And of course, today I drop and shatter the little glass receiving jar for the grounds from my Kitchenaid Pro burr grinder. Ugh.
Believe it or not, I use a mesh basket on my Ronco Showtime Rotisserie to roast my beans... works great! I think I paid like $35 for it.
I use a thermocouple-type probe inserted inside to keep track of the temperatures. I get accurate/predictables results. First crack in the low 400s (usually around 410)... and second crack around 440-445. Of course most of it's based on sound.