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Old 04-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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I have a question, I live in Spain and I can't get propane here. They only use butane and I want to build my brew stand with 3 bayou classic bg14 burners. Can I do this and do I need a special regulator and hose to make this work?

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Anybody?

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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I remember reading your original question and was hoping somebody would give you an answer. Sorry I can't help! Good luck!

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Sorry, can't help with the butane. Have you considered going electric?

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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I have thought about going electric but I live in town and I only have 220V hook ups.

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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You should be able to buy heating elements that are 220VAC. Most of them in the USA are 220VAC...
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
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i just read a couple articles on propane vs butane. It looks like the burners are the same but the regulators are different. They have different boiling points thus pressures...So that's why the different regulator is required.
Just google Propane vs Butane and a bunch of information is available. I was just curious, and had to check it out.
In the USA butane is not as popular, it's used for cigarette lighters, mini torches, soldering irons..etc. Mostly little stuff as far as I know. Our portable grills, furnaces, stoves, etc. use propane or natural gas for fuel.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #8
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Well OK i finally figured it out. I went to my local hardware store and with some of my broken Spanish and some pictures I got everything I needed. I purchased a high pressure Butane regulator, hose, clamps and a high pressure fitting along with my original hose I received from Bayou classic (which needed a little modification). It took 6.5 gallons of water 38 minutes to boil at 212 Deg, ambient temp was 65 Deg and winds were 10 mph. I had to re-light three times. Here is a video of my setup.

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #9
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Great job!

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #10
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You can't get LP gas in Spain??? That doesn't sound right. LP gas is available just about everywhere - or so I thought.

LP = Liquid Petroleum gas = propane.

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