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Old 08-20-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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Default A wasted brew night

Was starting to brew a Marzen tonight. After the mash I was heating up the wort to start the boil when my propane tank ran out of gas. I went to grab the back up tank of propane only to find it was empty also. What a waste of a night. It could have been worse I cold have been halfway through the boil.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #2
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Just go swap out the tank at a grocery store or gas station. Plenty of them do it. There was a thread similar to this the other day and I think people were finding places to exchange propane on google based on his location and sending the addresses in replies. I've read that one person exchanged a tank at 2 am to keep his brew day going. Well, on the brighter side, I'm sure you won't let that happen again. Sorry that happened.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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What mike said. Blue Rhino echanges are just about everywhere. Got a 7-11 near you? You have a 24 hour source of propane right there. At least they do in Michigan.

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Yeah tons of places around here do exchanges. May not be the best price, but it's better then nothing!

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The propane exchange at the local Home Depot is unmanned. You put a credit card in and a door opens for you to take the full tank and return your empty.

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I just chilled the wort and put it in my fermentation chamber and will get propane today.

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One night after it should have taken place the wort is boiling.

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Every single time I use the home depot one it screws up and gives me an empty tank and then a full one. If I was dishonest I could have a huge stash of empty tanks by now!

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Every single time I use the home depot one it screws up and gives me an empty tank and then a full one. If I was dishonest I could have a huge stash of empty tanks by now!
The one time I tried using that system (at Menards), it gave me an empty tank. By the time I gave up trying to get a full tank out, it had charged me for buying a new full tank ($50+ instead of the $19 exchange). Ended up going into the store to get my refund, and haven't touched the self-serve machines since.
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