Roast Details

The details of the completed roasts can be viewed on the roast results page which will have between two and four tabs. It always has the Detail and Graph pages, if there are notes associated with the coffee there will be a Coffee Notes tab and if you were logging temperature during the roast there will be a Temperature Graph page. Clicking on the cupping cup picture will bring up a cupping sheet if you cup your roasts and want to keep track of those results.

You can choose the Graph page to see a visual representation of how the roast progressed and where the cracks occurred and if there are coffee notes you can choose that page. Also, if you've logged temperatures, both the logged temperatures and the rate of rise for each temperature log will be displayed. The color and style for all of the elements of the graph are individually settable from Utilities=>Preferences.

If you keep track of temperature during the roast, that line will appear along with temperature grid lines and degree labels. That information will also appear on the Temperature graph page where you can use the cursor to examine the graph and see the temperature at time at any point in the roast. RoasterThing now allows recording multiple temperatures during a roast. Here you see a roast with 2 temperatures recorded. I recently discovered that if you click on the choose log box, you can then use the mouse to move the cursor and the scroll wheel to change the log number.

In the upper right corner of this graph are 3 controls:

  • The one which says Log 1 is used to choose which log the cursor reports on.
  • The one that shows 40 lets you choose the range of the displayed rate of rise.
  • The checkbox lets you choose to display negative slopes or not.

For a Behmor, negative slopes might be interesting, for most other roasters the temperature should always be climbing and doubling the resolution is probably more useful than being able to see negative slopes.

The two rate of rise settings will be saved when you close the roast and will be used everywhere from then on.