Winter Grilling Tips

There is no such thing as “grilling season” for us. We like to grill and barbecue all year round, even when it’s snowing and cold!

We’ve put together a list of 7 things to consider when grilling outside this winter in cold weather states

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1. Keep the ice away

Clear a path around and to your grill. Make sure the area is clean and you have enough room around the grill to move and preheat. 

2. Make sure you have enough fuel

It might take a little longer to cook due to the temperature outside, so make sure you have plenty of propane, wood, or charcoal to make it through.


3. Proper lighting

With the sun setting earlier, it’s a good idea to add a little extra lighting around your grill. This can be as simple as placing your grill under and existing outside light or adding one. Don’t overthink it and make sure your grill is still at least 2 feet away from combustible material and never grill inside your garage!

4. Use wireless thermometer

A quality wireless thermometer  is a grill master’s best friend in the winter. There are plenty to choose from and most can connect right to your phone for easy monitoring while you stay warm inside. 

5. Get some quality gloves

A good set of grilling gloves will not only keep your hands warm, but they will make it easier to tend to your grill and the heat it provides. Remember, regular snow gloves are not good for grilling and can melt easily!

6. Keep it Covered

When not using your grill, make sure to keep a cover on it and close the vents to avoid getting snow and moisture in. Make sure the grill is cooled before putting it on though!  If you are able, a covered grill area is the way to go!

7. Keep it simple

When in doubt and the weather is bad, go to your tried and true recipes. It may be a little harder to experiment with new cooking methods and recipes when it is colder out. Save those for when the temperatures start to rise.


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Please share with your winter grilling friends! 

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