The temperature is warming up, so it’s time to dust off the grill and get it ready for the outdoor cooking season. With a propane grill, you can cook, serve, and enjoy without the hassle of cleaning up coals and ash.
Aside from your grill, propane is also excellent for powering your outdoor amenities, including:
- Pool/spa heaters
- Fire pits
- Standing heaters
- Outdoor kitchens
Safety should always be your first priority. Refer to the manufacturer’s guide if you’re unsure about proper propane grilling procedures. Here are some other safety tips to remember before your bust out the grill.
- Find a safe location to grill that is at least five feet away from your house.
- Move outdoor furniture away.
- Be aware of overhangs, branches, and wires.
- Check the propane tank for leaks before starting the grill.
Use soapy water to check for leaks. If the water bubbles, there’s an air leak somewhere on the tank or hose. Keep the lid open and never lean over the grill when lighting. Turn off the gas if the flame goes out, leave the lid open, and wait 15 minutes before attempting to reignite.
Don’t forget to heat food to the proper internal temperature to avoid potential food poisoning. Check out our quick list of required temps for grill favorites.
- Ground beef and pork: 160° F
- Ground turkey: 165° F
- Steak, roasts, and chops: 145° F
- All poultry: 165° F
- Finned fish: 145° F
- Shrimp, lobster, and crab: 145° F
Contact Lakes Gas for more propane tips and safety measures.