Author Topic: Changing Propane Tanks mid-boil  (Read 807 times)

Offline ynotbrusum

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Changing Propane Tanks mid-boil
« on: August 30, 2011, 02:57:57 PM »
Have any of you had problems re-firing the flame on your burner if you had to switch propane tanks in mid-boil?  Last weekend my first tank run dry about thirty minutes into a 90 minute boil and it didn't want to re-fire (it was burning inside the chamber leading to the ring, but wouldn't fire in the ring for some reason - although it eventually did after a few tries).  I have the Banjo Burner (KA 4B set up, IIRC), permanently mounted to my brew stand.  It runs the boil with the air vent dial open pretty wide.  Maybe I should get a pair of gloves and close it next time?  Then just readjust after lighting? :-\
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Re: Changing Propane Tanks mid-boil
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 03:21:05 PM »
Yeah, you'll want to close the air vent. I have the same burner and when the flame goes out, I have to mess with the air intake to get it to light again.
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Re: Changing Propane Tanks mid-boil
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 11:29:31 AM »
Wait...What?
I've been lighting my burners at the ring.
What box are you talking about?
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Re: Changing Propane Tanks mid-boil
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 07:36:29 PM »
The new propane tanks have a valve that slows the gas flow if it's opened too quickly.  Try closing the valve and reopening slowly.
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