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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 5:00am
Subject: Butane Burner for Vac-Pot
 

I just bought a little butane burner.  It's very pretty ...!!

But finding fuel is another problem.  All I can find are tiny cans (80 ml from Grill-Pro) that cost CAN$6.00 each.  At that price the cost of butane would be much more than the coffee in the brew.

Does anyone know a source of 'larger' cans that might be more reasonable?

 
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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 5:11am
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Hi Jerry,

Try your local Asian market/s I pick up a sealed plastic pack of 4 for something like $9, on sale at times for $5 or $6! These are 8 oz (227 gram) cans. This is were I picked up mine at my local Asian Fresh Value Supermarket: Click Here (www.groceryshops.com)

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=4409779226552201293  Check out the nearest one to you, or similar Asian grocery store/s:

http://www.groceryshops.com/index.htm
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You're welcome..

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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 5:45am
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Thanks, Craig.  I had no idea I would get a Canadian (GTA) response ...!!  In fact, I live across the street from T & T ...which is an Asian market ...and I wonder...??

 
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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 6:05am
Subject: Re: Butane Burner for Vac-Pot
 

JKalpin Said:

I just bought a little butane burner.  It's very pretty ...!!

But finding fuel is another problem.  All I can find are tiny cans (80 ml from Grill-Pro) that cost CAN$6.00 each.  At that price the cost of butane would be much more than the coffee in the brew.

Does anyone know a source of 'larger' cans that might be more reasonable?

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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 6:31am
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JKalpin Said:

Thanks, Craig.  I had no idea I would get a Canadian (GTA) response ...!!  In fact, I live across the street from T & T ...which is an Asian market ...and I wonder...??

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Anytime Jerry!
I'm 100% sure that they'll have them. I also have picked a couple of Butane stoves similar to this pic at that FV Asian store I listed above too, for the unbelievable price of $8.99 each!! {:-O

Considering some of those butane burners for doing vac pot can cost $30 - $40 (I got one at Lee Valley Tools), these stoves are a steal & of course can be used for vac pot too, & anywhere, camping, stir frying, an extra burner anytime it's needed., a pot of chili/stew etc. {;-)

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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 9:04am
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I found 7.8 oz/230 ml cans for $2.99 U.S. at camping supply stores. 1 can seems to last quite awhile.

 
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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 10:26am
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Canadians might be familiar with the Lee Valley Tool Company.  I visit their store sometimes and browse through their website sometimes, but most things there are above my 'pay grade'.  They sell tools for professionals of every variety and their prices are high.

A few days ago I discovered they had discontinued their Bench Burner.  Most of their stores were stocked out but their Ottawa distribution center still had 158.  I ordered one.  It's a gem, for CAN$33. + S&H.  click here

 
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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 10:55am
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Yep, as I mentioned above your last post too Jerry., & here's my older version from Lee Valley Tools of your newer model.

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Posted Fri May 1, 2009, 11:50am
Subject: Re: Butane Burner for Vac-Pot
 

I love mine--got from SM.

I still have a can  (King brand) from LA. 300mL / 6 oz / 170 g.

Got it at a liquor store. (No shortage of those in LA, is there?)

However--one difficulty. Filling my burner. I can't seem to get an efficient fill. The nozzle / valve thingy on the burner doesn't seem to fit my can of Butane. My can even says "universal adapter" and comes with five tips. Still doesn't seem to fit the bottom of my "REKROW" RK 4203 burner.

I'm getting gas in it, but probably an equal amount in the air.

 
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Posted Sat May 2, 2009, 3:00pm
Subject: Re: Butane Burner for Vac-Pot
 

A 'high-five' for CraigA.  I went to my local Asian Market in Thornhill, T&T, and bought a package of 4 BIG cans of butane for $5.49, on sale.  Wow.

But ...life is not perfect.  The nozzle on the can is a mismatch to my little burner.  It is too fat to fit in the hole.

So, now what?  Is there anywhere a conversion kit?

 
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