Propane grills provide all the fun and convenience of backyard grilling without hassle of cleaning the ash out of a charcoal grill. The temperature on a propane grill is easy to maintain, which makes it a great choice for slow roasting rotisserie chickens and other meats. Propane grills are also great for:
- Smoked turkey
- Grilled vegetables
- Cedar-planked salmon and other fish
- Grilled pizzas
Smoking with Propane Grills
Though charcoal grilling produces a distinct smoky flavor, smoking can also be done on a propane grill through the use of wood planks and chips. Wood planks and chips come in a variety of types and can add great flavor profiles to whatever you’re grilling:
- Cedar planks are great for salmon and other fish.
- Hickory and apple chips work well with pork.
- Mesquite chips are great for beef, pork, and veggies. When using wood chips with a propane grill, be sure to use a smoker box and remember to soak the chips for thirty minutes before grilling. This will allow the chips to produce enough smoke to flavor the food.
Propane grills have a lower risk of fire, and so they are often considered to be safer than charcoal grills. However, you should always exercise caution when lighting a propane grill. If any gas has leaked and pooled in the area being lit, an explosion can occur. But propane grills can be operated safely with proper safety features and precautions. Ask us about safety when purchasing your next propane grill.