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4 Keys to Grilling with Propane

Few things taste better than food made on a propane grill – and with the warm weather here, it is time to fire up the barbecue and get grilling.

family_grillingHere are four tips to help your grilling game:

  1. Find a good spot – Try to get as much protection from the wind as possible, but NEVER grill in an enclosed porch area or inside a house.
  2. Keep extra propane on hand – You don’t want to get in the middle of grilling your steak and run out of fuel. A good way to know how much propane is in your tank is to bring your bathroom scales outside and weigh your bottle (don’t take the bottle inside your home). Typically a grill size 20# will weigh around 38 pounds full, if it is close to 20# then you know you are almost out of propane.
  3. Before using the propane gas grill, check hoses or kinks or damages. It is very dangerous if you have a leak next to an open flame.
  4. When you are getting ready to start your grill, turn your cylinder valve on slowly so you don’t trigger the OPD (Overfill Protection Device). If you turn on quickly and cause it to lock, turn the bottle back off and unhook it for a few minutes so the valve will reset. Once you are finished grilling turn the cylinder valve back off.

Enjoy your summer grilling, for more safety tips see our FAQ!