[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 
>this point.
>John B.
>----- 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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