How To Check Your Grill Tank Propane Level

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Don’t Run Out Of Fuel Mid-BBQ!

By the time the warm summer weather arrives in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, you are probably itching to start spending some quality time outside with your friends and family. And we all know that quality time outside in the summer often involves grilling.

Whether you are hosting a large party or just cooking for your immediate family, one thing is for sure – you don’t want your grill to run out of propane. So how can you check your grill’s propane tank level and know when it’s time for a propane tank refill?

3 Ways To Check Your Grill’s Propane Supply

Thankfully, there are some easy and uncomplicated ways to check your grill’s propane tank level.

  1. Put the tank on a scale and weigh it. When you purchase a propane grill, you should notice two numbers on the handle of the tank. One of these numbers is the tare weight (TW), which is the tank’s weight when it’s empty and without water. Since most grill tanks weigh about 17 pounds when empty, you can simply weigh the tank and subtract the TW from the number on the scale.
  2. Use an external gauge. There are a few different types of external gauges out on the market that can let you know how much propane is left in your grill tank, including inline pressure gauges, analog propane scales and digital propane tank scales.
  3. Use the warm water technique by filling a bucket with warm water and pouring it down the side of the tank. Then feel for a cool spot on the side of the tank with your hand. This cool spot tells you how full the tank is since the propane that is in the tank absorbs the water’s heat, thus creating the cool spot.

Even without the above methods, there is a way to have a general understanding of how much grilling you can do with your propane grill tank.

A grill of medium-size that is often set to high heat usually uses about two pounds of fuel per meal, which comes out to about 18 to 20 hours worth of cooking when using a 20-pound propane tank. A larger grill with a 20-pound propane tank typically provides about 10 hours worth of cooking time.

Why Propane?

Propane is a great fuel choice when it comes to grilling. Here are some reasons why:

Hocon and Propane For Your Grill

Hocon is here to help residents in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts make sure you never run out of propane for your grill with propane refills. If your grill has a 20-pound propane tank, simply bring your empty cylinder to Hocon and we will refill it for you right there on the spot. For added convenience, we also offer a GAS ON THE GO option, which delivers propane tanks directly to your door.

Our commercial businesses can use one of our many commercial refill stations throughout Connecticut.

Don’t wait until the summer season to refill your grill’s propane tank. Contact Hocon today!

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