Grilling is a pleasure in life that comes along with some safety precautions. Along side those precautions are ‘rules’ or suggestions on the perfect way to cook your favorite foods. There is a mental checklist that comes along with grilling so that everyone is able to enjoy the activity. Making sure you have filled your propane in Brighton ensures that you won’t run out half way through the evening. The next step is to find the best food to put on the grill. Learning how to cook the perfect cut on a grill is a skill many wish they had. It takes time and practice, but the results in the end are mouth watering.
Propane Grill Safety Tips
Start with a hot grill. When you place meat on the grill, it should sizzle. Searing meat locks in the juices and flavor and helps keep meat from sticking to the grill. Turn the grill on as high as possible, then place the meat on the grate, close the lid, and sear one side for 3 to 4 minutes. Then, reduce heat to medium for the remainder of the cooking time.
Most grilling is done with direct heat, or cooking items quickly at high temperatures. Place burgers, steaks, or your favorite tender beef cut directly over the grill burners. Use indirect heat when cooking less tender cuts of beef, such as brisket. The indirect low-and-slow method cooks meat at a lower temperature for a longer time. Simply turn off one set of burners and place beef on that side; radiant heat from the hot side will cook items slowly.
Keep your beef from drying out. First, don’t flip the meat more than a few times — just once, if possible. Turning meat too often makes it lose its natural juices, leaving it flavorless and dry. Second, always use tongs or a spatula — not a fork — to turn meat. Piercing the meat allows its flavorful juices to escape.
Most experts say cooking a steak to medium rare ensures the best flavor and tenderness. Cook to 140 degrees Fahrenheit for rare; 145 degrees for medium rare; 160 degrees for medium; and 170 degrees for well done. Ground beef and burgers should always be cooked to 160 degrees. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to ensure perfect results.
Turn off the burner control and close the cylinder valve. When a grill is not in use for extended periods of time, cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic bags or protective caps to keep them clean.
Properly transport and store gas cylinders. When refilling or replacing a propane cylinder, transport in a secure, upright (vertical) position in a well-ventilated area in your vehicle, and take it home immediately. Always use or store cylinders in a secure and upright position outdoors (not in a garage or shed).