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Jan 11, 2012, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Being a techno-sort of guy, Tridgell wanted to have better control over the Corretto roaster, feeling that if one could keep up with the heating process, better roasted beans could be obtained. So, he went about creating his own Corretto roaster. After apply a bread maker and a heat gun (like the original, which is a good sign- confirming the original was good enough for copied blueprints), Tridgell discovered that using a metal stirrer in the bread maker and drilling a small hole through the bread maker, he could hook up a thermocouple to help record the temperature.

"With the help of Paul Mackerras, Tridgell created a custom circuit power device to run through the thermocouple and his Linux, to feed data to pyRoast. pyRoast is the application that Tridgell came up with to act as a graph for time, temperature, and which crack procedure the beans are in. The goal in all of this was to make great coffee beans at home, without the usage of some name branded, expensive coffee roaster. It has been told that the coffee taste better when roasted by hand, compared to the store bought variety."

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