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

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 10 14:58:02 CST 2010


Hi Ginny,
 
Oh, if that were only true!  I was most likely in first grade when you were born.  (Does that rule out the adoption thing?)
 
I wish you were closer to Northern California;  I'd help you with your Quest (as it were), and get to know it myself.
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert, barely warm
 

 
> Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 06:51:04 -0700
> From: pchforever at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Quest M3 Arrives, Is it worth it?
> 
> 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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