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FAQ Subject: Propane VS Methane
Dear Sir or Madame:
I am shopping for a gas grill and am interested in your opinion of propane vs.. natural gas. A friend told me that propane burns hotter. Is this correct? Are there any other differences? Thanks for your help.
If you had your copy of "The Great American Barbecue & Grilling Manual" (check it out in The Barbecue Store at www.barbecuen.com) you could turn to page 323 for the facts.
Propane gas delivers 2488 BTUs per cubic foot compared to methane's (natural gas) 1000 BTU per cubic foot. However since gas flow is adjustable, both can deliver the same cooking temperature. And since natural gas prices are substantially less that propanes's the cost per BTU is the equivalent.
Click into "According to Smoky" from www.barbecuen.com and read the "Glossary" before reading "Choosing a Gas Grill."