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OK Time to chime in for you Quest Owners
gene
John, Ginny, Y'll

Any of you wanna unload yours?
Are you still liking it?
John Despres
Oh, yeah! I'm loving mine.

I really don't have any profiles. Knowing what I like and what the beans are, I sit at the roaster and get into a Zen frame of mind and produce some fine coffee. Can I do it twice with the same bean? Prolly not...

J
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
ginny
I love it but find I am using my Hot Top most of the time.


let me give it some thought. where do you live?

ginny
gene
SW VA

So ironic that you mostly use your Hottop although you also have a Quest. Ha

Two weeks ago fired off a request for pricing for a Quest M3 with thermocouples to a major supplier.
Gave them my background that had over 1000 roast experience with a Gene Caf?.

Reply I got back was interesting. Wish had saved the reply so could post here verbatim with quotes.

Along the lines of:
The Quest was built as a sample roaster. Not recommended for home roasting because upper limit is 200 grams max.

Shoot, I knew all that.

The information went on to state, .....would recommend you check out Hottop roasters.

I don't care about anything other that what appears in the cup.
If the Quest is twice as difficult to operate or Hottop, so what, I want the best tasting in the cup.

The only thing might have changed in the above request was to forget thermocouples and concentrate on "seat of the pants" roasting ala Gene Caf?.

John Despres expressed it far better talking about roasting on the Quest:

" I sit at the roaster and get into a Zen frame of mind and produce some fine coffee" Lol

So very difficult to get answers. Hoping for some insight.
Thanks all.
erikg
Gene,

I'm also a Homeroaster and got the same response. I was informed that if I accept their terms of use then I can order one. They sent me a 1 page form which I then signed and faxed back to them. After that I placed my order online and received a Quest at my doorstep about 4 days later. I got mine in April of this year. Hopefully you can do the same....
ginny
Gene:

the only insight you need for this is yours only...

if you want one, buy it...

it is a great roaster. as to using my hot top most of the time now it is actually by body default!

hip dislocated twice since January and am scheduled for hip revision on the 22nd of September.

I cannot sit, stand, sleep or much else so using the auto on my Hot Top does the job, may not be my best ever roasts, but FAR superior to the garbage any packaged stuff has to offer.

the bending. twisting and general moving about is forbidden to me right now so I have taken the easy way out with my also much loved Hot Top filling in the coffee tides...

does not Thom via Coffee Shrub still sell the Quest 3?


ginny


cool
Edited by ginny on 09/02/2014 8:23 AM
gene
Thank you so very much Ginny. It scared me that you had gone back to your Hot Top.
And so sorry about your hip. Definitely will be thinking about you and pulling for you on September 22.

Yes Thom still sells the Quest M3. That is the "major supplier" I mentioned previously.

Have to admit my bud John Despres has a huge influence on me. There are times I want to forget profiles and just go by feel. Didn't realize you could do that til he alluded to it.
Would still order thermocouples to learn but then get in a Zen frame of mind at times(my pardon John).
Should I order thermocouples from Coffee Shrub or get them from Eric?
Hmmmmm
turtle

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ginny wrote:

....... as to using my hot top most of the time now it is actually by body default!

......... so using the auto on my Hot Top does the job, may not be my best ever roasts all of the time, but FAR superior to the garbage any packaged stuff has to offer.

......the bending. twisting and general moving about is forbidden to me right now so I have taken the easy way out with my also much loved Hot Top filling in the coffee tides...

ginny


I have been using my amprobe 56 meter lately to moniter BT/ET but for the last 2 roast sessions I unplugged the HTC from the TC4C/LCD and used the LCD read out as my BT/ET monitor for the 2 k-type probe, then ran the hottop manually based on the temp readings. It's worked very well combined with sight, smell, and sound. Been getting some mighty fine roasts.

I pull up a lawn chair next to my roasting cart and use the stop watch on my arm to keep track of the time and note time/temp in a simple log of my own design.

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Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: 2 kilo Chinese drum
Grinders: Mazzer Major - Forte BG (x3)
Pour over: Hario - Bee House - Chemex - Kalita - Bodum
Drip: Bunn CWTF15-1 & CW15-TC (commercials)
Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90 auto
Vacuum: Cona - Bodum
Press: Frieling - Bodum Colombia
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