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blawjr 11-19-2012 03:02 AM

How long does a propane tank last?
 
I was just wondering, since i'm just about to move from the stove out to the patio with a keggle and propane burner, just how long does 1 tank last? Will it last me the whole hour? Should I have a second tank on standby? It will be a 5 gallon recipe, so like, around 6 to 6.5 gallon boil at the beginning. What has your experience been?

BrewKnurd 11-19-2012 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by blawjr (Post 4602214)
I was just wondering, since i'm just about to move from the stove out to the patio with a keggle and propane burner, just how long does 1 tank last? Will it last me the whole hour? Should I have a second tank on standby? It will be a 5 gallon recipe, so like, around 6 to 6.5 gallon boil at the beginning. What has your experience been?

A tank will last you multiple batches. I've honestly not paid a lot of attention, but I would guess 4-5 batches on a tank. That said, having a standby tank is always a good idea.

Whalewang 11-19-2012 03:07 AM

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/how-many-batches-per-propane-tank-248121/

PJM 11-19-2012 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by BrewKnurd

A tank will last you multiple batches. I've honestly not paid a lot of attention, but I would guess 4-5 batches on a tank. That said, having a standby tank is always a good idea.

Same here and I keep a spare tank on hand too

theveganbrewer 11-19-2012 03:25 AM

I get about 8 batches on a tank. I refill at uhaul, best price other than Costco.

passedpawn 11-19-2012 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by theveganbrewer (Post 4602263)
I get about 8 batches on a tank. I refill at uhaul, best price other than Costco.

5 or 10g batches?

estricklin 11-19-2012 03:28 AM

Always try to refill if you can rather than exchange, when you exchange a lot of times the tanks are only 3/4 full. I take mine to a local propane dealer, they fill it to the max.

theveganbrewer 11-19-2012 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by passedpawn

5 or 10g batches?

I usually do 6 gallons

blawjr 11-20-2012 02:24 AM

Wow ok, that puts me at ease, I thought for sure it would only last 1 batch, thanks guys! :mug:

dstamper441 11-20-2012 02:36 AM

same as everybody else, tank will last 4 or 5 batches ( 5 gallons), keep a spare on hand. Good luck, outdoor brewing is the best!


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