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Old 10-28-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Does one single brew empty an entire propane tank or can you get multiple brews out of one tank? Upgrading to AG over the winter and i am just curious how much gas is used during a brew.



 
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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I get around 3 five gallon batches from a 15lb tank using a sq-14 burner.


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Old 10-28-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Aparently less than I think...since I've run out pre-boil on 2 of the last 5 batches!
I do fill my own at home...so it's not a huge deal, and I dont' get nearly as full as if I went to the propane dealer and had my tank filled.

Somewhere...there is a tread with this topic that has a ton of replies.....
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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I get about 4 to 5 brews out of my 5 gallon tank.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:35 PM   #5
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going to depend greatly on your style of brewing. Meaning I throttle back my burner after I get a rolling boil my BIL doesn't so naturally he use's more propane than I. I also use a 30 lb tank they aren't much more than 20lbs but you can't readily exchange them its a fill only deal . I would get maybe 5 out of a 20lb tank .
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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I use 1.5 - 2lbs of propane per batch (Boil only! I do all my mash/sparge water on kitchen stove).

Full tank is around 33lbs, empty 18 difference = 15lbs/2 = 7.5. With a safety factor I'd say no more then 6 brews.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:10 PM   #7
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The correct answer is none.
You can only get propane out of a propane tank...WADDA I WIN????













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Old 10-28-2008, 06:11 PM   #8
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The correct answer is none.
You can only get propane out of a propane tank...WADDA I WIN????
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:25 PM   #9
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Several batches (5? 6? 7?) with 1hr boils on a turkey frier.

 
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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