[Homeroast] Questions about roasting and the Quest

sci scizen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 12:26:10 CDT 2014


I put a 1" high-temp thermal blanket around my Quest M3 drum about 2 years
ago.
It will do a 300g load, but it is going to be a little longer roast.
Anything from 225g-300g is fine.
Get the high-temp insulation from McMaster-Carr.

~Ivan
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With a heat wrap load can be pushed to 300 gr and ambient temp can be as
low as 40s.



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> With a heat wrap load can be pushed to 300 gr and ambient temp can be as
> low as 40s.
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> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 1:42 PM, Marshall, Larry <lcm at marshap.com> wrote:
>
> > Excuse the diversion, but I thought the maximum load was 200 gm. You can
> > use as much as a half pound?
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 5:23 AM, Frank Parth <frank at fparth.com> wrote:
> >
> > > John,
> > > A drop to 160C isn't bad. I put in 250 grams and the temp will drop
> from
> > > 200C (my starting point) to 110-120C.
> > >
> > > You'll find that different beans will start first crack at very
> different
> > > temperatures. I've had low altitude beans start first crack as low as
> > 185C,
> > > and high altitude beans not start until over 200C. Once FC starts I'll
> > turn
> > > the fan speed up to max (around 9 on my dial) and stretch out the time
> to
> > > second crack.
> > >
> > > HTH
> > >
> > > Frank Parth
> > >
> > >
> > > On Apr 25, 2014, at 2:52 PM, John Monteleone <johnmonteleone at gmail.com
> >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > I've roasted eight batches with my new Quest and I had few questions.
> > > >
> > > > I've been having a hard time controlling my first pre-heat.  I've
> been
> > > > trying to pre-heat to 220 c and I've found myself coasting right
> threw
> > to
> > > > 230 and 240.  Then I drop my beans and the temperature went down to
> 160
> > > c.
> > > > On another time when the preheat was lower, the temperature dropped
> to
> > > 130
> > > > c.  What is the impact of the starting point being so different.
> > > >
> > > > Also, if my intention is to never hit second crack, what temperatures
> > > > should I be targeting.  First crack has been happening at around 192
> c.
> > > > Some roasts have coasted up to 210 and some have hung around 200 c.
> >  Does
> > > > any have any comments on that as well.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks so much.
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> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 20:19:23 -0600
> From: Carol Lugg <heislord at elpasotel.net>
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> I am very interested to know how the coffee tastes when made over a fire
> with a stick in a stump. Is it anything like what we have, or is it
> entirely different? I love hearing what it is like in other countries,
> especially where coffee is concerned!
>
> Carol
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> Now the Bible is a love letter from your Father. Fear Not...
> Corrie Ten Boom
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> On 04/23/2014 11:00 AM, Gregg wrote:
> > I have to be very careful otherwise 80% of my stash ends up Ethiopian.
>  I'll be returning to Ethiopia in October for two weeks. I have a friend
> who works at the coffee exchange. I've been twice and enjoyed the visits.
>  of course, while in country the coffee I drink has been roasted over a
> fire and ground with a stick in a stump.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Apr 23, 2014, at 9:29, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
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> >> I'm hoping the shipments are cleared soon, and other Ethiopians quickly
> >> follow, within the next month, before I make my next semi-annual order.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:03 AM, Nancy Crabtree <
> quiltingchicken at hotmail.com
> >>> wrote:
> >>> YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
> >>>
> >>> Thank You Brian!
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPad
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> >>>>> On Apr 22, 2014, at 11:48 AM, "Brian Kamnetz" <bkamnetz at gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Sweet Maria's posted this on Facebook:
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> >>>> <start>
> >>>>
> >>>> Two lots of our new crop Ethiopia coffees have landed at the Port of
> >>>> Oakland. Now if only they would clear it for unloaded so we can get at
> >>>> those delicious Yirga Cheffe coffees inside!
> >>>>
> >>>> <end>
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> It?s absolutely wonderful!  It?s usually from Sidamo or Yirg and roasted
> to second crack.  When pounded in a stump it?s the consistency of fine
> powder so no filter is needed.  It?s brewed over a fire in a clay pot and
> is very fruity and high toned.  Of course, before serving they sweeten with
> raw sugar - very sweet.  The coffee ceremony always includes popcorn.  I?ll
> see if I can find some pictures.
>
> Gregg
>
>
> On Apr 26, 2014, at 10:19 PM, Carol Lugg <heislord at elpasotel.net> wrote:
>
> > I am very interested to know how the coffee tastes when made over a fire
> with a stick in a stump. Is it anything like what we have, or is it
> entirely different? I love hearing what it is like in other countries,
> especially where coffee is concerned!
> >
> > Carol
> >
> > Now the Bible is a love letter from your Father. Fear Not...
> > Corrie Ten Boom
> >
> > On 04/23/2014 11:00 AM, Gregg wrote:
> >> I have to be very careful otherwise 80% of my stash ends up Ethiopian.
>  I'll be returning to Ethiopia in October for two weeks. I have a friend
> who works at the coffee exchange. I've been twice and enjoyed the visits.
>  of course, while in country the coffee I drink has been roasted over a
> fire and ground with a stick in a stump.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Apr 23, 2014, at 9:29, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I'm hoping the shipments are cleared soon, and other Ethiopians quickly
> >>> follow, within the next month, before I make my next semi-annual order.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:03 AM, Nancy Crabtree <
> quiltingchicken at hotmail.com
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>> YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
> >>>>
> >>>> Thank You Brian!
> >>>>
> >>>> Sent from my iPad
> >>>>
> >>>>>> On Apr 22, 2014, at 11:48 AM, "Brian Kamnetz" <bkamnetz at gmail.com>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Sweet Maria's posted this on Facebook:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> <start>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Two lots of our new crop Ethiopia coffees have landed at the Port of
> >>>>> Oakland. Now if only they would clear it for unloaded so we can get
> at
> >>>>> those delicious Yirga Cheffe coffees inside!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> <end>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Brian
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> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:00:45 -0700
> From: Frank Parth <frank at fparth.com>
> To: Marias Sweet <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
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> John,
> With all the talk about insulting the Quest, I dug into my garage cabinets
> and found that I had a lot of insulation left over. This is the material I
> used to wrap the Quest so I could roast more. If you give me a mailing
> address I?ll be happy to ship it to you.
>
> Frank Parth
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