BBQ TankMeter - Grill Gauge

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BBQ TankMeter is a Propane Grill Gas Gauge that acoustically measures the amount of propane in a standard 20 pound tank and graphically displays the result. A set of eight color-coded bars indicate the level of propane in the tank. As propane is used, green bars disappear, eventually showing yellow and red, then red alone. When a tank measurement displays only the red bar, it’s time to get more propane.

BBQ TankMeter is designed for use with standard 20 pound steel propane tanks as shown in the screenshots, the type commonly used for BBQ grills and portable patio heaters. The app will NOT work with fiberglass tanks or steel tanks of other sizes.


Hold your Android device approximately 6 inches from the tank and start the app. Tap the “Read” button. Wait until the app displays the message, “Listening for tank”, then firmly strike the center of the tank with your knuckle or a hard object like a quarter. The tank will “ring” like a bell and BBQ TankMeter will display the message “Reading Tank”. After a brief pause for calculation, the result will be displayed.


BBQ TankMeter only works with “standard” 20 pound steel propane tanks as shown in the screenshots. The tank must be vertically-oriented with the valve on top and must be able to “ring” like a bell when struck firmly with a hard object. If the tank is covered, insulated or otherwise physically damped in such a way that it cannot “ring” clearly, the measurement will not work.


BBQ TankMeter begins operation when the “Read” button is pressed. The app listens for the ringing sound generated when the tank is struck with a hard object and triggers when the sound of the tank is heard. In certain noisy environments BBQ TankMeter may not be able to differentiate the sound of the tank from the background noise. In this case, adjust the trigger level in advanced settings or try the app again later in a less noisy environment.

Demonstration Mode:

BBQ TankMeter has a Demo function that randomly generates the “ring” of a tank and measures the result for that sound. To run a demonstration, press the "Demo" button. After a brief pause your Android will generate the “ring” of a tank, measure the sound, then display the result. If your Android does not detect the sound, turn up the audio volume on your device and ensure the microphone isn't covered by your finger or hand.


BBQ TankMeter is pre-calibrated for use with a Worthington Cylinder Model 303955 propane tank and other 20 lb propane tanks with WC 47.6 LB and TW 16.6 LB. For general use there is no need to recalibrate. To more accurately calibrate your BBQ TankMeter app, test a full tank with a known amount of propane or weigh the amount of propane in your tank and adjust the calibration to the weight. For more information on calibration, visit

TankMeter uses Acoustic Signature Analysis Technology from Nitz Associates, Inc. For more information about tank measurement products from Nitz Associates, please visit our website at If you have comments, questions or suggestions for improvement, please contact Nitz Associates by email at

BBQ TankMeter - Grill Gauge is a free trial software application from the System Maintenance subcategory, part of the System Utilities category. The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2017-02-23. The program can be installed on Android.

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Publisher Nitz Associates
Released Date 2017-02-23
Languages English


Category System Utilities
Subcategory System Maintenance

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Operating systems android

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License model Free Trial
Price $1.99

Version History

Here you can find the changelog of BBQ TankMeter - Grill Gauge since it was posted on our website on 2016-12-24. The latest version is and it was updated on on 2018-03-30. See below the changes in each version:


posted on 2017-02-23

- Update for Action Bar
- Update to include Privacy Policy
- Minor bug fixes.


posted on 2015-06-20

- Added support for multiple tanks,- Supports up to 10 different tanks,- Minor bug fixes.

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Release Date: 2017-02-23
Publisher: Nitz Associates
Operating System: android
Type: Free Trial