[Homeroast] Question on Quest

Frank Parth fparth at me.com
Tue Apr 15 17:41:38 CDT 2014


That would make it much more consistent. Thanks, miKe, I’ll try that on the Quest.

Frank


On Apr 14, 2014, at 5:00 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:

> "Roasting while cooling" is exactly why I use the same starting fan airflow
> for all roasts regardless whether first roast or not AND I keep a tub of old
> beans (kept just for this purpose) to dump in the USRC's cooling tray for
> the first roast.
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of Frank Parth
> Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 4:18 PM
> To: Marias Sweet
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Question on Quest
> 
> For me the challenge is not the first roast, it's the ones following that.
> 
> I'll pre-heat to 200 before dumping in the 250 grams of beans. Once that
> roast is finished it gets dumped and put into the cooling/vent area. As soon
> as I've done that I'll wait until the heat is back up to 200 and then dump
> in a second load of beans. 
> 
> This gives the second and following roasts a different profile than the
> first one because to cool the beans down I've got the fan on high while the
> second batch is roasting. 
> 
> For the first roast I like to keep the fan low until the bean temp bottoms
> out and starts to climb back up before I turn the fan speed up. So it's a
> slightly different profile.
> 
> Frank
> 
> 
> On Apr 14, 2014, at 1:44 PM, John Monteleone <johnmonteleone at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> I love it.  I can tell it's what I've wanted all along.  I have some 
>> many questions and thoughts about roasting now.  I had one question 
>> about pre-heating.  Based on the coffee shrub videos, I pre-heated my 
>> quest to 220 degrees.  After the first roast, it went down to 170.  
>> For the second roast, I brought it back up to 220.  Is that the way to 
>> do it or can I stick with the 170.  I've also seen different pre-heat 
>> temps.  Anything anyone can comment on.  Thanks John
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 
>>> John, I love your comment, "So much more to think about". It's so 
>>> different from what would sell many people on a machine.
>>> 
>>> Brian
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:53 PM, John Monteleone
>>> <johnmonteleone at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> 
>>>> $1350 at the Coffee Shrub.  I added a thermacouple and digital
>>> thermometer
>>>> as well.  Roasted three batches last night.  Awesome.  So much more 
>>>> to think about.
>>>> 
>>>> John
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM, <Jfreednj at aol.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> What does the Quest cost ?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Jeff
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