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Old 09-11-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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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$.



 
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:24 PM   #2
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I believe I have done at least five on my current tank.


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Old 09-11-2006, 09:29 PM   #3
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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.

 
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:44 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:11 AM   #5
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That is a very sensible approach.

 
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:28 AM   #6
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4, pick yourself up a second tank as an insurance policy.

 
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:00 AM   #7
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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.

 
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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!

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Old 09-14-2006, 11:24 PM   #9
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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.
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Why? I use them for a number of purposes other than brewing.
What? Are you an airgun person?


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