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:

  1. Clear the cooking area – Keep a path to your grill free of snow and ice, and clear off any cooking or food prep areas.
  2. Inspect your grill – Hoses and connectors can crack and freeze in the cold; keep an eye on them.
  3. Ventilate – Never grill indoors! Carbon monoxide can build to dangerous levels.
  4. Wear appropriate clothing – Stay warm, but try to avoid wearing baggy clothes and jackets, which could catch fire.
  5. 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.
  6. Block as much wind as possible – Make sure the wind doesn’t blow out the flame.
  7. Keep recipes simple – Use familiar recipes that require little close monitoring.
  8. Cover your grill – Keep the heat inside your grill to minimize cooking time.
  9. Be patient – Food takes longer to cook in winter, and grills take longer to reach optimum cooking temperatures.
  10. 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!