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Old 01-22-2007, 07:53 PM   #11
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U-Haul will fill them and it's a couple bucks cheaper than the exchange. For me it's between $13-15 to fill, but closer to $18 to exchange.

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Old 02-25-2007, 01:47 AM   #12
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i hav a cheap burner now with a five gallon tank and being a poor college student i cant really afford to get a back up. What can i do to maximize my tank life and how many before i hav to giv up on it(i would hate to run out half way thru a boil) It takes about a half hour to get a boil on full blast then i cut to almost nothing to maintain a rolling boil for an hour, i never do 90 min boils.

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Old 02-25-2007, 06:27 AM   #13
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I'm in the UK so my experience will be a little different.

I use a 14kg bottle.

I got 6 brews out of the last one and it's not dead.

I have one in my patio heater so can swap over if I need and I also have a 5kg bottle for camping which can always help me finish a boil.

My burner is a lot smaller in BTU than most. 27000btu but it does the job and boils up in under 30 minutes. I don't think I could scorch my wort if I wanted.

Refills cost me £14 (I think)


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Old 03-02-2007, 11:29 PM   #14
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$200 for a 100lb cylinder, purge, and fill.

I'm on 7 or 8 10 gallon batches and it's still heavy as s*!t.

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Old 03-03-2007, 12:32 AM   #15
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is it 3 or 4 brews AG, using it to heat the mash tun, HLT and boil kettle or is it 3 or 4 brews where you boil only?

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Old 03-03-2007, 04:17 PM   #16
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boil only. im an extract brewer

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