I made a cart for my MFDDPS ( Masterforge Double Door Propane Smoker) that will alow me to move it around. It also holds the propane tank. Well I had a brainstorm, and almost got hit by lighting!!, after I got dried off I thought, "If I put an old bathroom scale on the cart, I could than weigh the propane and figger how much I've used". One problem, I don't have an empty 10lb tank.
So I figger that if I know how much an empty tank weighs, I should be able to calculate the use of the propane, per smoke, at an assigned temp. and guesstamate the number of smokes per tank!
10lb.TANK = (?) 25 lbs. PROPANE (guesstamation)
(1) 3 HOUR SMOKE = 4 lbs. PROPANE USED (21 lbs. left)
(2) 5 HOUR SMOKE = 7 lbs. PROPANE USED (14 lbs. left)
AND SO ON...............................................
Does this sound like a reasonable facsimility of a good idea?????
PS I am working on a getting a 30# tank, and getting some Q-VIEWS SOON.....