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Old 12-11-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default AG: Propane users - how many 5g batches per tank

Assuming the standard tank size - how many batches do yall see per tank. I think I am at about 4.5 batches per tank.

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:49 PM   #2
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I've seen this topic before, and alot of the guys will say "it varies." for what it's worth...i have only done 6 all grain batches, and I refill my 5 gallon tank after each batch, and the most they ever put in it is 2.5 gallons. I use my turkey frier to heat 2 batches of water, then a rolling boil for 60 minutes. Also depends on what type of burner you have, they all use a little different amount of fuel.

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:42 PM   #3
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I've seen a big difference since I get my tanks refilled instead of exchanging them. The refilled ones get refilled completely and the exchanged ones are not all the way filled. I use two tanks, one for my water and one for the boil.

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:57 PM   #4
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HAYYYYY.


I get about 5 batches out with a setup similar to what you posted elsewhere.

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Old 12-12-2010, 01:45 AM   #5
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I get 5. That includes heating up the mash and sparge water.

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I think I'm usually at 3 - 4 per tank. Although if it is cold out I leave it running for some eat.

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Five batches is reasonable, although obviously YMMV depending on variables. I'll get 5 (4 pounds or so per session), but I do my preheat water indoors on the cooktop, and then reheat that water the same way for sparge.....so I may not be doing quite as much heating on the outdoor propane burner as some folks.

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I get 2.5-3 15 Gal. batches on my turkey fryer burner. Heat Mash water, heat sparge water, boil. I have natural gas nearby and I have been meaning to convert, but I have a couple other piping changes to make for unrelated reasons and it is a whole day or more of work, so I have been putting it off.

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I second what the other guy said about getting the tanks refilled. The "full" ones from the store don't feel as full as when I take it to the station down the road to get filled manually.

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Old 12-12-2010, 03:47 PM   #10
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I get about 3 10 gallon batches out of a standard tank.

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