Does your family love to grill? Do you love that smoke taste the grill gives to meat? Grilling is the number one past time for the American family. Families love to relax, eat off paper plates instead of China and enjoy the outdoors.
How many times do you fire-up the grill? Most Americans light up the grill at least once a week, and the number one meat is hamburgers. Going down the list next would be chicken, steaks, and then hotdogs.
Most American own gas grills because they start with a push of a button, don’t have to mess with charcoal briskets and are about ready in 20 minutes. Grilling is fast and hot and barbecue cooks low and very slow.
If you are considering purchasing a gas grill, consider one that has two burners if you are one that likes grilling a whole chicken or spare ribs this is a must. If you try this with direct heat your meat will be cooked on the outside but raw on the inside.
If you are like us and have gone out to start the grill only to find that it is out of gas and you had no warning, the tank didn’t whistle; ours used to do this and that was our signal to refill. I learned a couple of ways to tell if that tank that is so light in the first place you’d swear that it’s always empty, how to tell. A propane dealer told us to 1. Weigh the tank; empty it is around 18 pounds or 2. Pour a cup of boiling water over the tank and condensation will form where the tank is still full.
In choosing the right meat for grilling, this can be confusing. It’s different for every cut of meat. Steaks should be bright red and have about 20% fat, while hamburgers taste best by using ground chuck; this should also be bright red in color. When making your hamburgers, remember that they do shrink so make them a little bigger than you want the size to be.