Thursday, July 9, 2015

Batch Counter

Starting from v0.9.5, Artisan maintains a batch counter. That counter is increased on registering a DROP event and assigned as batch number to the current roast profile. Additionally, a batch prefix is prepended to the batch number. The batch prefix and number together make up the batch identifier of a profile.

For example, a prefix "P5-" (e.g. roasting on a Probatone 5) and a batch number 3 makes together the batch identifier "P5-3".

The batch counter has to be activated in the Batch dialog (menu Config >> Batch). After activation, the prefix and initial counter values are set and should not changed for that Artisan installation. That way assigned batch identifiers are ensured to stay unique. Changing the batch counter manual later on, an already used batch identifier might be assigned again to a new profile. Take care!

The batch identifier property of a roast profile

  • is printed in front of the profile name on the main window
  • is shown in the Roast Properties dialog (menu Roast >> Properties)
  • used as part of the name suggestion on file operations

The number in brackets behind the batch number indicates the position of that roast of a larger roasting session.

After assigned to the roast profile, the batch prefix and number cannot be changed. In case things went wrong and a number or prefix has to be "corrected", one can put Artisan in super-user mode (by a right-click on the Timer LCD in the right upper corner of the profile window) to make the batch identifier editable in the Roast Properties dialog (menu Roast >> Properties).