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Topic: A difference in the BTU's . . . .
From: Giovanni Nudo,
Subject: Re: Barbecue buying for first timer
I am a first time buyer of a propane barbecue and I am interested in knowing if you could tell me if there is a difference in the BTU's and whether or not it should have a glass window in front. We have been told so many different things and we are confused. If you can help us, we would appreciate it.
Giovanni, buon giorno. Come sta?
BTU stands for British Thermal Units and is a measurement of heat. One BTU is equal to .252 kilogram Calories.
Some propane grills (not "propane barecues") produce more BTUs than others because they permit more gas to be burned. I do not recommend a gas grill that cannot produce at least 30,000 BTUs or 7500 kC.
As for the glass window, the meat doesn't need to see out and you can't see inside - even with a glass.