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

g paris p pchforever at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 10:18:53 CST 2010


clearly my mind is not on coffee deck today:

got BT what about ET/MET


On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:

> ET/MET is the most important thing to know and get control of.
> Avoiding scorching or baking. Finding a spot to acquire this in a
> consistent and uncontaminated  way is also important. From others
> trials I've followed, close to the outside of the drum and part way in
> from the ends seems to work the best for the Quest. Getting an
> approximate drum temp. relationship. A good BT reading can work to
> monitor ET indirectly by keeping track of the rate of rise of the bean
> temp with a good understanding of the beans being used, batch size and
> heat transfer abilities. Having both ET and BT just makes things
> easier as does having my BT rate of rise metering.
> --
> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
> Amherst MA.
> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
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