Ready for Some Winter Grilling?
If you think cooking on your propane gas grill is a summer-only activity, think again! With a little prep and planning, you can enjoy the delicious taste of a home-grilled meal any time of the year.
Want to try a little winter grilling in the months ahead? Follow these tips:
- Clear the cooking area – Keep a path to your grill free of snow and ice, and clear off any cooking or food prep areas.
- Inspect your grill – Hoses and connectors can crack and freeze in the cold; keep an eye on them.
- Ventilate – Never grill indoors! Carbon monoxide can build to dangerous levels.
- Wear appropriate clothing – Stay warm, but try to avoid wearing baggy clothes and jackets, which could catch fire.
- Always preheat – A propane grill will need a little more time to get going when temperatures drop. Preheat the grill to about 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then drop the temperature as needed.
- Block as much wind as possible – Make sure the wind doesn’t blow out the flame.
- Keep recipes simple – Use familiar recipes that require little close monitoring.
- Cover your grill – Keep the heat inside your grill to minimize cooking time.
- Be patient – Food takes longer to cook in winter, and grills take longer to reach optimum cooking temperatures.
- Keep more propane on hand – Your grill will work hard to stay warm, which means it will burn more fuel. Keep extra propane tanks on hand to make sure you don’t run out when grilling a delicious meal!
Need a propane refill this winter? We’ve got you covered! Contact us for reliable propane deliveries in our North Carolina service area. And if you’re looking for a new propane grill for some cold weather cookouts, visit our showroom at 314 North Hughes St. in Apex, NC!