TonyC wrote:Would appreciate any thoughts/suggestions of profiles that have worked for others as they have learned to drive the new Quest model.
I've been roasting with an M3s since spring, with about 50 roasts under my belt, and have had reasonable success with the following very simple formula:
1. 182 grams (2 lb bag / 5)
2. 800 watts on the Kill-a-Watt
3. Preheat to 350-400 F on the dial thermometer
4. Fan at 1/2 full scale till beginning of 1st crack, then full
This results in ~12 minute full city roasts. Except for the first roast in a session (probably not enough pre-heating), subsequent roasts of the same bean are very repeatable. I bought a 5lb bag of a high-grown Guatemala to start off.
I am by no means an expert roaster but have been very happy with the results. Next step: thermocouples and logging software.