lakesmarch2019As the weather turns warmer, our thoughts turn to exterior food and beverage preparation. That’s right, it’s grilling and homebrewing season.

The arrival of spring and summer means it’s time to fire up the grill, fry some fish and brew an ale or IPA with a propane burner.

Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind so you can enjoy your food and beverages all season long:

  1. 1.Pick a safe place: Only use your grill or burner outdoors, always on a level surface at least five feet away from the house or other structure. Make sure the grill area is clear of fire hazards, including overhead tree branches – never use your grill or propane burner in the garage!
  2. 2.Look out for leaks: When you replace a propane cylinder, check for leaks by using a soapy water solution at connection points. Bubbles indicate a leak. If you smell gas, turn off valve by turning it clockwise. Before using the grill, have it inspected by a service technician.
  3. 3.Mind your manual: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, keeping them somewhere you can easily refer to them if necessary.
  4. 4.Relight properly: If the flame goes out or if the grill fails to light after you’ve had the propane running, wait before trying to relight it. Turn off the gas, keep the lid open and wait at least 15 minutes before trying again.
  5. 5.Safe storage: Always store propane cylinders outdoors in an upright position – never on its side or in the house or garage.

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