I'm a big fan of Rob - another Ohio boy. But he and I don't agree on the 'crash anomaly' explanation. There are a number of threads in previous discussions that I've contributed to talking about the reasons it registers that crash - but I find that when I eliminate the crash/flick, my coffee is sweeter and has better structure.Almico wrote:Spent the evening at Brooklyn Roasters, with their Loring Peregrine and RH. Loring was sponsoring the event. It was a great time with pizza and beer and lots of elbow rubbing. Big thanks to Dave and Mike of BR for hosting the event.
My takeaway, the Loring is an amazing machine. For mass production roasting, it is hard to argue its efficiency. But I'm still waiting to taste a Loring coffee that knocks my socks off. Sure, everyone's frame of reference is different, but once I tasted what a strictly controlled RoR can do for every coffee I've tried it with, there is no going back. For my small production needs, roasting only for my coffee shop and retail customers, I don't need efficient production nearly as much as I want to roast the best coffee I can. And I need flexibility to accomplish that and I need to be able to see and control the RoR during a roast.
I'd be happy to send you some coffee to try that we roasted on a Loring, if you'd like! Just DM me your address.