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Old 01-20-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Convert butane burner to propane and BTU question

In an effort to reduce the wear-and-tear on the kitchen stove, I've been looking for a propane burner. I'm cheap, and I've been looking in second-hand stores. In a weak moment, I saw a never-been-used camp stove for only $7. I was pretty excited and I had people with me so I had to hurry and I didn't read the box close enough. When I got home I realized that the burner is butane, not propane, and it is only rated to 6,5000 BTUs. Soooo, two questions:

1. It's probably possible to convert it to propane, but at what expense or difficulty?

2. Is it even worth it at 6,500 BTUs? Is that enough to do 3-4 gallons for an extract brew?

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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6500 BTUs can probably boil 3 gallons (that's around the heat of a 1500 watt heater that many use in their heat sticks)

As far as converting this to propane I'm going to give it a no go unless the manufacturer has a kit to do so. I'm not a fan of experimentation With explosive gasses
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:10 AM   #3
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Where's your sense of adventure?

Thanks for the answer.
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