Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Natural Gas or Propane?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
BeerguyNC61
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 538
Liked 62 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default 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.....


Cheers

__________________
BeerguyNC61 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
anteup
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Glocester, Rhode Island
Posts: 144
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quick Qoogle Search
http://www.propane101.com/propanevsnaturalgas.htm

__________________
anteup is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 12:08 AM   #3
onthekeg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,788
Liked 74 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Electric

__________________
onthekeg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #4
BeerguyNC61
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 538
Liked 62 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

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

__________________
BeerguyNC61 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
BeerguyNC61
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 538
Liked 62 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Anteup....
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....

__________________
BeerguyNC61 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #6
janivar123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: porsgrunn norway, lol
Posts: 554
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

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

__________________

Nothing too interesting yet
deamonale
A work in progress just like my beer

janivar123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
onthekeg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,788
Liked 74 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeerguyNC61 View Post
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.
__________________
onthekeg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 01:03 AM   #8
BeerguyNC61
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 538
Liked 62 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

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....

Thanks

__________________
BeerguyNC61 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 01:09 AM   #9
jcaudill
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: VA Beach, VA
Posts: 830
Liked 56 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

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.

__________________
jcaudill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 01:15 AM   #10
BeerguyNC61
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 538
Liked 62 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

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.

__________________
BeerguyNC61 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propane or Natural Gas. Which is better? CircleC-Brewer Equipment/Sanitation 9 08-01-2008 11:48 PM
will propane burner run on natural gas? Movinfr8 Equipment/Sanitation 10 02-09-2008 03:13 PM
natural gas or propane or something different? jordanpace Equipment/Sanitation 7 12-14-2007 01:33 PM
Natural Gas vs Propane fretman124 Equipment/Sanitation 16 06-10-2007 06:05 AM
Natural gas to propane jackmoe Equipment/Sanitation 8 03-12-2006 11:13 PM