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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Just joined. Was given a Great Outdoors propane smoker.
Love smoked food just never really did any myself so I'm kind of a newbie.
It's a large smoker for me. But with all the buddies I have who love cold beer and smoked food it will probably get too small real fast.

I'm out in CA so I have plenty of smoking weather. Too much really.

One question I do have is how long can I burn on a 5 gallon propane tank? Ball park average is good.

post #2 of 8
Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site. Sorry, I don't know anything about propane.
post #3 of 8

Welcome to the site, I can't answer your question as I am a wattburner. 

Glad you are here.


Keep on smokin'                              Ed

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
I personally would have not gone with propane but I didn't buy this. It was in a storage unit I'm helping a friend clean out. Its brand new and I thought I would give a go. Love smoked food and this thing it is good size. Like I said the price was right. Once I get it dialed in I plan on having my buddies over and fill an ice chest and smoker. Is it good to brine beef or will that mess up the meat. I have brined chickens and loved the results.
Thanks and look forward to the advice from everyone. Look forward to the smoking too.
post #5 of 8
Welcome, Smoke Head! I run mine as low as it will go without blowing out just to keep 240 chamber. I've gotten anywhere between 23 and 26 hours out of a tank.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks Dan. I'll keep that in mind. More I just have to wait until next weekend to put something in it give out a go?
post #7 of 8

:welcome1:  To SMF glad to have you on board. I have a 40" masterbuilt propane and get about 30 hours at 225 on a 20lb tank. That's good for at least 2 briskets or some pork butts.


Also if you would take the time to read the article on Home page Initial Greeting it contains a lot of helpful info about the sight and on the upper right hand corner of Home page is a spyglass this is a search engine.

post #8 of 8

Welcome to SMF!


Pick up a tank gauge so you know how much you are starting with & always keep a full tank as a spare.



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