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Posted Sat Mar 20, 2010, 10:25am
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stackie Said:

JonR  I certainly wasn't planning to "flip" a bunch of machines on the BST to make money.  Only hoping to get a group buy organized ASAP.  My apologies if I offended.

Posted March 20, 2010 link


No offense at all - I was just trying to be helpful really....

 
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Posted Sat Mar 20, 2010, 10:32am
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No worries, JonR.  I appreciate your and everyone's help here.  CG is always a wealth of info, much of it way above my knowledge lever, but helpful and interesting, nonetheless.

Of course, I just got off the other thread discussing the Diedrich IR1, and my mind is spinning on that now.  

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Posted Sun Mar 21, 2010, 6:43am
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stackie Said:

No worries, JonR.  I appreciate your and everyone's help here.  CG is always a wealth of info, much of it way above my knowledge lever, but helpful and interesting, nonetheless.

Of course, I just got off the other thread discussing the Diedrich IR1, and my mind is spinning on that now.  

Jon

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If you really think you are interested in a commercial 1kg or 1lb machine I have been researching them for a few months so shoot me an email if you want. The IR-1 fits me well but that doesn't mean it is the perfect machine for you.

I think the Quest is shaping up to be the best home roaster on the market IMO.
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Posted Mon Mar 22, 2010, 11:05am
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Jnani Said:

The latest group buy effort would have produced a savings of only about $60, if it could have been done. Go ahead and just order the M3 - it's definitely worth it.

Question for Arpi and other, more expert modders than I: I need suggestions for thermocouples and where to get them. I see the pics of your setup and would like to use the same thermocouple setup. How do I get the parts to replace the thermometer and the sheath (or whatever) leading into the area for the ET probe? I am content to do my own controlling. I forget what "PID" even stands for - "peripheral interface device" maybe?

Posted March 20, 2010 link

Same here, looking for places to buy from and what material actually was used.

I'd like to use it to develop profiles which i can then apply to my bigger roaster.

 
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Posted Mon Mar 22, 2010, 12:38pm
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the best source to get the thermocouple from is Eric

erics@erols.com

http://users.rcn.com/erics/

He came up with the first thermocouples adapter for the Quest m3 roaster and now has the second one (different). The first one is for BT (where the gage sits). The thermocouple is thick and made of stainless steel to withstand the beans. The second one (ET) is thinner (faster response) also made of stainless steel but sits outside the drum. I don't have the second one myself, just came out public yesterday, but I will be getting it pretty soon.

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Posted Tue May 18, 2010, 3:35am
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A quick question to the Canadian QM3 owners, What is the duty on it?

I am pretty decided and would want to have an idea of how much the total cost will be.

Thanks
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Posted Tue May 18, 2010, 7:57am
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Whale Said:

A quick question to the Canadian QM3 owners, What is the duty on it?

I am pretty decided and would want to have an idea of how much the total cost will be.

Thanks

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I wasn't hit with any duty charges at all.

$1000 and it was at my door about a week later.

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Posted Tue May 18, 2010, 3:19pm
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Thank you Dave.
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Posted Tue May 18, 2010, 10:43pm
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Sweet Maria's drum roaster forum has a topic about their video of the roaster.  There's a comment at the start of the thread that they're looking at the roaster and they've had "some real issues with the reliability of the burners".

They don't go into any details, and I haven't any other mention of problems with the M3.  Anybody know more?
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Posted Wed May 19, 2010, 2:19am
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My understanding is that Tom, at SM, had to replace the heating element a number of time.

I have read that the element has burned out (very early failure) on a few others machine. The current theory that I am inclined to believe is that there was a "bad batch" of heating elements.  That is all I know.
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