If you read through the topics on the left you will have a very good idea of how Artisan works. This Quick-Start-Guide is not intended to answer all technical questions. Artisan Quick-Start Guide is maintained by Michael Herbert of EvergreenBuzzBuzz. If you have suggestions for improving the content of the Quick-Start-Guide or technical questions, please use the community mailing list on the Community page. When clicking links in this Quick-Start-Guide, we suggest you open links in a new window.
Your first roast
After you review the pages on the left and have done your setup, with Artisan open, to do your first roast, go to Menu>View and make sure Controls and Readings are checked. Then make sure your roaster is on and heating, and that the LCDs for temperatures are getting a reading.
Buttons and Sliders
The main controls look like this:
Artisan’s standard event buttons are as follows:
The buttons above with start and stop your roasts and indicate key time points in your roast that will be logged. After using the roaster’s trier, you push the button when the event occurs. Pushing these buttons during a roast will add data to your roast log. You can find the data under Roast>Properties>Data tab. Sliders can be used to create custom Events as well, but not the standard events.
When you are ready to charge the roaster, push the On Button. Then push the Start button, and give it about 15 seconds before you charge the roaster, and push the Charge button at the bottom of Artisan. Using the trier, when you determine you are at Dry End, hit the Dry End Button, and do the same for First Crack Start, and Drop. After the roast completes, hit the off button. Congratulations on your first roast.
NOTE: Unplug Your Laptop Before You Roast
For most people, unless you have a USB isolator you need to unplug your computer when using Artisan or will get feedback loops that will create all sorts of crazy spikes in the graph. If you are using a desktop I guess you need to get an isolator.
Before or after your first roast, look at the Setup page to see how to adjust your bean temp readings and your sampling rates.
You can save your graphs under File>Save Graph to various size formats or PDF. You can aslo convert your data to other formats and export it under the File>Convert and File>Export commands. You can import another roaster’s file under File>Import.
To review your own files you can use File>Open and search for a file or use the list under File>Open Recent. When starting a roast you can choose File>New and pick one of the previous Roast Profiles you may have saved.