Brilliant Trick Everyone with a Gas Grill Needs to Know

Trust us, you do not what to be that party host that invites over all your friends and neighbors for a barbecue…and then promptly runs out of gas in the grill before the food is even started. That’s awkward. Don’t let this happen to you! Before you know you’re going to be grilling, check your gas levels first. If you don’t have a gauge on you gas tank, that’s okay, you can still check your gas levels. You just need to do this one simple trick. Watch the video below to see what it is.

How simple is that? To avoid the embarrassment of telling a hungry crowd (who you invited over for food) that there will be NO food, all you need is a cup of water.

We’re pretty sure you can scrounge that up.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

STEP 1: Take a cup of water and pour it over the side of your gas tank.
STEP 2: Feel the grill with you hand, checking for warm and cold spots on the tank.

If you feel warm spots, that means there’s not gas inside. But if you feel any spots that are cool to the touch, you still have some gas to work with! Congratulations, now you’re really cooking with gas. (Sorry, couldn’t help it.)

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