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Old 01-31-2013, 12:05 AM   #21
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I get mine refilled at a 76 gas station near my house in the $15 range.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:12 AM   #22
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Just a suggestion, try heating your mash water on the stovetop. My electric range isn't hot enough for a full boil, but its plenty good to get mash temps. That would at least save you a trip now and then.

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:15 AM   #23
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I pay $13 for 20lb fill up. I'd like to get the propane company to run a dedicated line to garage from my pig outside. Just for brewing! It would b nice not to have to worry about refilling small 20lb'ers all the time:-)
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:52 PM   #24
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That g4 burner is $300 holy crap. A blichmann with legs is only $200, and it's propane compatible !

My local Wally World gets 17.86 for a 15lb exchange.

My local gas station which is run by shady characters with little English charge $20 for a refill but I'm rather sure they are ripping me off. I'm going to show up with my own scale next time. One guy gives you 4 gallons one day, the next 3.2
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:56 PM   #25
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Also remember the open market on propane is DROPPING, as it is a byproduct of oil and natural gas drilling and refining . The Marcellus shale fracking alone has been dropping CNG, LNG and propane prices ..blue rhino is making huge profits off low propane prices and steady demand.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:47 PM   #26
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I have a local welding supply shop that I refill at if I remember to go when they are open. The Uhaul a short distance up the road from them has more flexible hours. They cost a little more too. Last time it was 3.59/gallon. Still cheaper and more gas than an exchange unless you need a new tank.

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:27 PM   #27
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Good lord you guys are paying a lot for propane.

Tractor Supply is at $1.99/gal here around Columbia SC. $8-9 to refill a 20#.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:27 PM   #28
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Considering that propane is currently trading at $0.86 a gallon on the commodities market, your Tractor Supply sure isn't worried about profit.

FYI, the Columbia, SC Tractor Supply store on Killian Road list a propane refill as $13.30 for a 20# tank, so closer to $2.81 a gallon for the 4.72 gallons with 20% vapor space. Maybe it was $8-9 Canadian

$13.30 is still damn good, though. That's $1+ cheaper than the cheapest place I've found in my town.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:59 PM   #29
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The tractor supply off 54 has been the cheapest I've seen in the north Tampa area.

 
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Considering that propane is currently trading at $0.86 a gallon on the commodities market, your Tractor Supply sure isn't worried about profit.

FYI, the Columbia, SC Tractor Supply store on Killian Road list a propane refill as $13.30 for a 20# tank, so closer to $2.81 a gallon for the 4.72 gallons with 20% vapor space. Maybe it was $8-9 Canadian

$13.30 is still damn good, though. That's $1+ cheaper than the cheapest place I've found in my town.
$1.99/gal was the posted price last week when I bought dog food, and the fills I've had done were around 4.2-4.6 gal. So... you do the math.

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