Gas for BBQ

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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djwoodydjwoody Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
I have just purchased a 3 burner gas BBQ and now need to purchase a gas bottle to go with it.

How long would you say a 5kg bottle would last compared to a 13kg one?
I know a lot of you will say "Well it depends how much you use it".

I was just wondering if it is really worth going for a big bottle when I might only have 4-5 BBQs in the year.
They are not that more expensive but obviously need more room for storage.

Also, any recommendations for the best place to buy gas would be helpful.

Thanks

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  • wallbashwallbash
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    I have only 7/8 BBQ' s a year, weather permitting and I have the larger bottle. But as the BBQ lives in the garage , I should have bought the smaller bottle as the weight/size of the larger bottle can be a problem.
  • ariba10ariba10 Forumite
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    Another thing to think about is what gas to use.
    If you intend to use it in cold weather you might want to use Propane instead of Butane.
    Butane will stop reverting to gas in cold weather, whereas Propane will keep going in any temperature you are likely to get in this country.
    (Hope you get a good summer)
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
  • djwoodydjwoody Forumite
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    wallbash wrote: »
    I have only 7/8 BBQ' s a year, weather permitting and I have the larger bottle. But as the BBQ lives in the garage , I should have bought the smaller bottle as the weight/size of the larger bottle can be a problem.

    Have you had to refill the larger bottle yet?

    I wonder if the small bottle will only last 1 summer (based on 5 BBQs) or whether it would stretch to 2 summers.
  • djwoodydjwoody Forumite
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    ariba10 wrote: »
    Another thing to think about is what gas to use.
    If you intend to use it in cold weather you might want to use Propane instead of Butane.
    Butane will stop reverting to gas in cold weather, whereas Propane will keep going in any temperature you are likely to get in this country.
    (Hope you get a good summer)

    That's interesting to know, I may do some research as to when this gas is suited (in degrees).
  • wallbashwallbash
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    djwoody wrote: »
    Have you had to refill the larger bottle yet?

    I wonder if the small bottle will only last 1 summer (based on 5 BBQs) or whether it would stretch to 2 summers.

    Again another impossible question , how long is your BBQ on for?
    BUT cooking the normal steaks/sausages/kebabs for 6 people , five times a year would normally expect you to get at least 2 summers.
  • djwoodydjwoody Forumite
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    wallbash wrote: »
    Again another impossible question , how long is your BBQ on for?
    BUT cooking the normal steaks/sausages/kebabs for 6 people , five times a year would normally expect you to get at least 2 summers.

    Great, thanks very much :-)
  • EctophileEctophile Forumite
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    I would expect a 5kg bottle to last about 5/13 as long as a 13kg one! :D
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
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