Materbuilt Propane Use Question

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by ty1on73, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. For those of you who have a Masterbuilt Pro Dual Fuel smoker, how long (collective hours) do you think you get from a standard propane tank?

    I ask because my tank has a pretty accurate gauge and I don't want to run out mid smoke. It seems when I smoked a turkey for 7 hours I didn't use a significant amount of propane.
  2. I have the Masterbuilt Dual Fuel.  I started Thursday with a full tank.  I ran the burner pretty much wide open (trying to stay above 300 degrees in the cold weather)  for the 3-ish hours I smoked a 12+ pound turkey.  I then ran the smoker lower, maybe midway on the knob, for about 13 hours on Friday with a brisket.  When I picked the tank up after the brisket, I would guess it was about half full.  I've never really kept up with it before and often take the tank off the smoker for the grill when that tank runs out mid-cook, so I don't know how long it usually lasts.
  3. Thanks Dana, I guess a lot of factors can come into play when smoking with gas i.e. temp., weather, throttle, etc.  My biggest concern was the LP tank level prior to starting a long smoke.  It sounds like I shouldn't start a long burn (10+ hours) on a tank any lower than a quarter full.    

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