[Homeroast] New roaster

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Wed May 8 10:06:09 CDT 2013


No.

Seriously, it a personal taste, and subjective, the antithesis of 
'quantify'.  And I totally go by the adage of 'if it isn't broken, 
don't fix it'.

John

At 07:22 AM 5/8/2013, you wrote:
>Can someone quantify how much better the end results are with a more manual
>roaster?  I've also been using a Behmor, for the last 5 years.  I just
>replaced the motor, so not looking to ditch the machine, but I'm curious
>about what I'm missing.  I know I "should" want to have full control of my
>roast profiles, but I've never had a comparison to say that I would like
>the taste of the final coffee better, if only I could do XXX during the
>roasting cycle.
>
>-Seth
>
>
>On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 3:36 AM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I have had both an both will roast great coffee.  The Hoptop I will roast
> > a larger volume of beans, the Quest is completely manual.  My Hoptop was a
> > first generation I rebuilt twice.  I was looking at a large volume of parts
> > for the 3rd rebuild (~$500) and decided to go a different route.  My roast
> > volume had decreased at this time so I ordered the Quest.  It is pure
> > manual.  About the largest quantity of beans you can roast in one is 200g.
> > It does the best with a volume of about 125-150g.  There are temp loggers
> > and S/W available that will let you track and accurately reproduce most any
> > roast profile you desire.  Good Luck.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On May 8, 2013, at 2:25 AM, John Monteleone <johnmonteleone at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I'd like to get a new roaster. I've been roasting with my Behmor for 3
> > years and it's been great. Love the results. But I'd really like to learn
> > about the roasting process and would like a more manual machine. Or least
> > one where I can determine all or most of the variables of the roast.  From
> > the looks of it, it seems likes that leaves me with either one of the
> > Hoptops or the Quest.  Can anyone comment on those machines or recommend
> > another roaster.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > John
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPad
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