[Homeroast] Quest M3?

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sat Jul 16 10:58:42 CDT 2011


If you want to use off-the-shelf heating elements then the power density 
of each element comes into consideration. This is much easier to deal 
with if the applied voltage is 240v. Every custom component will 
increase the final cost.

On 07/16/2011 10:32 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
> I tend to agree. While a 1lb capacity 110V 15A roaster "can" be made, as
> evidenced by the Behmor, just doesn't seem viable with good response or
> control at an affordable price point.
>
> Seems theoretically might be possible since a good response 1lb roaster like
> the USRC .5k uses a max 5,000 BTU gas burner and 5k BTU = 1464W = 13.3A
> @110V, that's just the heater. Add the drum motor, fan and any electronic
> controls pushing over the 110V 15A magic number. Now if it was designed with
> cutting edge methods that recycle exhaust air back to roasting likely could
> be done, but back to affordability.
>
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
>> Behalf Of Edward Bourgeois
>> Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2011 6:56 AM
>>
>> It would have to be 220v and it's a very small shop so
>> unlikely from my view.
>>
>> On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 1:25 AM, Michael Vanecek<mike at mjv.com>  wrote:
>>> Does anyone know if Quest is going to come out with a 1lb
>> or half-kilo
>>> version of their little Quest M3?
>>>
>>> Be well,
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> --
>>> Zone 8, Texas
>> --
>> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
>> Amherst MA.
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