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

ricky carter rickylc99 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 16:35:50 CST 2010


Hank,

Did you  get any scorching or uneven roast with those settings? I have had
some problems with this on high heat settings even with high fan.  maybe I
need to increase the load size to 1/2 lb. :)


On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> I did a sample run tonight with 8oz for kicks and giggles.  I dumped the
> coffee at 225c with the amps set at 10 and the fan set down at 3. I hit C1
> at about 9 minutes. WOW. This thing is a beast. To think I can do 8oz roasts
> back to back in about 12 minutes.
>
> More to come.
>
> BTW the Jimma from the other night is developing wonderfully.
>
>
>
> On Dec 8, 2010, at 2:53 PM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > 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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