Using Butane In Colder Weather

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  1. Gollom

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    Was trying to use my Landeman portable BBQ on Saturday which normally does a great job. However this time I swear a match would have got hotter (OK, I exaggerate a little.....)

    Started to wonder if it was knackered but than saw something suggesting that in cooler weather (it was about 12C) it can really make a difference (thinking about it, the oven seemed not as hot neither)

    Am I right? And any tips?

    Ta
     
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    It should be ok at 12 degrees. I would ditch the butane and get propane if you like bbqs in the cold!
     
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    But I read that butane burns hotter! Aggggghhhhhhhh. Anyway, 12C is almost tropical 'ooop north!
     
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    12'c was no doubt air temp. When the Liguria gas evaporates it suck heat from the surroundings so the cylinder will be much cooler than ambient.

    If you've seen large space heater in operation on propane then often the bottom of the cylinder is frosted.
     
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