Memorial Day Grilling Guide From Nelson Propane
With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner you can already smell the grill. But as we approach the holiday it’s important to remember that this weekend is not just a fun day for a cookout, but a time to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving the country. It’s a time to appreciate the loved ones we still have in our lives especially during these uncertain times.
While this Memorial Day weekend might seem different than others, for many of us it still marks the beginning of summer, so we would like to offer you some guidelines and tips to make your Memorial Day BBQ a success.
Clean Your Grill
When was the last time you cleaned your grill? If you can’t remember, chances are it probably needs a good summer cleaning - especially since leftover grease is the leading cause of grill fires. Before you cook, preheat the grill and scrub it thoroughly with a grill brush and soapy water then later add some cooking oil to the grates.
Inspect Your Tank
Before you begin grilling make sure to inspect your propane tank. Pull the tank out and look for any visible damage like cracks or dents. In addition, use the water and soap mixture to check for any leaks. While you’re at it, make sure you have enough gas to make it through the long weekend. If you’re in need, check out our local refill and exchange locations.
Get patriotic this Memorial Day with crowd-pleasing recipes like Red, White, and Blue cheeseburgers, or Star-Spangled Sangria, and Flag Pie to keep your tribe happy and full all weekend long.
After Using Your Grill
When you are done grilling, turn the propane tank off first and then the grill. When it comes to storing your propane tank, make sure it is completely disconnected from your grill and it remains outdoors. You never want to store a propane tank indoors.
However you choose to celebrate Memorial Day, on behalf of the Nelson Propane family we would like to thank all of the service men and women who have fought, and are still fighting to keep us safe.