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Topic: Quest peaberries (11 msgs / 170 lines)
1) From: Barry Luterman
Has anyone roasted peaberries in a Quest yet? I wonder if they will stay in
the drum or require a different drum like the Behmor.
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2) From: Josh Schwartz
I roast PBs all the time in my Quest and haven't had any problems.
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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3) From: Barry Luterman
Great I was hopping that was the answer. Thanks
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4) From: Steve Sakoman
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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It's a solid drum, so there are no holes for the peaberries to fall through.
Steve
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5) From: Jeff Bensen
Barry -
I used a past-crop Guatemalan Antigua Peaberry during some of my 
initial test roasts in the Quest, and they roasted without incident.
-- Jeff
At 11:51 AM 2/9/2011, Barry Luterman wrote:
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6) From: Ronald Parker
What special drum do you use for peaberries for the Behmor?  I have had
problems with them not staying in the Behmor drum.
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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7) From: Robert Bedwell
Barry....the reason that it will not be a problem with the Quest is that the stainless steel drum is solid with no holes for the beans to slip through or get caught it.  
Bob
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8) From: Barry Luterman
Haven't had it apart yet was waiting until I had 10 roasts on it. Nailed my
last roast beautifully.Once I was no longer intimidated by the machine I
owned it. Thanks
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9) From: Robert Yoder
Hi Barry,
 
Congratulations on your progress with the Quest!  Can you give us details (Bean, Charge weight, Heater and Fan settings, Time to First, EOR, etc.)? 
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
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10) From: Barry Luterman
I started to answer this got about 2 paragraphs into it and my computer
dumped. So I will try again and also use the same post to respond to another
question.
 So far I have been concentrating on 1/2 lb (233 gr) of Bali. First I turn
the amp control full on and set the fan to 4 1/2 and pre-heat the Quest to
200 C as measured by the meat thermometer type thing supplied by the
manufacturer.
Here comes the segue. I also have installed a digital thermocouple. The
thermocouple is inserted through the inferior right screw hole ( as you look
at the face) holding the bean chute on to the Quest. I wrapped some
electrical tape around the wire so that it stays stuck in the hole at the
same distance throughout the roast. I use the readout on this instrument to
insure I roast and not bake the beans. Baking beans can occur from not
enough initial heat or too shallow a gradient of heat increase. The beans
will brown but first crack may never be reached. On the other hand excessive
initial heat or too steep a gradient of heat increase will result in either
first crack running into second crack or black shinny outside beans with raw
insides. So I keep my eye on the digital thermometer to make sure it doesn't
flat line or start dropping in heat..
When the meat thermometer reads 200 C I load the beans in drop the heat to 9
leave the fan alone. I try to get to first crack at 9 minutes after the
beans are inserted. I use my nose and eyes at this point. I usually have to
nudge the heat down or sometimes up another 1/2 amp to get to 9 min. After
first crack begins I no longer tend to use the heat control but rather shape
the roast using the fan control . More fan equals more heat. Again now using
my nose and the trier I try to get to the verge of 2nd crack by 14 to 15
min. I dump at the verge of second crack. However, more often than not there
are a few snaps of second crack in the cooling tray before I move it back to
the cooling compartment.
My advice for the Quest is rule it don't let it rule you. The gauges and
timers are just there for you to replicate a roast. The best gauge is your
brain nose and ears. You are the artist the gauges are your tools. Do not
let the tools be substituted for the art.
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Robert Yoder wrote:
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11) From: Robert Yoder
Thanks, Barry!
 
One day. . ..
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
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