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Old 04-11-2008, 02:06 PM   #1
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I was curious since I always forget to track it. IF using only for the HLT and Brewpot how many batches could you do with one tank?

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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4-6 ten gallon batches for me. YMMV

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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Probably 5-8 depending on length of boil, but I would never risk runnung out. I always have a backup.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:22 PM   #4
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Yeah, having a backup is always smart.haha Couldn't imagine running out mid boil and being totally screwed!!

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:24 PM   #5
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I think it depends on your burner. Some are more efficient than others. My new burner, the Bayou Classic patio cooker, is much more efficient than the wal-mart-special turkey fryers that I'd been using.

I have 4 tanks total and I always keep spares...
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