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Maotoying
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Location: Gainesville, Florida
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Posted Wed Jan 1, 2014, 5:44pm
Subject: Joining a Behmor 1600 Roaster To A BBQ Guru CyberQ with Power Raptor.
 

I have two obsessions with edibles:
  1. espresso,
  2. smoking

Smoking occurs at lower temperature, and usually for longer duration, than BBQ.

For Winter solstice dinner, I smoked two pork butts for ten hours at about 225 F. I was able to control the temperature profile precisely to my liking with my BBQ Guru and my Smoking Tex electric smoker. The electric smoker uses only several ounces of wood or lump coal to attain the desired smoked over wood flavor. Beware of BBQ and smoker forums as some consider smoking with electrics as cheating. Not me; my criterion is fun, works, affordable.

I was smoking and roasting. It came to mind; "could these two have a commonality, and benefit from each other?" I expect they can. Here I am merely starting the discussion.

On the coffee front, I roast with an electric Behmor 1600. Many prior roasters over many years, the previous to the Behmor was a drum over a gas BBQ rotisserie.

On the smoker front, I began many moons ago with a Smokin Tex electric smoker. The Smokin Tex heating element and stainless box are excellent, but the thermostat was/is a POS; I burnt the Thanksgiving turkey.

So when BBQ Guru came out with their CyberQ WiFi smoker controller, with three meat thermocouples and one pit thermocouple, all capable of driving an electric smoker via the BBQ Guru Power Raptor, what was I to do? I ordered that bad boy combination and gave BBQ Guru my credit card number.

I pulled the thermostat electrics out of the Smoking Tex and replaced the guts with my BBQ Guru bundle of electronics. Next two Thanksgivings, perfect smoked Turkey. And perfect smoking everything in between. Smokin perfection!

I'm looking at my Behmor 1600. Roasting 8 oz. while inputting via its interface that I have 16 oz. You and I know that I don't have 16 oz. in the Behmor roasting. What is really going on in the Behmor 1600? Is there something I already own that can give me more feedback, even more control than the Behmor 1600 offers? Could that something be my BBQ Guru, with readings delivered via a WiFi? Could be.

Those with experience in these things please share your knowledge and save me from burning up my house!
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Maotoying
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Maotoying
Joined: 30 Nov 2013
Posts: 34
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: La Spaziale Dream
Grinder: Mini Mazzer (man)
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014, 5:33am
Subject: Re: Joining a Behmor 1600 Roaster To A BBQ Guru CyberQ with Power Raptor.
 

On this thread http://coffeegeek.com/forums/coffee/homeroast/632043
There is reference to the MS Windows program RoasterThing
and to the iOS iPhone/iPad app Roastmaster.

Roastmaster data logs via thermocouple devices including Bluetherm, a Bluetooth device that can utilize two k-type thermocouples.

My thoughts
  1. I already have $ in the purchase of the popular four probe CyberQ WiFi with PowerRaptor by BBQ Guru. So won't be spending another $200 for another system like the BlueTherm.
    2 Can  Roastmaster app connect to the CyberQ? The BlueTherm connects via BlueTooth while the CyberQ connects via WiFi with its own local area network, or via the Internet.
  2. In addition to data logging, it would be great that the Behmore 1600 could bypass its wired in settings, and pass control the external app.
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