Butane is mostly blue in the UK from Calor, red is propane from the same company. I have a gold propane from a French company for the camper, and a red butane from Repsol for a different cooker which is maybe the same you have in red. Carrefour do butane in white
Do you have any idea how long your bottle lasts you? Our 13kg lasts months! Two of that size I would think is maybe too much!
I wouldn't worry too much, many people everywhere seem to use gas, and as long as you know what pressure and type of gas your cooker runs on and stick with that. I would think going somewhere that sells bottles will be able to provide you something suitable to connect it with. It should say on your current regulator (which is the bit you may change, or a different fitting into it, to connect to a local bottle), or in the cooker instructions, what milliBar pressure you currently have. Butane won't work below about freezing, so keep with propane if your going to be cold.
Internet quote stuff;
Being different gases, butane and propane have to be bottled at very different pressures, and traditionally they have each required their own unique regulator to suit the pressures required by the appliances. In the UK the pressures were 28mbar for butane and 37mbar for propane. Newer, post 2004, and many imported vehicles use a common 30 mbar for either gas and some older German motorhomes have a 50mbar system. Note that you cannot pick and choose from these standards, you must use the one your appliances were designed for. The regulators for different gases cannot easily be mixed up, since each has a different fitting. These fittings were not standardised throughout Europe but the new 2004 standard goes a long way towards harmonising them. In the UK the range of bottle sizes offered by companies such as Calor covers virtually all needs. There is also an international company called Camping Gaz, who supply smaller sizes than Calor, suitable for some smaller motorcaravans and general camping. Their bottles are available all over Western Europe except Scandinavia but contain mostly Butane for summer use and are quite expensive
Last edited by grizzly7; 18 Sep 2010 at 14:06.
Reason: Got a 13kg bottle in my head for some reason, gone now though :)