[Homeroast] Quest

John Monteleone johnmonteleone at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 02:19:38 CDT 2014

Thanks Jeff.  I actually picked up a thermocouple and digital thermometer
while I was picked up the Quest at Sweet Marias/CoffeeShrub.  Almost done
reading and watching videos so I'm ready for my first roast.

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Jeff Bensen <jbensen-0007 at xemaps.com>wrote:

> John -
> Frank Parth's roasting outline that he posted yesterday is a good starting
> point for your first roast. You can experiment from there to find what
> suits your preferences.
> As far as instrumentation, I used the machine with it's stock analog
> thermometer for several months but personally found it a little too obtuse.
> I'm the type of person who processes information visually and the single
> analog dial provided too little input for me.
> I eventually added two thermocouples, one in the outer shell where the
> heaters are (the "Environment Temperature" probe) and one where the stock
> dial thermometer was (the "Bean Temperature" probe). I connected these to a
> hand-held thermocouple meter with a serial interface, then hooked that
> interface to my laptop and I run the Artisan temperature graphing software.
> The process is still entirely manual, but I am now able to visualize the
> roast as it progresses.
> You might want to use the stock analog thermometer to begin with to see if
> that is sufficient for you. Then if needed you can spend the additional
> funds to instrument it.
> I hope this helps.
> -- Jeff
> At 04:10 AM 4/11/2014, John Monteleone wrote:
>> Hi there
>> I've taken the plunge.  I purchased a Quest today and will pick it up
>> tomorrow.  I would love any advice on my first roasts.  Also, would you
>> recommend any additional instruments for the machine like a thermocouple.
>> Thanks
>> John
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