coffee-forum.net
Promoting coffee discussion.

Main
Date: 06 Dec 2006 19:15:21
From:
Subject: i roast 2 problems
I just got my new roaster from Sweet ia's. I used the preset 2 and
got excellent results.

I decided to try to program one of Tom's recommended roast profiles. I
followed the directions to the 't' several times but there seems to be
a malfunction. Once I press roast to begin, it begins in cool mode for
4 minutes. I've unplugged and re-started again at least 5 times.

Has anyone had this problem? Recommendations?

Charlie





 
Date: 07 Dec 2006 14:40:36
From: JulesG
Subject: Re: i roast 2 problems

charliehaskell@gmail.com wrote:
> You were exactly right! I don't know why I assumed you couldn't input
> time in seconds, so after pushing the up arrow a few times, I thought
> it was at 3 minutes, not 3 seconds (duh)---and the profiles I was using
> were all complete minutes.
>
> Thank you. I thought I was going to have to go through that whole
> re-shipping business.
>
> Now I can really get started.
>
> Charlie

Glad to help when I can. Now let's see what results you get !



 
Date: 07 Dec 2006 13:47:32
From:
Subject: Re: i roast 2 problems
You were exactly right! I don't know why I assumed you couldn't input
time in seconds, so after pushing the up arrow a few times, I thought
it was at 3 minutes, not 3 seconds (duh)---and the profiles I was using
were all complete minutes.

Thank you. I thought I was going to have to go through that whole
re-shipping business.

Now I can really get started.

Charlie

I will try the programming that you suggested. I d
JulesG wrote:
> charliehaskell@gmail.com wrote:
> > I just got my new roaster from Sweet ia's. I used the preset 2 and
> > got excellent results.
> >
> > I decided to try to program one of Tom's recommended roast profiles. I
> > followed the directions to the 't' several times but there seems to be
> > a malfunction. Once I press roast to begin, it begins in cool mode for
> > 4 minutes. I've unplugged and re-started again at least 5 times.
> >
> > Has anyone had this problem? Recommendations?
> >
> > Charlie
>
> Charlie,
>
> I suspect you programmed seconds instead of minutes. Instead of
> programming 3:00, you programmed 00:03. You may also have tried to use
> an unprogrammed profile. If you read the add-on instructions sheet
> carefully, you should be able to set and memorize a custom program
> without problems.
>
> With most programs, you have to stop the roaster manually when the
> beans are to your liking. It is difficult to judge by sound but you
> should be able to do it by watching the colour.
>
> Don't forget that Monkey must rest at least 3 days after roasting.
> Before that you will get an after taste of full ashtrays - very bad.
> This desappears after 3 days.
>
> I had good results with this program:
> 3 min. 340 F.
> 3 min. 385 F.
> 9 min. 445 F.
> Stopping the iR2 when the timer indicates 06:00 (09:00 elapsed).
> Colour is about Vienna, shiny beans but no oil. The iR2 temp indicates
> 395 F. Your results may vary depending on voltage and particular unit.



 
Date: 07 Dec 2006 13:43:48
From:
Subject: Re: i roast 2 problems
Thanks for the help. I will go to Randy's site and check it out.
diab0lus wrote:
> That is what happens when I tried to use a profile number that wasn't
> programmed yet. It basically goes right to cool mode. In other words,
> your profile isn't remaining in memory or saving. The insert that came
> with i-Roast 2 on programming could have been written better. Check
> out Randy's website on programming the i-Roast 2.
>
> Also, I reccommend starting with Randy's profile 10 instead of any of
> Tom's profiles. In my experience Tom's profiles don't work well on the
> newer i-Roast 2 roasters. I think they revised the i-Roast two, which
> causes Tom's profiles to roast the coffee way too fast. This is in my
> experience - there has been some variation between i-Roast 2 units,
> and then you have voltage and ambient temperature differences as well.
>
> With Randy's profile 10 in 30F ambient temperatures and about 118v to
> the unit, I roasted 150g of Monkey blend in 14:30 that turned out a bit
> too dark (French) for my tastes. If you use that profile in higher
> ambient temperatures, be careful because it will char the beans towards
> the end of the 15:00 minute profile. YMMV.
>
> Ryan
>
> charliehaskell@gmail.com wrote:
> > I just got my new roaster from Sweet ia's. I used the preset 2 and
> > got excellent results.
> >
> > I decided to try to program one of Tom's recommended roast profiles. I
> > followed the directions to the 't' several times but there seems to be
> > a malfunction. Once I press roast to begin, it begins in cool mode for
> > 4 minutes. I've unplugged and re-started again at least 5 times.
> >
> > Has anyone had this problem? Recommendations?
> >
> > Charlie



 
Date: 07 Dec 2006 05:39:46
From: JulesG
Subject: Re: i roast 2 problems

charliehaskell@gmail.com wrote:
> I just got my new roaster from Sweet ia's. I used the preset 2 and
> got excellent results.
>
> I decided to try to program one of Tom's recommended roast profiles. I
> followed the directions to the 't' several times but there seems to be
> a malfunction. Once I press roast to begin, it begins in cool mode for
> 4 minutes. I've unplugged and re-started again at least 5 times.
>
> Has anyone had this problem? Recommendations?
>
> Charlie

Charlie,

I suspect you programmed seconds instead of minutes. Instead of
programming 3:00, you programmed 00:03. You may also have tried to use
an unprogrammed profile. If you read the add-on instructions sheet
carefully, you should be able to set and memorize a custom program
without problems.

With most programs, you have to stop the roaster manually when the
beans are to your liking. It is difficult to judge by sound but you
should be able to do it by watching the colour.

Don't forget that Monkey must rest at least 3 days after roasting.
Before that you will get an after taste of full ashtrays - very bad.
This desappears after 3 days.

I had good results with this program:
3 min. 340 F.
3 min. 385 F.
9 min. 445 F.
Stopping the iR2 when the timer indicates 06:00 (09:00 elapsed).
Colour is about Vienna, shiny beans but no oil. The iR2 temp indicates
395 F. Your results may vary depending on voltage and particular unit.



 
Date: 06 Dec 2006 23:32:22
From: diab0lus
Subject: Re: i roast 2 problems
That is what happens when I tried to use a profile number that wasn't
programmed yet. It basically goes right to cool mode. In other words,
your profile isn't remaining in memory or saving. The insert that came
with i-Roast 2 on programming could have been written better. Check
out Randy's website on programming the i-Roast 2.

Also, I reccommend starting with Randy's profile 10 instead of any of
Tom's profiles. In my experience Tom's profiles don't work well on the
newer i-Roast 2 roasters. I think they revised the i-Roast two, which
causes Tom's profiles to roast the coffee way too fast. This is in my
experience - there has been some variation between i-Roast 2 units,
and then you have voltage and ambient temperature differences as well.

With Randy's profile 10 in 30F ambient temperatures and about 118v to
the unit, I roasted 150g of Monkey blend in 14:30 that turned out a bit
too dark (French) for my tastes. If you use that profile in higher
ambient temperatures, be careful because it will char the beans towards
the end of the 15:00 minute profile. YMMV.

Ryan

charliehaskell@gmail.com wrote:
> I just got my new roaster from Sweet ia's. I used the preset 2 and
> got excellent results.
>
> I decided to try to program one of Tom's recommended roast profiles. I
> followed the directions to the 't' several times but there seems to be
> a malfunction. Once I press roast to begin, it begins in cool mode for
> 4 minutes. I've unplugged and re-started again at least 5 times.
>
> Has anyone had this problem? Recommendations?
>
> Charlie



 
Date: 06 Dec 2006 23:03:39
From: diab0lus
Subject: Re: i roast 2 problems
That is what happens when I tried to use a profile number that wasn't
programmed yet. It basically goes right to cool mode. In other words,
your profile isn't remaining in memory or saving. The insert that came
with i-Roast 2 on programming could have been written better. Check
out Randy's website on programming the i-Roast 2.

Also, I reccommend starting with Randy's profile 10 instead of any of
Tom's profiles. In my experience Tom's profiles don't work well on the
newer i-Roast 2 roasters. I think they revised the i-Roast two, which
causes Tom's profiles to roast the coffee way too fast. This is in my
experience - there has been some variation between i-Roast 2 units,
and then you have voltage and ambient temperature differences as well.

With Randy's profile 10 in 30F ambient temperatures and about 118v to
the unit, I roasted 150g of Monkey blend in 14:30 that turned out a bit
too dark (French) for my tastes. If you use that profile in higher
ambient temperatures, be careful because it will char the beans towards
the end of the 15:00 minute profile. YMMV.

Ryan

charliehaskell@gmail.com wrote:
> I just got my new roaster from Sweet ia's. I used the preset 2 and
> got excellent results.
>
> I decided to try to program one of Tom's recommended roast profiles. I
> followed the directions to the 't' several times but there seems to be
> a malfunction. Once I press roast to begin, it begins in cool mode for
> 4 minutes. I've unplugged and re-started again at least 5 times.
>
> Has anyone had this problem? Recommendations?
>
> Charlie