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How Much Work Can A Probat L5 Take?

This is a discussion on How Much Work Can A Probat L5 Take? within the Coffee Roasters forums, part of the Coffee Industry category; I know this is a very old thread, but Robert asked a question that I am trying to find the answer to. "roughly how much ...

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    I know this is a very old thread, but Robert asked a question that I am trying to find the answer to.

    "roughly how much propane is used per hour of roasting?"

    Say I'm roasting 3 batches an hour, what is the weight of propane used on average.
    I'm just looking for a ball park figure to do some initial costings. If anyone can give me any idea that would be great.

    Thanks!
    Kate

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    depends on how much you are trying to roast and also the different roaster would require different propane output.... Some of the roaster use different heating system.....

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    Ah, I thought I said, the roaster is an L5 Probat.

    I'm trying to work out the cost of running the machine, so the hourly propane usage based on 3 batches of 11kg per hour would be perfect.
    The hourly usage might not be a figure people have to hand, so if anyone roasts on an L5 and can give me the typical propane usage in a week, that would be really useful to me.

    Any help appreciated...

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    Have you contacted Probat directly? Here is their info...
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