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

ricky carter rickylc99 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 21:36:32 CST 2010


On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 6:29 PM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not that I could see or smell and I did have a 1/2 lb in the machine. As a
> neophyte I am unsure why you would want to start that hot with a 125g load.


200 gram loads actually, not sure where the 125 gram notion came from.



>  There is a relationship between amps, fan speed, and thermal loading from
> the size of the roast load should allow you to bring the temps up as fas as
> you want.
>
> I am flat out amazed how well I can make this baby dance already. Between
> amp and fan speed this roaster you can do most anything. Want to move the
> temp up fast set the amps on 10 and the fan on 2-3 ( with a full load). Want
> to bring the temp down cut the amps and crank up the fan. Now, I don't
> advocate doing this indiscriminately but you can get this machine to change
> temps faster than I expected but when running the amps wide open you should
> watch your temps and adjust the fan up as the temps climb or you risk
> burning out the elements.
>
> At thus point I doubt I will be plugging the Behmor in again but will hold
> off until after the holidays to decide if I will sell the Behmor or not.  I
> have just lost interest in using the Behmor.
>
> On Dec 9, 2010, at 4:35 PM, ricky carter <rickylc99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.
> >>>>>>
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> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> -----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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