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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Uses For Precision Temperature Controller

    I first learned about this product from an article
    about sous-vide cooking. It's a precision temperature
    controller that can turn a crockpot into a suitable
    device for sous-vide cooking (that's French for "food
    poisoning").

    http://auberins.com/index.php?main_p...bebffe05eeed32

    I've been thinking this could have some other uses.
    For example, a chocolate temperer is nothing but an
    automatic machine for cycling through a series of
    temperatures, plus a stirrer. With this controller,
    I could enter the temperatures manually for the same
    result, except I'd have to also stir it manually.
    I've been thinking about getting a chocolate
    temperer for several years, and this unit (plus a
    crock pot) could handle several pounds of chocolate
    per batch.

    Another possibility is for making stock. Perfect
    crystal clear stock requires controlling the
    temperature right below the boiling point. This
    device could automatically control it right on
    the button. Perfect stock, every time, no effort.

    I've already got the crock pot, which I haven't
    used for years. This device might make it much
    more useful. And at only $139.50 -- a whole
    $0.49 below my "no buy" threshold -- well, I spill
    more than that on eBay without thinking twice
    about it.

    I just need another good use for it to push me
    over the top. I've been thinking it might be
    useable as a PID controller for the espresso
    machine I've been thinking about buying, though
    mounting the temperature sensor might be a problem.

  2. #2
    jack Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > I first learned about this product from an article
    > about sous-vide cooking. It's a precision temperature
    > controller that can turn a crockpot into a suitable
    > device for sous-vide cooking (that's French for "food
    > poisoning").
    >
    > http://auberins.com/index.php?main_p...bebffe05eeed32
    >
    > I've been thinking this could have some other uses.
    > For example, a chocolate temperer is nothing but an
    > automatic machine for cycling through a series of
    > temperatures, plus a stirrer. With this controller,
    > I could enter the temperatures manually for the same
    > result, except I'd have to also stir it manually.
    > I've been thinking about getting a chocolate
    > temperer for several years, and this unit (plus a
    > crock pot) could handle several pounds of chocolate
    > per batch.
    >
    > Another possibility is for making stock. Perfect
    > crystal clear stock requires controlling the
    > temperature right below the boiling point. This
    > device could automatically control it right on
    > the button. Perfect stock, every time, no effort.
    >
    > I've already got the crock pot, which I haven't
    > used for years. This device might make it much
    > more useful. And at only $139.50 -- a whole
    > $0.49 below my "no buy" threshold -- well, I spill
    > more than that on eBay without thinking twice
    > about it.
    >
    > I just need another good use for it to push me
    > over the top. I've been thinking it might be
    > useable as a PID controller for the espresso
    > machine I've been thinking about buying, though
    > mounting the temperature sensor might be a problem.


    For that money I would expect at least a computer interface or a little
    screen, and some software to set temperature profiles. Added GPS
    capability to compensate for height above sea level might be left as an
    option.

    Not a bad idea though, but not if I had to pay money for it. Making one
    up from a salvaged PLC and an old temperature sensor is definitely an
    option for when the next shipment of round tuits arrives.

    j.

  3. #3
    George Guest

    Default Re: Uses For Precision Temperature Controller

    jack wrote:
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >> I first learned about this product from an article
    >> about sous-vide cooking. It's a precision temperature
    >> controller that can turn a crockpot into a suitable
    >> device for sous-vide cooking (that's French for "food
    >> poisoning").
    >>
    >> http://auberins.com/index.php?main_p...bebffe05eeed32
    >>
    >>
    >> I've been thinking this could have some other uses.
    >> For example, a chocolate temperer is nothing but an
    >> automatic machine for cycling through a series of
    >> temperatures, plus a stirrer. With this controller,
    >> I could enter the temperatures manually for the same
    >> result, except I'd have to also stir it manually.
    >> I've been thinking about getting a chocolate
    >> temperer for several years, and this unit (plus a
    >> crock pot) could handle several pounds of chocolate
    >> per batch.
    >>
    >> Another possibility is for making stock. Perfect
    >> crystal clear stock requires controlling the
    >> temperature right below the boiling point. This
    >> device could automatically control it right on
    >> the button. Perfect stock, every time, no effort.
    >>
    >> I've already got the crock pot, which I haven't
    >> used for years. This device might make it much
    >> more useful. And at only $139.50 -- a whole
    >> $0.49 below my "no buy" threshold -- well, I spill
    >> more than that on eBay without thinking twice
    >> about it.
    >>
    >> I just need another good use for it to push me
    >> over the top. I've been thinking it might be
    >> useable as a PID controller for the espresso
    >> machine I've been thinking about buying, though
    >> mounting the temperature sensor might be a problem.

    >
    > For that money I would expect at least a computer interface or a little
    > screen, and some software to set temperature profiles. Added GPS
    > capability to compensate for height above sea level might be left as an
    > option.
    >
    > Not a bad idea though, but not if I had to pay money for it. Making one
    > up from a salvaged PLC and an old temperature sensor is definitely an
    > option for when the next shipment of round tuits arrives.
    >
    > j.

    Hey, I have a pallet of Round Tuits. Would you be interested in buying
    them? I'll give you a really good price if you take the whole lot...

  4. #4
    jack Guest

    Default Re: Uses For Precision Temperature Controller

    George wrote:
    > Hey, I have a pallet of Round Tuits. Would you be interested in buying
    > them? I'll give you a really good price if you take the whole lot...


    What flavor are they ?

    j.

  5. #5
    George Guest

    Default Re: Uses For Precision Temperature Controller

    jack wrote:
    > George wrote:
    >> Hey, I have a pallet of Round Tuits. Would you be interested in buying
    >> them? I'll give you a really good price if you take the whole lot...

    >
    > What flavor are they ?
    >
    > j.


    Peach, watermelon and grape....

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