[Homeroast] Quest peaberries

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 9 19:17:11 CST 2011


Thanks, Barry!
 
One day. . ..
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:24:46 -0800
> From: lutermanb at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Quest peaberries
> 
> I started to answer this got about 2 paragraphs into it and my computer
> dumped. So I will try again and also use the same post to respond to another
> question.
> So far I have been concentrating on 1/2 lb (233 gr) of Bali. First I turn
> the amp control full on and set the fan to 4 1/2 and pre-heat the Quest to
> 200 C as measured by the meat thermometer type thing supplied by the
> manufacturer.
> Here comes the segue. I also have installed a digital thermocouple. The
> thermocouple is inserted through the inferior right screw hole ( as you look
> at the face) holding the bean chute on to the Quest. I wrapped some
> electrical tape around the wire so that it stays stuck in the hole at the
> same distance throughout the roast. I use the readout on this instrument to
> insure I roast and not bake the beans. Baking beans can occur from not
> enough initial heat or too shallow a gradient of heat increase. The beans
> will brown but first crack may never be reached. On the other hand excessive
> initial heat or too steep a gradient of heat increase will result in either
> first crack running into second crack or black shinny outside beans with raw
> insides. So I keep my eye on the digital thermometer to make sure it doesn't
> flat line or start dropping in heat..
> When the meat thermometer reads 200 C I load the beans in drop the heat to 9
> leave the fan alone. I try to get to first crack at 9 minutes after the
> beans are inserted. I use my nose and eyes at this point. I usually have to
> nudge the heat down or sometimes up another 1/2 amp to get to 9 min. After
> first crack begins I no longer tend to use the heat control but rather shape
> the roast using the fan control . More fan equals more heat. Again now using
> my nose and the trier I try to get to the verge of 2nd crack by 14 to 15
> min. I dump at the verge of second crack. However, more often than not there
> are a few snaps of second crack in the cooling tray before I move it back to
> the cooling compartment.
> My advice for the Quest is rule it don't let it rule you. The gauges and
> timers are just there for you to replicate a roast. The best gauge is your
> brain nose and ears. You are the artist the gauges are your tools. Do not
> let the tools be substituted for the art.
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>wrote:
> 
> >
> > Hi Barry,
> >
> > Congratulations on your progress with the Quest! Can you give us details
> > (Bean, Charge weight, Heater and Fan settings, Time to First, EOR, etc.)?
> >
> > Happy Roasting,
> >
> > robert yoder
> >
> > > Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:50:25 -0800
> > > From: lutermanb at gmail.com
> > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Quest peaberries
> > >
> > > Haven't had it apart yet was waiting until I had 10 roasts on it. Nailed
> > my
> > > last roast beautifully.Once I was no longer intimidated by the machine I
> > > owned it. Thanks
> > >
> > > On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Robert Bedwell <rlb at triad.rr.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Barry....the reason that it will not be a problem with the Quest is
> > that
> > > > the stainless steel drum is solid with no holes for the beans to slip
> > > > through or get caught it.
> > > >
> > > > Bob
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Feb 9, 2011, at 12:07 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Great I was hopping that was the answer. Thanks
> > > > >
> > > > > On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Josh Schwartz <veganjosh at gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> I roast PBs all the time in my Quest and haven't had any problems.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Barry Luterman <
> > lutermanb at gmail.com>
> > > > >> wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >>> Has anyone roasted peaberries in a Quest yet? I wonder if they will
> > > > stay
> > > > >> in
> > > > >>> the drum or require a different drum like the Behmor.
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