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Old 11-19-2012, 04:02 AM   #1
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I was just wondering, since i'm just about to move from the stove out to the patio with a keggle and propane burner, just how long does 1 tank last? Will it last me the whole hour? Should I have a second tank on standby? It will be a 5 gallon recipe, so like, around 6 to 6.5 gallon boil at the beginning. What has your experience been?



 
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:04 AM   #2
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I was just wondering, since i'm just about to move from the stove out to the patio with a keggle and propane burner, just how long does 1 tank last? Will it last me the whole hour? Should I have a second tank on standby? It will be a 5 gallon recipe, so like, around 6 to 6.5 gallon boil at the beginning. What has your experience been?
A tank will last you multiple batches. I've honestly not paid a lot of attention, but I would guess 4-5 batches on a tank. That said, having a standby tank is always a good idea.


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Old 11-19-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:13 AM   #4
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A tank will last you multiple batches. I've honestly not paid a lot of attention, but I would guess 4-5 batches on a tank. That said, having a standby tank is always a good idea.
Same here and I keep a spare tank on hand too

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:25 AM   #5
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I get about 8 batches on a tank. I refill at uhaul, best price other than Costco.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:27 AM   #6
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I get about 8 batches on a tank. I refill at uhaul, best price other than Costco.
5 or 10g batches?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:28 AM   #7
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Always try to refill if you can rather than exchange, when you exchange a lot of times the tanks are only 3/4 full. I take mine to a local propane dealer, they fill it to the max.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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5 or 10g batches?
I usually do 6 gallons
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:24 AM   #9
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Wow ok, that puts me at ease, I thought for sure it would only last 1 batch, thanks guys!

 
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:36 AM   #10
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same as everybody else, tank will last 4 or 5 batches ( 5 gallons), keep a spare on hand. Good luck, outdoor brewing is the best!



 
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