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    does it matter whether you use butane or propane for a gas barbeque. picked up a bottle of propane and my mate told me i should use butane. i thought they both burn so is there really a massive difference?
    anyone any experience on the matter

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    Propane is stored in red or green cylinders as which green are mostly used for bbq's and patio heaters as they are a more toxic gas and for outdoor use, Butane is stored in blue cylinders and is mostly used for caravan use ie. indoors as it is a less toxic gas... Your mate is wrong.
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    I believe that Propane burns at a higher temperature which is why its used for BBQ's... it burns the food faster!!..

    I personally use Propane on my BBQ and have never had a problem destroying good meat!


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    Default Re: which outdoor gas?

    They will generally use a different regulator as well so buy the gas that goes with the regulator on your BBQ (most probably propane)

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    thanks guys. got a propane bottle and a regulator that came with it. i assume it is the correct one but didnt really know there were different regulators. thought they were all generally the same. how do i check if i have the right one. my bottle is a 15kg one and orange in colour. its got Alto Gas wrote on the side. i assume this is just a company name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireball JaX View Post
    thanks guys. got a propane bottle and a regulator that came with it. i assume it is the correct one but didnt really know there were different regulators. thought they were all generally the same. how do i check if i have the right one. my bottle is a 15kg one and orange in colour. its got Alto Gas wrote on the side. i assume this is just a company name.
    Alto Gas is only a company name as for Regulators There cheap enough just take a trip down your local B & Q.

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    If it's a clip on regulator you can do what I did & buy a screw on regulator (got mine online happened to be a boat supplies place) so you can use larger bottles which are cheaper to fill/replace than the patio gas type bottles. I was asked 1st time for a deposit or a bottle to exchange, I mentioned this to a mate & he bought me 3 from the local tip - they have an area set aside for them.
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    it is a screw in regulator

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    yea mate go to the tip ,get a bottle then go and exchange it ,so no deposite (can be alot)i got a campingaz 907 bottle from the tip and they go on ebay for £20 plus

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    Gas BBQs? Are you a bunch of fucking poofs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoPlAnKs View Post
    Gas BBQs? Are you a bunch of fucking poofs?

    thinks im turning feminine. always been one for a traditional manly coal bbq. but gas is more conveneint and a lot easier. Bollocks. i really am a girl

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    Coal? You had it easy.

    When I were a lad we used to cook our food by rubbing two sticks together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganty View Post
    When I were a lad we used to cook our food by rubbing two sticks together.
    You cooked your food? La dee da!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganty View Post
    Coal? You had it easy.

    When I were a lad we used to cook our food by rubbing two sticks together.
    Quote Originally Posted by TwoPlAnKs View Post
    You cooked your food? La dee da!

    At least you got food
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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