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tewino
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Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Or do I need to exchange for a full tank? I have a 100 qt. pot which I fill just below 1/2, so about 45 qts water. 40 lb crawfish sack.

Thanks


NattyLite
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
It would be cutting it way to close but prob not


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Nicky Parrish
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Depends on size of tank.


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bubbz
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
I doubt it


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Melvin Spellvin
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
depends on the temp of water you start with on burner, preheat water on stove, no problem...
This post was edited on 4/14 at 5:10 pm


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LSUvegasbombed
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Why people exchange tanks is beyond me. The only fill those tanks to half.

A full tank weighs 38lbs and those tanks weigh 16 or 17 lbs.

Go fill it


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Its also usually cheaper to fill it then swap it


tewino
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
I thought so. I’ll get it topped off.

Thanks


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
No


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
No


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Jones
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
quote:


Why people exchange tanks is beyond me


What's your solution?

I don't have a way to inject propane into my empty tanks. I also don't have any propane


BottomlandBrew
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Do you have a uhaul nearby? They refill. I can refill three tanks for the price to swap out one tank. They fill them all the way. The ones you swap out are not filled all the way.


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Eta: cool cool there is one on airline that will refill.
This post was edited on 4/15 at 6:11 am


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tewino
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Goodwood hardware refills tanks but I suspect they’re not the cheapest. I’m not sure if other hardware stores refill.


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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
cheneverts hardware on perkins between pecue and seigon

Ace on Highland rd across from Kenilworth

both around 22-24 dollars to refill it its totally empty. I would personally go with Ace on Highland but they always take 5 minutes to come out there and refill it.


SmokedBrisket2018
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
quote:

The only fill those tanks to half.


Pretty sure they fill them 75%.



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BMoney
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
quote:

Ace on Highland rd across from Kenilworth


That's where I get mine refilled.

If you read the label on the tanks you swap, they clearly state they are filled to 15 pounds. The capacity is 20 pounds, so the tanks are only filled 3/4 of the way.

I have 5 tanks, so chances are there's always 1 or 2 with some propane left if I get in a pickle.


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Hamma1122
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
Nope


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celltech1981
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re: Is 1/4 tank of propane enough for a one sack crawfish boil?
I would think it would be enough, depends on your burner though. If you're doing the crawfish the right way you're only boiling for a couple of minutes then the heat is shut off. Shouldn't take that long to get 40 qts to a boil.


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