If you picked up your first propane grill over the summer then there’s a pretty good chance that you have already learned a good deal. As a matter of fact if you’ve been following along with our blog for any amount of time then you have probably seen that we love sharing grilling tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas. Our last couple of posts have specifically covered the art of grill maintenance including how to clean your grill as well as a couple of our favorite grilling accessories that will make your life a little bit easier.
This is in addition, of course, to the posts we’ve been sharing that highlight some of our favorite recipes that we’ve tried recently. You see, we love scouring the internet for grilling recipes to try and then sharing the ones that are the best with our readers. We also share recipes that we’ve come up with because they are time-tested and delicious staples in our own households.
And in today’s post the team at Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange would like to provide our readers with a few tips for safely storing propane tanks. It’s a topic that might not be instantly easy to understand for those who are new to the world of propane and that’s why it’s the topic of today’s post. If you’ve recently purchased a propane grill and you’re planning to use it a little less this fall, we have some tips for you. Keep reading to learn more!
Store Your Propane Tank Safely
Knowing how to be safe with your propane tank is something that you’ll need to know as a grill owner. You have likely already read the safety warnings on your propane tank and in your grill’s owners manual, but one thing to know about propane tanks is that they should always be stored outdoors. Although it’s tempting to wheel your grill into the garage when it’s not being used, this is never the thing to do.
The key is to store them in an area that is well ventilated and away from an area where the propane tank could be knocked over or damaged. You should also make it a point to store your propane tank upright and on a flat surface that won’t collect water. Rust damage is not particularly common (especially if you’ve recently swapped out your propane tank for a fresh one), but it can happen. This causes pitting and other corrosive damage that is obviously not good for a propane tank to experience..
One thing you may not necessarily know is that propane is a liquid. That means that propane tanks are filled with liquid; on top of the liquid is propane gas. The pressure valve at the top ensures that gas to escape from the tank if the pressure becomes too much. When you keep your propane tank stored in an upright position it allows the pressure relief valve to work properly.
So Where Should I Store My Propane Tank?
No matter the time of year, the safest place for your propane tank is outside. We’d advise you to check your local laws to see if there are any special accommodations that need to be made, but generally speaking it’s perfectly fine to leave your propane tank outside. As a matter of fact, in many places across the country it is illegal to store a propane tank inside. If something were to happen and the tank became damaged, propane can displace oxygen rather quickly and as you probably know, you’d much rather breathe oxygen than propane gas which can be lethal.
In the perfect scenario the tank would be on concrete and in an upright position for maximum safety.
“Can I Still Grill When the Weather Cools Down?”
To answer that question, our answer is an enthusiastic you’d better believe it! Although people all across the country tend to stop grilling as summer turns into fall, the team at Mighty Flame takes the season in stride. Although we might shift away from burgers and brats to something more seasonally appropriate, we’ll still be outside firing up our grills. We’ve even been known to grill in the dead of winter (but more on that when winter gets closer).
The fact of the matter is that your grill times might change slightly due to the fact that the grill is surrounded by cooler weather, but that’s what your grilling thermometer is for! With a little bit of adapting, you’ll be grilling up a storm and you can enjoy your grill all year round. It doesn’t get much better than that, now does it?
Head to Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange Today
With a number of propane tank exchange locations across the country there’s always a Mighty Flame to drop by. If you need to buy a propane tank to make sure that you’re ready to do some grilling this fall, we have you covered! Be sure to stay tuned for plenty of fall-themed grilling tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas because we’ll continue to share our favorites.
Of course if you’re done grilling for the year, put the tips above to good use and everything will be just fine. Have a question? We’re here to help. Contact us today or swing by a Mighty Flame location near you. Either way, we’d like to wish you a safe and happy fall. Until next time, friends and neighbors!