There is nothing worse than inviting people over for some grilled burgers or having a delicious steak that you can’ t wait to grill, only to have the grill run out of propane while you’re cooking.  Well, that doesn’t have to be a problem anymore with this simple trick.

Here’s what you do:

  • Grab a glass of hot water
  • Pour the glass of warm water down the side of your propane tank
  • Feel along the propane tank where you poured the water.  The top half of the tank will be warm because it’s filled with air, but where you still have propane will feel cooler.
  • BAM, you now know if you need to run to the store or not before you start grilling!

The science of it is… propane absorbs heat faster than air does,  which in turn cools off the tank when the hot water comes into contact.

The more you know! Haha – Now when are you grilling?  I’m ready for a burger!

-rob