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If you had to use a direct-fire system for a living (nanos included), would you rather use:

Propane
Natural Gas

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Offline klickitat jim

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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2014, 08:35:24 PM »
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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2014, 08:49:45 PM »
What is the unit conversion? Is it a measure of volume? Mass? Power? Awesomeness?

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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2014, 09:17:42 PM »
Litre. Fat fingers, small keyboard.

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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2014, 05:36:47 AM »
Thread derailed. It's only matter of time.
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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2014, 05:40:25 AM »
Our 7 bbl system uses natural gas in the BK but our HLT is heated with an electric element.
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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2014, 11:47:38 AM »
Our 7 bbl system uses Natural gas. I don't think I would go with propane unless I had to. It all depends on the building your in, costs of installing NG line to the building vs. the cost of buying a couple 1000 gallon propane tanks. I know at my home when NG came through they wanted $1800 to run a gas line to my house.
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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2014, 11:58:19 AM »
We use propane for our 1bbl system.  But, profit is not our major concern.  No NG is available.  WE are a small hobby brewery.  It's fun, I get to brew a lot and the bars pay for my enjoyment. 

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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2014, 02:39:24 PM »
The brewery we are looking to open up will be a 7 bbl. system and the city has natural gas so we are thinking going that way rather then steam jacket.

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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2014, 06:28:55 PM »
The brewery we are looking to open up will be a 7 bbl. system and the city has natural gas so we are thinking going that way rather then steam jacket.
Price of steam boiler and installation is astronomical.
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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2014, 07:59:26 AM »
I would place a vote for electric.  But if that isn't a possibility NG would be my second choice.

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Re: Pros (or wannabes) - Propane or NG
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2014, 05:55:49 PM »
Our 7 bbl system uses Natural gas. I don't think I would go with propane unless I had to. It all depends on the building your in, costs of installing NG line to the building vs. the cost of buying a couple 1000 gallon propane tanks. I know at my home when NG came through they wanted $1800 to run a gas line to my house.

Depending on how aggressive the NG company is, they may eat the install costs...if they know you'll be a big user. I've worked in the utility industry and have seen this happen. They'll often do it if you'll switch from propane too. Of course this varies by region, company, town, local management....
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