With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, people all across the country are gearing up to do some serious grilling! For many people out there, it’s been awhile since they’ve been able to fire up the grill and enjoy some burgers and brats. In fall and winter, a lot of people take advantage of their stoves and ovens to bake their favorite dishes and prepare hearty stews. As great as those foods are, people still get excited about the delicious simplicity of a good grilled meal–and for good reason!

At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, we can pretty much feel the excitement in the air as people head out to buy a propane tank and fire up their grills for this first time in 2018. Whether you’re a new griller who just purchased your first propane grill and you’re excited to learn or a seasoned pro who has been grilling for the family for years, the good news is that you’ll always be able to look to the team at Mighty Flame for the inspiration you need to enjoy a great meal on your grill.

Tips for Beginners

If you are new to grilling, the whole process can be a bit overwhelming. This is particularly true if you’ve never used a propane grill before. The good news is that once you get the hang of it, everything is going to go smoothly and you’re going to be eating some amazing food in no time at all.

One of the best tips we can give you is to thoroughly go over your grill’s owners manual. Yes, it can be time consuming, but the great thing about it is that there really is a lot of helpful information in there that will come in handy.

The other thing to keep in mind is that there are plenty of resources available to you in this day and age. YouTube is a great place to check for tips and tricks on setting up your grill. Your local library or a nearby bookstore will likely have a number of books to choose from on pretty much every grilling-related topic you could hope to master. The internet offers a practically endless supply of information, ensuring that you yourself can gain a wealth of knowledge in pretty much any area.

Perhaps the best advice we have for you, however, is just to get out there and grill. Find a recipe you like and give it a try. Mastery comes from practice and practice makes perfect. Don’t be too afraid to try something that’s slightly out of your comfort zone, but be sure you know all of the basics first. Grill up plenty of burgers, brats, and hot dogs to get used to how your grill cooks. Learn about direct and indirect heat and how they can benefit you. Read up on when to keep your grill cover closed and when to leave it open.

It can all feel like a lot, but trust us when we say that at the end of the day, all it takes is a bit of practice. Will you burn some foods and have a few failures? You certainly will. The key, however, is to learn from those failures and keep going, because you’ll also end up with plenty of great grilled foods that will make the whole thing worth it.

Suggestions for Long-Time Grillers

If you’re the type of person who has been grilling for ages, there’s a good chance that you have a handful of go-to recipes for your family’s favorite dishes. You’ve made them so many times that you don’t have to refer to a recipe card for instructions or check on grill temperatures or times. This is a great place to be!

Our advice to you, long-time griller, is to mix things up a bit. Sure, your grilling repertoire is vast and impressive, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do your best to learn something new. Try a new recipe. Add different ingredients to a favorite. Take requests from family members.

Take the knowledge that you have and find ways to build on it. There’s always something new to learn, after all, and you’d be surprised at how great some of the unique grilling recipes are. Even if they sound a little too interesting (if you know what we mean) at first, trust us when we say that there are plenty of times where you’ll be thrilled with the outcome.

As they say, variety is the spice of life. Take a look at the advice we gave for new grillers above and put some of those tips into practice yourself. It’s never too late to become a more well-rounded griller!

Wondering Where to Buy a Propane Tank?

Whichever camp you fall into, the good news is that at Mighty Flame, we have plenty of grilling tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas over at our blog archive. In there, you can read up on everything from creating your own steak seasoning to unique toppings to try on your hot dogs to easy grilled lunch ideas to which grilling accessories we think every griller should have.

Perhaps you’re wondering where to buy a propane tank. Fortunately for you, Mighty Flame has a number of propane tank exchange locations, so swing by the one nearest to you and grab a new propane tank.

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At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, we’re a family owned and operated business that has been around since 1937. There’s nothing we love more than sharing our love of grilling with others, so be sure to keep your eyes on this space. Until next time, friends and neighbors!