[Homeroast] Quest: Engineer v Artisan, or Engineer + Artisan?

miKe mcKoffee mcKona at comcast.net
Mon Feb 14 23:57:20 CST 2011

I'd wager large sums of money that give me an M3 with the existing bi-metal
analog environment thermometer and adding a simple bi-metal analog bean mass
thermometer in the existing hole already drilled for it and quite repeatable
roasts of desired profiles would be very possible. Just like I could
routinely do very repeatable roasts using analog thermometer with split
wired dual variable voltage controlled Caffe' Rosto. 

It's not just the tools, it's how you use them. True artisan roasting is a
marriage of art and science.

Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:

Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> Behalf Of Robert Yoder
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 9:09 PM
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> Subject: [Homeroast] Quest: Engineer v Artisan, or Engineer + Artisan?
> Greetings, all, and thank you for the continuing wealth of 
> useful information!
> I really hope to own and operate a Quest, but it's not yet in 
> the cards for me.  Even if it became available to me, the 
> next step of hyper-instrumentation might take awhile to materialize.
> I'm imagining that coffee-roasting has existed since long 
> before digital thermocouples and their accoutrements.  Is it 
> possible that the Quest M3 requires these inputs? Software?  
> A MAC?   I wonder how/if the roaster might be used by us old 
> analog-types?  Or is the consensus that the roaster's 
> results, absent augmentative instrumentation, must be 
> inferior? (I do concede, that, in some cases, instrumentation 
> can help replicate an artisan-developed roast profile, and 
> I'm glad to hear about it, in the off-chances that I will 
> have a Quest, and, later, have the ancillaries.)
> Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  A special Happy Valentine's 
> Day wish to Tom, Maria, BOO, Derek and the rest of the SM Staff!
> I just love the way you serve coffee!
> robert yoder 		 	   		  
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