Hi Ira. I'm still trying to get up to speed with the new Quest roaster. They've made some changes and the roasting guides I've found leave a lot to be desired. The drum is drilled on the back end and if I roast at the recommended setting I'll get 2nd crack around 7 minutes. I've been experimenting and hopefully will have some roasts I'm satisfied with soon. The good part is with 150 gm batches I get to do 3 batches from each pound. I got 8 lbs of assorted beans so I could get a wide variety. It's probably best that I don't add a new grinder in the mix until I get the roasting sorted out a bit. That said if my internet had not dropped out I would be on the list. It won't hurt a thing for me to wait and see what comes out next but I was really impressed with that grinder. Thanks for all the info. I only make a couple of espressos a day but I love them and have been very pleased with the BII.
Herman On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 1:43 PM, Ira <laza...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello Herman, > > Sunday, October 16, 2016, 11:35:34 AM, you wrote: > > > The internet blocked me from falling down that rabbit hole. At least this > weekend... > > Clearly the single dosing grinder market is heating up. It's quite likely > there will be others coming along in the next year, likely at higher and > lower price points. There is the Baratza Sette coming out soon that is > getting really good press for use as an espresso grinder, possibly better > than the high end grinders for those just looking for a really good > espresso or cappuccino from a traditional roast and not chasing the 3rd > wave attraction with lightly roasted single origins. When I saw one taken > apart at SCAA in Atlanta, I was impressed with the design, apparent > stability and repeatability of the grind adjustment and speed of grinding. > It's really clever design and while it's still in preproduction limited > release and having it's final details worked out, the people I know who are > using it have almost all had very positive things to say about it as an > espresso grinder. Including the comment from someone who can usually be > trusted that he thought it might be the best entry level grinder ever. Very > forgiving as to setting, zero grounds retention, easy to adjust. But it's > noisy, it was the one and only thing I hated about it. It uses a high speed > DC gear reduction motor, and I hated the sound, but it's good enough and > fast enough that probably won't be a problem for most people. > > -- Ira > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Brewtus" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to brewtus+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/brewtus. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Brewtus" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to brewtus+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/brewtus. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.