Multiple Burners Multiple Tanks - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Multiple Burners Multiple Tanks

Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
oakbarn's Avatar
Jun 2011
Argyle, Texas
Posts: 854
Liked 70 Times on 56 Posts

I want to create a propane gas manifold for my brew stand. Can I run multiple bayou classic banjo burners off a single tank? Can I Daisy Chain multiple tanks together? I do not know much about propane. I have 3 burners and would like to have a manifold on the stand so that I can control the flame, but have the tanks somewhat remote.

Also toyed with the idea of getting a big tank that could be filled by a truck but I think the regulators on those are set low?

Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
Oct 2010
Madison, Alabama
Posts: 419
Liked 51 Times on 41 Posts

It all depends on the size of the tank and the temp outside. As the temp gets lower the total BTU a tank can supply gets lower. You need to total the BTU you want to be able to use at one time (regardless of the number of burners that covers) and base the design off of that.

You can use multiple tanks connected to a single manifold. Nothing fancy required. Just add a T and connect another tank. You can connect ahead of or after the regulator, either way will work. If you connect after the regulator, you can't guarantee that they will both supply equal amounts of gas, but of one can't give all the system needs, the other will help make up the shortage.

You can get a big tank (likely a 120 gallon, or a 420 pound cylinder) and run the burners off of it. You would have to talk to the propane company and tell them what you are trying to do. They can put the correct regulator on the tank for you.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multiple Contaminated Batches sag1189 Equipment/Sanitation 16 03-10-2012 08:32 PM
Multiple Fridges / 1 breaker....? IrregularPulse Equipment/Sanitation 23 06-08-2009 12:41 PM
Water at 60F coming in 1.002 on multiple hydrometers nathan Equipment/Sanitation 6 02-08-2009 04:35 PM
Multiple burners off one propane line? explosivebeer Equipment/Sanitation 4 10-09-2008 05:48 AM
Multiple boilers? Sharky Equipment/Sanitation 6 12-21-2007 01:42 AM

Forum Jump