Should I choose propane or butane gas for my BBQ?

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
Pros of using propane gas
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.