Finally, summer has arrived. This means a big welcome to outdoor dining and specifically, BBQs. Many of you have probably already enjoyed a few BBQs with friends and family since the warmer weather started, and perhaps your gas bottle now needs replacing, or you are just starting to think about firing up that BBQ for the first time when you realise your gas bottle is empty. One question that people often ask is, what is the best type of gas to use for a BBQ? Read on to discover the pros and cons of both propane and butane gas to help you decide what would be the best for you.
The main differences between butane and propane gas
One of the main differences between the two gasses is the boiling point. Butane has a boiling point of -2 degrees but propane has a boiling temperature of -42 degrees. These boiling temperatures mean that propane is a good choice if using it in colder temperatures because of its lower boiling point. Both types of gas are good to use on a BBQ, but there are a few different features of both types of gas to take into account.
Pros of using butane gas
- It’s very efficient in warm weather – when most of us tend to get the BBQ going
- Butane is cheaper than propane
- It’s a source of fuel that has very little impact on the environment – perfect for those of you that are aware of your carbon footprint and try to do your best to reduce it.
- This gas ignites instantly and is ready to use very quickly – great if you want to get those burgers on the go as soon as possible
Pros of using propane gas
- The weather will not change its effectiveness – if you like to BBQ when the mood takes you and not just when the warmer weather permits, then propane is perfect because of its very low boiling temperature
- Ease of use – it is very easy to use as once you attach the bottle to the BBQ and the gas supply reaches it
- Perfect tasting food – some butane users have stated that if too much butane gas is used it can be tasted in the food but this is not something that has been noted by propane gas users
Get ready for BBQ season with London Gases
Now you know the differences between both gasses that work equally well on a BBQ, only you can decide what gas is best for you. If you need Calor gas bottles or BBQ gas, get in touch today to see how we can help.