[Homeroast] New roaster

Terry Mcvay tmcvay at BahaiHawaii.org
Tue Jun 11 22:55:00 CDT 2013


Thanks Barry, I have been looking for a heat retention approach for my 4-lb.
RK drum. Now if I can just find another 35K btu BBQ grill for under $100.
(had to leave mine back in Hawaii..)
Terry

> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Barry Luterman
> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:52 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New roaster
> 
> My profiles changed quite a bit for half pound roasts. But after
> reducing heat and fan resulted in same taste and roast time with a
> faster warm up time. Payback was longer cool down time between roasts.
> The real advantage was the 300 gr roasts. I am able to do a 2 lb roast
> in 3 rather than 4 loads with faster warm -up time. For the 300 gr
> roasts your settings are almost the same as for the half pound roasts
> and taste is the same. I am really looking forward to being able to use
> the roaster in the winter in the garage. Will probably hold it to half
> pound roasts in the winter. To sum it up your parameters will have to
> be tweaked a bit. The taste will then remain unchanged.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 5:24 AM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Barry,
> >
> > Did the blanket change the flavor profile of the batches much?
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > This is the one that worked for me
> > >  19379K93 <http://www.mcmaster.com/nav/enter.asp?partnum=9379K93
> > > >Ultra-High
> > > Temperature Foil-Faced Insulation Strip, 1/2" Thick, 3" X 12' 1
> > > rollMonday morning
> > > 13.87
> > > per roll 13.87
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Kristoffer Johansson
> > > <leftism at gmx.com
> > > >wrote:
> > >
> > > > Which blanket is it that you use? I've looked at Mcmaster carr's
> > > > site,
> > > but
> > > > I there are so many different ones.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 2013-06-08 20:10, sci wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Message: 3
> > > >> Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 16:34:30 -0700 John, A simple inexpensive
> > > >> mod to the Quest makes it perform well up to 300g charges.
> Simply
> > > >> install a 1/2" thermal blanket around the drum. [Get hi-temp
> > > >> insulation from McMaster Carr] This gives the unit a quick
> > > >> preheat, and much better thermal performance in any environment.
> > > >> No need for
> > heat
> > > >> guns. The heat is there, you just have to retain it. I do 300g
> > > >> roasts
> > in
> > > >> around 15min, 225g (my standard) in about 12min, and 200g in the
> > > >> 10min range. Even on the 300g batch, I don't run the heat
> > > >> wide-open, only
> > > about
> > > >> 75%.
> > > >> Hope that helps.
> > > >> Ivan
> > > >>
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> > > >> Hey Hank
> > > >>
> > > >> What is it about that Quest that causes it to max out at 200
> gram
> > > batches.
> > > >> Would 225 (half pound) be out of the question.
> > > >>
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