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Old 10-29-2008, 04:09 AM   #1
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I bought a turkey frier, and I was wondeing if there is a whole brew session in one normal sized grill propane tank or if I should pony up and buy two tanks. Thanks

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Old 10-29-2008, 04:11 AM   #2
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You can do 4-5 five gallon (all grain) batches on a single tank.

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Old 10-29-2008, 04:13 AM   #3
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Yeah, if you ONLY boil with propane, it doesnt take alot... Heat your HLT with electric, and boil with propane and you will not use much energy at all.

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Old 10-29-2008, 05:22 AM   #4
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But get another one anyway. Otherwise you will be in the middle of a boil when the first one runs out.

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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That's my fear, it'll run out in the middle of a boil. Home Depot has a 24 self-exchange ~2 miles from the house but I don't relish the idea of doing that in the middle of a brew session so I'll prob end up getting another tank myself.

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:31 PM   #6
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Watch craigslist for someone getting rid of a grill for cheap. You can have an extra tank and and a spare grill to boot.

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:45 PM   #7
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If you use hot water out of your bathtub or kitchen, it'll take less time to heat the water for the HLT as well.

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Old 10-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #8
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If you use hot water out of your bathtub or kitchen, it'll take less time to heat the water for the HLT as well.
I thought I read somewhere it wasn't a good idea to use hot water out of the faucet/bathtub due to possible "bad stuff" in your water heater?
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:29 PM   #9
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I mash/sparge on my electric stove and only boil outside on the propanes. Yes it's good to have another full tank on standby just in case.

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