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Propane rant

Postby redtail28 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:41 am

Well if your a home brewer you most likely use propane. And in south Louisiana these little white tank are every where. A couple of years ago I made a decision to start exchanging them out in stead of making a special trip to the propane store just out of convenience. You may have notice that the prices to exchange these tanks have gone up like every thing else. I also notice that these tanks don't seem to last very long. Recently a newly exchange tank didn't even make a full brew. Well company's like "Blue Rhino,Ameri gas" have chosen to short fill these tanks and charge more. So where's is this rant going , I say screw them. Last week I filled two tanks at Cajun Propane in Scott La for 15 dollars each and it's a full tank. This tank lasted a fish fry, a full all grain brew and is still have full. So check around and save money on gas and brew more.
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Postby yeastmeister » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:59 am

Yep, there was a story in a couple of places recently stating that the exchange places had quietly started putting less gas into the tanks to keep the prices within reason. I have 2 tanks myself that I need to get refilled. I guess its time to go where you did.

Can you post the address/directions for the members that may not know where they are located?
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Postby redtail28 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:15 am

Sure I'll post the direction went I get home. We can even take this one step further for member with multiply tanks. If we can work out the details we could do a club run and get a bunch filled a one time saving gas. Just an idea!
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Postby aleguy » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:26 pm

I'm not sure how much gas that would save, but your place costs $5 less than mine. I always knew exchanges were a bad idea. For one thing, you don't know how that tank was treated. It could develop a pinhole leak and catch fire or something.
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Postby redtail28 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:55 pm

Here's tha adress
Cajun Propane of Lafayette Inc
111 Benoit Patin Rd, Scott, LA 70583
(337) 261-1294

May want to call for there hours.
At the Scott I 10 exit coming from Lafayette
take left cross over I 10 in the big curve
they are onthe right across the street Mcdonald's

KOA Camp ground want 18 and some change.
Doucets Hardware on Johnston st want 20.
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Postby Mob_Barley » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:28 am

National Welding Supply Co Inc
303 E Amedee Dr
Scott, LA 70583-5325
(337) 233-4581‎

charges $12 to fill a propane tank and is super cheap with their CO2 also, I think I paid $2.75 to fill a 5# tank of CO2 the other day.
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Postby aleguy » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:19 pm

Here's a good reason to use the tank exchange.

http://lafayette.craigslist.org/zip/1266428285.html

Just get the free tank and exchange it. It could end up saving you a couple of bucks.
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Postby redtail28 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:16 pm

That's one way to stick it to da man
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