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Old 12-01-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Where to use a propane burner

simple question and I'm sure the answer is common sense, but I'm not often accused of having too much of that, so I thought I'd ask.

Where should I use a propane burner? Under my bed? In the garage? Or outside?

Actually, I'm just wondering if you think it'd be ok to do it in a detached and empty 2 car garage, or if I should brave the elements (we've got snow here) and do it outside. Sure, outside is safer, but I am thinking that working in the garage should be ok if I'm not going to leave it alone out there for any length of time.

Any thoughts or opinions?

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:35 PM   #2
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The garage is fine if you leave the door open. Either there or under the bed

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Use it anywhere you like, just make sure the area is well ventilated

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Thanks folks. Common sense prevails!!!

Just curious.. how long will a 20lb tank run a 55K BTU burner for? I'd hate to lose pressure in the middle of a boil.

I'm sure these are dumb questions, but I've always been more of a charcoal guy so this is all new to me...

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I use mine in the garage with the windows and door open.

It seems like a lot of heat reflects off the bottom, would there be any benefit to making a heat sheild/deflector to keep the heat up?

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It makes sense to have a spare bottle.

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It makes sense to have a spare bottle.
That's the first thing I bought after the burner. It would be a bummer on brew day and while cooking steaks on the grill too. I think I was returning them way too early and the gauge on the tank doesn't seem very accurate.
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I haven't even priced these things yet... what does it cost for a bottle? I'm in Chicago, so I don't think I could get it filled locally, but a lot of places have those locked cages where you can do an exchange, so how's it work?

You pay a one time deposit like on a growler and then you pay for the gas when you swap it for a new one? What does that usually run?

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That's what I did toot - I think they're about 40 bucks the first time and much less for the refills, but the convenience of not having to wait is worth it in my opinion.

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I use mine in the garage. Sometimes when it is cold, I crack the big garage door at about a foot off the ground and open the other regular door all the way. If there is even the slightest breeze through the garage, I feel safe.

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