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
You can do 4-5 five gallon (all grain) batches on a single tank.
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.
But get another one anyway. Otherwise you will be in the middle of a boil when the first one runs out.
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.
Watch craigslist for someone getting rid of a grill for cheap. You can have an extra tank and and a spare grill to boot.
I give up trying to keep this signature current.
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.
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
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.