Cold weather? Start Grilling!
Just imagine enjoying a freshly grilled steak in the comfort of your own home on a cold, snowy, day. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Just because it’s snowy and cold outside, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fire up your grill. Grilling outdoors can be fun and satisfying. Your barbecue doesn’t need to go into a winter hibernation, with determination and simple tips – you can turn up the heat outside at home.
- Clear the path to and around your grill to ensure that you have clean access to and from your cooking area
- Wear warm clothing that is fitted and close to your body – bulky gloves and scarves have a risk of catching on fire
- Keep your propane tank full, your grill may need a few extra minutes to heat up to the proper temperature
- Make sure you have enough light around your cooking area
- Remember that your grill will not stay or get hot as quickly as in the summer – be patient!
- Try to use low-maintenance recipes that don’t require you to constantly open the lid (burgers, kebabs, sausages, burgers and steaks are great ideas!). Have everything prepared ahead of time so that there is no need to go in and out of the cold.
- Grill with your lid closed to keep the heat evenly distributed
Remember to never use your grill in an enclosed area (like your garage). Always grill in an area with open air and keep any dangerous fumes away.
Get the most out of your grill and brush the snow off. Make it a family adventure and enjoy the cold followed by a delicious, grilled meal. Let us know – would you or have you grilled in the winter? Do you have any winter barbecue recipes that you have to share? We’d love to hear your own personal winter grilling tips!