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Old 01-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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How to tell how much is left in it? No freeze that I can see, feeling lighter also. But there is some in it, I can hear it and feel it when I shake it. Help?

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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What you could do, it might be too late with the current tank, but weight it empty. Then when you get a new one, weight it and see how much it weighs. You might be able to find the weight of the tank somewhere on the tank it's self.

Another trick, get some really really hot water, about 1/4 gallon to 1/2 gallon and pour it down the side of the tank. Feel the side of the tank. You should feel a line between hot and cold on the side. THat's how much propane is in the tank.

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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My tanks have a tare weight stamped on the side, if so, just weigh it.

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Good idea. How much would a normal 1hr boil use lbs wise then?

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With all the different burners(and how their adjusted) out there, there's no way to accurately tell. I used to get 3-4 6 gallon batches out of mine, but everyone will be different.

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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Found in another thread that 40lbs full tank, 18lbs empty. They where getting 11 hrs a tank. So about 2lbs per hour??? That sounds right? So I need mine to weigh at least 22-23 lbs to be safe I'm thinking... ???

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:37 PM   #7
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Buy a second tank. I ran out once in the middle of the brew and went to buy a spare the next day. Saves me a lot of head aches on brew day

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #8
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I can always tell when I m empty when the flames go out! It's been 100% of the time so far.

extra tank :-)

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I can always tell when I m empty when the flames go out! It's been 100% of the time so far.

extra tank :-)
Hahaha, love it.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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Another vote for extra tank

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