Wait a minute! Don’t put that grill away just yet. Come to think of it, why cover it up and tuck it away at all? It’s cold and there’s snow on the ground, you say. Bah! Minor details.
I recall being out on a crisp winter night, breathing in the chill, and catching the distinctively delightful aroma of a working barbecue grill. Ah… heaven. I was suddenly overcome by the desire to follow my nose and hunt down the location of this tantalizing olfactory assault. Something about the scent of food being cooked outside must ignite a primal flame which is magnified on frosty winter nights, especially here in Wisconsin. Let’s face it, we Earthlings can all trace our roots back to people who cooked outside year-round.
So, for those who agree that nothing tastes as good as outdoor barbecued or grilled food, here are some helpful tips and resources to help you.
- Safety: Do not grill in your garage or under an overhang. Put your grill in a well-ventilated area.
- Clear: Clear the area around your grill. Shovel a path if need be.
- Fuel: Make sure you have plenty of fuel; charcoal, wood, propane etc. Baby, it’s cold outside so you may need more to maintain temperature. Also, don’t overdo opening your grill lid. Doing so causes the temps in there to drop rapidly.
- Dress: Speaking of temperature, be sure to dress warmly and tuck in that loose dangling scarf. We don’t want you to cook more than your food.
- Illuminate: Dave, our Product Manager here at Wyze Temp®, uses a headlamp when night grilling. Smart to keep your hands free and see what you’re doing.
- Wrap: Have a clean plate or container and foil to keep your food hot when you’re carrying it to the house.
Check out Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue! Bible for more great tips and advice. Also, our friends at Weber have a bevy of knowledge to share.
We are looking forward to I Am BBQ 2018 event in March, one of our absolute favorites. We hope to see you too. Now get out there and grill!