EXPERIMENTATION IS LEARNING
The Hive Roaster for the home makes this pretty easy by learning to calibrate your heat source with the roaster. A key thing to understand is that the smoke incinerating properties of the roaster only work with a certain amount of heat input. This directly corresponds to rate of rise. If your hive is actively incinerating smoke, and you have a full load of one cup of beans, you are likely still progressing.