This butane burner is a really nice upgrade for use with the Yama Tabletop Brewer. (It is not for flat-bottom stovetop models like the Yama stovetop 5 or 8 cup models, the Bodum Santos. It is too tall to work with the Cona brewers, sorry.) You can buy butane at hardware store, smoker's supply store, or restaurant supply.
This handy little burner puts out a lot of heat for brewing, and has its own ignitor - no matches needed. It saves the hassle of dealing with the wick-type lamps that come with the brewers, and refilling with denatured alcohol. It has a control knob which can be turned counter-clockwise to increase the flame and clockwise to reduce it.
The cannister has a tip to load the burner under pressure, without pouring the fuel (as with the alcohol lamps) and potentially spilling it in the process. The burner is 3" tall. Ships empty so needs filling prior to first use.
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|Pros||Easier to fill than alcohol burners, flame is higher|
|Cons||Butane smells bad|