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Old 02-11-2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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Im boiling my wort right now and the damn ttemperature wont raise past 180 degrees. Ive used this exact set up before and have had no problems. This attsched pic is from earlier. Any idea of whats going on?

Maybe I just need more propane?

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:49 AM   #3
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More than likely you're low on propane. Same thing happened to me today...

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:52 AM   #4
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Propane level. Whenever I get ready to brew, when in doubt I refill the tank before starting. Good thing too. One day I was about to start a parti-gyle batch that would boil ten gallons in two batches and I lifted my tank and it was almost empty.

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The valve is the same and I just weighed the propane tank. Its a 15 gallon tank and weighs 30lbs so I think im good on propane. This is so confusing. Im doing a 7 gallon boil and its been on the flame for over a hour and a half

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #6
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There may be a safety valve in the tanks gas valve assembly. If the velocity of the gas through the valve is too high (example-the gas hose gets cut) the valve may stop or limit the flow of gas. Close the valve, relieve the pressure in the hose and then re-open the valve VERY SLOWLY, just enough to light the burner, then turn it up. I had this problem with a 500K BTU wand burner. Good luck.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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I figured it out. The low pressure regulator just wasnt cutting it. It looked identical to the one I previously used, after digging through the thread I found my original one swapped it out and was boiling within 5 minutes

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Thanks everyone for trying to help me out. I was stressing pretty bad last night

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