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Old 03-11-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
Oct 2009
Grand Rapids, Mi
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I did a search for similar posts but didnt find anything....i ran out of propane about 40 minutes into the boil. I just ran out and got the tank exchanged and continued boiling. any big problems with this?

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Old 03-11-2010, 01:02 AM   #2
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Na, your good. I hate it when that happens. That's why I switched to natural gas.

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Old 03-11-2010, 01:12 AM   #3
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That's why you get another tank. Always have one full and ready to go.

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Old 03-11-2010, 01:29 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by emoutal View Post
That's why you get another tank. Always have one full and ready to go.
1 + extra tank.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:32 AM   #5
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Same thing happened to me. Same day I bought another tank, though since I have been lazy all I have now is 1 empty tank and 1 half empty. lol.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:01 PM   #6
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I always end up asking my wife very sweetly to go refill my extra tank near the end of my mash. I'd be lost without here help.

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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As long as you hadn't added the flavor/aroma hops, you won't notice anything.

I can leave my empties down by the main tank and the propane guy fills them, but he only comes around twice a year. Tapping into the main line is on The List.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:30 AM   #8
Dec 2008
Huntington, WV
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You'll be fine, it's happened to all of us. Cruise around Craig's list for a while, you'll find one for cheap. I didn't get an extra tank until a few months ago, but it is great. No more lifting the tank and guessing if you have enough for an hour boil.

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Old 03-12-2010, 02:08 AM   #9
Aug 2009
Temple Texas
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I ran out, went to exchange and continued the boil. The next day I snagged a 100lb and a 20lb tank both for $40 from Craigslist. I refuse to run totally out again.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:29 AM   #10
May 2009
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I plumbed my brew rig into the houses propane (fed by a 1'000 gallon tank) after running out one time.

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