Propane Cylinder Size Guide

Propane cylinders, also called bottles or tanks, vary in size, shape, and capacity. Most people that grill with propane use the smaller, five gallon propane bottles. Shown below are the most common and widely used propane cylinders for residential and commercial applications.

20# Cylinder - 5 Gallon Bottle

Filled by weight - weighs about 40 pounds when full
Holds 20 pounds of propane (4.7 gallons of propane)
Contains 430,000 BTU when full

17.5"H X 12.2"W (circumference = 39 1/4")

30# Cylinder - 7 Gallon Bottle

Filled by weight - weighs about 55 pounds when full
Holds 30 pounds of propane (7 gallons of propane)
Contains 640,500 BTU when full

23.5"H X 12.2"W (circumference = 39 1/4")

40# Cylinder - 10 Gallon Bottle
Filled by weight - weighs about 70 pounds when full
Holds 40 pounds of propane (9.4 gallons of propane)
Contains 860,100 BTU when full

29.5"H X 12.2" W (circumference = 39 1/4")

100# Mansfield/Worthington Cylinder - 25 Gallon Bottle
Filled by weight - weighs about 170 pounds when full
Holds 100 pounds of propane (23.6 gallons of propane)
Contains 2,159,400 BTU when full
NOTE:
Worthington 48 3/4" H
Manchester 47.0 H