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Topic: "Using" the > Quest M3 Arrives, Is it worth it? (4 msgs / 102 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
What I would do to learn the QM3 and then for future repeatability and
consistency.
For every roast keep a log of:
Starting Bean, charge weight, charge temp, heat and air settings at charge.
Then every 30sec record ET, BT, heat and air settings. Every 30sec. Record
when you make a heat and/or air change. Record C1. Record C2 if applicable. 
Later analyze the cup and make profile adjustments as needed. Experiment
with same bean different degrees of roast same profile, same degree of roast
different profiles, different degree of roast different profiles etc.
Stretch or compress different sections of profiles and compare. Etc.
Eventually it'll START to make sense!
Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
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2) From: Edward Bourgeois
Great wisdoms MiKe! To add an approach, when new to a roaster, do 2 or
even 3 batches the same day, to the same level with the same beans and
different profile or batch size adjustments. Then you can comparison
cup vs trying to compare one weeks batch to another batch a week or so
later. You may end up with more coffee than you can drink but friends
will usually take the extras!
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3) From: ricky carter
That is exactly what I'm doing.  I bought 20lbs of the Panama Carmen Estates
1900 meter from Sweet Maria's exactly for that purpose.
However,  I need to get quicker at taking notes, I just can't keep up trying
to log every 30 seconds.
I have a spread sheet set up but I think it it needs to be rearranged to
improve work-flow.
Added an ET TC yesterday (the one Tom carries, mounted as suggested by Jim
Shculman on the thread over at home-barista).
it is a real eye opener and will help immensely with figuring out how to
control the Quest.
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4) From: Kevin C
For notes, I use a moleskine and write down my observations, times, temps. But I also log it my pc with my USB thermo couple. 
Occasionally I go back and make a spreadsheet graphing all the notes together for clarity. It's usually necessitated by weather changes, like when it dropped to 48 this week and it didn't quite work the same as the last nine months...
-kc 
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