Topics Topics Help/Instructions Help Edit Profile Profile Member List Register  
Search Last 1 | 3 | 7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Visit The Brewery's sponsor!
Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2003 * September 2, 2003 * Where do I get propane? < Previous Next >

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  Start New Thread        

Author Message
 

Craig Johnson (198.81.26.42)
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 01:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just got a new turkey fryer and I need to hook it up to a propane tank. I have seen it mentioned that these go for about $10-$20. I was at Home depot and they wanted over $50. the tank was $30 and the propane was $20.

If this is what they cost no problem. I just hate buying something and then finding out I spent way more than I had to.
 

Greg Harris (204.27.149.97)
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 04:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Craig
The cheapest way ive found is to buy the tank and have it filled yourself.The first filling will be the most costly one,the second one will be cheaper(they have to purge the tank then add the propane)I had 2 tanks filled for $18.
Good Luck Greg
 

JT (24.169.131.212)
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 04:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I get mine filled at a local farm & garden center. $9 for a 20 lb tank.
 

Bob B (24.86.149.174)
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 04:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Craig, Over $50 USD seems a little steep as I was able to recently get a new pre-filled tank for $45 CAD.

You might check around to see if a friendly neighbor with a gas BBQ grill will lend you their tank in return for paying for the propane with money or your homebrew.
 

vigfoot (69.0.18.168)
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

check your local dump for discarded tanks w/ the non-compliant valve. maybe you can get one for free or real cheap. bring it to walmart and exchange it for a filled new one, which will cost ~ $15.

ps- why is this page so SLOW?!
 

Donnie Howard (64.63.209.92)
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 01:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would suggest buying a tank from Sam's club. They have them (empty) for a little over $20. I get mine filled at a big truck/RV station not far from my house. A filled tank is $6-7. I have also had them filled at an Ace Hardware store for around $10.

Never exchange them, it is a huge rip-off.
 

Bret Mayden (66.210.167.237)
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 02:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

U-Haul stores are also a cheap source of refills. I don't think I've ever paid more than than $10 for a refill (the one near me meters & charges by the gallon). Ditto on what Donnie said about exchanges!
 

Dane Clark (199.224.124.154)
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Check your yellow pages for propane suppliers. I got a filled tank (20lb) for $36. The same place was running a summer special, $7 a refill.
 

John Cote (160.81.221.42)
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 03:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, I think the correct answer is a combination of the above.

Step #1 - Find a free tank. People are always tossing old grills and tanks. Check the dump or recycle yard.

Step #2 - Exchange crappy old free tank for a fresh refurbished and filled tank at Wal-mart, Home Depot, etc. for about $16-$20.

Step #3 - Fill your new tank when it is empty to save money or exchange it if you want.

Exchanging tanks costs a couple of dollars more, but it is convenient.
 

Craig Johnson (198.81.26.42)
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 07:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks everybody. You saved me $25. I ended up purchasing a new tank and having it filled. Total cost to me was less than $30.
 

vampyre (163.151.255.18)
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 07:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eat a lot of beans and wait a few hours. Ooops sorry thats methane.. never mind :)
 

don price (65.32.41.81)
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 11:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Now start looking for tank # 2 so you don't run out in the middle of a brew!

Don
 

Beerboy (81.134.85.22)
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2003 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can get Propane and Propane accessories from Hank Hill

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.