Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Propane
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
Sean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sean's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sandhills of NC
Posts: 1,265
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default Propane

How many AG batches do you get out of a standard BBQ propane tank? I've gotten three so far, and the tank is getting light. I don't want to run out, but the place where I fill it charges a flat rate, so I don't want to take it back half full either. Eventually I will get a second tank, but not just yet$.

__________________
Sean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2006, 09:24 PM   #2
jeffg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeffg's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 282
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I believe I have done at least five on my current tank.

__________________
Primary: nada
Secondary: nada
On Tap: Uncle Willie's Pale Ale; Kolsch
Bottled: Salvator Dopplebock
Up Next: Octoberfest
jeffg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2006, 09:29 PM   #3
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,967
Liked 265 Times on 138 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffg
I believe I have done at least five on my current tank.
That's good to know. I've three full boils on a new exchange tank myself.

I guess results will vary depending on what type of burner/BTU, etc.
EdWort is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2006, 09:44 PM   #4
Bernie Brewer
Grouchy Old Fart
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bernie Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eldorado, WI
Posts: 7,539
Liked 116 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Weigh it. The tare weight is stamped on the collar, so you can do the math and figure out how much you've used and if what you have left is enough.

__________________
I like to squeeze the nickle until the buffalo craps-mt rob

"Why don't we get drunk and screw?" Jimmy Buffett
Bernie Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-12-2006, 02:11 AM   #5
Sean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sean's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sandhills of NC
Posts: 1,265
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

That is a very sensible approach.

__________________
Sean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-12-2006, 03:28 AM   #6
Glibbidy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Glibbidy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sunny Southern Vermont
Posts: 2,399
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

4, pick yourself up a second tank as an insurance policy.

__________________
Glibbidy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-12-2006, 05:00 AM   #7
disaffected
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 829
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I have four 20 pound (5 gallon) tanks, and will probably add one more. Why? I use them for a number of purposes other than brewing. Refilling is a lot cheaper than cylinder exchange. It takes less time and it's less of a bother to refill several tanks at once when you have to refill. The UHaul store where I get my tanks refilled has price breaks at various quantity amounts, so I save even more money by buying at least 16 gallons at a time.

__________________
disaffected is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-12-2006, 05:40 AM   #8
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,767
Liked 51 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Was going to buy a 30lb tank and realized it's cheaper to buy two 20 lb tanks. So I will buy two.

I might add two LP inputs to my new brew tower (sculpture) with a ball valve on each so I can leave two tanks hooked up and just close/open ball valves when a tank runs out. Hmm... lets see _another_ $20 or so in fiitings and another $20 flexible SS hose.....

OK, maybel I'll just finish the damn thing, THEN add more shiite to it!

This monsters (and it IS a Monster) cost is adding up.. Thank God for Credit cards. I can see the total cost AFTER it's built then feel guilty and brew more beer to justify the cost, then drink said beer to drown out the guilt. hahaha

Steel tree with 4" sqare steel about 7 feet high and big thick angle iron "shelves" sticking off it. Took enough flipping welding rods (stick) and about 2 lbs of fluxcore wire but it's almost done! First time welding in 16 years too.

__________________

I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository


Denny's Evil Concoctions is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2006, 11:24 PM   #9
D*Bo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North Attleboro, MA
Posts: 459
Default

I just picked up a 100lb cylinder for $89 and filled it for $112 (purge fee). UHaul as well.
This should last a while.

I usually get 3 1/4 brews out of the 20lb. Start warming up the brew water and the flame starts dwindling, it's also used for the grill.

__________________
PrimaryBaltica 9
Secondary British all Amarillo IPA, Calypso
Conditioning Decoction maddness, FlyingJess Ale
Drinking Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, Oaked Bourbon Chocolate Stout, Dry Mead)
Up NextScottish ale and Dopple Bock

Always ready for the wack snack attack, I carry sandwiches around in a straight edge style JanSports backpack.

Support your local businesses
D*Bo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2006, 04:13 AM   #10
God Emporer BillyBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
God Emporer BillyBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Melnibone
Posts: 1,519
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beer4breakfast
Why? I use them for a number of purposes other than brewing.
What? Are you an airgun person?
__________________

---------------------------------------------------
Desert Planet Brewing Co.

Primary :Bloody Nose Porter
Primary 2: Bloody Nose Porter
Secondary: Blackberry Melomel
Secondary 2:air
Bottled : 14 Pound Hammer Cider, Punkin Ale, know ale, Domino wheat
Keg 1: **** Inside Her
Keg 2: IPA
Keg 3: one on a weeknight, two on a weekend IIPA
Future : Ginger Cream Ale,

God Emporer BillyBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ran out of propane, what should I do? jmp138 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 13 10-06-2009 05:53 PM
Propane. Orangevango Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 10-29-2008 02:29 PM
some propane and propane accessories ?'s tbulger Equipment/Sanitation 0 02-29-2008 03:48 PM
Too much propane! Ryan_PA Equipment/Sanitation 0 03-10-2007 06:25 PM
how much propane? kaptain_karma All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 19 04-22-2006 03:11 AM