[Homeroast] Quest M3 tryer usage tips
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com
Mon Oct 25 12:54:58 CDT 2010
It's a good point John. That and the UL issues are why we list the
Quest on Shrub; in terms of capacity it doesnt offer any
improvements. I am impressed with your faster roast times for 227
grams! I didn't know the Variac would be so useful with a Hot Top!
>What do you consider a reasonable time for a half lb roast? All my
>Hottop (B) roasts are 227g & I can hit 1C in the 9-10 minute range &
>finish a brew roast in 12-13 minutes. Adding a Variac to give me
>120v(or more) throughout the roast (if desired) cut my times to 1C
>by close to 2 minutes over the stock set up.
>If the M3 was a 1lbr for that price I'd own one but I can't see
>spending that much for another electric .5lb roaster when I already
>have the HT. What I'd really like is a gas 1lbr which makes the Mini
>500 tempting but more $$ then I want to invest in home roasting at
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Sakoman"
>I really like the M3 so far. Having complete control of heat and air
>> is a "good thing". I also like that there is plenty of heat available
>> for half pound roasts, unlike the Hottop which seems to struggle to
>> finish in a reasonable time.
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