[Homeroast] Quest M3 is headed my way!!

Robert Bedwell rlb at triad.rr.com
Thu Jan 6 06:21:12 CST 2011


Thanks....I will remember that.  I saw some posts where some had close the vent in the bottom.  Seems like it would seriously affect the airflow that is important.

I will research and post.

Bob


On Jan 6, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Hank Perkins wrote:

> Bob,
> 
> Get a couple of space heaters around the roaster.  The roaster sucks
> air from underneath and if the air is not warm it won't get the job
> done.  Been there, done that.
> 
> Hank
> 
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 6:01 AM, Robert Bedwell <rlb at triad.rr.com> wrote:
>> Hank....my Quest is out for delivery today.
>> 
>> Frankly I don't think any roaster should be left unattended.  I know I didn't my Hottop and it was UL approved.
>> 
>> Unfortunately the only place I can roast is in the garage and the 65F temperature is not available now.  However I
>> did purchase the insulating blanket material that Jim Schulman refers to in his posts on the Quest on HB.  Hopefully
>> it does the trick and allows me to use it in the garage at lower temps.
>> 
>> I have the thermocouple kit from EricS ready to install.  It replaces the dial thermometer that comes with
>> the Quest.  One TC reads BT and the other ET.
>> 
>> Thanks for all the information you post.  It helps.
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Jan 6, 2011, at 6:41 AM, Hank Perkins wrote:
>> 
>>> Sorry guys, been busy with work.
>>> 
>>> Quest is not UL.  I think you could make it UL but not without some
>>> serious changes. With it not being insulated it gets serious hot.  My
>>> ET probe has measured temps in the 700F range.  I have not pointed my
>>> laser surface thermometer at the outside but the cage will burn you.
>>> Make no mistake, DO NOT RUN THIS ROASTER UNSUPERVISED.  It can burn
>>> your house down.
>>> 
>>> Safety stuff aside.
>>> 
>>> I think you are going to love this roaster.  It is what i have always
>>> wanted.  A 250g commercial roaster.
>>> 
>>> The sweet spot is 125g loads.  This is where it will act the most
>>> consistent, and provide the best results.
>>> 
>>> You need to use it in  a room where the ambient temp is over 65F.  It
>>> is NOT a garage roaster in the winter.  I recently built some duct
>>> work to vent mine out the stove venting in my kitchen for cold weather
>>> roasting.
>>> 
>>> It weighs in at ~20 pounds and is easy to move, unless it is hot then
>>> it will burn you.
>>> 
>>> With a little work you will figure out how to roast fast, slow, start
>>> slow-end quick, start quick end slow and any profile in between.
>>> 
>>> For me, the Quest is way better than the Behmor (got one for sale now)
>>> and the Hot Top (had one).
>>> 
>>> There is a Quest M3 page on Google, ask Apri to let you join.
>>> 
>>> It is a fun tool and in my opinion considering the market, a steal at $1,200.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:02 AM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Yeah, don't believe it's been UL certified for home use. Definitely don't
>>>> see any UL on the label pictured. Oh no, it's not UL certified for home use!
>>>> 
>>>> Anyone who has purchased one and is now afraid to use it at home, I'll
>>>> kindly alleviate your fears :)
>>>> 
>>>> Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
>>>> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
>>>> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
>>>> http://www.mckoffee.com/
>>>> 
>>>> 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.
>>>> 
>>>> Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
>>>> http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
>>>> 
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