per the instruction
given by Randy Glass on his excellent page, and the numbers I am
receiving are not what I expected. First crack begins when the TC
indicates 354* and finishes at about 377*. I guess I had expected
something closer to 395* and 415*. Can anyone account for this, or am
I just not understanding something?

Thanks for you help and all of the help given over the years.

Ted





 
Date: 16 Mar 2007 13:18:35
From: TedJ
Subject: Re: Unexpected numbers from TC
On 16, 1:43 pm, "TedJ" <theojo...@charter.net > wrote:
> On 16, 12:10 pm, "I->Ian" <some...@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On 16 2007 07:58:08 -0700, "TedJ" <theojo...@charter.net> wrote:
>
> > >This is my first post here, although I have been a long-time reader.
>
> > >I recently added a TC to my Hottop roaster as per the instruction
> > >given by Randy Glass on his excellent page, and the numbers I am
> > >receiving are not what I expected. First crack begins when the TC
> > >indicates 354* and finishes at about 377*. I guess I had expected
> > >something closer to 395* and 415*. Can anyone account for this, or am
> > >I just not understanding something?
>
> > >Thanks for you help and all of the help given over the years.
>
> > >Ted
>
> > What make of meter and TC?
>
> > Is your meter set to the same type as the TC?
>
> > What does ice and boiling water measure?
>
> > Room temp?
>
> > Do you plug the TC in when the meter is off and let it stabilize for a
> > few minutes?
>
> Ian,
> Thanks for your post. I checked and, sure enough, the unit (HH506RA
> and KTSS-HH probe) was set to a T type, but I am using a K type TC.
> Maybe this will give me better numbers. How embarrassing.
> Thanks again.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

I just finished roasting 250g of Donkey after making the change to the
thermometer. 1st crack at 393* and 2nd crack at 438*. Thanks everyone.



 
Date: 16 Mar 2007 11:43:22
From: TedJ
Subject: Re: Unexpected numbers from TC
On 16, 12:10 pm, "I- >Ian" <some...@nowhere.com> wrote:
> On 16 2007 07:58:08 -0700, "TedJ" <theojo...@charter.net> wrote:
>
> >This is my first post here, although I have been a long-time reader.
>
> >I recently added a TC to my Hottop roaster as per the instruction
> >given by Randy Glass on his excellent page, and the numbers I am
> >receiving are not what I expected. First crack begins when the TC
> >indicates 354* and finishes at about 377*. I guess I had expected
> >something closer to 395* and 415*. Can anyone account for this, or am
> >I just not understanding something?
>
> >Thanks for you help and all of the help given over the years.
>
> >Ted
>
> What make of meter and TC?
>
> Is your meter set to the same type as the TC?
>
> What does ice and boiling water measure?
>
> Room temp?
>
> Do you plug the TC in when the meter is off and let it stabilize for a
> few minutes?

Ian,
Thanks for your post. I checked and, sure enough, the unit (HH506RA
and KTSS-HH probe) was set to a T type, but I am using a K type TC.
Maybe this will give me better numbers. How embarrassing.
Thanks again.



  
Date: 16 Mar 2007 19:01:08
From: Andy Schecter
Subject: Re: Unexpected numbers from TC
TedJ wrote:
> the unit (HH506RA and KTSS-HH probe) was set to a T type,
> but I am using a K type TC....How embarrassing.

None of us here have ever done that. Of course that goes double for me. :-)




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-Andy S.

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Date: 17 Mar 2007 02:43:13
From: The Other Funk
Subject: Re: Unexpected numbers from TC
Finding the keyboard operational
Andy Schecter entered:

> TedJ wrote:
>> the unit (HH506RA and KTSS-HH probe) was set to a T type,
>> but I am using a K type TC....How embarrassing.
>
> None of us here have ever done that. Of course that goes double for
> me. :-)

<blushing beet red and denying that he's ever done the same thing >
Bob
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www.moondoggiecoffee.com



 
Date: 16 Mar 2007 12:58:11
From: Dave S
Subject: Re: Unexpected numbers from TC
TedJ wrote:
> This is my first post here, although I have been a long-time reader.
>
> I recently added a TC to my Hottop roaster as per the instruction
> given by Randy Glass on his excellent page, and the numbers I am
> receiving are not what I expected. First crack begins when the TC
> indicates 354* and finishes at about 377*. I guess I had expected
> something closer to 395* and 415*. Can anyone account for this, or am
> I just not understanding something?
>
> Thanks for you help and all of the help given over the years.
>
> Ted
>

I use a Polder digital cooking thermometer with a steel probe. Average
temp of 1st crack is 385F, 2nd at 425F.

Yours looks like its giving temps closer to what the built-in sensor
provides. Are you sure your probe is placed deep enough?

Dave S.


 
Date: 16 Mar 2007 10:10:28
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Unexpected numbers from TC
On 16 2007 07:58:08 -0700, "TedJ" <theojoerd@charter.net > wrote:

>This is my first post here, although I have been a long-time reader.
>
>I recently added a TC to my Hottop roaster as per the instruction
>given by Randy Glass on his excellent page, and the numbers I am
>receiving are not what I expected. First crack begins when the TC
>indicates 354* and finishes at about 377*. I guess I had expected
>something closer to 395* and 415*. Can anyone account for this, or am
>I just not understanding something?
>
>Thanks for you help and all of the help given over the years.
>
>Ted

What make of meter and TC?

Is your meter set to the same type as the TC?

What does ice and boiling water measure?

Room temp?

Do you plug the TC in when the meter is off and let it stabilize for a
few minutes?