Boldjava wrote:Just a reminder, tons of variables in here. As I roast on the Gene and another Quest'er chimed in, I clammed up:
Naturals vs honeys (I find honeys scorch more easily than naturals but that is the Gene)
Probe placement of rigs
Probes themselves, size, accuracy, rapidity of reporting temp change
Bean (pacamara vs others)
Line voltage in differing homes and resulting heat capacity
Careful about drawing too many conclusions.
Absolutely, I think this was fantastically demonstrated by Rob Hoos in the Roast magazine article...
Given that jammin had a quest, and our BT probe seems to be measuring FC at around the same time (mine is usually around 385, depending upon me waiting for a couple grouped cracks) I think I can do a pretty decent comparison (otherwise, yes, too many variables. Quest m3's usually utilize similar probe sizes given most people reusing the factory screw hole for bt and then bean chute for MET. That said if you can establish how much of a spread there is between first and 2nd, you should be able to do a pretty decent job comparing how much development is actually occuring between machines. My quest hits 2nd crack at around 425ish on my probes - I rarely if ever go there so its hard to tell. Hell, now that I say that, I should take one to 2nd to see exactly when it happens. If I hit FC at 385, that's 40 degrees from FCs which I believe is very typical. I'm guessing jammin's quest would be around the same degree for 2nd. 8 degrees F of development seems very light, given the overall range of FCs to SCs, right? Also, this low level of energy during development would make it nearly impossible to get to 2nd crack in any reasonable amount of time. I've just never gone into FC at that low of ROR, and never dropped that early; doesn't seem to add up. This is going way off topic but oh well lol.... all good discussion.