QUESTION - Probat Sample Roaster - Electric or Gas?

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Postby marcel » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:38 pm

Hi all,

I had a question regarding the Probate sample roaster BRZ 2. We are about to put in an order, however I need to decide if we want gas or electric. Gas hook up is an issue in the lab but its possible if we really need to.

I'm leaning towards the electric version but i'm hesitant. Is there a reason why I wouldn't want the electric version?

I appreciate the feedback.
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Postby msm » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:16 pm

I've used several BRZ Probats, and I have been using a Pre1z electric for a couple years now. I use it extensively, maybe 20-30 batches per week, and I love it. With good cleaning, one can expect excellent and consistent results. It certainly operates differently than a gas BRZ, not as immediately responsive, but I also find it to be more thermally stable once heated up. Also, with a little tweak of airflow and heat application, you still have remarkable control.

I like both gas and electric Probats. No reason I wouldn't recommend an electric Probat if running a gas line is a major issue. You can move the electric around wherever you need.
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Postby marcel » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:20 pm

Michael,

Thank you, I really appreciate the feedback. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the electric version, can't wait for it to arrive. :D
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Postby msm » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:26 pm

Awesome!
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Postby stevel » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:47 pm

I have roasted on both and I prefer the flavor profile ion the gas roasters. It seems like there's more warmth or moisture in the roast.
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