Nothing says football season like grilling with family and friends! Whether you’re partying at your own home or heading outdoors to tailgate at a game, it’s essential to be armed with some basic safety tips so that you can have a great time with no worries.
Here are a few of our favorite tips to ensure a safe (and fun) time for everyone involved:
- Get Your Grill Gameday Ready: Be sure to clean your grill in advance so that it’s all ready to go when the burgers are marinated! When using a propane grill, always keep the tank in an upright position and ensure that the hoses are all securely fastened.
- Always Come Prepared: There is nothing worse than running out of propane right in the middle of a barbecue! Be sure to pack an extra tank in case of emergency, and when swapping tanks be sure to turn off all the valves and burners. Your local Thompson Gas propane gas supplier can help you find the perfect tank for your grill! Always open the grill and let it ventilate for at least 15 minutes before re-igniting!
- Location, Location, Location: When using a propane grill be sure that it is placed safely away from cars, trees, bushes and other combustible items. If you’re playing parking lot games like frisbee, corn hole, or football, be mindful of where the gas tank is in relation to the fun!
- Plan Your Meals in Advance: Make sure that you have your menu ready before the big day so you aren’t stressed with having to go to the grocery store that morning. Season your meats and cut up plenty of fruits and vegetables the night before and store them in containers in your refrigerator ready to go for your big day!
Have Fun: Let everyone have a chance manning the grill so that you can all have a good time without leaving the grill unattended! Have some beers, enjoy good company, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!