[Homeroast] Quest M3 tryer usage tips

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 25 14:10:07 CDT 2010

Hi, Steve,
What is your typical roast goal (City, City+, Full City, etc.)? 
How much smoke do you notice?
Thanks, and,
Happy Roasting,
> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:34:51 -0700
> From: sakoman at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Quest M3 tryer usage tips
> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Oct 23, 2010, at 10:56 PM, Steve Sakoman wrote:
> >
> >> Though I've been home roasting for quite a few years, I've never had a
> >> roaster with a tryer.
> >
> > When I do a heat gun roast, all I have to do is look down - nothing blocking the view of the beans :D
> >
> >> Is there any online source of solid info on how to make use of a
> >> tryer, and what beans changes one should look for?
> >
> > I'd start here:
> > http://www.sweetmarias.com/roasting-VisualGuideV2.php
> >
> > I think the descriptions of the physical characteristics as the bean goes thorugh first crack are most useful.
> Both you and Mike suggested the same resource, and it is a good one.
> I basically recreated these data points by using the tryer to pull a
> few beans at each stage and laid them out on a sheet of white paper.
> It is quite interesting to see the transformations right in front of
> you. Not sure yet how I will use this in day to day roasting, but it
> was quite educational!
> 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.
> Steve
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