[Homeroast] It came! It came!

Frank Parth frank at fparth.com
Sat Jan 29 02:25:09 CST 2011


Great thoughts, Hank. Thanks. I'll try it this weekend, let it rest for a few days, and report on the outcome. If 
Iscrew it up I'll report immediately!

Frank


>  I strongly advise you do several roasts without the data collection
>  focusing on the way the quest works.  This will help to hone the
>  sounds and smells and not totally rely on the technology.  I suggest
>  you had log temps every 30 seconds.  I did this for a month before I
>  added the thermocouples, Omega data logger and plugged in the
>  computer.
>
>  Suggested first roast:
>  bring thermometer up to 200c (amps @ 5, fan @ 4.5)
>  Charge roaster with 125g of beans
>  @ 1:30 increase Amps to 7.5-8.0
>  @ 1C decrease Amps to 5.0-6.0
>  45 seconds into 1C run fan @ full speed for 90 seconds then return fan
>  back to 4.5
>  Drop load as 2C begins.
>
>  You will be pleased after the beans have rested 3-5 days.
>
>  Good luck and keep us informed on your progress.
>
>
>
>  On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Reminds me of the old movie.
>>  The Russians are coming.
>>  "Everybody to get from street" "Everybody to get from Street" Quest 3 on
>>  board.
>>  Atten Hut.
>>  Congrats Frank. Now the real fun begins. Please keep us posted. Pics too.
>>  Joe
>>
>>  Just go for it Frank. Take the leap. Start your engines, light the
>>  burners.....;^p
>>
>>  On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Frank Parth <fparth at mac.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>  (yelled to the "Da Plane! Da Plane!" from the old Fantasy Island TV show)
>>>
>>>  My QM3 arrived! The directions seem to be translated from the Chinese into
>>>  English and could use some improvement, but the steps are there.
>>>
>>>  Now, do I wait until the rest of the equipment to plug the QM3 into my Mac
>>>  laptop and start logging? Or do I just go for it?
>>>
>>>  Patience is not one of my stronger points, so I'll probably just go for it
>>>  and start using it this weekend. I can justify that by telling myself I'll
>>>  have to get comfortable with the machine before it makes sense to start
>>>  collecting data logs.
>>>
>>>  Damn. I better order some more beans.
>>>
>>>  Frank
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
>>  --
>>  Joseph Robertson
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