[Homeroast] New roaster

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Wed May 8 10:09:34 CDT 2013


The best comparison I can think of would be stew made in a crock-pot (one
button machines) and stew made from scratch in a pot on top of the stove
(Quest).


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 7:22 AM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> 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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