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

g paris p pchforever at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 07:51:04 CST 2010


Robert:

you are most likely youger then I am?

ginny hot at 66

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 3:35 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.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> 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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