[Homeroast] Quest M3 Arrives, Is it worth it?

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 8 14:53:50 CST 2010


Hi Ginny,
 
Congratulations on your new Quest Roaster and Commiserations on your injuries!
 
Any chance your sister could use a new (old) brother?
 
Speedy Mending, and,
 
Happy roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
> Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 13:42:07 -0700
> From: pchforever at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Quest M3 Arrives, Is it worth it?
> 
> Hi Guys:
> 
> Nice to hear some good stuff about the Quest 3M.
> 
> Love to look at mine, very cool machine. Broke my wrist when it came so
> cannot turn the dials while roasting or handle much of anything.
> 
> Good old Hot Top has been providing me with my daily Java.
> 
> Cannot wait to try out my Quest; hopefully by net week.
> 
> My choice was to be able to have the advantage of a total manual machine.
> 
> Mike I will see if my sister will send one up to you!!
> love ya all,
> 
> ginny
> 
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > It's kinda like a 21st century type Olympia Cremina. Small company,
> > simple, old school, well designed and built, pro worthy. Manual! No
> > reason why a Quest wouldn't be able to last a long time. Compatible
> > with the concepts used with bigger drum roasters. The price is at a
> > good price point for this quality/level of a roaster. Similar to the
> > price range of better prosumer espresso machines. This might create a
> > chance to make something somewhat from here. At some point there will
> > be used ones available and serviceable and hopefully some new similar
> > designs. A Quest type machine seems like a nice option for many pro
> > roasters too.
> > We gotta get Ben working on some roaster drawings.
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 10:26 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:
> > > Scott, if it was me I'd go for a QM3. For the price of a commercial
> > sample
> > > roaster you could have more than one QM3, and QM3 would afford more
> > > versatility (profiling control capability) versus traditional barrel
> > sample
> > > roaster. Unless you're talking about something like a USRC .5k as a
> > sample
> > > roaster.
> > >
> > > I'm still using a CCR HotTop as my sample roaster but would rather have
> > two
> > > QM3 for what I paid for the CCR HT...or one QM3 and some halogens for
> > vac:)
> > >
> > > Not that the CCR HT isn't pretty nifty, but I believe from all I've read
> > and
> > > what I understand of how the the QM3 works that it's capable of superior
> > > roasts, close to if not on par with my USRC. QM3 fully manual of course
> > so
> > > doesn't have the automation advantage of the CCR HT, but I could live
> > with
> > > that.
> > >
> > > Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
> > > www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> > > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> > >
> > > Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I
> > must
> > > first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal
> > enlightenment
> > > found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
> > before.
> > >
> > > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> > > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
> > >
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > >> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> > >> Behalf Of Scott Miller
> > >> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 5:29 PM
> > >>
> > >> Hank,
> > >>
> > >> Best of luck with the new roaster. I'm sitting on the fence trying to
> > >> figure out if I should take the plunge and get an expensive, though
> > >> certainly useful sample roaster or opt for the Quest... Look forward
> > >> to hearing your experience with different beans and how the side by
> > >> side comparisons work out.
> > >> By trying some different beans and processing methods of the beans,
> > >> you should be able to really see how a solid drum makes a difference,
> > >> IMO.
> > >>
> > >> What is the rate of rotation of the drum?
> > >>
> > >> cheers,
> > >>
> > >> Scott
> > >
> > >
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> > Amherst MA.
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