From the HBD Archive
From: (chris campanelli)
Subject: Reaffirming Propane
Date: 1992-02-28 20:49:00 GMT

Dearest Jack:

It is my belief that the more uses you devise for a tool or gadget,
the better you spent your money.

Take turkey basters. I use mine for starting siphons, drawing
gravity samples, blowing wood shavings out of dowel holes and basting an
occasional turkey.

Now lets look at portable propanes burners and LP propane tanks.
Besides brewing, I use my setup for post-game tailgating, chili cookoffs,
soil sterilization for indoor potting, teaching a homebrewing course at
the local college and roasting red bell peppers. I have many uses for a
portable, non-electric heat source in the home, the backyard and at
remote sites.

Now granted, your setup does sound very inexpensive. If I were the
tinkerer type, I would probably build one like yours. But I'm not so I
won't. Do you have other uses for your "little fire-brick house"? Do
you lug your bricks out back and run a gas hose? How much time does this
take? Do you lug your bricks to the park and follow with a gas line? Is
there going to be another video on this?

I did not imply that my way was the only way. I posted my
experience so that if someone else does decide to go the portable propane
way, they may do so with their eyes alittle more open.

>> Oops. You see the light but I do not understand why you didn't start
there in the first place.

Very simple, Jack. I did see the light. Maybe I need to expand.
Eventually, when I OWN the house I'm living in, I will make modifications
to the inhouse line. Landlords can sometimes be kinda funny about their
property if you tell them your going to start making permanent

I hope this sheds alittle light. If you have any problems
understanding any of this, I would be more than glad to educate you at
next weeks meeting at the Goose.

Hind sight is always 20/20,

Chris Campanelli

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