Easy Guide for Setting up a Barbecue Gass Grill
The summer months typically include a great deal of outdoor barbecue and mingling with friends and family. With the warm weather, comes food on the grill and days and nights outside enjoying the sunshine. No summer is complete without the aid of a barbecue gas grill. They are typically fairly inexpensive and can produce a great meal for just about any size crowd. However, it is important to understand precisely how to safely set one up to ensure that the summer months can be thoroughly enjoyed. This means following all regulations and safety precautions.
Steps to Setting up a Barbecue:
The first tip to setting up a gas grill is to make sure that the inside of the grill is clean as well as the grill racks. If not, the grill can be cleaned by scrubbing with a grill brush. The grill racks should be removed in order to thoroughly clean them. Then a damp sponge can be used to clean the inside walls of the grill as well as along the outer edges. Lastly, the inside of the lid should be washed to rid the grill of any excess debris or grease.
The second tip for setting up the barbecue is to ensure that the fuel tank is filled and is properly connected to the grill. This means making sure that the tubing that connects the tank to grill is secure. This is an important step and should be double checked before the first grill session. If there is a leak that is missed upon inspection and it ignites, it can send out very large flames and can be very hazardous and dangerous to anyone that is in close proximity to the barbecue.
The third step is to turn on the gas from the propane tank. The way to turn on the gas will vary by model and year of the barbecue. It is fairly obvious when the gas turns on as there is typically a hissing sound and the smell of propane. The gas should absolutely never be left on except when grilling.
Next, the flame can be turned on in the grill. Depending on the model and year of the barbecue, the positioning of the button or key could vary. The key can be turned slowly to begin so that the flame can catch fire to the propane. Once there is the sight of small flame, the knob can be turned a little bit more to get the flame bigger and stronger.
The last step for successfully setting up a gas grill is to turn the flame to a high enough level that it causes the grill rack to warm and then hot. After it reaches that point, the cover of the grill can be closed for approximately twenty minutes. After that, the food can be cooked on the barbecue. It is important that the propane tank and flame both get turned off once the grill is no longer in use. It is also important to clean the grill once it has cooled down some.
There are also some fairly straightforward safety precautions that should always be followed when operating a barbecue gas grill. These grills should absolutely only be used outdoors and should not ever be used in a garage while the door is open, as there is not enough ventilation. The barbecue should always be at least three full meters away from any doors, windows, wooden walls or fences, and branches. A grill that is lit should never be moved and lighter fluid and should never be used on a grill. Lastly, the barbecue should be completely off and cooled before it is covered.