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BeerguyNC61 03-15-2012 11:10 PM

Natural Gas or Propane?
I am getting ready to jump into all grain and starting from the ground up with equipment. I have a NG line available on the deck and in a brew room. My question is which is better, NG or Propane for boiling quickly and more efficient?
And if this has been beaten to death already in other post just point me to them. A more recent thread thank you.....


anteup 03-16-2012 12:04 AM

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onthekeg 03-16-2012 12:08 AM


BeerguyNC61 03-16-2012 12:25 AM

DOH!! Electric! That was option "C"... When in doubt pick "C"!!!

BeerguyNC61 03-16-2012 12:27 AM

I was hoping for experience from brewers here not an explanation of one type of gas vs the other..........
But you get a D for effort....:D

janivar123 03-16-2012 12:42 AM

I dont have accsess to a gas line
But when the LP burner need a little more effect can you get a 2bar regulator for NG?

What pressure does your NG have?
I havnt found any burner that is practical boiling 30 gallons at 29mbar

onthekeg 03-16-2012 12:45 AM


Originally Posted by BeerguyNC61 (Post 3896913)
DOH!! Electric! That was option "C"... When in doubt pick "C"!!!

I'm serious. I have used propane, NG and elec. I use elec and will forever. Check out the electric thread.

BeerguyNC61 03-16-2012 01:03 AM

Ugg now I will have to go back 30 years and recall those faded brain cells from when I was a Seabee in the Navy to figure out if my electrical outlets can handle an electric brew.....
But seriously .... Are there off the shelf electric brew rigs for sale? I don't have the space or patients to build my own....


jcaudill 03-16-2012 01:09 AM

Might I suggest that this probably isn't a great hobby for someone without patience. Also: it's easier to diagnose when someone goes wrong with something you've built than something someone else has built in the middle of a brew day. Just some food for thought.

I would have used NG if with foresight I would have had an outlet installed in the garage for brewing. But alas - Propane it is for me.

BeerguyNC61 03-16-2012 01:15 AM

Guess I worded that last reply wrong when it comes to building my own... No space,tools or skills to prefab my own system. I was an extract brewer for 4 years and when I had my second house built I has three location plumbed to NG, deck basement and garage. But life got in the way and never had the chance back then to jump to all grain. Now I am ready and living in a different state and house I am looking into all options.

Electric would be the coolest as far as not having to worry about gas fumes.

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